20 of the Best Lyrics From ASAP Ferg’s ‘Still Striving’ Mixtape
Harlem's own A$AP Mob have been making waves for quite some time and have succeeded in cementing themselves as a solid movement out of New York. They've built a cult following, and one of the crew's most impactful members thus far is A$AP Ferg, who has become a budding star in his own right. Inspired by a creative, entrepreneurial father who owned a Harlem boutique and printed shirts and logos for record labels, the rapper was destined for a career path honed in on his creativity as well. Being a native of Harlem, which is notorious for its' glamour and glitz, Ferg's interest in fashion became apparent from an early age, launching a Devoni Clothing as a teenager.
However, it would be his close friend A$AP Rocky that would push him to pursue a career in music, with the pair eventually joining the A$AP Mob collective. The buzz generated from A$AP Rocky's debut mixtape, Live. Love. A$AP, would raise the profile of the whole crew, with Ferg fully capitalizing on the attention with standout verses on tracks alongside Rocky and his other A$AP brethren. Ferg's own debut single, "Work," helped earn him a record deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds.
In 2013, A$AP Ferg's debut album, Trap Lord, was released, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and cementing his standing as one of New York City's rising stars. The project further stamped A$AP Mob as a viable crew with multiple members capable of moving the needle. In the time since the release of Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg's stock has only risen, with the rapper releasing his sophomore album, Always Strive and Prosper. Now he's hit a crescendo with the release of his latest project, Still Striving.
Featuring appearances from Meek Mill, Cam'ron, Dave East, Lil Yachty, Nav, Famous Dex, Playboi Carti, Migos, A$AP Rocky, MadeinTYO, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg, Still Striving is a mixtape loaded with firepower and is further confirmation of Ferg's star turn.
XXL gave A$AP Ferg's new project a spin and picked out 20 of the best lyrics from Still Striving that were too good to ignore.
"I'm fuckin' your bitch in a park/I bust in her mouth ’cause she parched/She throwin' it back with an arch/You cuffin' that bitch like a narc/Ooh boy I dont wanna start/Two birds on my boat I'ma start/I'm kinda like Noah's Ark" - A$AP Ferg
"I been runnin' it up/Fuckin' it up, plenty/Hop out the spur/Jump in the truck, Bentley/Neosporin, I'm in the cut, chilly/Mask on Mask off, reppin' my set, Philly/I got 36 O's, we gone put it on a roll/That boy silent, never told, fuckin' models out the Vogue" - Meek Mill
"Two model bitches with me asking for a sugar-free Red Bull/Mix it with the Tito's, now they walkin' with that dead look/Coke up in they nose, that's why their nostrils got that red look/If the police saw me, jiggy nigga make the Feds look/I just brought a Rollie and my bitches broke the bezel/When you make it this far, certain niggas try to test you" - A$AP Ferg
"Yo, in front of the Waldorf, valet said that he's sick of us/I mean he just can't get wit' us/What's the problem playboy? It's only six of us/Yeah, with 25 cars, this shit's just ridiculous/Dog, we was inconspicuous/He said "yeah right nigga, y'all meticulous/Twenty-five to life, at one time I was risking it/Ten digit nigga, old life I ain't missin' it" - Cam'ron
"I already killed your main bitch/Tell her best friend she could die too/Only foreign when we slide through, huh, I blew a check on the fit/Look at my neck and my wrist/I wanted a million before I hit thirty so now I can flex in the whip/What are you on? I ride with a bomb, you gon' think/Flex in the whip" - Dave East
"Pelle jacket with the Trap Lord in the back of the Mark Buchanan/I was nine in Versace, wore Gucci with the Vans then/Used to Harlem Shake with the big shirts, now my diamonds do the dancin'/My life is a movie, Steven Spielberg, Ferg/Nigga, light, camera, action/Mackin' bitches from a pageant/Put that pussy in a casket/Tell Serena that I love her, twerking on my tennis racket" - A$AP Ferg
"Try to diss me and take my lean, you won't go far/Got an ounce and a hammer inside my Goyard/Went from papers to smoking by the jar/Just ’cause it's Japanese don't mean that that's a foreign car/Growing up in southside Rexville wasn't fun/Just happy walking on some people on the run/Shouldn't have a clean record with the shit I've done/I won't say shit 'cause I know how to bite my tongue" - Nav
