After gracing the cover of XXL’s Freshmen ’11 issue earlier this year, SOHH recently hit up rapper Fred the Godson to find out what his dream cover shot would be.
Skipping music magazines altogether, Fred said he envisions himself gracing a wealthy financial publication.
“Forbes, [laughs],” Fred told SOHH when asked what magazine cover he hopes to one-day grace. “It represents power, money. To come from nothing and then to see yourself on the cover of Forbes. For somebody that was raised in the shelter in the Bronx with nothing and now to be on the cover of the Forbes, it just means one thing. You’re wealthy and rich. I’d want to be interviewed by Bill Gates.” (SOHH)
In summer 2010, rap mogul Diddy boasted about previously landing the cover of Forbes.
“I was the first on the jet. I was the first running the marathon. I was the first donating millions of dollars. I was the first. I was the first with the 10 million records sold. I was the first with the label. I was the first with the renegotiations. F*ck a Forbes list–I was on the cover of Forbes. There is going to be someone that will pass me, but as long as I’m on the court, they are not going to be badder than me, because there is too much catching up to do…There is not one muthaf*cka that’s here now who is going to outwork me. That is not going to happen, not right now. Maybe if I slow down, but to this day, no one can f*ck with me when it comes to getting busy and working.” (XXL Mag)
Last April, Fred gave SOHH his post-XXL cover shot reaction.
“There’s a million of us rapping and a million of us putting in work and you get rewarded. That right there was a reminder that my hard work is paying off. I look at everybody but I just zoom in on myself and I’m like, “D*mn.” There’s a million people out there that want to be in [my] position and so it showed me that I’m doing my thing and doing something right. To be on the cover of XXL, that’s huge.” (SOHH Guest Star)
G-Unit’s 40 Glocc recently talked to SOHH about co-signing the Bronx rapper.
“I’m digging Fred the Godson,” 40 told SOHH. “I’ve been following Fred’s music for almost a year now. That dude goes hard, man! I think he definitely deserves more attention and so forth. I don’t think he’s getting the props that he’s really supposed to be getting right now. I think he should be getting more attention. He’s got content. You know what I mean? He’s hard, straight up.” (SOHH)
Check out a recent Fred the Godson interview below: