A$AP Ferg Talks 'More Personal' Album, Working With Missy Elliott: Video Interview

In a seriously competitive year in rap (KendrickKanyeDrakeFuture, twice!), A$AP Ferg's Always Strive and Prosper goes hard. The sophomore LP is the 27-year-old's first release since the death of A$AP Mob leader Yams, which colored the whole project.

"We lost a soldier, one of the biggest generals, in A$AP—A$AP Yams, rest in peace," Ferg told Fuse in the interview above. "So I just felt like I was bringin' it back to, y'know, square one." The follow-up to 2013's Trap Lord is surprisingly personal and emotional, which Ferg confirmed was intentional. Watch the video above to learn more.