Published Jan 28, 2013A$AP Mob member A$AP Ferg announced he'd signed a solo deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA earlier this month, but he'll stick around the underground a little while longer, having just delivered news of his debut mixtape, Trap Lord.
The upcoming freelease, which follows Ferg's contributions to the Mob's Lord$ Never Worry and an out-there guest spot on "Ghetto Symphony" from his buddy A$AP Rocky's LongLiveA$AP, doesn't have a firm dude date just yet, but the rapper told XXL that it should drop sometime around February or March. Apparently the dude is excited to finally get the chance to run wild on his own.
"This is my first demo I'm ever putting out," he stated. "I never even put out a demo for the labels to hear. This is the first shit I'm even putting together with numbers, with songs. So I wanna make sure it's something special, I'm giving it my all. That's why it's kind of taking long. But trust me, when it comes out, it's gonna be well worth it."
The Harlem rapper went on to add that "Sonically, it's gonna be a monster," though he didn't offer up too many specifics as to what expect on Trap Lord. He admitted that he's been teaming up with "young rocket scientists" that are apparently whipping up some game-changing beats.
"They rebels against anything that's in cycle; they wanna go against the grain and make history. That's all I'm about, is making history. I'm tired of the same hip-hop shit. It's getting corny. All of this jumping around, looking stupid. I hate the term 'real hip-hop,' but it's real. Nobody can say my shit ain't hip-hop, because I'm being innovative and I'm bringing something new to the table."
While new tunes have yet to arrive, you can sample Ferg's Lord$ Never Worry highlight "Work," which was recently re-issued as a solo single on iTunes, in the video down below.