A$AP Ferg – ‘Trap Lord’

‘Trap Lord’ is often one-note and depressing

The latest from the all-conquering A$AP Mob sees Darold Brown step up to the plate. He’s hardly going it alone though, calling in Rocky for two tracks, plus French Montana, Waka Flocka Flame and old-timers B-Real, Onyx and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Ferg’s stock-in-trade is yappy delivery and garish profanity over minimalist click-beats and echo-laden synths. He’s best when politely informing that he intends to kill someone (the thunderous ‘Murda Something’). But there’s not much sugar to sweeten the pill, meaning ‘Trap Lord’ is often one-note and depressing.

Pete Cashmore