time last year we knew very little about the Louisiana Artist known as, S
Fresh; Grambling University graduate and CEO of So Slimm Entertainment with a
few tracks here and there, including, Ask Dem. Would you believe that within
the time that has passed, S Fresh has released two videos, collaborated with
two very influential artists of their genre and featured in XXL Magazine?Everyone has their own blueprint when it comes to establishing a fan base in
the industry and making moves; S Freshs moves have been documented and noted
dont sleep!Music/VideoS Fresh Ft. Lloyd and Lola - Boss Chick
AllHipHop.com: Youve been a very
busy man since last talking with you. A track & video released for, Venom
which featured Rick Ross and also another track, Boss Chick with Lloyd and
Lola thats dope! Besides the recent video that you released (Boss Chick),
what else has S Fresh been up to?
S Fresh: Im working on my mix-tape,
finishing it up actually, that should be dropping within the next month
entitled, The Take Off; sometime around the end of June.
AllHipHop.com: Whats up with you
and concerts? Have you been doing performances lately?
S Fresh: Yeah, Ive been doing some shows. I
actually have a show Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta. I did like three shows in
Houston a few weeks ago, right before that I think I had a couple of shows in
Dallas that I was doing trying to stay
on the road and on stage.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, I recall you
tweeting about doing shows in Houston and linking with the GO DJs, Houston
Chapter. Your buzz has increased within the last year or so, are you noticing
that change while youre on the road and doing these shows?
S Fresh: As far as the buzz, it just seems
like more people are familiar with me this time around as Im hitting the road,
including Texas, Atlanta and Alabama. With me being in more publications people
are noticing me as an Artist even more verses from when I first came out and
just opening for people. People are getting at me more and it just seems things
are coming to a full circle.
AllHipHop.com: You were featured
in XXLs May 2010 Issue with Nicki Minaj and Drake on the cover on page 83 as
one of Digiwaxx Medias Whos Hot Artists, how did you feel about that and
how has the response been from you being in it?
SF: Yeah, it was alright! I got a lot of calls
about it from people here and there to like tell me about it and let me know
that they read it. It just depends on where Im at when it comes to me being
recognized from it. I got a lot of love from it though. Its been a good
response so far.
AllHipHop.com: Speaking of XXL,
their Freshmen Class cover is something highly favorite by up and coming Artists,
do you see yourself one day on the cover or better yet, would you want to be
on the cover as a part of the Freshmen Class? Do you feel your career has
exceeded you getting recognized on the cover with that title?
S Fresh: Thats basically one of my goals,
like to even be on a cover of a Magazine rather it be with a Freshmen Class
or on the cover by myself, ya know? Thats like one of the goals that I set out
to accomplish before I even started doing the music. So basically, that is one
of my goals; to not even accomplish it would be like a failure to me. To have a
cover done, I would humble about the situation; its one of my goals on my
agenda for sure though.
AllHipHop.com: So what are some
of your other goals that you have set for yourself as an Artist? Ones that you
may have accomplished or ones you are striving to accomplish?
S Fresh: Im looking to be recognized
amongst most of my peers as far as an Entertainer. Im looking to just be a
successful Artist and progress every year and to have the work show for it.
AllHipHop.com: Lets talk about
your connections, I mean to have Rick Ross, Lloyd and Lola to get on a track
with you is rather huge for an Indie Artist how did you make that happen?
S Fresh: The situation with Ross is, like
last year or maybe the year before that, I met his manager and Ross performed
at like concerts that I was also performing at and we established a
relationship. I just felt like someone of his caliber should be on my track and
eventually we just got in and made everything happen. I was trying to make
something that was next level and I knew he could take it there. I went to
College (Grambling State University) with Lloyds cousin, so thats how I
linked up with him. He and Lola are friends and it just all came together.
Boss Chick was originally released in 2008 and Rasheeda had a track out with
the same title so I kind of held off on pushing the track but I eventually just
went in and kind of changed the format of it, I added a little more female
flirt to it.
AllHipHop.com: Word! So would you
ever release the older version or is that just like in the vaults?
S Fresh: Actually, it has been released,
like two years ago on the net it was released. It is also on an older mix-tape
that I had done which is hosted by GO DJ Big Tho out of Houston.
AllHipHop.com: Who do you have
hosting, The Take Off?
S Fresh: It was slated to have DJ Drama host
it but we just havent had the opportunity to really link but it was supposed
to be a Gansta Grills mix-tape. That was the plan.
AllHipHop.com: Will there be any
features on this mix-tape?
S Fresh: NO features! My last few mix-tapes
had features on them and I just dont want it this time. Peoples attention
span is so short (laughing) and sometimes they want the features to even listen
but I think my name is good enough now. Besides the two records that everybody
has already heard, Venom and Boss Chick, there will be no features. None
period it will all just be me!
AllHipHop.com: Production wise,
who have you been working with?
S Fresh: Ive worked in-house; The
Transformers who did the Venom track. Actually, they established a good
relationship with Rick Ross, they signed a deal with Maybach Music Label with
Ross. I also worked with Drumma Boy on this compilation and a few other
in-house cats. I try to keep my production in-house as much as possible.
AllHipHop.com: How do you feel
about Rap Beefs within the industry? Do you have a beef with any Artist right now?
S Fresh: Ive never been one to really get
into the whole beef thing, period. Its just certain lines that you just dont
cross and I just dont get involved with that stuff, period. I dont have a
beef with anyone and no one has a beef with me. Im more, business is business
and personal is personal, so I feel like if anyone has a beef with me its real
and not one of those things where we just beef because its rap. I deal with
real life situations and just dont try to have beefs with anyone in any
fashion. I dont even get into all of that; Im very laid back, ya know? I
dont even play with that beef stuff, like that.
AllHipHop.com: Word! Speaking of
other Artists, who is S Fresh checking for right now? Who do you listen to
thats up and coming?
S Fresh: Im checking out this new Wiz
Khalifa. I dont know, thats kind of hard. Who else am I checking on? Oh! I do
cut for Nipsey Hustle, I like his music.
Hes someone I would want to work with one day. There really is no one
else, besides mainstream stuff. But as far as up and coming, thats it.
AllHipHop.com: Are you involving
yourself and participating in any up and coming DJ networking events?
S Fresh: I try to show my face at a few
events, like this other Core DJ Event. The GO DJs Conference, I will def try to
hit them up. They support my music and help with spins. So Ill be a part of
whatever they have going on for sure.
AllHipHop.com: Wrapping up this
interview, I do want to thank you for your time and much congrats to your
accomplishments thus far and best of luck to future adventures; did you have
any last words you wanted to plug for the readers?
S Fresh: Just be on the lookout for my next
mix-tape, The Take Off and thats really about it just look out for it!
S Fresh on twitter: www.twitter.com/ItsSFresh