I cannot remember the last time I seen a rapper bring out a studio album with no previous solo mixtapes or projects, but it makes sense with A$AP Ferg. From an unforgettable appearance on A$AP Rocky's 'Kissin Pink' to undoubtably having the biggest presence on the Lord$ Never Worry mixtape, Fergenstein seems to be in a category of his own. But with no previous solo projects, it does beg the question of "what does a full A$AP Ferg album sound like?"
On it's first listen, even it's first couple listens, Trap Lord may seem a bit too weird. But once you've got used to the albums unorthodox nature, it turns out to be a solid, great debut. Even though Ferg isn't at his lyrical best on all of the songs and there are some moments where his flow isn't on point, Ferg always has immense presence on all the tracks.
From the adlibs, to the melodies, to he's overall presentation of lyrics, Ferg appears to know how to grab attention on a song.
Despite being outshined by the majority of his features, what must be respected is the impressive list of features Ferg has managed to get on Trap Lord, despite having no previous mixtapes or albums. I mean, what other albums can brag rap legends Onyx, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony and B-Real on the same tracklist as modern day stars A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka, French Montana and ScHoolboy Q?
Although this album may not be to everyone's taste and probably isn't the best A$AP Ferg could come out with, it does show that A$AP Ferg has the makings to be a great artist. This, for me, is perfectly examplified on 'Cocaine Castle'. Definitely the best song on the whole album, 'Cocaine Castle' shows that A$AP Ferg can make overwhelmingly amaizng songs, and with enough growth and evolving as an artist, can make overwhelming amazing albums too.