Brooklyn Bodega recently caught up with Fashawn to discuss his recently announced sophomore albumThe Ecology. The Fresno rapper said that this while he’s taken some time off since his acclaimed 2009 debut Boy Meets World to work on mixtapes and take care of his newborn daughter, The Ecology will find him getting back to the classic sound that he and Exile created on their frst project together.
“[The Ecology]’s coming together great. I’m working on it with Exile,” he said. “I’m doing my second album with Exile and that’s it. I know I did Higher Learning 2, I did Grizzly City 3, Ode To Illmatic and I kind of threw niggas off track like, ‘Yo, what is he going to do next?’ I’m going back home to my nigga Exile and we’re already in the midst of making a classic. I can’t wait until people hear The Ecology. But right now, I just barely moved back to [Los Angeles] from Fresno, California. I had a daughter right when [Boy Meets World] dropped so I was busy being a father and a rap star at the same time. I had to take some time off and be a man. I gotta handle my business. I handled business at home and now I’m back on the road, back in the studio and just grinding. Getting it in.”
Fashawn also spoke about his contribution to 9th Wonder’s upcoming album The Wonder Years. He said that he’s always been inspired by 9th Wonder’s music and that it was an honor to work with the veteran producer at such young age.
“[9th Wonder]’s such an inspiration for me, man,” he said. “I’ve seen him work with Little Brother and I remember when he came to Fresno years ago, performing. He just elevated. He started working with Jay-Z and all these other people. And then he took his time to work with me and I thought that was so amazing. I was just a young guy in the game and it was just an honor to work with him. I’m happy to be on his album.”
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