Houston Rapper Foreign Shows Why He's "On Top"
Bred in Houston’s Studewood area but raised in the streets throughout H-Town's various wards, Texas artist Foreign has been making great strides over the course of a short rap career with just a few singles. Building on the success of his song "Get This Money" that garnered radio spins in Texas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Shreveport, Biloxi, Jackson, Augusta and New Orleans, Foreign returns with a new song called, "On Top" and a video that continues on the theme of the first.
"On Top," was produced by Deemax and Valentine and seems to mimic Foreign's path to success and career. In addition, the music video features guest appearances by Michael “5000” Watts and Brian Angel of Day 26 to add to this high quality production.
"When you’re looking and listening to my music, yea the audio goes hard, but the video takes you back to where I grew up. I took a half million dollars worth of cars back to the projects. Now that's a hell of a visual itself just to see it through my own eyes," Foreign explained. "'On Top' is pretty much a sequel to 'Get This Money,' and when you see the video it's important to know that because we brought back some familiar characters from the first video."
Despite the fact that Foreign has worked with some of Houston's top producers and artists, this street hustler turned rapper is currently focused on pleasing his fans with music that he really likes himself.
"In all actuality I want to represent Houston with the movement that I grew up following, I want to rep my city in a familiar way so that people in my generation have something to rock with. We don't dance, we don't do the skinny jeans and that’s cool for those people, but that’s not where my background comes from," Foreign explained.
The plan seems to be working as Foreign recently got some pretty big local co-signs and has a few labels interested in his talents. One of the cosigns was from “Michael “5000” Watts who said, "S/O to @ForeignMusik remaking history in these streets.”
"Michael “5000” Watts gave me the co-sign recently and I’m in talks with some people at Cash Money right now, but we will see how this all plays out, right now I’m just focused on making my fans happy" he added.