Since rising to the top of the hip-hop crop with A$AP Mob, A$AP FERG has become an artist unafraid to take his craft to thrilling new places. Today, the US rapper has announced a one-off show for Melbourne fans at 170 Russell on Wednesday, March 4. This will be A$AP Ferg’s onlysummer sideshow to his already confirmed appearance at Hidden Festival in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.
Darold D. Brown Ferguson Jr., known by his stage name, A$AP FERG is an American artist from Harlem, New York most known for his rapping and song writing abilities. Ferg was born on October 20, 1988, in Harlem, NY to Trinidadian parents. His father, Darold Ferguson, owned a Harlem boutique and printed shirts and designed logos for record labels; including designing the Bad Boy records logo.Before starting his music career, A$AP Ferg was heavily into art and design. Inspired by his father, who died of kidney failure, he ended up studying fashion and fine arts at the High School of Art & Design. While in school, Ferg began launching his “Devoni Clothing", through which he designed and distributed high-end belts, which had been worn by Chris Brown and Swizz Beats before his rap fame.
A founding member of Harlem’s A$AP Mob, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky were originally planned to be the dynamic duo from the A$AP Mob, but they found more success as solo artists, beginning with Ferg’s first major hit ‘Work’landed as the main single for the A$AP mob tape “Lords Never Worry”. After signing with RCA in 2013, ‘Work Remix’debuted featuring Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James and French Montana. The Platinum record ‘Work Remix’and ‘Shabba Ranks’were Ferg’s stand out songs for his debut Project “Trap Lord” that was mostly composed of a dark cinematic sound that he created with his longtime producer Frankie P. His first album also allowed him topay respect to his fashion roots as he collaborated with Bape and Trap Lord, (his clothing company that carries the same name as his debut album, that he started from saving up his per diem money from his first tour he was on with the A$AP