Fiends in NYC.
Big shouts to Hemdi.
Produced by BBP.
Big shouts to @DeliFreshFilms
Las Vegas is prolly the most fiended place in the world.
And it’s ALWAYS Lit.
Went out there for Born Sinner Weekend/ my Fiend Day and let the camera run.
Make a movie out the b-roll.
Dreamville x SMF
Man, been working on this one for a minute. I wrote my first raps just under 3 years to this day. May 27, 2010 on my 23rd bday, I was reborn. I had just finished DJ’n ( shouts to DJ MoMa!) a party in the West Village. Got back to the Bleecker St. Carter at like 5 am and me and Jota started post-gaming ( fiend shit).
Bout a hour later at Jota’s request, we had a garage band track recorded over Kanye & Ludacris ” Breathe in, Breathe out”. A year later we dropped Volume. I Been off to the races since.
I think I recorded close to 60 records for this project just finding my way, discovering myself as an artist and a young adult. Most of them will probably never see the light of day, others just didn’t fit the mold of the project.
At the end of the day, I just wanted to make music to mook to. Shout out to my Dreamville x SMF family. All the producers that worked on the project, as well as everyone who contributed on the visual end. Lets ride.
PS. STREAM QWRM2
Ironic, I was just looking for a lighter but I found you now lets go and fuck the night up.
Directed by The Fiends
Produced by Dreamville
Quarter Water Raised Me Vol.II
May 22, 2013
PS. This shit is trippy man. Bugs me out that fiends outside of the fiends are listening to Bas’ shit.
Shoutout to my guy Hemdi an OG Super Mookin Fiend. That nigga can rap his ass off and he’s one of the realest homies I know (peep “Get it Hoe" QWRM V.I if ya dunno) and the whole Barsi East Flatbush Brooklyn massive ( I see you Yuey!)
The homie BBP came thru from Paris and spent some months in Queens with the Fiends. 5 beats a day for 3 summers. This was one of his creations.
Alot of people ask me what Mook is. Is it a noun? verb? adjective? It defies the laws of language. You’re just gonna have to Mook with the Fiends to find out.
YOU’LL NEVER BE HIGHER THAN I AM!
PS: AS WITH ALL ART ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTER WATER RAISED ME VOL. II (COMING SOON) SHOUTOUT TO MY GURL AMBER VITTORIA.
First and foremost go fuck with that Truly Yours 2 cause that shit is fire top to bottom. Shoutout to my brother Cole for puttin a fiend on it. Honored to be a part of such a dope piece of work.
Love looking at that tracklisting and seeing my brothers Canei Finch and Ron Gilmore on there. To make music with a set of homies you really fuck with is truly a blessing.
Dreamville’s an institution, and we got so much more coming. As for ” Cousins ” we did this joint in LA at NO ID’s studio. I just remember being lit, sittin on some huge ass bean bag contraption, and listenin to Cole going thru beats to send artists. this shit came on and it was like :
" Yoooooo this shit hard" - Me
" Yooooo u wanna get on this " - Cole
" Yoooooo… hell yea " -Me
I think we sat in that room and wrote for 20 mins before we cut the record. Crazy thing is we were just writing and when we spit our verses we noticed we both made allusions to cousins. That shit wasn’t even discussed I guess it was all in the vibe. so we were like: ” Yoooooo we gotta name this shit Cousins” I swear the whole thing happened in an hour.
PS: Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II COMING SOON #FIEEEEENNDSSS
#FiendFridays is back.
Lotta shit in the pipeline, we’re gearing up for a memorable summer fiends.
SHOUTS TO OAKSHADES.
SHOUTS TO BANDANA.
And shouts to every single one of yall that gave “Stronger" a listen, and everyone that’s been sharing the music. I couldn’t thank you enough. This mook’s for you fiend. Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II coming soon.
PS. See you Monday.
Whats paahhhhpin Fiends? These are exciting times. We just launched our new site. I just got my masters back for Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II. The Knicks are good again. Dreamville gearing up to go back on the road so you know the Fiends in tow with mook to blow. Oh, and it’s spring in NEW YORK FUCKIN CITY.
I wrote this song at a cross road in my life, it could have made Volume I but I opted to hold off. I was self-admittedly fucking up royally at the time and was faced with two options : see your life expectancy dwindle Or for once in your life dedicate and discipline yourself to achieve something greater.
It’s two years later. I can’t complain. We’re blessed.
Getting Stronger everyday.
Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II coming soon.