Emerging West Coast rapper FOS‘ passion for music began in the sixth grade after learning how to read and write music, and play the saxophone. It led him to partner with other artists and musicians in search of success. In 2005, FOS collaborated with other Bay Area artists and formed a rap group called the Hyphnuttz. He later branched out to develop a more mainstream sound with the crew Fifth Quarter. With each of these experiences, FOS was not only able to grow as an artist, but also discovered that his true calling lied within being a solo artist, in which he could incorporate his edgy personality and original style without any limitations.
In summer of 2018, FOS dropped his first solo album entitled Flex Season, which was produced by Tonebidness. His album has features from the legendary E-40, and other rising stars from California, such as Ashton Martin and Neva Enough. In December of 2018, FOS toured South Africa as the opener for the legendary group Outlawz. 2019 was filled with travel as FOS expanded his global reach, but 2020 is poised to be even better.
Today, he treats fans to the visuals for “Farmers Delight.” As the title hints towards, this record is about cannabis and the music video follows him through a dispensary. Peep it below.
What is the story behind the record?
The owners of Rio Vista farms and Coco farms and I met at a classic car show in Rio Vista, Ca back in August of 2019. My business partner for my record label “BLMG” introduced me to them, as they had already established a working friendship. We started talking about music and weed and the possibilities of writing them a song for their company. I was honored that they wanted to work with me out of all the other talented artist in the industry.
How did the inspiration for “Farmers Delight” come about?
I was inspired by their whole product line. The cleanliness and organization of both facilities Rio Vista Farms and Coco Farns was very prestigious and another level! They are a one stop shop when it comes to cannabis, and their product is Award winning Fire! Everyone knows I’m very picky, especially when it comes to what I’m smoking, And by far, Rio Vista farms and Coco farms have some of the best flower I’ve experienced. I loved the creative names they gave their products which allowed me to be creative with the lyrical content.
Talk me about your style, what’s your creative process like when recording?
I would say my style is alternative meaning I can take my sound in many directions. Coming from playing a saxophone throughout my childhood I’ve learned to embrace music as a language. It speaks to me in many different ways so when u listen to my music u get a little bit of everything. It’s definitely a international
rap sound with a little trap/ rock/ edgy/ and energetic. When I record I like to write my verses before stepping into the booth. I like to memorize my verses before recording so I can embrace the emotions behind the lyrics.
How about the music video, how did that come along for “Farmers Delight”?
The company gave me creative freedom to bring my lyrics to life. They provided us with VIP treatment and allowed us into both locations to film and become part of the Everyday life at Rio vista farms and Coco Farms. Farmer Fos is a character that I created for the music video which has started to take life as it’s own brand. Farmer Fos is an urban farmer who harvests cannibas and other various leafy greens. The music video was filmed by the legendary Jae Synth from Sacramento, Ca. It was a 3 day shoot with many scenes between both locations.
As far as music goes, is this the sound that we can expect to hear from you more often?
As far as the music goes, I feel like the possibilities are endless. The sound, the vibe the visuals all are an open canvas waiting for creativity. I love smoking trees so more smoking type songs are definitely in the near future. Rio Vista Farms, Coco Farms and BLMG are currently working on new music. So be on the look out for some more 4-20 heat!
Going into the new decade, what are your plans for this year?
Going into the new decade, my plans are to continue Making music with substance and continue to expand my International brand. I have a full length album dropping this year as well as an International collaboration album with various artist from Asia and the US. I’m working on signing artist and producers to my label as we have several projects in the works. We stay busy over here!
How about the future, what type of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy i want to leave is for generations to come. BLMG stands for Building Legacy Music Group. My legacy is being built on the fact that i never gave up. Consistency and perseverance are the key to my success. I dont know how to stop, I don’t know how to quit, I just keep going, and the possibilities of me succeeding out way the possibilities of failure. My talent comes from My Creator, so my creator guides my steps, and I’m constantly moving!
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