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    A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord

    Release date: August 20, 2013

    First of all, can we all now admit that a rap collective can have more than one star? Because there's still some talk of, "Ferg's good, but A$AP Rocky is the star." If we didn't learn from Wu-Tang, then we should have learned from Odd Future and Black Hippy. It's true, A$AP Rocky has always seemed like the most mainstream-friendly of the A$AP collective, but Ferg isn't trying to be A$AP Rocky, and with Trap Lord he proved once and for all that he's got his own sound. It's not an album that is going to make him a star, but it's a great first step—rowdy, unapologetically aggressive, experimental, and cohesive. He also proved—with songs like "Work" and "Shabba"—that even though he's not the new A$AP Rocky, he's perfectly capable of crafting an unconventional hit of his own.—Confusion