A Mini-Doc With Nas Behind It Shows Fashawn’s World, From An Addict Mom To Years Of The Grind (Video)

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Although it’s been available for days for stream, today (February 24) is the true release date for Fashawn’s The Ecology. The sophomore studio album finds the MC now backed by Nas (care of Mass Appeal Records), releasing a plethora of visuals, and clearing his samples.

As was the case with his 2009 debut, The Ecology is deep, especially “Place To Go,” “Man Of The House,” and “Mother.” The autobiographical songs deal with Fashawn’s upbringing, at home and in Hip-Hop.

As Logic did with Under Pressure, the Fresno, California MC brings his imperfect parents into the fold. In a Nas-executive produced 17-minute mini-documentary film, Heads can meet Fashawn’s mom, a recovering drug addict, along with some other figures from his youth. Evidence, DJ Exile, and longtime manager/DJ Hektik also appear, with some older footage showing just what a long and winding road of paid dues was necessary to bring Fash’ to where he’s at.

Are these vignettes the new necessary standard for emerging, heartfelt MCs?

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