Los Angeles/ Central Florida
(Florida) Fred G brings a sound that crosses all genres. Originally focused on ballads and R&B, he has been reinventing his style of music to speak to a wider audience.
Fred G’s inspirations reach from the east to the west coast. Born in Miami, he has spent the years living between Los Angeles and all over the state of Florida. His influences growing up, and now, include artists such as Tupac, Lauren Hill, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and the singer and songwriters RL and James Fauntleroy. Fred G was exposed to the world of music making very early on in his life. His older brother was who showed him the ropes in beat making and song writing when Fred was only nine years old. It wasn’t until just a few years later when Fred G would begin to focus on his own singing and songwriting.
“It was just stuff I needed to get off of my chest. Personal experiences are what motivate me with my music, major or minor. It’s an opportunity to express yourself and tell your story so that other people can relate because they’ve been through the same thing… I love giving people something to relate to, something that they constantly want to hit ‘repeat’ on,” said Fred G about his inspirations for making “Love Story”.
Fred G is currently working on finishing his sophomore project “Fred On Demand” (FOD). We can expect a more versatile and diverse sound from Fred G on this mix tape. Although we are assured to find music that stays to his R&B/Hip Hop sound, we can also expect to find Fred G rapping on a few tracks, some club bangers and even some dance music. ‘City of Angels’ is a single to be released on the mix tape with an electro/dub step feel to the music. He has collaborated on this mix tape with other artists from his Central Florida crew, which includes artists such as Leegit and his colleague Stino. “Fred On Demand” is to be released electronically in August. In the meantime, you can download Fred G’s previous releases on Datpiff, Hot New Hip Hop, and SoundCloud.
DOWNLOAD: Fred G – “Love Story” [Mixtape]