Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg Take A$AP Ferg’s Song To A New Level (Video)
A$AP Ferg is a student of the 1990s Rap scene. It’s in his fashion, his cars, and his frequent choice of features—and more importantly, in his lyrics. Whereas A$AP Rocky was deeply influenced by UGK and Three 6 Mafia, Ferg has openly stated his influence from acts like Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes.
“East Coast (Remix)” takes that ideology to a new level. Like those mega-collaborations that made late 1990s Rap music videos unpredictable and exciting, Ferg delivers his star-studded cut to visuals that do not under-deliver. Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, and French Montana all appear in the high energy track from the forthcoming Still Striving LP.
Busta Rhymes pours gasoline on the track with his first 41 seconds. If anybody can do it, B.R. shows that he’s lead the new school, with an ageless flow. Ferg then drops one of his fieriest verses of his young career, shifting speeds. He lets the world know that this is an homage, not just coast-thumping. Rocky spits next, with a flow that rides the bass-line closely. From another section of Harlem, Dave East punches the track next. French Montana’s verse shouts out his own East Coast influences while throwing some bragging about how he’s paid in full. Rick Ross, one of French’s co-signors, talks his talk next. Snoop Dogg plays clean-up, showing that he’s been a 25-year fan of East Coast Hip-Hop, but a West Coast representative. From the days when brandishing coasts wasn’t always a safe look, Snoop is a significant choice to show where Rap music is in 2017. All appear, in fashionable form for this cool collabo.
Still Striving is due one week from today (August 18).