When I say A$AP Ferg’s “Hood Pope” was one of my favorite songs of 2013, I mean I couldn’t go 60 seconds some days without emulating the mournfully crooned multi-syllabic “Oooohhhhh” that kicks off the chorus. So I’m delighted to report that the song now has a video featuring Ferg cruising through Harlem, rounding up hard-luck children, baptizing them into the Church of Ferg, and… ascending to heaven? Sure, why not. Shomi Patwary and Ferg co-directed the clip, which accents pained emotional depth with slight absurdity in a way that matches the music. Belooooooow, watch him sing his song, and if you’re feeling shit, motherfucker sing along.
Trap Lord is out now via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA.