A$AP Ferg, Cash Cash perform at Spring Concert
Every year, the students and faculty of ASuop put on an incredible spring concert, and this year, on April 8, was no exception. A few weeks before the event, The Lair hosted a Spring Concert release party where it was announced that hip-hop artist A$AP Ferg would be performing at the annual event.
The Harlem native was to be joined by the electronic dance music trio Cash Cash, whose members hail from New Jersey.
Born Darold Ferguson, Jr., 27-year-old A$AP Ferg first rose to prominence in the rap world when he joined high school friend and fellow rapper A$AP Rocky in becoming part of the rap collective A$AP Mob.
He collaborated with various artists and was featured in a number of songs before signing his own record deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music in 2013.
A$AP Ferg released his debut album, “Trap Lord,” in 2013 to success both commercially and among critics. It earned him the title of “Rookie of the Year” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. He followed that up with the mixtape “Ferg Forever” the following year, which was also received well by fans and critics. Ferg will release his second studio album this year on a date that has yet to be revealed.
The other act who took the stage at this year’s Spring Concert was the EDM group Cash Cash. Comprised of Samuel Frisch and brothers Alex and Jean Paul Makhlouf, the trio emerged on the musical map when they signed with Universal Republic Records in 2008. Their first album, “Take it to the Floor,” was released that year to generally positive reviews. The group then toured extensively before releasing their next album in 2011, “Love or Lust.” They released another album in 2012, “The Beat Goes On.”
Cash Cash has put together many popular remixes over the years, including versions of Katy Perry’s “Birthday,” Bruno Mars’s “Treasure” and Capital Cities’s “Safe and Sound.” They are probably most well known for their 2013 single “Take Me Home,” featuring Bebe Rexha, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
As always, the event had an incredible turnout, and students danced the night away at the Stockton Arena from 8-11p.m. The exciting combination of artists also brought out many fans from around the community, who enjoyed the music alongside the students.
We can all applaud the hard work and dedication of the ASuop team for the success of the concert.
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