Exclusive: Fashawn Looks to Sophomore Album, Aims for Alchemist to Produce
Published Nov 23, 2009Fresno, CA rapper Fashawn hasn't had time to sit down longer than 30 minutes to write new songs since Boy Meets World, his debut album that was met with rave reviews when it dropped late last month. The 20-year-old MC has too been busy touring the U.S., opening up for such luminaries as Ghostface Killah and Talib Kweli. Now, Fashawn has begun to set his sights on what's to come.
In an interview with Exclaim!, Fashawn says that the success of the autobiographical album, produced entirely by L.A.'s Exile, has placed him in an echelon "amongst artists I never thought I'd be in," and opening up opportunities for future collaborations with A-list MCs and producers.
"Every project I'm gonna get iller," Fashawn promises. A strong contender to produce his follow-up record is Alchemist, whom Fashawn worked with on Boy's precursor mixtape, The Antidote. "It would be amazing to do my next album with Exile, but an Alchemist album is a possibility." And Fashawn said he would be willing to record in L.A. or New York to make it happen.
"Alchemist - he's the DJ for the biggest MC in the world right now. I was there with Alchemist when Eminem sent him the joint for Chemical Warfare. I was bugged out. This is the company I'm in now," Fashawn says. "There's lots of people trying to work with me now. I'll just take it as it comes."
Boy Meets World is out now on One Records.