As part of their Autobiographies series VICE drops episode 2 with A$AP Ferg. The Trap Lord schools us on the game while speaking on his hustlers mentality, what motivates him, being patient, and his formula for success.
VICE sat down with Ferg in Harlem capturing him in his element, creating art both on canvas, and in the studio. As the episode continues, the Harlem emcee talks about his favorite artists; which include the likes of Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Salvidor Dali.
Further along in the episode we hear him describe his father D Ferg’s influence on his artistic pursuits and how he always allowed, and even encouraged Ferg to express himself. D Ferg was also an artist and well-known throughout Harlem, especially because of his role in New York hip-hop; which included designing Diddy’s Bad Boy logo.
While Ferg loves his hometown, his curiosity led him to venture outside of Harlem on his search for action; which in turn became the catalyst for something bigger. Near the end of the episode, we learn that A$AP Rocky was the primary motivator for him getting in to Rap and taking it seriously; at a time when he was skeptical about pursuing anything that wasn’t designing.