Out of the talented 10 rappers that HipHopDX chose for the 2021 DX Rising Stars, Foogiano is one that has unfortunately been left out of many conversations – due to his incarceration.

However, Big Foo’s team has been holding down his fortress by releasing music that’s in the vault,  keeping fans up to date with his time away, and also keeping his Instagram active with posts about his family and artists he supports.

On Friday (October 1), Gucci Mane took to IG to announce his joint album, So Icy Boyz, dropping on October 15 in collaboration with The New 1017 roster: Pooh Sheisty, BiC Fizzle, BigWalkDog, Hotboy Wes, Big Scarr, Enchanting and Foogiano of course.


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Foo was arrested on March 11, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee after being on the “run” since December 2020. The Georgia native allegedly burned off his court-mandated ankle monitor stemming from a previous firearm charge. Ironically, The New 1017 rising star Pooh Sheisty was also arrested this year.

The Memphis native was hit with charges for discharging a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy and robbery under a law regulating commerce. The charges stemmed from a 2020 armed robbery in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. If that’s not dampening enough, during this passing Memorial Day Weekend, the 21-year-old also allegedly shot a security guard in the ankle at Miami’s King of Diamonds strip club.

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As Pooh Sheisty and Foogiano are both currently behind bars, Foo’s team made sure to keep his name afloat by announcing his spot on the collective.


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The “Trap Avengers” themed cover art for So Icy Boyz follows up from The New 1017’s 2020 compilation project So Icy Gang Vol. 1 and Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer. Frontrunner Foogiano actually featured on eight out of 24 songs on Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer compilation album, deeming him a 1017 Global Music MVP – in his own right.

Foogiano’s team recently announced another collaboration with super-producer Zaytoven on the track “Wolf” from Zaytoven’s latest project Pack Just Landed Vol. 3, which dropped on September 17th.


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Fans can pre-order the So Icy Boyz compilation album on all streaming platforms now.

Star Bits

Toosii asks fans “which rapper he should play ball against?” (Watch here).

Yung Bleu attends the BET Hip Hop Awards’ red carpet. (Look here).

Sleepy Hallow teases deluxe album dropping some time in October. (Read here).

Foogiano is one of 10 up-and-coming rappers named to HipHopDX’s 2021 Rising Stars! For more info on Foogiano and the rest of the talented Hip Hop bunch, read about them here.