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A$AP Ferg - "This Side" ft. YG

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A$AP Mob's resident Trap Lord A$AP Ferg comes through with a new single featuring West Coast up-and-comer YG. I think it's safe to assume we're gonna have an album cycle soon, but I can't say this track here has gotten me excited for it.

For one, YG doesn't do the track any favors. Without a catchy hook and a DJ Mustard beat, he's rendered completely uninteresting. He's like a hype man whose part went on too long. I don't mind Ferg's verses at all, which are loaded with personality and his typically wild inflections--especially on the last verse. However, the hook here is a real dud. The fact the beat redundantly hangs around the same melody during the chorus doesn't exactly make the transition from the verse exciting either.

All in all, it's a pretty underwhelming introduction to Ferg's next project. Hopefully, his future material is more explosive. Check a review for Ferg's last album right here.