Wednesday, May 25, 2011
1. Welcome 2 Hell (Produced by Havoc)
2. Fastlane (Produced by Supa Dups)
3. The Reunion (Produced by Sid Roams)
4. Above the Law (Produced by Mr. Porter)
5. I’m On Everything Ft. Mike Epps (Produced by Mr. Porter)
6. A Kiss (Produced by Bangladesh)
7. Lighters Ft. Bruno Mars (Produced by Eminem, The SmeeZingtons & Battle Roy)
8. Take from Me (Produced by Mr. Porter)
9. Loud Noises Ft. Slaughterhouse (Produced by Mr. Porter)
Are you excited yet? The EP drops June 14th!
Omar Burgess of HipHopDX did a nice write-up of Fashawn recently. Check out part of it here and read the full editorial over at HipHopDX by clicking below.
Fashawn: Class of 2009, School of EcologyContinue Reading...
Interview enough rappers and you can tell when one of them is giving you a rehearsed answer. After about two sentences, they go all monotone on you and each sentence is littered with clichés like, “I just do what I do,” typically followed by “you know what I’m sayin’?” So, for me, one of the best ways to gauge someone’s level of respect within the industry is to ask a fellow emcee and see what kind of answer they offer. In the case of Fashawn, people get animated when they talk about the Fresno-bred spitter.
“There’s something special about Fashawn,” Brother Ali offered, when Rhymesayers handpicked Fash to headline their 2010 Breaking Dawn Tour. For the uninitiated, the Breaking Dawn Tour was set up to either introduce or reintroduce Rhymesayers’ artists and affiliates to markets they didn’t traditionally do well in. They hit a few of the normal hotspots, but there were also nights when cities like Ashville, North Carolina or Des Moines, Iowa would get a visit from the heavy set, while, Muslim, albino emcee and his young, black, tattooed touring partner from Fresno—all as the country’s racist undercurrent of Tea Partying and Birthing was starting to peak. One night in particular stood out for Ali.
“They had a big showcase at SOB’s, and all the Hip Hop press was there,” Ali explained. “I’m sure a lot of pretty girls were there; everybody had their best chain on. And Fashawn missed it because he was on our little tour. I think we were in North Dakota that day, and Fashawn was just so happy to be there rocking. After we finish, we’re loading out and we couldn’t find him. He was in the parking lot surrounded by a crowd of fans freestyling with them. There were probably 200 people total at that show, but they’ll never forget him.”
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