A$AP Ferg - Shabba (Remix) | Track Review | By Volume

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A$AP Ferg ft Migos, Busta Rhymes & Shabba Ranks

Shabba (Remix)

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Author: on November 25, 2013

A$AP Ferg, Trap Lord, album in stores right now”, such seemed to be A$AP Rocky’s agenda, prioritized to start his awkward cameo at the MTV VMAs  — in fact it’s easy to forget Rocky’s album came out this year what with its January release and the majority of Rocky’s year spent promoting fellow mobster A$AP Ferg’s debut. Trap Lord is memorable solely down to the sheer power of its heaviest hitters, including “Hood Pope” and “Work”, a track where the original even eclipsed its star-studded remix. Surely hard work then, to top the strongest of the Trap Lord triumvirate, the gargantuan “Shabba”. Unless, the deified dancehall legend Shabba Ranks himself gets involved.

It’s an admirable achievement — no doubt Ferg will be proud to hear Shabba Ranks calling his own name over the track in tribute to him, coming in with a no-nonsense, pure-fire verse over Snugsworth’s unchanged beat. Ferg follows his hero up with his characteristically elocute, reference-heavy new verse — “yellow hood rats like Pikachu!” He also foreshadows a lengthy Busta Rhymes appearance whose flow, which may be more than familiar by now, is still impressive and technically untouchable. As a rule of thumb, I believe there is always more room for obnoxiousness in rap and who better than 2013’s revelation duo of “Versace”/”Hannah Montana” fame Migos to come in with that nothing-talk that just sounds so good? One of the best rap singles of the year just went beast mode — clubs are not ready for this.


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