Album Review: A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord

asap-ferg-trap-lord_musicconnectionTrap Lord • A$AP Ferg • A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music • Producer: various • Score: 3 out of 10

While diehard fans of hip-hop may appreciate the nature of A$AP Ferg’s Trap Lord, it certainly is not capable of winning new fans to the genre nor shedding its clichéd image. It is full of the stereotypical topics that continue to hinder hip-hop’s otherwise positive influence on our culture. Perhaps there is a deeper, more meaningful message here but it is drowned out in a sea of racial slurs and objectification of women, followed by the usual drug and murder references, carried on unimaginative rhymes, in an era where too many rappers have already played the gangster role. Repeat the artist’s name over and over again during any one particular track and the end result is really nothing new. – Carl Anthony