Trap Lord - A$AP Ferg
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  • Summary: The A$AP Mob's rapper debut studio solo release includes guest appearances from such artists as A$AP Rocky, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, French Montana, and Waka Flocka Flame.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    Originally conceived as a mixtape, Trap Lord rightfully exists as a proper album, with thirteen tracks totalling fifty-one marvelous and misanthropic minutes.
  2. Aug 19, 2013
    80
    The rapper is an excellent tour guide through this warped landscape of thrills and chills, and even if Rocky remains the A$AP Mob's most obvious and outgoing choice, there's an argument to be made that the more interesting one is Ferg, a Trap Lord if there ever was one.
  3. He still lacks the kind of technical rapping skill that made A$AP Rocky reach star status. Regardless, A$AP Ferg has constructed an album that surpasses the quality of Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP from earlier this year.
  4. Aug 19, 2013
    70
    In contrast to comrade Rocky's music, Trap Lord succeeds largely despite its production, fuelled by Ferg's oddball enthusiasm and sincerity.
  5. Aug 21, 2013
    70
    Overall, A$AP Ferg’s Trap Lord, is a solid, if an sometimes-uninspired effort.
  6. Aug 19, 2013
    60
    Ferg has enough lyrical promise and personality to make him a legit trap player, if not, quite yet, a lord.
  7. There’s not much sugar to sweeten the pill, meaning Trap Lord is often one-note and depressing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 25, 2013
    8
    A dark, trippy and gritty journey through Ferg's mystical yet scarily realistic world, similar to Rocky's yet more 90's hip-hop, Reggae, trapA dark, trippy and gritty journey through Ferg's mystical yet scarily realistic world, similar to Rocky's yet more 90's hip-hop, Reggae, trap and gothic inspired. Rocky manages to greatly balance two sides of hip-hop. Modern day trap with 90's rugged style, coming out complicated yet addicting. While Ferg follows many modern day rap trends on the album (gold, cars and women), he still manages to shine and stand out from the crowd as his own man with his own style that is hard to explain but can be seen thoroughly through out the album. Although it would have been nice to see Ferg spit over some more 90's hip-hop beats, he still widely attracts an audience with his flexible flow and sometimes Jamaican reggae sounding voice. This can be seen mainly and impressively on tracks like "Let It Go' and the "Work Remix" where, in both, we can hear him slightly tweaking his voice and flow to match with the beats, giving the audience an adventurous vibe. During a full cohesive listen, Ferg will most definitely take you into his dark haunted world, were you can almost see the murders and other gruesome events happening right in front of you. A world were gritty rappers like Method Man and Biggie would fit right into and what Nas would describe as the "Dungeons Of Rap". Ferg has legendary old-timers and new-comers alike, all who (except for French Montano) really add to the depth of the album. Ferg may not be one of the best rappers out right now, but when it comes to Trap and the underground side, he sure does have a serious suggestion for being considered "Lord". Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    his flows are exceptional with clever rhymes and beats that you would love to bump in your whip. As the album goes on he shows his talent andhis flows are exceptional with clever rhymes and beats that you would love to bump in your whip. As the album goes on he shows his talent and puts his influences on full affect. Expand
  3. N10
    Sep 17, 2013
    8
    This year's TRAP LORD!
    This whole project was filled with great beats, catchy hooks and hilarious lines. To be honest, Ferg is a bit better
    This year's TRAP LORD!
    This whole project was filled with great beats, catchy hooks and hilarious lines. To be honest, Ferg is a bit better at freestyles, but this was not something meant to be read that deep on lyrically. The mc is just having a good time behind the mic, and his flow is what I find entertaining and interesting about him. Actually he's strongest point, he's flow is great.
    An energetic debut from Ferg.
    Trap music really ain't my cup of tea, but Ferg is pushing the limits with it.
    Quite underrated if you ask me.
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  4. Nov 21, 2013
    7
    I liked it very much, I think that Trap Lord is something special, but the songs are not equally good.. the initial songs are way betterI liked it very much, I think that Trap Lord is something special, but the songs are not equally good.. the initial songs are way better than the final ones, except for Cocaine Castle which is a deep song.
    Best: Lord '
    Worst, but not really bad: Didn't Wanna Do That
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  5. Aug 20, 2013
    7
    Good production, good flows and style. Average content and lyricism. The album hold together well and is cohesive enough to listen from startGood production, good flows and style. Average content and lyricism. The album hold together well and is cohesive enough to listen from start to finish. 7/10 (good). Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2014
    6
    This album just isn't that great. The "Work" remix was fire and "Cocaine Castle" was intriguing, but Ferg is nowhere close to being the TrapThis album just isn't that great. The "Work" remix was fire and "Cocaine Castle" was intriguing, but Ferg is nowhere close to being the Trap Lord just yet. Expand
  7. Aug 21, 2013
    4
    I am stunned that I am not calling this a complete and utter failure. As a whole, is it a good album? Nah, but is pure hot unadulteratedI am stunned that I am not calling this a complete and utter failure. As a whole, is it a good album? Nah, but is pure hot unadulterated trash? Nah. It is actually ok for what it is, much like Stay Trippy. I am slightly impressed by A$AP Ferg, though I wish he focused on making more songs like "Cocaine Castle". Collapse

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