A$AP Ferg returns with his first official single of 2019. After teasing new music on the way, the Still Striving rapper delivered an explosive joint effort alongside Mob co-leader A$AP Rocky. “Pups” hit streaming services around 3 p.m. ET on Thursday (May 9).
The family affair adds to the duo’s laundry list of collabs by exchanging high-level bars over the gritty Frankie P production, which samples DMX’s “Get At Me” and fellow Harlem native Sheck Wes’ raucous “Mo Bamba” anthem. Ferg takes a snipe at Balenciaga and thinks about how he never finished college, but is clearly okay with how things turned out.
“It’s about to get uglier than Balenciagas/ Felt bad I never finished college/ Now we fuckin’ cuties with booties in Dapper Dan silk pajamas/ Livin’ the dream, open up your eyelids/ Me and Flacko on a island with a few bad bitches/ How my cousin make a mil’ off a du-rag business?/ All my dawgs with the shit, you with a few cat litters,” he raps.
Rocky catches the baton to start bragging about his Under Armour deal and runs out of words that rhyme with comma. “Gone for a minute, now I’m back, did you miss me?/ Had the whole Harlem World wearin’ Under Armours/ Under the armors, I’m a pretty mothafuckin’ comma/ Gorgeous comma, pretty much about to fuck your mama/ Kinda runnin’ late for this meetin’ with Obama,” Flacko spews.
Ferg confirmed to Beats 1 that “Pups” would land on his upcoming Concrete Chandeliers EP. “The project is about being from the hood, but having a intellectual mindset and going out and getting elegant things and doing elegant projects,” he explained. “Me [doing] Valentino deals, and doing Adidas deals and being a face for Tiffany’s. It’s showing the elevation of a African American young man. It’s just more of a mindset of you could be from any hood, you could be from a trailer park and be down in the trap, but you could become the Lord of anything.”
Listen to the track below.
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