How ASAP Ferg, Rapper, Spends His Sundays

ASAP Ferg is hardly ever home. The rapper and fashion designer, born Darold Ferguson Jr., just wrapped up a tour, visited Russia last month and will soon go to South Africa and Australia. His second mixtape, “Still Striving,” will be released this month, which will mean more trips. Rarely is he able to sneak a few days in Harlem, where he grew up and still lives. Even then, he’ll often stay busy, with studio sessions and appearances in between shows that cause the days to blur together. But Sundays are for him. He recharges and catches up with his friends and family and, among other things, sits very still on his couch. If you squint, his Sundays kind of look like ours.

DEFINE ‘EARLY’ 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.

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With friends at the restaurant Fumo in Harlem.

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Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times

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.”

GROOM 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.

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Getting a haircut and a shave at home.

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Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times

SIGNATURE LOOK 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…

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