"Adidas did gave me the check/Go to Tourneau and cop Rolex/Your bitch obsessed/Thumb in the butt, yes!/Come and just fuck with the set and we're bucking the tech, all my niggas is threats/They be protecting your neck/Ice bucket challenge bouquets" - A$AP Ferg
"Yeah, wait, they callin' me Dexter/Yeezy my feet I don't wear no Margielas/Huh, I make it rain no umbrella/Huh, I fuck her friend now she jealous/You know I don't care what she tell them/I ship em off yeah they flopping like feathers/Wait, rainbow shot my bitch/Draco by me, you know I don't miss" - Famous Dex
"I will not fuck with the Raiders/Second deal out with Adidas/Fergie done got him a sneaker/Making a bitch sing like Aretha/I'm fucking your bitch when you eat her/You cuffing that bitch like you need her/Yamborghini with Aaliyah/Rest in peace until I see ya" - A$AP Ferg
"Yamborghini chain, rest in peace to my superior/Hermès link could feed a village in Liberia/TMZ taking pictures, causin' mad hysteria/Momma see me on BET and started tearin' up/I'mma start killin' niggas, how you get that tribe?/I attended Harlem picnics where you risked your life/Uncle used to skim work, sellin' nicks at night/I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
"I'mma explain why you probably never seen me/I'm in a sunken place, no Instagram, I'm watchin' TV/I think I trade my breakfast, lunch and dinner for some kitty/Please believe me, I see RiRi, I'mma eat it like panini/I go dumb up in the broad, hit the walls like graffiti/Indian burns all up on a nigga wee-wee/I think I need a foursome, Bella, Kendall, Gigi"
"Stars in the ceilin', Wraith top/Who dat rich mothafucka named Takeoff?/Bad bitch ass soft, beat her face off/Lawyer Jew, was 'bout that paper, knock that case off/(Quavo) Ice shine bright, one hell of a night/Once I hit it one time, bet I make her swipe/Beat the pussy, Ike, Mike Tyson bite/Early A.M. on the red eye flight" - Takeoff and Quavo
"Nigga, rachet, new Versace, 'Preme or the Palace/Fuckin' models, I go in schemin' on the talent/Cover of your favorite magazine and I'm stylin'/Fuck a horse-face bitch, but her body like a stallion/She swing on my dick like she Tarzan/Call me Coach Cartier 'cause I'm ballin'/My stones look deformed, look retarded/What's the name? Those Balmain? How you call it" - A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
"Big bank roll in the mattress/Bitch bad, make it do a backflip/I fuck that bitch, make her hair twist/Hunnid band cash in the mattress/Wait, momma said boy "fix that mattress"/Rich nigga, they gon' put me on the Forbes list/I get that money, ain't boring/I'ma fuck her on the couch while you snorin'" - Famous Dex and Rich The Kid
"T-Nice used to be bagging up the dandruff/Make it disappear so I call 'em Uncle Magic/Pitch on the jet, swear that's my only tactic/Want a jiggy nigga, so I poked her like a cactus/Trap lord, Pelle Pelle rhinestone jacket/I'ma kill a pussy, put the kitty in the casket/When she skeet skeet, it be leaking through the mattress/I'm a one night savage" - A$AP Ferg
"Yeah, I been getting guap so I know how to stack it/Baby wanna top me so I put her on the mattress/Told you that I want it so I had to make it happen/Never turn the camera on, but all these niggas actin'/Ooh, I just got a gadget, Gucci with the Palace/Wish these niggas had it, I'm a one night savage" - MadeinTYO
"Lately I feel like a Beatle/I'm Paulie McCartney just rocking Moschino/Moscato or Pinot/I got some bitches to hop in the Regal, phenomenal deep throat/I'm more Ali than Muhammad/My noodles was Ramen, go Google my diamonds/I got some shooters in college/I feel like a coach, I'm recruiting and signing" - Dave East
"Gangbanging with your halo, business on the payphone/Bitches pussies drying up, like Taz's Angels/Never was a client, 'cause that boy ain't buying it/And I got a bottom bitch, my top come on consignment/Step up from the minor league, double M the dynasty/No I never sold dope, I just got me a finder's fee" - Rick Ross
"I swear my whole life changed last weekend/But this game strange it'll throw you off the deep end/Speak to Yams' mom on the daily, beautiful lady/Feelin' of her losing her baby drivin' her crazy/She say that I remind her of her son/She make arroz con pollo and cook every time I come/I get the 'itus, she tell me to go sleep in his bed/And maybe some of Yams' visions come to your head"