Rising rap star Darold D. Ferguson, Jr. – better known by his moniker ‘A$AP Ferg’ – stopped by Loyola on Sunday for an impromptu discussion with Lovell “U-P” Cooper about his career and success in the rap world, followed by a Q&A with Loyola students. Following a tour of FAMIS recording studios, the rapper and his entourage returned later Sunday night to record with U-P and student producer Scott Philibert.
A member of the world-famous collective A$AP Mob, Ferg was born in 1988 and raised in Harlem. IN 2013, Ferg became the second member of the A$AP Mob to sign to a major record label with Polo Grounds and RCA. His debut studio album, Trap Lord, was released in 2013 to commercial and critical success, peaking at number nine on the Billboard 200 and number four the on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album boasted first-week sales of 32,000 copies in the United States.
On April 22, 2016, Ferg released his second studio album, Always Strive and Prosper.