Interview by: Martin Bauman
Fresno's finest, Fashawn
, is a name you should definitely get familiar with. The 24-year old Central Cali emcee has made a name for himself in recent years, after teaming up with Exile to release his debut album, Boy Meets World
, in 2009 - an album that has been dubbed a "modern day classic." Since his debut, Fashawn has graced the 2010 XXL Freshmen
cover, and shared the stage with the likes of Rakim and Wiz Khalifa, having earned the respect of both generations of hip-hop - a gap he bridges with Murs in their recent album, This Generation
. Now, Fashawn is poised to make his solo return to the mic with the long-awaited release of Champagne and Styrofoam Cups
(due November 20th), followed by the much-anticipated sequel to Boy Meets World
, The Ecology
, next year. The Come Up Show caught up with Fashawn leading up to the release of Champagne and Styrofoam Cups
, and looked back on his career so far, as well as what lies ahead. We discussed C&S
, how he feels about The Ecology
, the verse that changed his life, and much more.
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