Three days of Life Is Beautiful is a lot. The fine folks at the festival and at Marquee Nightclub are aware of this, and they’ve graciously positioned the official afterparty on Monday night to allow you a few hours of rest and recuperation before heading out to the Cosmopolitan to catch A$AP Ferg.
The 29-year-old Harlem-bred emcee, also set to take the LIB stage on Sunday, has been giving back to his hometown through music this year, first with “Harlem Anthem” on the Uncle Drew soundtrack and then, last month, with new single “Brag.” Over the Frankie P-produced track, Ferg rhymes about growing up, eating duck sauce sandwiches and coming a long way from “having roaches in the cabinets.” Part of the Adidas Track for Track promotion, the song dropped in conjunction with a new shoe design and the company’s project to refurbish an old running track in Harlem.
Ferg just put the finishing touches on his next album and will likely tease new tracks at the festival and at Marquee. “I can’t let the cat out the hat yet, but it’s a huge producer. I mean, he’s huge to me,” he told Esquire. “He’s made a lot of songs that the world loves. We just finished the album officially. It sounded really good; it sounded like my best music. Scary that it sounds so good.”
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AFTERPARTY WITH A$AP FERG September 24, 10:30 p.m., $30-$40. Marquee, 702-333-9000.