A$AP Ferg has been hyping up his sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper for a minute now but the wait is finally over!
Now available on all platforms, Always Strive and Prosper offers 18 tracks full of features from the likes of Missy Elliott, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, Big Sean and even Ferg’s mom.
There were a few standout songs to me such as his hit “New Level” ft. Future, “Yammy Gang” and “Swipe Life” which both have sick beats, and my two favorites “Beautiful People” ft. Chuck D and Mama Ferg and “I Love You” ft. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign.
“We got our ways, but ain’t we human beings too?
If our lives don’t matter, no lives matter
Thus life is our future, dying is unacceptable
Living for what we believe in is life itself
And that in itself is beautiful, iight”
“Watch what you put in your body so you can live it long
Mind, body and soul in tact, proud and you strong
This rap ain’t no lap it’s more like a marathon
This track ain’t no track just something I set it on
Live life in harmony, put love in your arms
Forgive to receive the blessing of peace and calm”
“Beauty is behind the surface
It is the soul, the spirit
That lies beneath the soul, the skin
It is the power of that beauty that holds us
That strengthens us”
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a song with meaning to it that makes me think and feel something bigger than myself and “Beautiful People” is definitely that song for me. Ya did good Ferg, ya did good.
Overall Always Strive and Prosper is a solid album from Ferg that shows his growth artistically.
You can stream the album on Spotify, Tidal, and purchase on iTunes now. Whichever way you get it definitely take a listen and let me know which tracks you f#ck with the most!