Chicago's Fredo Santana has emerged as one of GBE's least predictable personalities: his slurred flow and menacing stare are counter-balanced by a focused, self-aware navigation of the music industry, a shrewdness not all street rappers can match. After collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and cameos in Drake videos, Fredo self-releases Walking Legend, featuring Childish Gambino, Tory Lanez, and his 300 squad Chief Keef, Lil Reese and Lil Durk. Gambino's cameo on the Young Chop-produced "Riot" may leave a hint as to why Fredo's consistently earned the respect of his peers: These critics is fuckin' haters, they love to hate yo/ but wouldn't say that shit to Fredo, cause they afraid, yo/ ...He could rap but he shouldn't, tried to kill him, they couldn't, he delivers in a vintage Gucci flow, between Fredo's glo'd up boasts about taking selfies and turning ops to Casper. The common ground for this unlikely pair becomes clear: two rappers that stormed their seat at the dinner table, letting you know they're still hungry.
Stream: Fredo Santana, Walking Legend