Skrillex has been on a serious hip-hop binge, and A$AP Ferg is the latest to recruit the world’s most in-demand producer.
Titled “Hungry Ham,” the track is part of Ferg’s forthcoming album Always Strive And Prosper, and it summons the quirky production of Jack Ü more than the scintillating design of Skrillex. At first listen, it might seem a bit overbearing, but after a couple play-throughs, you’ll begin to see the meaning laden throughout.
The sophomore album is set to feature Missy Elliott, Future, Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign and Chris Brown, in addition to production from Clams Casino, Lex Luger, DJ Khalil, and Stargate. While this collaboration with Skrillex might receive mixed reviews, Stereogum explains “Hungry Ham” rather well:
‘Hungry Ham’ — though electro-leaning, club-friendly, and easily able to traverse a broad range of fans — is all about the block Ferg grew up on. Ferg kicks off his first verse with, ‘Grandma used to call me Mickey Mouse/ But I’m no rat… Seen my niggas’ family members bugging off of the crack/ Your uncle smell like shit like he got garbage in his ass.’
Check out the track via the player above and let us know what you think.