Foci - The Achievement Gap
After many years of performing on stages from Los Angeles and Atlanta to New York while also maintaining and cultivating musicians from his city, Pasadena, CA emcee Foci has finally released his debut album, The Achievement Gap. While topics of the current state of Hip Hop, companionship and community are addressed, the core of the album is Foci illustrating very personal stories about his experiences as a former teacher in a very questionable American education system that also ultimately played a part in the murder of his best friend. Coming from a time where originality and honesty mattered in music, Foci never compromises his unique style of rhyming and maintains a strong foundation with soulful production by Diverse, Jansport J, and more. The issues discussed in The Achievement Gap successfully marry Foci’s two worlds of music and education and, despite being laid off for speaking against the ills of the system, allows him to continue to educate the masses in a more universal medium.
Foci - “Los Angelinos”
Pasadena, CA artist Foci makes a ferocious ode to the unofficial capital of California with “Los Angelinos”, a Science-produced single off his upcoming project The Achievement Gap. Always making sure each song is soaked with substance, Foci’s female-personification of the City of Angels along with his distinct delivery make this one of the most unique LA anthems out.
Foci - Remote Control (prod. Diverse)
dir. Eric Heights
Pasadena, CA artist Foci makes his statement of return with a new music video and single “Remote Control” off his upcoming album The Achievement Gap. Directed by frequent collaborator Eric Heights, a message of knowledge over everything is interwoven between nicely edited rapping sequences. As for Foci’s musical progression, his vocals are much more powerful and distinct these days. There is nothing surface level about these lyrics.
death meticulous and ridiculous
deciduous planted within the thick of this
sleep provides me the answers in me dreaming so
to be related to death it has no meaning oh
Oh, indeed. Somebody needs to get dude a publishing deal for a Foci: Decoded novel ASAP.
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part II (Live at House of Blues Sunset) + more!
The Infamous perform their classic at their recent performance this past Memorial Day weekend at the House of Blues Sunset. Please keep an eye out for Foci & DeeJay Gemini who have been performing in Direct Support slots opening for a laundry list of Hip Hops elite, such as Rakim, Pete Rock, Raekwon, Das Efx, Ghostface, Tha Dogg Pound, The Rza, the aforementioned Mobb Deep & more. You can check them out online at www.iamfoci.com | www.deejaygemini.com.
For footage of the entire show please visit youtube.com/jointtendency.
Mobb Deep & Foci - Live @ The House of Blues Sunset 5/28 [Flyer]: Today is the big homie Foci’s birthday, but he will be celebrating it real big in a couple of weeks along with the recently reunited Infamous Mobb Deep at HOB Sunset here in Hollywood. Pasadena, CA clothing boutique Store Thirteen will be selling discount tickets for this show (highly recommended; this is not a cheap event) so pick them up soon. Other ways of getting the tickets are described on the flyer. Foci might even do a few giveaways, who knows?
[Lyrics2Go Artist] Jay Diction (of Seven Day) - Detonation (ft. Foci & Versis): Seven Day, Foci, & Versis will be performing at Back2Pluto’s Lyrics2Go Vol. 3 Japan Benefit Show on May 6th at Bell City Skatepark, Bell, CA. Click HERE for event information & attendance confirmation.
SonnyBCreative.com presents: Lyrics2Go Vol. 3 Japan Benefit Show [Commercial]: Don’t blink. Once again, Sonny_B provides a swagged out visual flyer for our Lyrics2Go concert series. Please reblog, retweet, repost this video & click HERE to let us know if you’ll be at the event this Friday.
[Lyrics2Go Artist] Foci - Dairy Products: Foci will be performing at Back2Pluto’s Lyrics2Go Vol. 3 Japan Benefit Show on May 6th in the City of Bell. Click HERE for event information + attendance confirmation.
Back2Pluto presents: Lyrics2Go Vol. 3 [Japan Benefit Show]:
The City of Bell in collaboration with http://Back2Pluto.com/, http://SonnyBCreative.com/, http://TheCMNGRNDS.com/ & MDNK Academy presents: Lyrics2Go Vol. 3.
This show is dedicated to Japan.
Date: May 6th, 2011
Location: Bell City of Skate Park | 4357 Gage Ave., Bell, CA
-Donations will be collected throughout the evening for Red Cross Japan Relief
VerBS, Foci, Sonny_B, Versis & Seven Day, Mark II, 2NAI Los Angeles, Diji, Tarikh Mizan & CPT, Limit Break, MC Hinomaru, Kid-Lou & Diverse
Hosts: Tirso Cruz & DJ Juntao
Click HERE to confirm your attendance!