This month, Fredo will liberate his latest body of work Independence Day, which will see 14 tracks and collaborations with Potter Payper, Clavish, Suspect, and Headie One — the last of whom is featured on the hard-hitting cut “Wandsworth to Bullingdon,” named after the South London and Oxfordshire prisons of the same name. As such, the track sees the British stars delving into street politics and showing love to those behind the proverbial walls:
“Nah, don’t talk about prison, my niggas are full of them, I’ll get you done up from Wandsworth to Bullingdon, I got some niggas on basic for bullying, he didn’t see who stabbed him up, I hoodied him, no, I don’t half-step, thats ‘cause I’m fully in, jail after jail had me feeling that I couldn’t win, now I might roll up on you in a Cullinan, don’t like the opps when my lungs are still full of them...”
Accompanying the Honeywood Six and Chucks-produced effort is a dope visual courtesy of KLVDR, which shows an incarcerated Fredo and Headie One rapping from different places within lockup, including a cell and in a hall surrounded by police and barbed wire. Eventually, a call is made and an envoy of vans with beautiful women arrive with high end threads for the artists to change into. The two eventually slip out during an apparent riot in full-blown cinematic fashion.
Upon its release, Independence Day will follow Fredo’s sophomore LP Money Can’t Buy Happiness, which was released back in January and — presumably — is the last in Fredo’s catalog to be released under the RCA imprint. A number two success on the UK Albums chart, that project saw 11 cuts with contributions from Dave, Summer Walker, Pop Smoke, and Young Adz.