Fashawn, Most Artistic

Photography by Travis Shinn
Gov’t Name: Santiago Leyva
Age: 21
Reppin’: Fresno, California
Notable Releases: Mixtapes: One Shot One Kill, 2008, and The Antidote, 2009; Independent album: Boy Meets World, 2009
Currently Working On: As-yet-untitled mixtape with DJ Green Lantern
Label: One Records (Independent)
Aligned With: No one
Side Hustle: Endorsement deals with Orisue clothing and Etnies shoe company
The Next 10 Years in Hip-Hop Will Be… “dominated by the 10 [artists] that’s here today.”

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  • Dridion

    Damn…fuck…lol dis dude da truth!

  • iceman

    hes the biggest and iLLest thing to come from the 559! props

  • http://www.legaldope.net Phlex Ruger

    One of many Fresno’s gems…. proud to see someone I know come up!

  • Cooksta

    Easily At The Top Of The Class Only Guy That Could Match Him Is J. Cole And Wiz Is Dope Too But Not At Dudes Level
    What This Rookie Shit Was Missing Was

    • Annette

      ^^ To cooksta comment
      Evidence ain’t even a rookie though..

    • Anonymous

      yall dont know but skyzoo been here for a long time, hes past freshman class already

    • Kid Cameron

      Cooksta Evidence and Skyzoo are not rookies. If 9th produces an album for you your no rookie

  • laralove

    C.A all day…Central Cali rising up! Congrats to Fashawn. Fresno’s proud of ya!

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  • Anonymous

    ill flow

  • dusk one

    559 big ups porterville loves you fash the no stand up

  • Smokey

    559 Grizzly City stand up!!!

  • TGEn

    Wow dis dude go hard!!

  • nyle

    XV is missing wtf….he better than all these guys but skyzoo just dropped nd album alotta dese dudes arent that great though

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  • LaDonne

    I like how he takes shots at a couple of the other freshman

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