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A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky sample DMX in new collaboration, 'Pups'

A$AP Mob members A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky show off their continued creative chemistry in their latest collaboration, “Pups.” Its centerpiece is a sample of DMX’ iconic “Get At Me Dog,” which Ferg and Rocky build upon with refreshed takes on the classic adapted to the present. True to both of the collaborators’ talents in wordsmithing, “Pups” is as intelligent and clever as the original single and time frame in hip-hop that they’re paying homage to.

Of the single, A$AP Ferg explains, “The project is about being from the hood, but having an intellectual mindset and going out and getting elegant things and doing elegant projects. Me, Valentino deals, and doing Adidas deals and being a face for Tiffany’s. It’s showing the elevation of an African-American young man. And beyond that, it’s just more of a mindset of you could be from any hood, you could be from a trailer park and be down in the trap, but you could become the Lord of anything. So that’s where the whole Trap Lord juxtaposition Concrete Chandeliers, Hood Pope, that’s where all of those things. It’s the enlightenment after the darkness. – A$AP Ferg.”

“Pups” is another single off Ferg’s upcoming EP, Concrete Chandeliers. A$AP Rocky recently joined Billie Eilish, Sean Mendes, and other star musicians as faces of Calvin Klein’s latest ad campaign.

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