Lower East Side emcee/producer, Fokis is set to release his long awaited sophomore album Underground With Commercial Appeal on 8/18. The album which features Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Torae, Chi-Ali, Sadat X, Cortez, Punchline and more, is a perfectly crafted mix of Underground and commercial music. Production duties were handled by Man Meets Machine (Jiv Poss) who also produced “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Kills You” (The Notorious B.I.G.), Relavant Beats, Mr. West, The Manorail, Fokis amongst others.
The project was originally scheduled for release on 7/21 but was pushed back due to him not reaching his goal weight. For the last two years, Fokis has been on a fitness mission doing Crossfit and has dropped over 85 lbs, (Click Here To Watch) his goal was to be at 199 by 7/21. “I feel like a brand new artist, I am totally re-inspired to create music and super excited to release this project. This album is very honest and personal to me, it is a reflection of everyday life, the highs, the lows the good the bad and everything else in between. For me it’s not about money and fame but more about inspiring and connecting with the people, at the end what matters most is how you impact peoples lives.” – Fokis
As an added bonus, anyone who pre-orders the album in any format via Bandcamp will automatically be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 very cool prizes. Each Monday leading up to the release of the album we will introduce a new prize to add to the pot. So be sure to stay tuned by following us on social media.