King of the Mountain: Street Mix
As a young kid with an inherent talent for the arts, F.O.E. would scribble in his 'Big Chief' notebook and entertain his classmates in the school halls with witty lyrics and theatrics. Inspired by such artists as Scarface, E-40, UGK, Tupac, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. His career began as a member of a local Parkhill neighborhood group performing in many venues such as Denver Coliseum, Blue Bird Theatre, Kappa Beach Party Galveston, TX, Drake Relays Des Moines, IA, the charismatic, controversial, insightful, and outspoken lyricist started to shine and ultimately became the leader and manager of the group. F.O.E. used that experience to launch his solo artist career. On his new journey he was reunited with a long time friend and producer, 800 the Jewell, and that is how the magic, music calibration began. Working with 800 the Jewell, F.O.E. began his quest to becoming the King of the Mountain, and making Jewell Tyme Music a household name. Working on a daily basis in the studio dropping song after song, his personality began to come to the forefront. If you ask him he'll tell you, 'There's a reason why they call me F.O.E.' Willing to take on any subject and not afraid to say names, he seems to breathe controversy, 'Don't let the TV smile fool you!' Releasing his first venture as a solo artist with a 15-track promo CD 'Welcome' F.O.E.. showed people that he is a stand-alone artist not to be overlooked. With such cult classics like 'Lee Lee' and '11 o'clock', F.O.E. began to get the masses to listen, and boy did they! Requesting him for shows and features on albums, performing around three shows a week and featuring on twelve albums in 2007 alone. Since the release of his promo CD, F.O.E. has put out an additional two mixtapes with his Jewell Tyme Label mates, 'Dat 1 Sh!@' and 'The Leak,' also releasing a joint venture with B Blacc "Drama Kings." In spring of 2008, F.O.E. is set to release his first full-length album titled, 'Welcome-A New Beginning'. The album features future hood classics like 'C.U.L.T. Music', 'My Life' and 'Fatal' featuring Allison Wright. 'Welcome-A New Beginning' embodies production by 800 the Jewell, B Blacc, YTEE, Meezly and even F.O.E., guaranteed to take your musical senses on a journey through the mind of an enemy. With guest appearances by the Jewell Tyme Family, B Blacc, Allison Wright, and Young Joey. With this album F.O.E. tackles many topics such as relationships, being a parent, the daily grind, and the music industry, making this album relatable to all who listens from kids to grandparents. Audiences and music lovers agree that F.O.E's recognition by the music industry is long overdue. Ready to bring a new sound to the industry, F.O.E. is everything new rappers want to be without the 'bling'. Representing the 'Box' state to the fullest he is ready to take on the world! 'Forcing people to listen while causing local tension.'