Jim Jones and A$AP Ferg are well on their way to becoming rap’s version of 10 time WCC Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat. While real life brothers Booker T and Stevie Ray became huge stars before parting ways and going solo, Jones and Ferg are doing things backward. The two are established names in the rap game, and their recent work together demonstrates the explosive chemistry that they have when pairing together.
Following on from last week’s Finesse, featuring Rich Homie Quan and Desiigner, Jones and Ferg put their rap prowess to the test on The Drumatics and Mike WiLL Made It produced Harlem, staking their claim as the latest rap tag team to bring the heat.
The beat for Harlem is ferocious, with Jones adapting to the modern sounds while keeping things gangster as Ferg spits rapid fire bars about how he’s “Swaggin’ so hard, fucked a grandma.”
The biggest downfall with Harlem is it’s under two minutes long and leaves you wanting more. Ferg’s sophomore album, Always Strive And Prosper, drops this Friday, and although Jones doesn’t appear, if Harlem and Finesse are a taste of what the two can cook up in the booth, I’m hoping some kind of project is in the works for later in the year.