Since hitting it big in the early '10s with the success of Rocky, A$AP Mob have been known to buck expectations of what New York rappers should sound and dress like. Though usually coming in the form of paeans to Houston's sound, EDM collabos or fashion-forward trendiness, the Mob's latest example of rule-breaking comes from A$AP Bari (AKA Young Lord, apparently), who's practically made a second home for himself in London. Today, he appears on grime veteran Skepta's new banger "It Ain't Safe."
The UK rapper -- who recently made big waves with his verse on Ace Hood's "Supposed To Do" -- has also previously worked with NYC's Ratking. Don't let the N.W.A.-inspired artwork and/or Skepta's nationality mislead you though -- "It Ain't Safe" sounds like a grimy reinterpretation of Mike WiLL's "Move That Dope" beat, with Skepta adopting a surprisingly Juicy J-esque flow.
Let us know if you're feeling it.
I sold -- had them bust him on the road
Crack residue in the buttons on my phone
Black leather boots when I run into your home
Ring ring, pussy, it's your mommy on the phone