Denver, you probably already know Fo Chief. Or maybe you know his crew, Fresh Breath Committee. Best known as a member of the FBC collective, Fo Chief has been putting it down for years but just recently started getting into solo projects as well. Just recently he dropped the Airbag Jones EP and tomorrow he drops his official solo debut album, Out The Deep End, just in time to perform some of the new songs at this month’s Solution Showcase #11, so we’re gonna focus on that. Based on “Chapters 12″, the song he just sent us to leak, the album’s gonna be one of the better CO hip hop releases of the year. Take a quick listen to it below or right/control click to download it.
.:World Premier: Fo Chief “Chapters 12″:.
Now that you’ve had a taste, here’s more info about Fo Chief’s upcoming debut album, Out The Deep End:
Out The Deep End is the debut solo album from Fo Chief of Fresh Breath Committee and produced by Majestic Beats of Providence, Rhode Island. This lyrically impressive album has something for every music palette. Fo Chief shows that he can not only rhyme with the best of them, but can also nail the notes in each and every chorus on the album. The beats and production quality are outstanding. Majestic’s production skills match the soulful, darker overall vibe of the album seamlessly. This album is proof that it pays to cross state lines and engage with some of the best national talent.
Out The Deep End comes on the heels of Chief’s mix tape “AirBag Jones – A Quick Fixtape.” Other previous projects include the Colorado classic mixtape “Cannonball Soup” with Kontrast of the Fresh Breath Committee, “Nothing Else Matters” with ProCYSE of Soulfficial and recent 2011 FBC release “Group Therapy”. Out The Deep End is the first Colorado collaboration project for both Fo Chief and Majestic Beats. Majestic Beats has produced for some of Rhode Island’s finest emcees including Swann Notty, Miles Grimes, Writes, & Shay Witty, not to mention production on the award winning track “Letras” from Portuguese rap legend Sandro G, which continues to break records in the Azores & Portugal.
Although as an entity the Fresh Breath Committee has produced amazing content, it’s always very refreshing to see a group artist step away from the pack and shine on their own. This album also proves that Fo Chief has the support of his committee behind him, as each member of the group appears in several of the album’s tracks. The album also features several non committee and former committee artists as well, such as ChampSoundKillaBlack of Foodchain, Kerz One of Sound Pictures, Sloe Sip and Myke Charles.
2012 has proved to be a prolific year for Fo Chief and 2013 should be even better. Look for a video set to be released early 2013 with production by Press Media Group and a second solo album from Fo Chief as well. Rumor has it that Cannonball Soup II is in the works. We can only hope.
Out The Deep End will be released for free download on Friday, December 21st at www.fochief.bandcamp.com. Catch Fo Chief performing live at The Solution Saturday, December 21st. For more information, visit www.denversolution.com. All Fo Chief and Fresh Breath Committee projects are available on www.freshbreathcommittee.bandcamp.com. Majestic beats music is available at www.soundcloud.com/majestic-beats.
So now that you know to be on the lookout for Out The Deep End, remember to catch Fo Chief marking the album’s release at The Solution Showcase #11 on 12/22, along with Q-Tip/No I.D. protege Spree Wilson, CO production legendBoonie Mayfield, eclectic producer/DJ Neon Brown and all three Solution DJs; DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).