As part of its ongoing Sunday Routine series, A$AP Ferg recently connected with The New York Times to share a glimpse of his weekly Sunday rituals. Although he’s rarely home, the Harlem rapper explains in the interview that he always tries to keep Sundays for himself in order to recharge, pamper himself a bit, catch up with family & friends, and of course, chill on his couch. Read an excerpt from the interview below and check out the full New York Times piece. Also be sure to listen to A$AP Ferg’s new “East Coast” remix featuring A$AP Rocky.
I wake up early. Well, I say early. Probably like 12 in the afternoon, or 10. And then, I eat breakfast. I eat healthy. Egg whites, turkey bacon, chicken sausage. If not, I just go to the corner store, and I get me a turkey bacon, egg and cheese.
ON THE REGULAR
I just do my little stroll through Harlem. I sometimes go to a trustworthy restaurant — I call it my trusty. I go there, you know, every other Sunday. Marcus Samuelsson, he’s the owner of Red Rooster, and he’s my neighbor. I read up on him and saw him saying, “I’m opening a restaurant in Harlem.” It was interesting that he was opening the Red Rooster in Harlem, which was also open back in the day. He just brought it back. And I was just like, “Man, I’ve got to go try this out.”
I definitely get a haircut every Sunday. I have a few different barbers. I have a barber in L.A. I got two barbers in New York, just in case one is not available. Barbers are important. They come to my house, and they set up and they give me facials and massages. I have one pretty busy one; he cuts a lot of celebrities. The other one is just as good, but he has a shop in the Heights.
I was going to Kendrick’s concert later. And I wanted to jazz up my jeans, so I was like, “A’ight, I need an outfit. I’m going to get real creative.” I’m in the middle of painting some canvas pieces, so I have paint in the crib. I just pulled it out. And I just started painting on my jeans. I went to art school, so I’ve been painting for some years now. I probably would have to say about 10 years.
- The New York Times
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- Ryan Christopher Jones/The New York Times
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