Still Striving
A$AP Ferg - Still Striving
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #553 / 668
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2017 Ratings: #459
August 18, 2017 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
RCA / Label
Trap Rap / Genres / Website
Your Review



Still Striving sounds like a direct continuation of 2016’s Always Strive And Prosper with a hint of 2017 sprinkled in.

Pretty Much Amazing

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.


Still Striving isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s a solid record. Ferg has the chops to be considered one of his generation’s greats, but in terms of creative vision and originality, he’s still not quite there.


Though he’s still got style on the mic, Ferg’s latest is a regression into the gleeful ignorance that colored his earlier work.

The Needle Drop
NY rapper A$AP Ferg delivers a slight return to form with his latest mixtape.
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.
Aug 21, 2017
Trap Lord was a good style for him. His last LP he was trying grime and pop and most of the lyrics were corny (Strive). On this album he's blending old school NY shit with a million features where nobody contributes anything good honestly. Ferg sounded like he was struggling lyrically on the last few but never more than here.
Aug 19, 2017
Loaded with features, and sadly not much substance. A step up from the last project for sure, but that's not saying much. Although Plain Jane and Olympian go fucking hard, there are not enough "WOW" moments that make this project more listenable. "Mad Man" seems the most ridiculous of the bunch, with Playboi Carti's slurred adlib speech over a flat C-Note beat. Then we have the Migos feature, which is horrible, top that with "The Mattress Remix" which is absolutely ... read more
Jan 15, 2018
Not quite as good as Trap Lord, but it is a HUGE step up from his album.
Dec 21, 2017*
SLAP: Plain Jane, Nasty (Who Dat)

SKIP: Olympian, Mad Man, Coach Cartier


VERDICT: Very hit or miss project, some really nice bangers on here but watch where you step because there's also mines of trash littered around. Overall it's just a "pick what songs you like and bump them" album.
Dec 20, 2017
Top Favorite: East Coast Remix
Other Favorites: Tango, Rubber Band Man, Plain Jane
Least Favorite: What Do You Do
Track List
  1. Trap And A Dream (feat. Meek Mill)
  2. Rubber Band Man (feat. Cam’ron)
  3. Olympian (feat. Dave East)
  4. Aww Yeah (feat. Lil Yachty)
  5. What Do You Do (feat. Nav)
  6. Coach Cartier (feat. Famous Dex)
  7. Mad Man (feat. Playboi Carti)
  8. Plain Jane
  9. Nasty (Who Dat) [feat. Migos]
  10. The Mattress REMIX (feat. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti & Famous Dex)
  11. One Night Savage (feat. MadeinTYO)
  12. East Coast REMIX (feat. Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, French Montana, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg)
  13. Nandos
  14. Tango
Contributions By
patton, thisisabtlgrnd, ScHooly

Added on: August 2, 2017