American hip-hop recording artist ASAP Ferg has a $6 million dollar fortune. Both as a solo artist and as a part of the hip hop group A$AP Mob, ASAP Ferg has released music. The studio albums “Trap Lord” and “Always Strive and Prosper” as well as the EP “Floor Seats” and mixtape “Floor Seats II” are some of his solo works.
Outside of the music industry, Ferg founded the streetwear and lifestyle company Traplord. He has worked as an endorser for companies including Tiffany’s and Adidas.
ASAP Ferg Early Life
ASAP Ferg’s real name is Darold Durard Brown Ferguson Jr., and he was born in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood on October 20, 1988. His parents were Trinidadian immigrants.
His father, Darold Sr., ran a local shop where he printed logos and shirts for musicians like Heavy D, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Teddy Riley. As a teenager, Ferg got ideas from his father to start his own clothing and jewelry lines. In 2005, he started a business called Devoni Clothing, where he made and sold expensive belts.
ASAP Ferg Career Beginning
Ferg’s musical career got its start in the late 00s, and by 2009, he had developed a formidable trap style of hip hop. His friend from high school, ASAP Rocky, and he both got their names from the hip hop group A$AP Mob.
ASAP Ferg- “Trap Lord”
With his first hit, “Work,” which was first released on the A$AP Mob mixtape “Lords Never Worry,” Ferg made his breakthrough in 2012. The song’s music video soon received over two million online views, catapulting Ferg to celebrity.
A record deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds was then inked by him. Ferg finally released his first studio album, named “Trap Lord,” in August 2013. The album, which included cameos from musicians like ASAP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, and B-Real, opened at number nine on the Billboard 200. Three singles served as “Trap Lord’s” backbone: “Hood Pope,” “Shabba,” and the remix of Ferg’s first single, “Work.”
ASAP Ferg Further Releases
After the success of “Trap Lord,” in November of 2014, Ferg released his first mixtape, titled “Ferg Forever.” It features cameos from artists including Twista, Big Sean, Wynter Gordon, and M.I.A. Later, during New York Fashion Week, Ferg released the music video for his single “Dope Walk,” which was created completely from iPhone footage.
Always Strive and Prosper was Ferg’s second studio album, released in 2016. “New Level,” which featured Future, was released as the lead single from the album and went on to become Ferg’s highest-charting track to date, reaching at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Meek Mill, Lil Yachty, Migos, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, and many more made guest appearances on Ferg’s third studio album, “Still Striving,” which was released in 2017. With the help of the track “Plain Jane,” the album was able to reach number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Ferg’s highest charting single to date.
Later that year, a remix of the song starring Nicki Minaj was released. In 2019, Ferg dropped the extended play (EP) Floor Seats, then in 2020, he dropped the mixtape Floor Seats II. The song “Move Ya Hips,” which features Minaj and MadeinTYO, was taken from the latter release. Notably, the song dropped from its highest position of number 19 to number 99 the following week, setting a record for the biggest single-week negative swing on the Billboard Hot 100.
ASAP Ferg Featured Appearances
As a featured artist, Ferg has contributed his talents to a number of songs that were originally performed by other singers and rappers. In 2014, he appeared as a featured artist on a number of songs, including “Hands on Me” by Ariane Grande, “Lotta That” by G-Eazy, “Don’t Wanna Dance” by Elie Varner, “My Song 5” by Haim, and “Whiteline” by Crystal Caines, amongst others.
Since then, he has been featured on a variety of songs, including “That Damaged Girl” by SEVDALIZA, “Look At Us Now” by Lost Kings, “Our Streets” by DJ Premier, “Lit” by Octavian, “Bezerk” by Big Sean, and “Say it Again” by One four.
ASAP Ferg Tours
In 2016, Ferg and Playboi Carti embarked on a 23-city tour titled Turnt & Burnt. His DJ on the road is TJ Mizell, son of legendary DJ Jam Master Jay.
His TV Career
Over the course of his career, Ferg has made guest appearances on a few different television shows. In an episode of the adult animated comedy series “Animals” that aired in 2016, he provided the voice for the character of Bodega Cat.
Later, in the year 2020, he made an appearance on “The Eric Andre Show,” which is a sketch comedy show. In addition, Ferg appeared as a special guest in an episode of the Netflix reality show “Nailed It!” that aired in 2021.