Both a half decade into their careers, co-headliners A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez are very much on the rise. Behind A$AP Rocky, Ferg is often seen as the A$AP Mob's Scottie Pippen, but that doesn't give him quite enough credit. His animated rapping and energy are absolutely crucial to the Harlem collective and its aesthetic. First emerging on Rocky's "Kissin' Pink" and as an integral part of A$AP's crew mixtape, Lord$ Never Worry
, Ferg's forward-thinking sound has always been post-regional. His new Always Strive and Prosper
album is heavy on major guest appearances, but it also features Ferg's increasingly focused lyricism, which frequently touches on his family. Meanwhile, Toronto's Tory Lanez has come into his own as one of his city's finest musical exports. Lanez turned down a spot on this year's coveted XXL Freshman cover, presumably because he doesn't see himself as a freshman. After all, he's been connected with established superstars like Justin Bieber going as far back as 2010. He's known for his singles "Say It" and "LA Confidential," as well as guesting on songs like Meek Mill's thunderous "Lord Knows." With MadeinTyo and Rocky Diamonds. All ages.