In January 2013, Ferg signed a solo record deal with Polo Grounds and RCA, the same labels that helped launch A$AP Worldwide. Two years prior, Ferg’s A$AP Mob cohorts A$AP Rocky and the late A$AP Yams, negotiated their own respective deal in 2011. His debut album Trap Lord was released on August 20, 2013 and was met with generally positive reviews. On April 22, 2016, Ferg released his second studio album, Always Strive and Prosper. On August 18, 2017, Ferg released his second mixtape, Still Striving.