Darold Durard Brown Ferguson Jr., born October 20, 1988, known professionally as ASAP Ferg — stylized as A$AP Ferg — is an American rapper from New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Aside from his solo career, he is a member of the hip hop collective, A$AP Mob, from which he signed a record deal with Polo Grounds and R.C.A., the same labels that helped launch A$AP Worldwide. His debut studio album, “Trap Lord” was released on August 20, 2013, and was met with generally positive reviews. Outside of music, Ferguson is the founder of the street fashion brand, Traplord, the namesake of his debut album. Let’s celebrate the birth of this talent today.
Darold D. Brown Ferguson Jr. was born on October 20, 1988, in Harlem, New York City, to Trinidadian parents in the famous Hungry Ham neighborhood. Ferguson was creative as a child, assisting his father in the design of t-shirts and record logos. He started his firm after his father died of kidney failure. Even though he was still in art school at the time, the business was a success. In 2005, he founded Devoni Clothing and began making high-end accessories like belts, which were worn by celebrities like Chris Brown and Diggy Simmons.
His attention moved to music by the time he was 20 years old. He was a perfectionist who put his heart and soul into whatever he did. As a result, he quickly established himself in the entertainment industry. From his high school days, he was a close friend of rapper A$AP Rocky. They met in 2010 and became members of the hip-hop group A$AP Mob, from which he received his stage name A$AP Ferg. Ferguson first designed the group’s outfits before collaborating with Rocky on singles including ‘Get High,’ ‘Ghetto Symphony,’ and ‘Kissin’ Pink,’ which made them popular among teenagers. The two friends quickly discovered, however, that they were more effective as solo artists. In August 2012, he released his debut track, ‘Work,’ which was included in the A$AP Mob mixtape “Lords Never Worry.” The music video received over two million views in a short period and was named the 50 Best songs of 2012 by Complex Magazine. In May 2013, a remix of the song was released, featuring fellow rappers A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James, French Montana, and Schoolboy Q.
In August 2013, he signed a deal with R.C.A. Records and Polo Grounds and released his debut album, “Trap Lord,” which reached number nine on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 46,000 copies in the United States. He decided to make music his full-time job after the success of his debut album. He was featured in Ariana Grande’s song ‘Hands on Me,’ which was released in August 2014. In 2015, for the video of the tune ‘Dope Walk,’ which was to be included in his mixtape “Ferg Forever,” he invented his dance moves. On social media, the video, which starred Kris Jenner, Alexander Wang, and Justin Bieber, went viral. That year, the dancing steps became the most talked-about topic among college students. Future’s video “Thought It Was a Drought” was directed by Ferguson. In April 2016, he released his second studio album, “Always Strive and Prosper.” In August of that year, the R.I.A.A. certified the album’s lead single, ‘New Level,’ as gold. Members of A$AP Mob claimed on September 1, 2020, that Ferg was no longer involved with the group. A$AP Nast later redacted this on Twitter, with the official A$AP Mob Twitter account retweeting his claims. On September 25, 2020, he released his fifth album, “Floor Seats II.” Ferguson is in a romantic relationship with Renell Medrano.
Together with A$AP Rocky, he joins the A$AP Mob collective
His debut single ‘Work,’ produced by Chinza and Fly, appears on the A$AP Mob mixtape “Lords Never Worry.”
He signs a record deal with R.C.A. Records and Polo Grounds.
“Trap Lord” reaches number nine on the Billboard 200 chart and sells over 46,000 copies in the United States.
Ferguson wins Rookie of the Year at the B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards.
Ferguson makes a guest appearance on “The Eric Andre Show,” an American surreal sketch comedy television series.
Why We Love A$AP Ferg
He is hardworking
Ferguson is noted for being devoted to his work, no matter what it is. His seamless shift from apparel and jewelry to music appeared to be the result of his hard work and dedication.
He takes care of his appearance
He loves mink jackets and is often seen sporting a cap, decked with gold chains. He is well-known for being concerned about his appearance and for using a variety of skin-care products, many of which he has sponsored as a brand ambassador. He once mentioned that his girlfriends introduced him to the majority of beauty items.
He has the best ad-lib
Ad-libs are all the rave now, from Pusha T.'s "Yuck!" to Rick Ross' hefty grunt. They give musicians a slogan that fans may say while intoxicated. Nobody has a better one than Ferguson, who lets out a guttural bark that sounds like he's preparing to karate kick a Spartan down a well. Every song he touches is instantly transformed into an arena-rock pump-up anthem.
5 Surprising Facts
He’s a pescatarian
He does not eat meat.
He was accused of stealing ideas
A founding member accused him of stealing ideas from his crew members.
A$AP Rocky challenged him
Ferguson's choice to leave his apparel line and pursue rapping as a full-time career was largely influenced by Rocky.
He studied marketing in college
The Harlem rapper studied marketing and management.
He is into home decor
Aside from music and fashion, Ferguson also made an imprint in home design.
A$AP Ferg FAQs
Are A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg friends?
Yes, they are friends.
Does A$AP Ferg have a Grammy?
No, he does not have a Grammy.
Why was Ferg kicked out of A$AP?
A founding member of the Mob accused him of stealing ideas from his crew members and claimed his affiliation with the Mob was over.
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