A Version of Kanye’s “Freestyle 4” With ASAP Ferg and Big Sean Leaked Online

It’s unclear how old the track is or if the vocals were even originally recorded to the “Freestyle 4” instrumental.

Ferg and Big Sean

A$AP Ferg and Big Sean attend Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album Listening Party at Up & Down on February 23, 2015, in New York City.

Ferg and Big Sean

The retail version of The Life of Pablo features both Kanye West and Desiigner on “Freestyle 4.” Like many things Kanye, the track saw its fair share of unofficial remixes, with Tyler the Creator and ASAP Rocky’s YouTube clip being one of the most notable. 

A new iteration of the track recently appeared online with a G.O.O.D. Music and ASAP Mob connection, as ASAP Ferg and Big Sean shared verses over West’s 2016 Goldfrapp sample-powered instrumental. 

Reddit user /u/seangrumpfan posted a link to the song on the subreddit HipHopHeads early Saturday morning, and by all accounts, the track features vocals from Sean and Ferg that haven’t previously been heard on any retail singles or album tracks.

“RIP to ’Ye mama/Why they crucify Cosby/Why they scrutinize my peeps/Blew the noses off my Sphinx/Why they keep fuckin’ with Yasiin/Why they break all of our leaders/To make us all non believers…” Ferg raps.

Big Sean comes through with the usual mix of punchlines and pop culture references as well.

“But I call you/Late night just to fall through/Bust a nut and then regret it like a nigga always do/But don’t I always hit you with the hit back/And if I ever fucked another bitch I pretended it was you/I admit that/Not saying that I did that…” Sean spits.

It’s unclear how old the track is or if the vocals were even originally recorded to the “Freestyle 4” instrumental. It’s entirely possible two sets of vocals were added to the instrumental by a fan. 

Ferg’s references to the multiple rape allegations made against Bill Cosby would indicate his verse was recorded sometime after 2014. However, the timing of the presumed leak dovetails with the release of Ferg’s upcoming project Still Striving. Regardless of how the Ferg and Sean-powered version of “Freestyle 4” came into existence, it may end up serving as a complimentary track to Ferg’s star-studded “East Coast” Remix.

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