Fredo has released brand new single and video ‘Scorpion’ through Since ’93.
The last two years have been an impressive journey for him. With his 2018 mixtape ‘Tables Turn’ charting at #5 and becoming the fourth biggest UK debut release that year, he followed this with his first #1 single alongside Dave with ‘Funky Friday’. Last year he released his #5 charting album ‘Third Avenue’ and hit single ‘Netflix & Chill’, selling out his entire UK and Ireland tour, including two dates at London’s Kentish Town Forum.
Featuring on Young T & Bugsey track ‘Bully Beef’ last month, ‘Scorpion’ is the first 2020 release from Fredo and displays his trademark authentic and confident rap flow. The dark track and accompanying video cement him as one of the hottest artists in the UK rap scene right now and it is just the start of another exciting year for Fredo.
Fredo‘s rise over the last two years has been unstoppable. Despite setting the bar high with ‘They Ain’t 100’, Fredo went from strength to strength. Mixtapes ‘Get Rich Or Get Recalled’ (2017) and ‘Tables Turn’ (2018) established a balance of the celebratory and the realistic, success and street life, in his bars – something he’s since gone on to perfect with ‘Third Avenue’. Meanwhile, his features on tracks by British rap staples Kojo Funds, Young T, Bugsy, and Dave – whose ‘Funky Friday’ was one of the hottest UK singles of 2018 – have established his ability to rap over a wide variety of beats.
With an instinctive feel for rap, his clear delivery and trap-influenced production have earned Fredo the title of ‘London’s YG’.
Although he has a wide range of interests, he spent his formative years listening to American rappers like Styles P, D-Black and 50 Cent, who have perhaps had an influence on his style. But what Fredo has created is very much his own.
As with most London rappers, Fredo‘s music is defined by his area. His mum, originally from Hertfordshire, moved to London after meeting his dad. They lived on ‘Third Avenue’ for a while, where the album title gets its name, but Fredo moved back to Hertfordshire with his mum after getting kicked out of school. When he got kicked out of school in Hertfordshire as well, they moved back to ‘Third Avenue’. “That’s where I really grew up,” he says, “Where I learned everything, where I started from.”
Above all else, Fredo‘s music is motivated by a desire to see the realities of his area represented by someone who was living them truthfully – something he thinks has been lacking when it comes to the Mozart estate. A particularly rough part of West that has generated its fair share of increasingly troubling headlines lately.
“Most areas in London have a voice, and I just felt like my area didn’t have a voice,” he says. “You could go on the internet and see Kilburn youts, Church Road youts, Brixton youts, all different ends.
But you couldn’t really go on and see how we were living.”
You can see what Fredo is up to here www.officialfredo.com