The early 90â€™s is considered by some to be the golden era of Hip Hop â€“ a time where De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Public Enemy, and NWA produced music robust with messages of political unrest, a hunger for knowledge, and self appreciation that represented a culture and generation of young people. It was a period where the 90â€™s babies learned what they could from the best and began harvesting their own skills, making them some of todayâ€™s most promising emcees.
World meet Fashawn - a 90â€™s baby hailing from Central California whose music will leave you believing that maybe Hip Hopâ€™s golden era has yet to arrive. Full of raw talent, charisma, and an undying hunger, the 20 year old emcee is the breath of fresh air hip-hop has been waiting for.
Born in 1988, Fashawn grew up in a virtually parentless home. His father was incarcerated, while his mom was focused on feeding her drug addiction - a combination that caused a boy to become a man quicker than most. Placed in a group home by child services at the age of 12, Fashawn found solace in music, and began writing rhymes to escape the less than desirable hand he had been dealt so early in life.