After diligently been on the grind behind the scenes for the past dozen years multi-talented Bay Area hip-hop renaissance man Friscasso The Jeweler
readies to take his place in the spotlight in 2015 with the release of his anticipated brand new, long-awaited, official debut album If You Buyin I'm Sellin
(available in the Bay Area Amoeba stores care of Bay Game Records
) on which he displays his rap skills alongside an impressive array of guests including The Jacka, Killa Tay,
and Matt Blaque
. Among the strong album songs are such standout tracks as "Poed Up," "We Warriors," and the title track which is produced by Nasty Music - one of the numerous producers who contribute to the 14 track full-length (among the many others are J-Moe, SF Traxxx, Beat Goods
, and Sean Fong Beats
- hence the refreshingly diverse sound to the album).
While Friscasso The Jeweler may be a new name to some rap fans, those truly into Bay Area rap are already familiar with him thanks to his decade-strong history of tirelessly contributing behind the scenes to the vibrant Bay Area hip-hop/rap music world. This the multi-talented individual has done in various capacities: with his talents, in addition to rapper, including that of jeweler, tattooer, clothing designer, and car airbrush artist. Indeed Friscasso The Jeweler is truly a renaissance man/talented Bay rapper. And it is as rapper that many already know of him via his long list of MC contributions to numerous high-profile rap
releases over the past decade that include his contributions to 17 Wit A Thizz.
Meanwhile behind the scenes Friscasso has been applying his myriad of non-mic skills - from tattooing, to T-shirt designing / manufacturing, to custom jewelry making. All of this he has worked on with such SF/Bay rap players as Mac Mall
, Black C
, Mistah F.A.B.
, Lee Majors
, and Big Rich
. As if making up for lost time Friscasso The Jeweler is unleashing two full-length rap releases (this official debut album plus a second full-length mixtape release) in 2015. These follow such already released popular Friscasso tracks from the past couple of years as "Poe'd Up" featuring The Jacka
(included on If You Buying I'm Sellin
), and his killer CD single / 49ers
rap anthem "Sons Of Harbaugh," that created a buzz with both Niners fans and rap fans.