Ferg has given back to his hometown in a major way.
The “Work” rapper hosted the first health fair in New York City’s borough of Harlem, which provided the youth with beneficial health services, and personal DJ-ing lessons from the Jam Master Jay Foundation and Scratch DJ Academy.
In partnership with The Children’s Village and People of Peace, the event was inspired by the A$AP Mob member’s late father.
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My father D-Ferg senior died of kidney failure 3 days before my 17th b-day , 3 days before he was suppose to get his transplant . Yesterday I did the 1st annual #fergfair in honor of him. The way it worked was you show up to the event and get schooled on your health status to see a free show with me and some surprise guest. The #fergfair was a success yesterday and I appreciate everybody that came out to support the cause.💪🏾🙏🏾 Pic by: @armaniortiz
In a statement to Global Grind, Ferg said, “Growing up, my Dad always emphasized the vitality of giving back to the community and making sure we never gave up on our dreams. His encouragement motivated me to never settle and he’s the reason I am where I am today, but I’m not the only one.”
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He continued, “My dad spent his life helping kids in the community stay off the streets and make something of themselves. He may be gone but his legacy lives on through the people of our neighborhood and all the lives he touched.”
Pic from the Ferg Health Fair yesterday . Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Cause. #fergfair #fergforever Pic by : @idemandpop A photo posted by asapferg (@asapferg) on
The event ended with a performance by the man of the hour himself.