This post isn’t as much about the video as it is a chance to say publicly something I’ve been meaning to say for a couple months now. A$AP Ant had some of the best stage presence I’ve ever seen during the Mob’s SXSW showcase that I caught in mid-March. They – Ant, Nast and Twelvyy – took the stage right before Lil B, and it ended up being one of my favorite performances I saw all week even though my expectations were low considering there was no Ferg or Rocky. And much of that had to do with Ant. He emceed the performance, and even when he didn’t have a mic in his hand, he was impossible to ignore. More crews need someone like A$AP Ant.
All that said, this “Chiraq Freestyle” is tight, and the shoutout from Based God halfway through is worthy of a post all its own. Watch above, and stay tuned for more.