By Shannon Carlin
Drake only released his new party track “Trophies” a few weeks ago, but A$AP Ferg has already put his own spin on Drizzy’s single, dedicating it to his dear ol’ parents and all the others who helped him get out of Harlem.
Ferg’s remix, which he’s dubbed DTM Awards 14′, the New York rapper gets real, starting the track off by rapping, “When my daddy died/ I went through deep depression.”
Then Ferg, one of Radio.com’s New Music to Know All-Stars in 2013, dedicates a special verse to Mama Ferg rapping, “Shout out to the lady…She groomed me and raised me and tutored me daily.” And even though he ended up dropping out of school, and she wasn’t too happy, he thanks her for all her support.
In fact, the whole song is a special dedication to his friends and family who have supported him since he was just a kid. On the track he spits, “There ain’t no awards for that, I swear” but he hopes that they take the special mentions as a consolation prize.
Last week, Ferg was once again spreading the positive vibes, this time to all the kids in Harlem with his video for “Hood Pope.” In the clip, he preaches to the children, letting them know hope isn’t lost, but they have to smarten up.