FIVIO FOREIGN RELEASES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE800 B.C. TODAY VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS
Toronto, ON – April 24, 2020 – Following weeks of anticipation, Fivio Foreign, one of 2020's artists to watch releases the long awaited mixtape 800 B.C. today via Columbia Records. The accompanying reminiscent visual for Drive Bydirected by JLShotThat is live here.
With features from Meek Mill, Lil Tjay, Quavo and Lil Baby, 800 B.C. previews what's to come from Fivio Foreign's upcoming debut album. Frequent collaborator AXL Beats assists on the production end as well as 808 Melo, Yamaica & more. Following a year of successful momentum, the Brooklyn drill sound that took over the East Coast alongside Fivio's energetic and contagious rhymes is what sets the rising rapper apart from the pack. After receiving many notable co-signs from his peers and landing on multiple Artists To Watch lists including Billboard, Complex, HotNewHipHop & more, Fivio Foreign is solidifying his space in music.
ABOUT FIVIO FOREIGN
A quintessential part of living in New York City’s largest borough, Brooklyn, especially for those with sharp ears, is witnessing the speed at which an infectious song can travel. From brownstone stoops to car stereos, Brooklyn blocks are the ultimate lab for testing the mad science of a hit record. Every summer, a slew of tracks face off to claim the season’s title, and one of 2019’s hottest contenders, rapper Fivio Foreign’s Big Drip took the city by storm. Released in June, the song boasts millions of streams across platforms and its accompanying video surpassing 25 million views on YouTube.
Fivio is New York born and bred, raised in and around Brooklyn’s Fort Greene and East Flatbush neighborhoods. He’s been rapping all his life— “We used to rap in the room with a computer, me, my cousin Nate, we was always lit.”Charming and confident, the telltale signs of a New York hustler - it wasn’t until 2018, following the death of his mother and after years of recording and putting songs out casually, that Fivio began to take his craft seriously. Now a major player in Brooklyn’s burgeoning drill music scene, Fivio has collaborated most with UK producer AXL Beats, who also lent his talents to Wetty, Jumpin and Rich The Kid-assisted, Richer Than Ever. “I feel like my music is like me,” Fivio says about his growing catalog of party-ready heat. “It’s fun, turnt up, and loud, but serious at the same time.”
Fivio was coined his name due to an innocent miscommunication: “My son Dot named me. He was like ‘You remind me of Fabio’, but I thought he said Fivio because I don’t know Fabio,” he admits. “I actually like the number 6 better,” he says, adding that his name has nothing to do with numerology. The story of Fivio’s name is emblematic of his easy going nature and his will to have fun as often as possible. In the video for Big Drip, a raucous crew takes over ice cream trucks and cocks nerf water guns while women twerk along to the summer anthem. But as lighthearted as he is in person and in his music, Fivio’s life hasn’t been a walk in the park. To the contrary, it’s the joy he finds in making music that keeps him going.
Still, he considers the moments leading up to the launch of his career as divinely calculated. “I got signed on my mother’s birthday, and I got the keys to my first house on the day that she died,” he says with conviction. On where’s he’s headed, Fivio is wide-eyed with big dreams: “I’m ushering in a new wave. I know for a fact that I’m here to do something bigger than me. I want everyone to start knowing my face like how they know my music.” It doesn’t get more New York than that.