Celebrity Interviews

Fred the Godson Speaks on Jay-Z’s Co-Sign, New Music + Raps & Breaks Down Lyrics on Sway in the Morning

Fred the Godson talked to Sway in the Morning about his new project and the politics of the music industry.

Reflecting on the lack of recognition for his artistry, Fred the Godson discusses the politics of the music industry which at times glorifies and sells songs instead of appreciating the full work of the art. He also expresses that he believes his work is better than some of the music that is popular right now.

Also discussing the meaning behind Jay Z’s 4:44 album, Fred the Godson explains that manhood, in his opinions, consists of responsibility and respecting his family.

Tune in to hear Fred the Godson break down and explain the meaning of his lyrics, his appreciation for Jay Z’s 4:44 album, and more.


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