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Still Striving [Mixtape] by A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg

Still Striving [Mixtape]

Release Date: Aug 25, 2017

Genre(s): Rap

Record label: RCA


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Album Review: Still Striving [Mixtape] by A$AP Ferg

Acceptable, Based on 4 Critics

Paste Magazine - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10

A$AP Ferg charges into Still Striving like a boxer in the ring. His movements are precise, calculated and .

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Exclaim - 40
Based on rating 4/10

There's not much to it; after giving us a solid effort on 2016's Always Strive and Prosper, A$AP Ferg opts to play it safe on his followup mixtape, Still Striving. The project's title is deceptively ambitious — rather than build on last year's clearheaded introspection and lush beats, Ferg regresses lyrically, and pairs his bland rhymes with uninspired production that's hard to sit through.   It's not all bad: Ferg still has a knack for writing catchy hooks, and it shows. "Aww Yeah" and "Coach Cartier" are monotonous but infectious ….

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Opinion: Very Good

Darold D. Brown Ferguson Jr. didn't necessarily plan to become a rap (or as he might prefer to say trap) superstar. He had a father who ran a successful t-shirt shop in Harlem and attended art school in hopes of fulfilling his own ambitions as a fashion designer. As fate would have it though ….

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Opinion: Very Good

Sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper had ASAP Ferg striving to expand his lyrical and sonic palette and prospering less than half of the time. Still Striving then, perhaps self-consciously titled, course-corrects by dropping pretense and delivering what we came to Ferg for in the first place: banging beats, fire flows. Some of the time, anyway.

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