Weigh In: Should Fred the Godson Quit his Day Job?
Fred the Godson began his continuing ascent to stardom in the gritty South Bronx ghetto of New York. He spent his early days learning the harsh realities of life on 156th & Fox, an area submerged in drug wars that he struggled to evade. Instead, Fred sought refuge in his large family. Though he came from a two parent household, life was nonetheless rough as they struggled to provide for six children. His family saw many hardships and tragedies living in the merciless Bronx ghetto. At a very young age, Fred found himself living a desolate existence; particularly after having watched his house burn down, and consequently experiencing life in a shelter. While future prospects seemed dim to Fred, given his circumstances, he was still determined to overcome the obstacles, thus finding a way to conquer his sorrows.
By the time Fred turned twenty, he had mastered the art of verbal composition. As he matured he became more confident, and subsequently his flow evolved. Accordingly, his punch lines became fiercer, and his songs improved drastically. He was inspired by the work of artists like Jay-Z, and worked toward creating a repertoire equally as strong. By combining witty punch lines, with the gritty realities of New York life, and expressing them in an animated though calculatedly smooth flow, Fred has managed to concoct a distinctive style that is raw though relatable, and equally appealing.
Thus far, Fred’s unorthodox rapping technique has landed him major meetings with Roc-a-fella, Def Jam, Shady, Sony, Bad Boy, Ruff Ryders and Loud (SRC). He has performed at popular venues such as Sob’s, Don Hills, Temple, and opened up for Interscope artist Rich Boy. Fred is also co-signed by Riggs Morales of Shady Records, Super Producer Clark Kent, Dee & Waah of Ruff Ryders as well as Til Welch of Virgin. His achievements in the music industry have gained him widespread recognition, allowing for his star to shine brighter as he climbs the Hip-Hop ladder to prominence.
Appearances and features on major programs such ad BET’s Rap City, as well as numerous internet and radio programs, mixtapes, DVDs and blog sites have helped to make the underground powerhouse that is Fred, more accessible to the general public. The most recent testament to his talent and flair came via a feature on the popular website Allhiphop.com’s breeding ground. His latest single entitled Get ‘Em Fred is also seeing widespread success, garnering BDS spins from various popular radio stations nation wide. The magnitude of Fred’s potential is summed up by Beanie Sigel who has described Fred as the best dude he heard since he signed to Roc-a-fella, or perhaps even better by Lenny S who is quoted stating that “Fred is the next dude from NYC to blow up.”
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