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Foci / Press

“Pasadena, California based artist Foci is making a major impact on the independent music scene. His music has been heard on Pandora Radio, The World Famous Wake Up Show, Shade 45 Sirius/XM, KPFK, and many other outlets. He has shared the stage with many great artists such as Rakim, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Jay Electronica, DJ Premier, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep to name a few. And he rocked out with AllHipHop’s official 2014 SXSW Concert in Austin, TX.”

“Foci is an educated emcee with a message and a mission. As a former California teacher he has dedicated his life to uplifting and cultivating the youth to create a better tomorrow.”

“While there have been numerous artists to come out and offer their own unique sentiment on this issue of musical connection, an MC from Pasadena, California arguably has done the best job of addressing this issue of separation. On his latest effort, The Achievement Gap (Feb 28), Foci’s songs are true narratives expressed through rhyme. Like any great storyteller, he does not provide all of the details, but instead, he crafts his songs in a way that allow the listener to dig deeper into them as a way of trying to unearth the deeper message.”

“Foci taught the Belasco Theatre a thing or two about Hip-Hop…”

“Cali emcee Foci comes through KN with an ill one. I’m definitely feeling “Three’s A Crowd.”

"Foci delivers deep, erudite rhymes with infectious melodies and real soul. He's got what it takes to change the game, and this album is proof.”

"He blends a true street grit with a cultivated message that's both accessible and thought-provoking."

"...rap could really use Foci… The Southern California rapper has got an arsenal of razor sharp rhymes that are as intelligent as they are inviting..."

"Bigger than the Music"

“Be prepared to experience an introspective onslaught on your consciousness. Don’t Sleep.”

“Just as good or better than the headliners... people are going to notice.”

Adam Romine - Rome Promotions

"...I was surprisingly impressed. Foci definitely lives up to his originality."

"It's food for your mind. The veggies of Hip Hop. The good one."