April 14, 2016


Missy Elliott and A$AP Ferg's 'Strive' Collab Will Get You Dancing

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A$AP Ferg's forthcoming sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper—out April 22—boasts a long list of features like SkrillexFutureBig SeanTy Dolla $ignChris Brown and the A$AP Mob. But the guest spot that I'm most excited for is Missy Elliott.

The wait is finally over as "Strive," Ferg's collaboration with Missy, is now here, premiering at Stereogum. In a surprising twist, the two artists decide to trade in heavy rap bars for a lighter fare that will instantly get listeners' hips shaking with hands moving side to side. Yes, it's time to dance!

Co-produced by DJ Mustard and Stelios Phili, the track digs into '90s U.K. house elements with Missy's vibrant verse (the nods to soul food will make you hungry) complementing Ferg's bubbly flow.

Listen to "Strive" over at Stereogum, and watch this clip of A$AP Ferg breaking down his Trap Lord mixtape from our Fuse vault: