“A lot of people think I’m not lyrical, but that’s because they aren’t listening to my lyrics.”
“They’re just listening to the flow, but if I stopped flowing and spit without all of the shenanigans and decoration then they’d really understand what I’m saying and where I’m coming from with the lyrics.”
The A$AP Mob representative’s intricate flows and melodies make him stand out from the crowd. Listening to his hypnotic lyrical patterns, it’s easy to get caught up in the style, to the extent that the content almost becomes secondary. However, this is no mistake.
“It’s not a bad thing,” Ferg states. “It’s my style. I don’t want to be easy to get. So many people be so easy to get these days, straight off the bat, and then it’s on to the next one. I feel like my music will last longer the way I do it.”
Despite critics initially drawing vocal comparisons to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (who have since developed a relationship with A$AP Mob and appear on ‘Trap Lord’) and the late great Tupac Shakur, Ferg disregards the similarity, explaining: “When I dropped ‘Death B4 A Million’, that was supposed to sound like Bone Thugs and 2Pac. I wanted to speak as if I was speaking through them on some reincarnated type shit. But everything after that, that shit don’t sound like nobody.”