ASAP Ferg Shares Unreleased Song ‘Spice Girls’
A$AP Ferg's contribution to the A$AP Mob's new Wavey Wednesday series is one from the vaults. "Spice Girls" is noted on his SoundCloud page to be from 2011, prior to any sort of national fame for the MC, and just as his partner A$AP Rocky was beginning to make waves. The cut is a bit easier to place, leaning on the cloud rap aesthetics that were in at the time.
The effort finds Ferg going after the “Girl Power” group's fame. “I’m tryna be as famous as the Spice Girls / Got ’em dancing off beat like them white girls,” raps Ferg. Mel B aka Scary Spice seems to give him a shout-out on the track and he even name-drops Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice.
Since he rattled onto radars earlier this decade, Ferg has been an artist who forges relentlessly ahead. His 2013 debut, Trap Lord, was a genre-melding experiment where drill and trap Harlem classicism congealed into something altogether foreign. Though the component parts of his music find their root in contemporary sounds, it's hard to place the finished product in a specific time period.
It was Halloween of 2011 when Rocky unleashed Live.Love.A$AP, his first full-length offering to the world. While that would usually mark a springboard of sorts for a new artist, he had signed a $3 million deal with RCA and Polo Grounds earlier that month. A bidding war had started between major label executives after Rocky garnered a critical mass of online buzz with the trio of singles "Peso," "Purple Swag" and "Goldie."
Observers noted his adoption of Houston aesthetics and Memphis flow, and his well-defined visual style in videos. Much of his early success can be attributed to ASAP Yams, his late manager, mentor and friend who had served as a Dipset intern in his teen years.
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