ASAP Ferg has recruited ASAP Rocky for the hard-hitting new song "Pups," which sees the two trading verses over a chaotic beat. Channeling their New York sound, "Pups" is a reminder of what these two can make when they get in the studio together. The last time the duo appeared on a track together was for the Mike Will Made-It-produced "Runnin," which also featured Nicki Minaj. Check out the video up top.
"Pups" follows the release of Ferg's manic "Redlight" collaboration with EDM producer NGHTMRE, while Rocky recently joined BURNS and Sabrina Claudio on the breezy "Energy." The newly released track samples DMX's "Get At Me," which Ferg says is an "homage" to the rapper.
In a conversation with Ebro Darden on Beats 1, Ferg confirmed that he has a new EP on the way entitled Concrete Chandeliers. "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. "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. So that's where the whole Trap Lord juxtaposition Concrete Chandeliers, Hood Pope, that's where all of those things. It's the enlightenment after the darkness."
Speaking about the use of the DMX sample, Ferg said, "Me being a DMX fan since day one, all the way back to Trap Lord, my first album cover was inspired by DMX." Explaining the choice to sample "Get At Me," he added, "My boy Frankie P worked on the beat, he reworked it. Added some 808s and we just brought it up to date."