Published Apr 22, 2016Having only revealed its artwork and tracklist at the start of this month, A$AP Ferg's follow-up to 2013's Trap Lord is finally here in the form of Always Strive and Prosper.
The sophomore LP from the Harlem MC runs 18 tracks in length and features guest appearances from Skrillex, Crystal Caines, Schoolboy Q, Future, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Chuck D, Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, his ASAP Mob and more.
An interview earlier this year saw the artist reveal his intention to project the personal through his latest work. "It's kind of like I'm working backwards a little bit because A$AP blew up so fast, and 'Work' came, 'Shabba' came, and blew up so fast that [fans] didn't really get a chance to get an inside look into my life," he said. "So now it's like I'm schooling all my fans and letting them know who I am. I'm giving them the lineage."
Always Strive and Prosper arrives today (April 22) through RCA Records. Spotify users can stream the record in the player below, though it's also available to hear through Apple Music.