New York, NY – Whether
or creating singles,
showcases the out-of-the-box thinking that's already earned him a place in the hearts of hip hop fans across the blogosphere. Last Tuesday, insiders looking to get a glimpse into the Fresno native's unique artistic vision headed out to NYC's Chung King Studios for an exclusive meet-and-greet listening session.
Journalists, emcees and even high-profile producers like
came out in force to hear Fashawn’s debut LP,
Boy Meets World
, which is slated for release this August. The LP will feature guest appearances by fellow Cali lyricists
, and is produced entirely by
, whose jazz and funk-influenced beats utilize live instrumentation and, thankfully, no synthesizers.
's sound is a refreshing change of pace from the electro-techno-fusion sound that's been ubiquitous as of late, and Fashawn makes the most of Exile's fresh instrumentals, introducing himself to the world in a manner that may remind some of
's emergence as an artist in '03. A young artist whose emceeing aspirations date back to the age of 12, Fashawn sounds more than ready to step into the spotlight as one of rap's foremost rising stars.