MSQ PROFILE: DREW FAMOUS
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
A rapper, writer, perfectionist and so much more, Drew Famous brings it all to every table there is. Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, Drew is heard everywhere with the amount of music he's dropped.
Drew Famous, his stage name, was given to him around the ninth grade. It all started with kids stopping Drew in the hallway and trying to get him to freestyle.
I rapped for awhile, people started freaking out and yelling. The school cop came down the hall to break up what he thought was a fight. One of my friends yelled "THIS KIDS GONNA BE FAMOUS!" - Drew Famous
Then he made his Twitter name, "drewisfamous" and the rest is history.
Drew released his first solo album in 2014, but he's been writing for a very long time. You can tell by the he plays with words throughout his tracks. Beats that are uniquely hard to rap on are what influence Drew and keeps him on 10 when creating. While growing up, Drew would listen to artists like Lupe Fiasco, Mac Miller, Odd Future, and B.O.B. These artists have helped influence Drew's music from sounds to sights and more.
I don't want to waste a word and say some shit somebody else would say. What's the point? They can say it! - Drew Famous
The last two songs on his album 800DASH, 18 and SWIM were both written at the same time. It all consisted of Drew flipping through beats and putting words where he thought they were supposed to go. He also wrote 18 backwards, from end to beginning.