Asap Ferg, Metropolis, November 30th

Photo Credit: Jason Bergman 

If there is one word to describe the Asap Ferg Turnt & Burnt experience, it would have to be: energetic. 

On Wednesday November 30th, American rapper Asap Ferg heated up the city by bringing the Turnt & Burnt tour to Metropolis, with Young Mob associates, Playboi Carti and Rob $tone in attendance as well. 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I am pretty sure they don’t play trap music during hot yoga sessions. If they do, it would feel something like being at the front of a Ferg show. Turnt & Burnt is a most fitting title to the show, as I found myself drenched in sweat after just a few songs from the rapper. As someone who has pushed and shoved his way through too many mosh pits to count, I can say that the Trap Lord’s performance brought out the best of his fans. Ferg performed the crowd favorites “Uzi Gang” “Shabba Ranks” and “Work Remix”, while including some deep cuts to his performance like “Psycho” as well. Ferg of course dedicated an early part of the show to his departed friend Asap Yams. The song “New Level”, which came during the “Burnt” part of the show, was dedicated to Kanye West who was in the hospital at the time. 

Still, as fun as it was to pay attention to the pandemonium from the crowd, it was the live visuals that stole the show. From beginning to end, Ferg was backed by some of the most insane on stage visuals I have ever seen. Lazer eyed terminator robots, flamethrowing skulls, thunderstorms, and of course the irresistible cozy tapes vol. 1 album cover, all appeared behind Ferg as he performed. Montréal was one of the last of Asap Ferg’s stops on this tour, and he showed no sign of fatigue. From beginning to end, “Shabba Ranks” to “Psycho”, Ferg gave the crowd what they came for, along with a few water bottles, and proved why he is one of the best rappers out.