A$AP Ferg, one of the key members of the A$AP Mob has been known for his level of delivery and quality. Ferg released his EP Floor Seats in August which was the first full project we have gotten from him since Still Striving in 2017.
The EP consists of 9 tracks, clocking in at 30 minutes long with features from MadeinTYO, Asian Doll, Rico Nasty, Ty Dolla $ign, Brent Faiyaz, and a fellow member of the Mob, A$AP Rocky.
The title track “Floor Seats” sampled “Smack My Bitch Up” by the British electronic music group, The Prodigy. This track is indeed an attention grabber, considerably one of the most standout songs on the project. On this track, Ferg takes the moment to reflect on his grind to the top. The entire EP is a reflection of his success but “Floor Seats” specifically focus on the peak of his journey through music and success.
“We all grinded for the floor seats
Now all of the pretty girls, they know me
I’m on a jumbotron, you can’t ignore me
Just look at my seats, I’m sittin’ cozy (That’s right)
We all grinded for the floor seats (Huh)”
Ferg is letting us know that that there is no denying the grind he has had to the top. He uses floor seats to reference success because everybody does not get those. We all know in order to obtain floor seats you have to have money and you can say that his successful grind funded those floor seats.
In a recent interview with Complex where he did an exclusive announcement about the EP, he stated that he really wanted to work with more female artists and therefore took this opportunity to do so. It was great to see two women make their appearance on the EP; Rico Nasty being featured on “Butt Naked” and Asian Doll on “Wigs”. Ferg gave these artists room to shine and show their skills and indeed they did. Rico Nasty especially made a strong entrance on her verse on “Butt Naked” showing no remorse with her flow and delivery. I think we are at a time in hip-hop where it won’t be a surprise to see more women being featured on projects.
“Pups” featuring A$AP Rocky is produced by Frankie P and sampled “Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You)” by B.T. Express, Mo Bamba by Sheck Wes, and “Get At Me Dog” by DMX featuring Sheek Louch. Anybody that appreciates hip-hop, east coast hip-hop specifically would appreciate the sound. The vision was there, as well as the concept but the delivery could’ve been harder. It is never a dull moment with Ferg and Rocky on a track but this not one of their best collaboration pieces.
There was high expectations for A$AP Ferg. The project was not his best work but there were moments that definitely stood out. Listen to the entire EP below and let us know your thoughts.