A$AP Mob and AWGE, a creative agency founded by A$AP Rocky, continue their 2017 hot streak during the last month of summer with an August takeover, aptly titled AWGEST. Throughout the month, the NYC rap collective will see the long-awaited debut release from A$AP Twelvyy, a new mega mixtape from A$AP Ferg and the much anticipated A$AP Mob follow-up to their 2016 release, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends -.
As previously announced, first up is A$AP Twelvyy with the release his debut studio album 12 on August 4th (A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records). Twelvyy has teased the release with four big and buzzy tracks – the Sampha-sampling “Strapped,” the indie-rock royalty homage “Yea Yea Yea (Maps),” “Diamonds,” sampling Phantogram and featuring A$AP Rocky and the recently released “Periodic Table.” The album also boasts appearances from A$AP Mob, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, production from Harry Fraud, P on the Boards, Hector Delgado and more, as well as special guests Michael Rapaport and Fredro Starr.
On August 18th, A$AP Ferg will follow up his critically acclaimed album Always Strive And Prosper with a new mixtape titled Still Striving (A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds/RCA Records). The Traplord has been recently dropping new songs in anticipation of its release, including “Plain Jane” and “Aww Yeah” featuring Lil Yachty. His anthemic hit single “East Coast” gets the remix treatment on the forthcoming mixtape, featuring Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, French Montana, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg. Still Striving will be available for pre-order on August 4th and will include instant downloads of “East Coast” remix and “Plain Jane.”
In advance of their massive fall US Too Cozy Tour, A$AP Mob will round out the month with the release of their new album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy (A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds/RCA Records) on
August 25th. The ode to one of fashion’s greatest, featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean, premiered “RAF” on Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show in May and arrived to critical adoration across the board. “RAF” has now reached over 50 million combined audio streams and video views worldwide across all digital platforms. The video features Rocky, Carti and Quavo modeling both new and rare, limited edition pieces from the Raf Simons archives.
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