A$AP Ferg collects his third Hot 100 hit with Still Striving mixtape track "Plain Jane," which peaks at No. 54 for the chart dated Nov. 18. Below, the Harlem rapper recounts how he chose to sample a classic Three 6 Mafia beat for the new track, his tour packing essentials and how a family surprise made his 30th birthday one to remember.
You sample Three 6 Mafia’s signature “Slob on My Knob” beat for “Plain Jane.” What made you rework that track?
People [usually] send me beats, but this time I was in the car with my uncle, and we were going hard to “Slob on My Knob.” I was like, “Hold up, nobody did this song over yet?” That song meant so much to me. [Three 6 Mafia’s] Juicy J was one of the first guys to take me on tour. I wanted to make him proud.