Looks like Ski Mask is on Ferg's radar.
In the sea of rising talent in South Florida and among a very distinctive new class of rappers in 2017, Ski Mask the Slump God has secured his place as one of the more promising artists to make his way onto the scene in recent times.
It seems that we aren’t the only ones taking notice as Ski Mask recently took to Twitter to reveal just who else has had their eye on his music when he posted a screenshot of rapper A$AP Ferg making his way into his DMs and shooting him his number.
“What’s up kid,” Ferg greeted. “Hit me let’s work.”
This Is Things I Live For , I'm Grateful pic.twitter.com/gUXE6ky7Cn— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) August 21, 2017
While the “let’s work” phrase has transformed into something of a running joke as creatives grow wary of those who lack any semblance of real dedication, we’re sure hearing it come from A$AP Ferg is something more of a proud feat, and now signals the possibility of new tunes from Ski Mask and the New Yorker.
Most recently, A$AP Ferg dropped off his Still Striving project, the third studio album of his catalog. If anything, the 14-track piece certainly put Ferg’s collaborative skills to the test as he recruits a slew of modern heavyweights in the forms of Meek Mill, Dave East, Nav, Playboi Carti, Migos, and French Montana to bring it all together.
As for Ski Mask the Slump God, he also recently announced a collaboration with Lil Yachty on the horizon when he tweeted out that he and Lil Boat had hopped on a TM88-produced joint.
While 2017 has seen the spotlight fixated on the likes of XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, and Smokepurpp as representatives of a particular sound in South Florida, Ski has steadily carved out his own lane as he finds himself among a host of venerable newcomers.
So far, he’s definitely made his mark with the likes of Missy Elliott displaying their support of the young rapper.
No word yet on when these upcoming collabs will be making their debut or if they'll be appearing on his forthcoming The Book of Eli.
We’ll keep an eye out for further developments.