It has been nearly two years since the release of A$AP Ferg’sStill Striving, which featured the triple platinum single “Plain Jane” paying homage to Juicy J. And while the Harlem native delivered a few fire features recently, including Party Favor’s“Wait A Minute” with Juicy J and Octavian’s“Lit”, Ferg is back in full form today with a new A$AP Rocky-assisted single entitled “Pups.”
Following in the footsteps of “Plain Jane” the new effort draws sonic inspiration from DMX’s 1998 hit “Get At Me Dog.” Ferg and Rocky go back and forth with each other barking braggadocious bars like “fuckin’ cuties with booties in Dapper Dan silk pajamas,” and “runnin’ late for this meetin’ with Obama” all while the memorable adlibs and remnants of the original track’s beat back the A$AP Mob brothers up.
Ferg premiered the record with Ebro on Beats 1 Radio and shared some insight on how the track came to life, saying, “Me being a DMX fan since day one, all the way back to Trap Lord — my first cover was inspired by DMX.”
“And we did that song actually before X got out of jail — I didn’t even know he was getting out like a week after we did that song. So, it was paying homage to him and my boy Frankie P worked on the beat — he reworked it, added some 808’s and we just kind of brought it up to date, and me and Rocky went back and forth — we both love DMX so, we had to do that,” Ferg continues.
In addition to premiering the single, Ferg also shared news of his upcoming up called Concrete Chandeliers, which he says is all about “being from the hood but having an intellectual mindset.”
“The project is about being from the hood but having an intellectual mindset and going out and getting elegant things and doing elegant projects — me, Valentino deals and, you know, doing adidas deals and, you know, being the face for Tiffany’s — it’s showing like, the elevation of an African American young man,” Ferg describes the concept of the project.
Peep “Pups” above and stay tuned for more news on A$AP Ferg’s Concrete Chandeliers EP soon.