Washington D.C. area rap artist Fru has just released his second single of 2021, “Georgia Ave” from his upcoming album Nineteen Eighty. Fru has spent a lifetime honing his craft and doing what he loves within the DMV music scene and local hip-hop community, and “Georgia Ave” is a nod to his time on the streets while acknowledging obstacles the rap community has overcome or rather, survived, unlike L.A. rapper, activist, and entrepreneur Nipsy Hussle who was fatally shot in 2019.
In “Georgia Ave”, Fru mentions facing criticisms for being an older rapper (the lyrics mention age 39, and Fru is celebrating his 40 years on earth this year), critics and other artists (like Post Malone) not giving the medium its proper respect, the lack of a Rap/Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, and the difficulty in trying to warn the next generation of the dangers of their chosen profession.
“Georgia Ave” provides a much needed voice in the industry, as seasoned veterans of the music industry are absolutely essential for the continuing growth of the industry – especially within and around the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. As younger acts begin to enter into the sonic space there will be much to learn about the doors that have already been opened, and artists like Fru who have spent a lifetime unlocking yet more unexplored opportunities within Hip-Hop, the industry in general, and especially within the DMV.
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