Already ahead of the trend, Australia has long known about Fashawn and his skill. Touring here in 2012 with Exile Australia embraced the lyricist, and now Nas has picked up Fashawn on his label Mass Appeal.
HipHipDX had the exclusive details;
“Fashawn is one of the most underrated in the game,” Nas says in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “The world is gonna know soon. We’re excited to have him as a part of the family.”
Fashawn’s prepping The Ecology for his Mass Appeal debut, a project that follows a series of past efforts from the emcee, including his Ode To Illmatic piece and his critically acclaimed Exile-produced album, Boy Meets World. Fashawn has been working on The Ecology, an album with the same name as a cut off Boy Meets World, for many years.
“I took the time to really work on this project because I knew it would be important not just for my career, but for Hip Hop,” Fashawn says. “I can’t wait to finally share my new project, especially through a label that gets my vision.”
Peep this 2012 film clip from Australia’s own CHASM featuring David Dallas, Solo, and Fawshawn “Highs and Lows”.