Fruitman is one of the newest emcees in the rap game, and is bringing a refreshing sound to the industry. Throughout the many interviews Freddyo.com has done in the past, I must say itâ€™s always good to find someone that is making change.
Respect is one thing I give Fruitman due to his appreciation of hip-hop culture, music in its entirety, and his passion for wanting to produce quality music. Recently releasing his mixtape called â€œThe Point 5â€, Fruitman stops by with Freddyo.com to explain the freshness of his music and staying above the rap game.
Freddyo.com: How did you get the name the Fruitman?
Fruitman: That name basically came from my reputation in the streets of Atlanta and Columbus. You know, thatâ€™s what they call me in the streetsâ€¦(chuckles)
Freddyo.com: So who inspired you as far as musicians and rappers?
Fruitman: I mean, really, I didnâ€™t have any direct inspiration. In a way, it just basically came from listening to artists just talk about glory and no losses. And that is not an accurate depiction of what goes on in these streets. In my music, I try to tell my story of the streets, with all the losses and the glory. You see, people get in the booth and rap about other peoplesâ€™ lives.Â So I guess I was inspired byâ€¦not only all types of music, like gospel, Jay z, Rockâ€¦but also those studio gangstas who just rap about what they see, you feel me? Got to give you my storyâ€¦
Freddyo.com: I feel you. So how long you been in the rap game?
Fruitman: Man I been in the rap game about 7 to 8 years, but before I was producing this music, I was putting other artists on through my label Money Tree Ent. You know, I started my own label because if you want something done right, you got to do it yourself.
Freddyo.com: Mos def, mos def. So what mix tapes do you have now for the public to sample and ride too?
Fruitman: Right now, I got â€œthe Point 5â€, my mixtape with DJ Dice Law, and â€œHood Richâ€ with DJ Chameleon. Be on the lookout for the â€œThe Green Crack Eraâ€ hosted by DJ Scream too. Iâ€™m coming with a whole new genre of musicâ€¦I call it Gangsta Rock. Itâ€™s a mixture of gangsta rap with live guitars. Itâ€™s a refreshing sound that will take over. Thatâ€™s not me saying this, but my fans, you feel me?
Freddyo.com: I feel you. So who do you see yourself working with?
Fruitman: I mean, I am willing to work with anyone, but right now, I see my self working with meâ€¦my own expression. Iâ€™m bringing a new sound to the rap game. Everything has been so duplicated, and no one is doing anything different. So first off, I have my own sound and expression, so Iâ€™m bringing that to the game.
Freddyo.com: Thatâ€™s whatâ€™s up. Final question, where can we find your music?
Fruitman: Check me out at Twitter.com/ATLFruitman and Facebook.com/ATLFruitman. In 5 yrs, Iâ€™m looking to have the biggest movement in the south with my label Money Tree. Be on the lookout. Like I said, itâ€™s a refreshing sound to the ear. After I finish performing, folks I donâ€™t even know be like â€œYou just killed that shitâ€. You know, that what they tell me, so Iâ€™ma keep bringing it. Yaâ€™ll look out for that Gangsta Rock.