Today, West London rapper Fredo releases his second album Money Can’t Buy Happiness via Since ’93. The album, executive produced by Dave, features recently released tracks “Money Talks” featuring Dave and “Back To Basics.”
The last two years have been an impressive journey for Fredo. With his 2018 mixtape Tables Turn charting at #5 in the UK and becoming the fourth biggest UK debut release that year, he followed this with his first #1 single alongside Dave with “Funky Friday.” In 2019 Fredo released his UK #5 charting album Third Avenue, selling out his entire UK
and Ireland tour, including two dates at London’s Kentish Town Forum. He also appeared on stage alongside Dave during Stormzy’s headline set at Glastonbury in 2019 to perform “Funky Friday.”
Money Can’t Buy Happiness follows recently released singles “Scorpion” and “What Can I Say.” The album sees Fredo team up with Dave again on new single “Money Talks,” alongside guest appearances from Pop Smoke and Young Adz on “Burner On
Deck” and a guest appearance from Summer Walker on “Ready,” which features a sample from The Fugees. He introduced and teased the album last week with new track
and video “Back To Basics,” which can be listened to here.
Fredo says: “I want to apologize for the wait. I had a whole different style album that didn’t really mean anything to me. Meanwhile a lot was going on in life that I was angry and confused about. I really thought that once you have money you can’t not be happy inside even if stuff’s going on but it’s not like that. I felt like the project I was working on before was me but doesn’t really explain me. I don’t want people thinking that certain things I rap about are important or the key of life because they’re not. Most things I rap about are just what I been through or reality for me and my friends.”