What did you do the year you turned 21? Hip-hop prodigy Fashawn earned a spot on the cover of XXL magazine, toured the world and built a rep as one of raps new rising stars. Fashawns debut album, *Boys Meets World*, was heralded by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, streetwise and intelligent rhymes. Some even compared his introductory opus to Nas brilliant *Illmatic*. It was enough for XXL to name Fashawn to its list of hip-hops best freshman.
Fast forward to 2012 and over 200 shows and 2 mixtapes later Fashawn is back in full effect with his latest release *Champagne and StyrofoamCups*. Featuring Taylor Gangs Wiz Khalifa, MFN MR. eXquire, Kobe, K Young, Chevy Woods and more Champagne and Styrofoam Cups is considered a top release in 2012. Working with Boy Meets World producer Exile, Fashawn also called upon hip hops next generation of producers in DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy), Rahki (Eminem, 50 Cent) and classic west coast producers Jake One and Hecktik.