Plagued by extreme poverty, flooded with drugs and claiming a murder rate that earned it the
title of murder capital of the country, the streets of Washington, D.C. are some of the most
dangerous places on Earth.
A product of this destitute environment is D.C. native Young Fre$h. Blessed to survive the same
perils that sent so many of his childhood friend to prison or the morgue, this young street soldier
pours all of his hurt and frustrations into his music forthcoming Mazerati Music, LLC mixtape
He is currently warming the streets with scorching singles are “Do It,” “Pushing Psychotic”
and “This Is the Score.” And he will then follow up with another mixtape in tow Just Practice
2: Money Never Sleeps.
“My music is a narrative. It’s like somebody reading you a book,” Fre$h explains. “It’s about so
much pain because that’s what I lived through. There are people dying right now where I’m from
and I intend to give the world my life the way I live- with no fillers or sugar coating. This is 100
In love with the sound of music for as long as he can remember, Fre$h built his own studio in his
room at the tender age of 11. He made beats, wrote his own lyrics and recorded his own songs.
But as time went on and he got older, he was slowly pulled into the streets and fell victim to the
allure of crime.
“We were just in the streets trying to get money in an illegal way,” he admits. “We were in the
Even though he made his ends meet on the other side of the law, Fre$h always kept rap close
to his heart as a hobby as a member of trio group The Adaatticz. The only problem was that the
other two members of the group were just as emerged in the streets as Fre$h.
But between stints in and out of jail, Fre$h released his mixtape debut Just Practice. The
mixtape didn’t make much noise around the city because Fre$h got shot shortly after its release.
Then after his release, he got locked up for a year. Subsequently, the other two members of
Adaatticz are both currently locked up- one serving 15 years and the other fighting a murder
“I looked around and saw that everybody that I grew up with was gone. I was the only one of
my friends left. They were either dead or locked up,” says Fre$h. “I got tired of running around
skinning my teeth and watching life pass me by.”
When his feet touched free ground, he went right back to the music. He linked up with another
local aspiring rapper. At the rapper’s video shoot, he former NBA lead man Steve Francis, who
signed Fre$h to his label Mazerati Music and moved the rapper to the label’s Houston home.
That’s when Fre$h finally decided to take music more seriously than he ever did.
“As long as I was in D.C., I was still doing wrong because you got no other choice,” he
explains. “Even if you don’t want to go that way, somebody is going to make you.”
Now with his head on right, Young Fre$h has given up a life of crime and is fully focused on
his rap career. His Mazerati Music, mixtape Street Loyalty is well on its way. He is currently
warming the streets with scorching singles are “Do It,” “Pushing Psychotic” and “This Is the
Score.” And he will then follow up with another mixtape in tow Just Practice 2: Money Never