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FRU Rides Off into the ‘Mozambique Sunset’

By Jaci Jedrych

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FRU, aka Fellow Rebellious Underdog, has released “Mozambique Sunset,” a single off of his long awaited fourth album, Since 1980.

Born in Houston, Texas with roots in Cameroon, FRU’s life has not always been easy. After his 21st birthday, he was fired from his job and ended up homeless and destitute. Inspired by these struggles, the college dropout wrote poetry that eventually transformed into lyrics for his raps.

His music career began in DMV open mics, while he worked odd jobs to make ends meet. He released albums, but it wasn’t until 2007 when a near-fatal accident changed his perspective that he decided to pursue his dream of music.

“Mozambique Sunset” gives the strong, clean beat of pre-trap rap, and the lyrics reflect the escapist feeling.

Riding off the sunset of Mozambique

In the white sands where I place my feet

Cause ain’t nobody passed in the jects this week

So don’t even trip

Put your gun away

Fans of Kendrick Lamar should check out FRU’s music for its strong identity and thoughtful lyrics.

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Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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