Yes, A$AP Ferg put work into his buzzing rap career, but having A$AP Rocky in his corner is a definite plus.
When MTV News caught up with he and Rocky on the set of Ferg’s “Work” remix video in Los Angeles, Ferg told us how his fellow Harlem native helped him out early on in his career. “It feels good because Rocky was the first person to believe in me when it came to this rapping thing,” he said. “I was doing something totally different and he seen that I could do it, he respected my art.”
For Ferg’s upcoming mixtape, Trap Lord, Rocky didn’t play the overbearing big brother. Instead, he allowed his fellow Ferg to create his music his way and set a different kind of example. “He did a lot of things, a lot of great things and behind the scenes didn’t tell us what he was going through, what type of stresses he was going through,” Ferg said, applauding Rocky for shielding his artists from the road bumps that a rising rap star may face. “He never shared it, all you seen was smiles. He didn’t put us through none of the struggles.”
Rocky says it was a deliberate plan. “I just wanted to lead by example, I just told Ferg, ’Bro just please pay attention’,” the “Pe$o” MC told us. “I also trusted Ferg because Ferg is smart. My whole thing with the situation was, I really wanted strategy. I figured it was so much talent, so much gifts inside the collective alone that I knew that everybody would blow as individuals, but we had to do it as a movement, as a unit.”