F.Y.I. also known as Foreshadow, is a co-founder of the Los Angeles based rap group, Those Chosen.
His musical journey began with Those Chosen in the mid-2000’s culminating in recording over 100 songs and the release of videos, mixtapes, and official commercial releases.
F.Y.I. helped to bring Those Chosen to prominence over the last several years which eventually landed them URB Magazine’s Top 25 Artists to Watch title along with a distribution deal with Wes Jackson’s, President/Founder of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, indie digital imprint Savannah Boogie. Upon signing to the imprint, F.Y.I. helped write some of the major hits that ended up being a part of the critically acclaimed ep, 5IVE.
A record produced mainly by Grammy-Award winning super producer, IZ Avila (of the Avila Brothers) and
Follow up projects and videos with Those Chosen allowed F.Y.I. to work with some of hip-hop’s brightest stars such as Alex Da Kid, Rich Kidd, T.H.X., Ras Kass, and Ab-Soul along with helping him build an audience through touring in cities, appearing on MTV2, and performing at major music festivals like CMJ, A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
F.Y.I.’s charisma and passion for music caught the attention of an European network which allowed him to star/co-host in a reality show called Holland in Da Hood which garnered a weekly 1 million viewership for the duration of the show series. The anticipation for the show was such a hit that when the first episode debuted it became the #3 trending topic worldwide on twitter just below the NFL’s season opener.
Now F.Y.I., a self-described hueman, is on a mission to continue to color the world with his songs, tweets, and videos by splashing it with new pictures. His upcoming record, Yo! The Places You’ll Go is his most polished and personal record to date. The record features groundbreaking beats which compliment the always outspoken and sometimes controversial emcee on a new chapter in his journey through having message over mayhem and walking by faith not by sight.
About the Video:
It makes perfect sense that F.Y.I.’s latest video puts the viewer right into the heart of Los Angeles’ afterhours scene where hoodsters, hipsters, and everything in between can become somebody else even if it is for a moment. Which leaves folks to ask the question, “What does it profit the party goer to become totally turned up but lose control?”