(AllHipHop News) The ink is dry and the cynicism has settled, Fashawn is officially signed to Nas' imprint Mass Appeal Records. During a recent interview with VladTV, the Fresno State MC explains how he was ready to give up on rap before signing with Nas, tells rappers what to stop rapping about and announces his release date.
In a press release announcing the signing, Nas stated that Fashawn is one of the most underrated MC's and "the world is gonna know soon". According to Fashawn, he was underrating himself and the entire future of Hip Hop before getting the infamous "Nas Call":
Before this whole Nas thing happened, I was really discouraged with rap. I was not excited about the future of Hip Hop. I was doing other things. But, getting the call from Nas just lit the fire again. Really just got me ready to kill everything in my path.
Fashawn's debut album Boy Meets World was released back in October 2009. He announced that the follow up, The Ecology will be released on September 30th and uses that opportunity to give rappers help on changing their style:
This is what I want to tell rappers to do.I want to tell them t0 stop rapping about four thigns: money, weed, b*tches and clothes. Stop rapping about that and really go inside. Really talk to society. Not just talk about society but talk to them.
Check out Fashawn's interview with VladTV below: