Archive for Fashawn

Album Update: Murs & Fashawn, This Generation

Posted in Album Update, Audio, Media with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Tim Althaus

I was on Facebook today, and I randomly scrolled over the album cover because I thought it was just a track; sometimes I don’t know what I would do without Facebook because it seems like I always stumble across new music material via my news feed. I was completely oblivious to this, but apparently Murs & Fashawn are teaming up to release a full-length album produced entirely by Beatnick & K-Salaam. The project will be released on Duck Down Records, and it will hit stores on September 25th.

Whether you realize it or not, Murs is an O.G. and a legend in the West Coast Hip-Hop game; he’s collaborated with the best of them, and he gets mad respect from cats all across the nation. He even teamed up with Guerilla Union to start the Paid Dues concert series – which is a big deal in the Hip-Hop community.

Fashawn is one of the best emcees from the Left Coast, and I’ve been itching to hear a proper release from Fashawn since he dropped Boy Meets World – his classic debut album. He’s dropped a few mixtapes in the interim, but I’m glad to see that he’s dropping another official studio album. I’m hoping – even though it may be a little ambitious – that Fash will drop his Sophomore album The Ecology sometime this year; any time that Fashawn and Exile team up, it’s an instant recipe for greatness.

You can peep the album’s lead single (“Flash Gordan”) and tracklisting down below.


Fashawn & Exile, “Oh Word (Keep on Rising)”

Posted in Audio, Media with tags , , , on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by Tim Althaus

I really hope that this means Fashawn & Exile are close to finishing Fashawn’s sophomore effort The Ecolog; Boy Meets World is still one of my favorite albums to this day. I spotted this gem at 2DopeBoyz yesterday, and needless to say, I fucking love it. The chemistry that is shown between Fash & Ex is amazing; even though Exile is a below average emcee, his style blends very well with Fashawn’s witty wordplay. Even though Exile doesn’t spit bars that will leave your face molten, he makes beats that surely will; I don’t think I’ve heard an Exile beat that I wasn’t a fan of.

Download: Fashawn & Exile, “Oh Word (Keep on Rising)”

Fashawn, “Hard” (Freestyle)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Tim Althaus

This kid is seriously the shit. I love everything that he comes out with, and I really look forward to following his career in the Hip-Hop game. Fashawn was recently chosen for this year’s XXL Freshmen 10 for 2010, and this is one of his cuts off of the XXL mixtape. This shit seriously does go hard, and I think it’s tenfold better than the original Rhianna track. You may remember that Royce completely nuked this track a while back with his brother Kid Vishis, and I think Fashawn does pretty close to the same thing.

Download: Fashawn, “Hard” (Freestyle)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Fashawn’s XXL Freshmen of 2010 Freestyle

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Tim Althaus

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For those of you who have been following my writing, you know that Fashawn is one of my favorite emcees. His album Boy Meets World is a regular spin for me, and I think the kid is going to be doing big things; Apparently XXL thinks the same thing. Fashawn is the number four freshmen, and this is his promo video with a nice little thirty second freestyle. If you haven’t done yourself the favor of buying Boy Meets World, it’s probably about time that you do; don’t sleep on this kid.

Fashawn, Boy Meets World (Artwork & Tracklisting)

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Boy Meets World

Here’s an album that is way off of the hype meter for me. October 20th can not come soon enough. As I’ve mentioned at least 15 times, Fashawn’s album Boy Meets World comes out next month. Chances are, it is going to be one of the best debuts I’ve ever heard. The album is produced entirely by Exile, and it features Evidence, Blu, Aloe Blacc and more. Make sure you go out and cop this album. Support real Hip-Hop. Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading

Fashawn, “Life as a Shorty” (Video)

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, September 18, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Boy Meets World is almost here. Here is Fash’s incredibly dope video for the track “Life as a Shorty”, and it was directed by Punit Dhesi.  I love everything about this video, definitely a dope concept. October 20th people…

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Evidence, Rakaa & Fashawn Freestyle to “H.N.I.C.”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Damn these cats are incredible. I don’t really have to say much more than that. You all should do yourself a favor and watch some of the best cats in the game do their thing off the top of the knot.

*Side Note: Evidence is still a fucking beast.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Fashawn & Alchemist, The Antidote (Mixtape) (Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

The Antidote

This is what I am talking about. Thank you Shake. Here is some material to hold you over until Boy Meets World hits the shelves on October 20th. This is an 11 track mixtape with Fash on the mic, and ALC on the production boards. Good Lord, this shit is going to go hard as hell. I have it downloading at this very moment, and you should to. Follow me after the jump for the tracklist and download link. Continue reading

Fashawn is “Lost in New York”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Here is yet another cut from Fashawn & Alchemist off of the mixtape The Antidote, which drops tomorrow. This track is called “Lost in New York”, and it comes to us from Meka over at 2DopeBoyz. Much like the track I posted yesterday, “Fash Plays it Cool“, Fashawn shows off that liquid smooth flow of his over some incredible Alchemist beats. I can’t wait for this mixtape to drop tomorrow, you know you will be able to find it here.

Download: Fashawn, “Lost in New York” (Prod. By Alchemist)

“Fash Plays it Cool”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by Tim Althaus

The Antidote

Thanks to Shake for the heads-up on this gem. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Fashawn is going to be putting out a mixtape entitled The Antidote that is solely produced by Alchemist. This is the first leak off of the mixtape, and it is called “Fash Plays it Cool”. This track is incredibly fresh, and it makes me want to hear the finished project even more. Fashawn is one of the dopest emcees on the West Coast right now, and as you know Alchemist is very nice with the beats. These two getting together is something that should happen way more often. Even though I’ve said it at least a million times, make sure you go out and get Boy Meets World when it drops on October 20th.

Download: Fashawn, “Fash Plays it Cool” (Prod. By Alchemist)