Fred the Godson

9 songs 5 albums

Fred the Godson (February 22, 1985 – April 23, 2020), born Frederick Thomas, was a hip-hop artist from South Bronx, New York. He spent his early days learning the harsh realities of life on 156th & Fox, an area submerged in drug wars that he struggled to evade. Eventually, Fred dropped out of Monroe High School and began freestyling in the late 1990

I always could rhyme when I was a teenager like 12 or 13. I always freestyle’d, but just used that as comedy to snap on people. I’d rhyme about what you got on and I’d just make a crazy rhyme about it off the head and have everybody laughing.

Being a prominent figure in New York hip-hop for nearly a decade, his rise to fame began when he appeared in the 2011 XXL Freshman Class alongside Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., and Mac Miller. During a 2016 Breakfast Club interview, Fred—also known as Gordo—talked about being selected for the prestigious