Harlem’s A$AP Ferg is back with the head-banger called East Coast featuring Bronx’s very own Remy Ma. East Coast is the first single off Ferg’s third studio album entitled Still Striving. On this “reccid” (record) our faces are scrunched up from the back to back hard bars. Remy Ma is throwing “hella” (a lot of) shots on East Coast to Nicki Minaj, following the aggression of her diss track called Shether.
Mr East Coast A$AP Ferg
I do not think this is homage to Dr Evil in Austin Powers though!
As we all know, New York City on the East Coast of America is the birthplace of Hip Hop. New York City comprises of the five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. In the mid 90s through to the early 2000’s the East Coast ran Hip Hop with their incredible talent roster. Nowadays, the same two questions are lobbied at artists hailing from the East Coast:
What do you think of the current state of New York Hip Hop?
How did New York fall off?
RIP D Ferg.. I’m with my same gang!
D Ferg aka Darold Ferguson was a real G
Here he is pictured with son A$AP Ferg
The energy is high in this motherfucker as East Coast reminds me of songs such as Ante Up by MOP. East Coast is a larger than life visual which is by design to make the concept pop even more. You can eyeball cameo appearances from rappers such as French Montana and fellow A$AP Mob member, A$AP Rocky.
East Coast Production
DJ Khalil and Tariq Beats produced East Coast, which is ironic as they both hail from the West Coast. Geography aside, it is a high tempo instrumental so it does what it was intended to do.
General consensus by way of YouTube comments is Remy Ma snapped on this reccid. Candidly speaking, Remy has unquestionably hard bars but her delivery is not always hitting, respectfully. On East Coast, her bars and delivery married to get these internet niggas in a frenzy.
This was Remy Ma’s energy on East Coast
She dragged a bitch!
Respect to Ferg but if anything Remy’s bars were the standout aspect of East Coast. Repeated shots at Nicki Minaj where she questions Nicki’s character in and out the booth.
You don’t own nothin’, you so frontin’
You Joe Budden, you pump it up
See, these hoes be luckin’ up
Try to be down, they suckin’ up
I go nuts, I mean pecan
Turn the beat on and I fuck it up
The bar’s low, I brung it up
And y’all hoes just stunk it up
I been one, you been done
A song with this East Coast concept would have been popping in 2004 but today is a new day. I cannot see me really going back to this tune but it will bang in the club.
The beat is sure to get you amp and if I was a gym head I am sure I could do hella curls and bench press the whole fucking gym to this, respectfully.