Showbox Sodo Sodo
Fri March 23, 2018, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Nick Zurko
Ever since dropping his 2013 debut full-length, Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg has become something of the rap-game utility player—dexterous in a variety of regional flows while deploying the type of lyrical flourishes that have long been a hallmark of New York rap. His 2016 sophomore release, Always Strive and Prosper, saw the MC overly indulging in the rap-history pastiche, perhaps exemplified by his horrendous single, "Plain Jane," which is just a cover of a Three 6 Mafia song. That song appeared on his much-better mixtape, which otherwise saw Ferg returning to the referential but not overly reverential post-modern stylings at which he excels. He'll be supported by the acid-rap stylings of the increasingly vital Denzel Curry.