A$AP Ferg and Big Sean could easily rest on their laurels, coasting through the next few years of their careers on the backs of what they've already achieved. Based on their plans for April -- Sean's new EP with Jhene Aiko, Twenty88, is out today, while Ferg's sophomore album, Always Strive and Proposer, arrives last this month -- and their new collab, "World Is Mine," that's not how they're approaching things.
Given the title, the latest offering from Ferg's new album sounds like it would be an upbeat musing on living lavishly. It's not, though.
"You always tellin' me I got the world, but I don't have half of what I want to achieve," the A$AP Mob member says on the intro, before that sentiment is echoed by Sean on the hook: "She tried to tell me that the world is mine/ I know that ain’t true/ And even though I want it all/ I’m young, man, and I got everything to lose."
This smooth, steady, downtempo collab, where these two rap, yes, but also do some crooning, is a sharp pivot from their last union, last year's "B-Boy," where they assisted Meek Mill for an energetic, jittery, lyrically dense musical toast.
Both work, from where I'm sitting, showing the diverse skillsets of these two.
In addition to the new release, Ferg also announced a tour, which kicks off next month.