Yung Fazo, a rising star in the new wave underground scene, returns with the new mixtape, me vs. me, out today via Capitol Records. Listen HERE. The 17-year-old, who blends the gleaming sounds digicore and hyperpop with grimy lo-fi rap beats, first broke through with 2021’s #frvralone EP, followed up by 2022’s stranger love vol.1. Now, Fazo takes his sound to the next level. To celebrate the release, Fazo shared a video for mixtape standout, “steal da swag.” Watch it HERE.
In addition to steal da swag, me vs. me also includes the viral sensation “ttwlg (this the way life goes),” which first gained traction on TikTok and then conquered the SoundCloud charts, as well as the recent singles “steal da swag”and “honest.” Of the new tracks, Fazo’s collaborations with tana (“she say!”) and Dom Corleo (“motion”) deliver sing-along hooks and unbridled energy, while “lying again” and mixtape opener “new me” showcase his lyrical chops.
“As a kid it’s always been me against myself.” Fazo continues “me competing with myself to always be the best at what I was doing. “me vs me” is the embodiment of who I’ve been…to who I’m fighting to become.” Fazo’s unique sound and hustle mentality has garnered attention from industry tastemakers, rare groove enthusiasts and his peers alike. Most recently, Nav praised Yung Fazo for breaking barriers with his artistry and moving the culture forward within their community. “Fazo’s doing his thing” said Nav in a recent interview with Our Generation Music. “I’m so happy that I’ve been able to inspire him because it’s not easy being brown.”
In 2021, Fazo was featured on “Antisocial 2” — SoundCloud’s biggest independent release of 2021 — alongside BabySantana, Slump6s, SSGKobe and Xhulooo. The breakout artist followed it up with the six-track project #fvralone and 2022’s stranger love vol. 1, which incorporates a smooth R&B vibe and brought Fazo’s music to an even bigger audience. Now with, me vs. me, he takes his place at the forefront of rap’s next generation of stars.