Hitting us with one final cut before the new year, the cat whom I awarded the honor of having the best Hip-Hop album of 2009 exits 2009 in style...
The previously unreleased "Memory Lane" finds the young Fashawn doing what he does best; vividly recanting perfected rhymes over a bubbly boom bap classic...I haven't sung this guys praises enough, he really is one of the few members of this new generation that I can feel....His debut "Boy Meets World" is the finest Hip-Hop album made by a minor since Nasir gave us the 10 track magnum opus that was "Illmatic"...
Fash left us with some words about "Memory Lane's origins and some thankyou's:
Fashawn: Just wanted to thank everybody for their support in 2009. I couldn’t have been asked for a better group of colleagues, fans, and team to help get my music out to the masses. I’m gonna drop this project I actually wrote and recorded in a week while living in LA last summer before I did The Antidote [mixtape with Alchemist.] I chose to hold off on it for a while, but feel 2010 is the perfect time to let my fans hear it. Here’s a little taste of it.
Shout outs to Green Lantern for lacing me with instrumentals, to Large Pro for helping me get what is almost impossible to get and to one of the best poets to ever live who inspired me to do what I do. Look for more music, collabs and shows for 2010. God Bless and Thanks again.
-BIG D O
Fashawn - Memory Lane