Despite only being 19 years old, West Coast emcee Fashawn raps like a 10-year-plus veteran. Taking a major step toward giving “‘90s babies” a leg up in the current hip-hop landscape, the Fresno native recently released a mixtape with Mick Boogie, entitled One Shot One Kill. On Our Way, Fashawn describes the gritty street life with a somewhat old-school/conscious kind of flow, sort of like Dilated Peoples. That comparison didn’t pop out of thin air; Evidence, the group’s frontman, joins Fashawn’s “way” with his unique combination of wit and humor. With a DJ Premier/Statik Selektah-like beat from fellow Californian Exile, Our Way proves that strong, lyrical emceeing isn’t confined by age or region— all it takes is soul.
Written by Burmy on Sep 01, 2008
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