A$AP Ferg Celebrates Giving Back To Harlem With A Soulful Single (Audio)
A$AP Ferg recently released his latest single “Brag.” It comes in partnership with Adidas, who is helping the A$AP Mob rapper give back to his native section of Harlem. The partnership will help refurbish a running track near the neighborhood where Ferg grew up.
As for “Brag,” the Frankie P-produced track, encompasses horns, a harp, and a killer Donald Byrd trumpet sample. The lyrics, no surprise, bring out Ferg’s braggadocio side, which is nothing new for any Harlem MC. “Real ni**a, I deserve to brag a bit, I’m talented / Adidas deal immaculate, pick my own fabrics,” he raps on the track after revealing how his struggle led to his current-day extravagant lifestyle. “Tales From The Crypt came on, I had my eyes closed,” he raps. “I still hear the burns at the end of my mama corn rows / Stomach growlin’ like a tiger, ain’t much to say about it / Drawer full of duck sauce packets, I made a sandwich out it.”
In regards to his latest philanthropic endeavor, A$AP Ferg explained what Uptown means to him and why the Big Apple borough would be the beneficiary of some much-needed improvement. “Harlem means a lot to me. I hold it dear to me,” he said recently in conjunction with promoting his newest fashion collaboration, care of XXL. “It’s a place that I experienced growing up and I just never really wanted to leave. Being in a position to give back to people in Harlem, that means so much.”
Earlier this year, Ferg paid tribute to his neighborhood on the song “Harlem Anthem” from the Uncle Drew soundtrack. Most recently, the rapper’s been making guest appearances on other’s tracks like Bas’ “Boca Raton” and Buddy’s “Black.” A$AP Ferg’s Adidas PureBoost Go running sneaker recently hit select retailers.