Hip-Hop lost one of its most talented wordsmiths when Fred The Godson passed
away due to complications with COVD-19 last year. However, his family has
continued his legacy by launching the nonprofit Fred The Godson Foundation, as well
as releasing some of his most sought after music on vinyl and CD. "Ascension" is the
first posthumous release with all new material from the South Bronx emcee. The
tracks were handpicked by Fred's brother Russ and they are a prime example of the
creative high he was on just before his passing. The collection of songs includes
production from The Heatmakerz and guest spots from G Mims, Guap Sinatra,
M City, Reef Hustle, Bandz Dinero and more.
This album is a celebration of Fred's life and so, fittingly, the LP dropped digitally on
his birthday, February 22. On the same day New York City officials unveiled a new
street name in the South Bronx honoring the respected lyricist: Fredrick "Fred The
Godson" Thomas Way. A lot of artists make street music but only a handful have ever
been tribute with street signs.