Published on August 14th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Live Session: Fred The Godson Talks Ppcoming ‘Gordo’ Project And Being Indie!
Counting down to Fred The Godson’s ‘Gordo’ mixtape which drops on August 18th on Datpiff, the South Bronx rapper teased fans with another fire joint from his long awaited project. The new joint, “Different Scenario,” is laced in his NYC hip-hop swag and features Jim Jones, Jaquae, and Vado.
Fred The Godson first appeared on the national radar after being named a XXL Freshman alongside Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and Mac Miller in 2011. The South Bronx native is a respected emcee and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Pusha-T, Raekwon, Kevin Gates, French Montana, Jadakiss and more. His mixtapes have had millions of impressions on Datpiff and as a staple on the New York hip-hop scene, Fred The Godson frequently appears on radio shows on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex and DJ Enuff, The Breakfast Club on Power 105, and Sway In The Morning on Sirius Radio.
Since his freshman class induction, Fred has been not only working with top names in hip-hop but also honing his craft and building friendships and relationships throughout the industry. After several years of, Fred The Godson is putting the final touches on what will be his long awaited debut studio album. The album is slated for a 2017 release and features hip-hop heavyweights Rick Ross, Fat Joe and many more.
The Hype Magazine got Fred The Godson to weigh in on a few things during a “Live Session” segment discussing not only his impending mixtape but also the process to creating a major solo release as an indie artist. Certain artists exhibit a lifelong respect for mother Hip-Hop and the teachings of the culture and Fred is one of those “REAL ONES” in this writer’s opinion. I’d been watching him since he began to make his mark and his movement is legit on all levels, he’s also catching on to the importance of getting first count on his own money which is why he’s held off on accepting several deal offers from the majors. Tune in!
Bonus: G5 featuring the lyrical ripper Dave East is the precursor to his latest single Different Scenario and it was fair warning of what is to come from Fred…BOTH joints get a 5/5 for me and I’m not a huge mixtape guy but I’m excited about what this cat brings to the culture and will be on standby for both the free free as well as the upcoming album!