Quick hit: Still Striving feels like a mixtape best suited for casual listening with your (male) friends. If you’re a woman that doesn’t necessarily spend a lot of time around men you mayyyy find some of the lyrics on this to be slightly offensive or misogynistic (Feminist Twitter, this isn’t for you).
Cop, Drop, or Stream: Stream if you’re an A$AP Ferg person, otherwise I say Drop.
Our 5 Favorites:
- Rubber Band Man | Produced by Frankie P
- Aww Yeah | Produced by Maaly Raw
- Coach Cartier | Produced by Frankie P
- East Coast REMIX | Produced by DJ Khalil
- Tango | Produced by Frankie P
Disclaimer: We take 3 days minimum listening to a project to allow it to fully digest. We aim to give you insightful and useful information, so we refrain from rushing.
A$AP Ferg: Still Striving: The Review
Still Striving is A$AP Ferg’s follow up to 2016’s Always Strive and Prosper: a glimpse into his life after the death of friend, A$AP Yams. If “Always Strive and Prosper” is to be considered a reflective look at Ferg, then Still Striving sounds like a lapse back to turn ups, women, sex, and jewelry – shout out Ben Baller.
Classified as a mixtape, Still Striving is 14 tracks of a lot of guest features and lewd commentary (Yes. Feminist Twitter). Of the 14 tracks on the project, we only find three without any features: “Plain Jane,” “Nandos”, and closer, “Tango”.
Personally, I wouldn’t consider this tape a pinnacle in my music library, but it did have some standout moments. Busta Rhymes’ opening verse on “East Coast Remix” makes for an ear perking instant. “Rubber Band Man” gave me some lyrics to tweet: “Runnin’ this shit, you can call me Usain Bolt.” Most notably, the one song I saved to Spotify library, “Tango” gives us highlights of Ferg’s family, current life and a sentimental moment via conversations with Yams’ mom.