The Turnt x Burnt Tour featuring A$AP Ferg hit NYC like a ton of bricks with an epic DJ set plus a special guest appearance by Harlem hip-hop royalty Jim Jones, which rounded out the crazy energy of the the young Harlem crew, A$AP Mob.
The opening set by DJ Spin King brought the everyone to the appropriate trap energy level, dropping small snippets of every hit on the radio today. The young crowd responded to the ADD style by moshing and going insane with every new drop – and they came about every 15 second. If anyone gets the new mentality of the Instagram video generation, it’s DJ Spin King.
Hints kept being dropped about a “special guest” who was “known to everyone in Harlem”. When Jim Jones – legendary Dipset rapper and reality TV star – hit the stage in all red and a starter jacket, the crowd realized just how special the guest was. The adults in the crowd – and there weren’t many – responded to the throwback Harlem vibe. Jimmy got the most response when he performed “Ballin”” – a classic – but then also dropped his new song “Nasty Girl”.
After Jim Jones and another opener, the crowd was getting excited for Ferg. When he finally came out to the intro from the classic A$AP Mob mixtape “Lord$ Never Worry”, the audience contracted toward the stage, ready to turn up.
Ferg was smart with how he brought out his A$AP mob brothers – strategically and in small doses. After playing “Fuck Out My Face solo”, he brought out A$AP Nast, who is having a moment with his new song “Trillmatic”. The throw-back beat allowed Nast to own the stage for his own song, before the crew of around 20 A$AP guys hit the stage.
The crowd onstage performed tracks from “Lords Never Worry” to the eager audience, peaking with “Persian Wine”. The lyrics “I’mma ride for my niggas // Tote crime for my niggas // Pull a 9 for my niggas Drunk drive with my niggas Get high with my niggas” never seemed realer than when all of A$AP Mob is there backing Ferg.
The crowd showed love for the Trap Lords solo efforts, chanting throughout the night for “Hood Pope”. Finally Ferg delivered and performed the trippy hit to a church-like atmosphere:
A$AP Rocky came out last for “Shabba Ranks” to show support, welcomed by a screaming crowd. The entire 20 guys of A$AP mob provided background vocals to the rasta-trap anthem.
After a short break filled with more more killer DJing, everyone knew Ferg had to come back out to play the hit “Work”. When he did come back, Rocky introducing him and asked New York to “turn the fuck up”. Everyone took that seriously, and crowd made sure nothing was left on the table after the finale track.
A$AP Mob is the most punk rock, dont-give-a-fuck crew out there, and their live show reflects that. Showing up late, smashing bottles and crowdsurfing are all expected, as it should be for rockstars. For the young Harlem crew to bring out a OG like Jim Jones shows that A$AP has respect for its roots, and for the scene. It takes a lot of be both ignorant and trill, and the whole A$AP crew does it like no one else.