Ferg Drops ASAP From His Name For New Release, "MDMX": Fans React

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Ferg is forging his own path.

Ferg has shared his first song since dropping the ASAP moniker from his name, prompting surprise and concern from fans of the group on social media. The long-time ASAP Mob member shared a music video for the track, "MDMX," on his YouTube page, on Monday.

Fans had mixed responses to the move. Many expressed their shock such as one user who commented on the video: "Ferg took A$AP out his name???" Another fan remarked: "Damn the Era of Ferg (No ASAP)." Others were more confident in Ferg choosing to carve his own path. "It's weird without A$AP, but guess he went his own way," one fan commented. One more wrote: "A$AP not being in his name isn't that big a deal, the spirit of the collective died with Yams. Good to see Ferg back at it."

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Ferg previously announced his decision to drop ASAP from his name after inking a deal with JAY-Z's Roc Nation back in 2021. In a press release from the time, the imprint said: “Ferg is very much still part of the Mob, and is A$AP Ferg within A$AP Mob… Ferg as an individual artist and with his solo career is Ferg.” In that vein, Ferg recently linked up with ASAP Rocky on Instagram Live to tease new music.

Ferg Shares Music Video For "MDMX"

Rocky previously discussed his relationship with Ferg during an appearance on Drink Champs in 2020. He said at the time: "Everything’s lovely, man. We all blessed to be here. Everybody doing they thing and everybody’s eclectically kind of like progressively being creative, doing they own thing… The hardest thing to do is to keep a group together and sh*t like that. That’s the hardest thing, bro." Be on the lookout for further updates on Ferg on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.