Image via A$AP Ferg on Facebook and Stereogum / Photo by Krista Schlueter

Image via A$AP Ferg on Facebook and Stereogum / Photo by Krista Schlueter

After A$AP Ferg revealed what he had up his sleeve for Always Strive and Prosper earlier this year (namely, a number of exciting and unexpected collaborations), the album couldn’t come any sooner. Thankfully, we now have the official release date for it.

The follow-up to 2013’s Trap Lord will arrive on April 22 via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. Says A$AP Ferg of his sophomore album: “This album is by far the best work I’ve created and showcases my versatility and taste in the music that I love. The mission for this album is for my fans to get a deeper look into my life; to know my origin, my family and the obstacles I’ve faced while growing up. More importantly, I want to encourage people to always strive and prosper because if an inner city kid from Harlem, NY can make it then they can as well.”

As previously reported, Always Strive and Prosper will feature the likes of Missy Elliott, ScHoolboy Q, Chris Brown, and production from Clams Casino, Lex Luger, Skrillex, and many others.

Always Strive and Prosper will be available for pre-order on March 25. In the meantime, listen to the preview of the ScHoolboy Q-assisted “Let It Bang” below, and revisit A$AP Ferg and Future’s video for “New Level” here.



Image via A$AP Ferg on Facebook / Photo by Renell Medrano

Image via A$AP Ferg on Facebook / Photo by Renell Medrano