What the hell is going on with “Moon River”? Why is this song, of all possible songs, experiencing a sudden rebirth in 2018? “Moon River” is one of those songs that never entirely goes away. Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer wrote the song for the classing 1961 movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s, and it’s been covered … More »
Last year, the Compton rap prospect Buddy linked up with Kaytranada for the collaborative EP Ocean & Montana. After that sunny, laid-back release, though, Buddy has been cranking out higher-energy tracks like “That Much” (which has a really great video) and the A$AP Ferg collab “Black.” “Black” has a new video, and it’s … More »
If you wanted to argue that Common was a corny motherfucker — an argument that you could make without stretching any bounds of credulity — you wouldn’t have to look any further than last weekend’s Oscars. Common, who’s already won one Best Original Song Oscar, was nominated for another, for a song called “Stand Up … More »
Unless I’m forgetting someone, A$AP Ferg was the first major non-Atlanta rapper to record a single with Lil Uzi Vert. That alone means that Ferg, like his A$AP Mob colleague A$AP Rocky, knows how to spot a rising star. And on his new single “Kristi YamaGucci,” Ferg has recruited two guest verses from two … More »
ASAP Ferg is staying busy. Over the summer he collaborated with ASAP Mob on Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 and released his own 12-track mixtape, Still Striving, and now he’s working on a new album. Today, he partnered with Hennessy to share the album’s premiere single, “Family,” along … More »
Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg released his Still Striving mixtape a few months ago, and it featured a song called “The Mattress,” on which Ferg and his buddy A$AP Rocky rap over a decaying EDM beat about going from jumping on beds to hiding money in them. In director AWGE‘s colorful, chaotic, lo-res … More »
DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg have teamed up for “Our Streets,” the first single to be released on former Gang Starr manager’s Patrick Moxey’s’s newly relaunched Payday Records. “With Ferg, or anybody I work with, they already know my history so they know that I come from the 90s era,” DJ Premier said in a … More »
Meet Ghostemane. He’s a white kid with dyed-gray hair and the word kybalion, which Google tells me is some kind of ancient hermetic philosophy, tattooed across his forehead. (It’s also the name of one of his songs.) Ghostemane produces and releases his own music, fusing raspy black metal textures with juddering industrial low-end and frantic … More »
In 2015, ASAP Ferg revealed the thrilling news that he had a collaboration with Skrillex in the works.Two years later, the rapper has remarked that Sonny Moore is the “most fun in the studio” to work with, and has provided even more details regarding the long awaited track. In addition to Skrillex, the single will apparently feature Diplo, comedian Hannibal Buress, and Katy Perry.
News of the eclectic, star-studded demo’s existence came to light in ASAP Ferg’s recent appearance on Hot Ones, an interview show produced by Complex and First We Feast. Titled for its “hot questions and even hotter wings,” those interviewed by host Sean Evans answer questions, pausing only to lick hot sauce from their fingers and recover from the heat.
ASAP Ferg recalled the song’s chance conceptualization, stating that he was in the OWSLA don’s home studio in LA with Diplo and Hannibal Buress when Katy Perry randomly strolled in. Diplo played the beat of Skrillex and Crystal Caines’ “Hungry Ham,” while rapping with Buress. Perry held up the vocal end, while Skrillex also ad-libbed.
Apparently, ASAP Ferg doesn’t just have one version of the collaboration in his possession, but several. The rapper followed up his story by noting that he would like to put out the song officially. We only hope that the timeframe regarding this release is “ASAP.”
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