Fredo Santana has recently begun to gain notoriety for his music. But in a recent interview with Village Voice, Fredo revealed that, for a while, he wasn’t serious about a career in Hip Hop.
“I wasn’t a rapper at first,” said Santana, who is Chief Keef’s older cousin and co-CEO of CHief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment label. “I was just a street nigga that was just rapping on the block, not going into the studio. That’s what Keef would do. Then I saw that I got a little fanbase and I wanted to prove to myself and everybody else [that I was a rapper]. That’s why I put so much music out. I groomed myself into a rapper. I want to be the best to rap. The best entertainer, entrepreneur. That’s what I want to be.”
Fredo spoke about his and Chief Keef’s recording process, which no longer involves writing. “I don’t write. I ain’t wrote since like March. I put the headphones on and feel the beat come through my body. I did the ‘Jealous’ song in like five minutes. Promise. Ask the engineer. I’m trying to force [my friends] not to write. Keef don’t write no more either. He ain’t wrote since like, Finally Rich. Jay, Wayne, Gucci, the best don’t write. That’s how I stopped. I was in the studio with Gucci [Mane] and [Young] Scooter and I was like, ‘Damn these boys going fast as hell.’ I was like, ‘I’m not writing no more.'”
A video of the Glory Boyz Entertainment crew’s recording process was profiled in the first episode of “The Life of Chief Keef and GBE” (spotted at Vlad TV):
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