The Ecology

The Ecology
Studio album by Fashawn
Released Early 2015
Recorded 2013-14
Genre Hip hop
Label Mass Appeal
Producer Exile
Fashawn chronology
  • The Ecology
  • (2015)

The Ecology is the upcoming second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Fashawn. The album is currently scheduled to be released in early 2015 by Nas' Mass Appeal Records. The album's production, similar to his debut album Boy Meets World (2009), will be handled primarily by his longtime collaborator and record producer Exile.[1] In 2014, Fashawn signed a recording contract with Nas' new label Mass Appeal Records for the distribution of the album.

The title and concept of the album entails exploring the "ecology" of one's environment: the people, objects, and events surrounding one's life, the things that provoke human behavior, how individual choices lead to different paths, and how everyone and everything is ultimately interconnected.

Background and development

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Boy Meets World in 2009, Fashawn spent the subsequent years involved in numerous music endeavors. Through collaboration albums, mixtapes, and guest appearances, he worked with many high-profile artists and producers such as J Cole,[2] Wiz Khalifa,[3] Murs,[4] Evidence,[5] DJ Dahi,[3] and 9th Wonder.[6] He also continued to tour around the United States and overseas, including joining Kendrick Lamar on stage for a duo freestyle at Hip Hop Kemp.[7] As Fashawn garnered more mainstream attention, anticipation for his sophomore album grew.[8]

After nearly five years since the release of his debut album, it was announced in 2014 that Fashawn's second full-length solo album The Ecology would be released later in the year, with Exile once again as primary producer. In an April 2014 interview, Fashawn stated, "The Ecology has been a concept that started at least five years ago for me. I took the time to really work on this project because I knew that it would be important not just for my career, but for hip-hop. There could be no better time for all these blessings to be coming my way, and I'm just so happy to say that The Ecology will be coming out this year."[9]

On June 9, 2014, a variety of media outlets reported that Fashawn had officially signed to Nas' Mass Appeal Records, and that The Ecology was scheduled to be released on September 30, 2014 under the new label. now.[10] "Fashawn is one of the most underrated in the game," Nas said in a statement. "The world is gonna know soon. We're excited to have him as a part of the family." However, the album was delayed and has a new release date of early 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Fashawn Talks Working with Exile on The Ecology". vladtv.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  2. ^ "J. Cole On Working With XV, Fashawn and Kendrick Lamar - MTV’s RapFix". themaskedgorilla.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Fashawn "Medicine Man" featuring Wiz Khalifa". okayplayer.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Murs & Fashawn "This Generation" Album Review". xxl.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  5. ^ """Evidence Directs Fashawn's "The Beginning. okayplayer.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  6. ^ "9th Wonder Speaks on Digital Age, Fashawn, Kendrick Lamar". thenqm.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Fashawn Joins Kendrick Lamar On Stage". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  8. ^ "The Most Anticipated Albums of 2014". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Fashawn - April 2014". dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  10. ^ "XXL Magazine - Nas Signs Fashawn to Mass Appeal Label". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
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