Darold D. Brown Ferguson Jr., known by his stage name, A$AP FERG is an American artist from Harlem, New York most known for his rapping and songwriting abilities. Ferg was born on October 20, 1988, in Harlem, NY to Trinidadian parents. His father, Darold Ferguson, owned a Harlem boutique and printed shirts and designed logos for record labels; including designing the Bad Boy records logo. Before starting his music career, A$AP Ferg was heavily into Art and Design. Inspired by his father, who died of kidney failure, he ended up studying fashion and fine arts at the High School of Art & Design. While in school, Ferg began launching his ”Devoni Clothing", through which he designed and distributed high-end belts, which had been worn by Chris Brown and Swizz Beats before his rap fame.