(AllHipHop News) Back in 1998, DMX helped shift the sound of mainstream Hip Hop from the "Shiny Suit Era" back to gritty street rap with his breakout hit "Get At Me Dog" featuring Sheek Louch. Fellow East Coast emcee A$AP Ferg chose to celebrate that classic record.
Ferg linked up with his A$AP Mob comrade A$AP Rocky for the new single "Pups." The song uses the beat from "Get At Me Dog" and the chorus is an interpolation of X's It's Dark and Hell Is Hot track.
"Me being a DMX fan since day one, all the way back to Trap Lord. My first album cover was inspired by DMX," explained Ferg in an interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
The Harlem-bred spitter added, "We did ["Pups"] actually before X got out of jail. I didn't even know he was getting out like a week after we did that song. So it was like paying homage to him. My boy Frankie P worked on the beat, he reworked it, added some 808s, and we just brought it up to date."
A$AP Ferg also confirmed his next body of work will be an EP titled Concrete Chandeliers. He stated, "The project is about being from the hood, but having an intellectual mindset and going out and getting elegant things and doing elegant projects."