FYÜTCH
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FYÜTCH

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

New York City, NY | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Hip Hop Electronic

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Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Exclusive: FYUTCH explains why he changed his name once the Atlanta-based rapper-singer-producer named Future became famous.

FYUTCH — the rapper formerly known as Future — was thinking of a way to reignite his career after the Atlanta-based rapper-singer-producer named Future rose to prominence with the same moniker.

The Nashville-based FYUTCH got his break last week when Nardwuar asked Future if he had heard of the original Future, who changed his name to FYUTCH once Future became a chart-topping artist.

“That was kind of the look I was looking for,” FYUTCH says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “I’ve been holding my piece for a pretty long time. Now that I have at least a little bit bigger of a platform, I want to clarify the situation, at least let people know I do this.”

What do do with that platform came when a friend of his gave FYUTCH the suggestion to a song called “The Other Future.” His friend said and discussed what the term Future means to him. FYUTCH used the instrumental to Future’s “Move That Dope” to make “The Other Future,” in which he calls out the Atlanta artist.

“The way I kind of positioned it [is] that I’m the very opposite of the Future, in every term — if you’re talking about lyrics, song content, as far as story,” he says of the song, which premiered on HipHopDX today (April 4). "As far as what I stand for in my values morally, I’m the very opposite. This was a perfect opportunity to shed light on that image, the other Future, FYUTCH, being just complete night and day.”

FYUTCH, who is slated to shoot a video for “The Other Future” next week, also uses the song to voice his displeasure with certain aspects of Rap, naming Migos and YG, in particular.

“I wanted to use this as an opportunity to take out my frustrations about the name, but Hip Hop in general,” he says. "This is getting to the point where the N-word, 'nigga this,' 'nigga that' is getting redundant. It’s getting idiotic.”

FYUTCH had addressed his issues with Future on “Identity Crisis,” a song from his Mr. Flattop mixtape, which was released in 2012.

“His singles and his name kind of ate up any little traction that I was making at the time because I was really just hitting the blog circuit,” he says. "It came at a really, really unfortunate time for me. I just wanted recognition of the fact that I had the name first.” - HipHopDX


Clearly, we have hit Peak Rap-Name Status. When you start getting this freaky with vowel placement, when you have to throw around umlauts, you know that things are getting out of control. But then again the Future-formerly-known-as-The Artist-and-before-that-The-Unknown definitely has been eclipsed by the sudden chart-topping success of R&B artist Future, and you can't blame the dude for wanting his own Google hits. And he deserves his own bit of shine as Mr. Flattop, the first release under his new nom de plume, is a well-executed post-collegiate party-rap tape with plenty of pop hooks and big bumping Down South bass. If you're forced to take on a new name, this is the damn way to tell everybody.
Mr. Flattop is akin to an evening club-hoppin' in Nashville — hitting Second Ave., Midtown, Y2K, Yea Baby's and then closing it out at The 5 Spot in one whirlwind of booze and beats. It's a tape that veers from intensely hedonistic at moments to wonderfully laid-back at others, and it's all tied together with the razor-sharp flow Future, uh, I mean Fyutch has been honing since his days in Biscuits N Gravy. Mr. Flattop is not always my style — I'm an old dude and can't party like that anymore — but Fyutch, DJ Sir Lazenby and producer G-Pop aren't making these records for people who spend their nights off reading on the couch with their wives. That said, it's got a lot of thematic and sonic layers crammed in its 43 minutes and definitely becomes more satisfying with each lesson.

For my money — not a whole hell of a lot frankly, two cents might be a stretch — the real gem on Flattop is "Set Me Free" produced by longtime collaborator and P&B favorite Wick-It. It's got a gorgeous hook and a deep, mournful groove that you might not expect if you hadn't been watching both of these artist develop over the last half-decade. Basically, any time Fyutch rocks a track with some Nashville cats, it pops off something serious: The "Catch Me Cruisin" remix with Mello Rello is a perfect track for drivin' slow in the early autumn, and "Rainin' Money" with local production all-stars The Fans makes me kinda wish I had enough bills to throw around. Oh, and the crew flips a Spice Girls hook on "My Lover" — that, sad as it is, is sorta my style. Old man is old. - Nashville Scene


FYUTCH tackles some big issues in his new song "Pull Your Pants Up."

FYUTCH, a former HNHH Heatseeker who at that point was going under the name Future, hits us with a new banger today, produced by Mac Chevy. FYUTCH's track takes inspiration from the recent debacle with Donald Sterling, although it's a refreshingly different approach (compared to tracks like Plies' "Donald Sterling: Racist Mufucka.")

In the words of FYUTCH: "Given recent racial tensions with the Donald Sterling situation, I decided to use this as an opportunity to speak out about how much I hate the word NIGGA/NIGGER and how much mainstream hip hop isn't helping blacks progress past our same stereotypes that most people view us."

Keep your eyes on this rising rapper. If you've enjoyed this, check out another recent cut from him "The Other Future."

Quotable Lyrics
Don't you call me out my name
I ain't no boy I ain't no slave
Hip hop changed the game
But it's time to rearrange
We made slang a global thang
It ain't racist if you say
Nigga cuz that's ok
But nigger uh huh that's no way

Ain't no difference it's the same
Are you deaf do you need sign language?
We gave the world permission
Jokes on us I feel insulted
Hip hop radio paints a picture
Of no progression just more ignorance
Quite frankly I'm getting short tempered
With the way that the media represents us - HotNewHipHop


3- Fyütch – The Movement : Un hip hop qui agence des pensées contemporaines, flirtant avec des révolutions, voici le temps de l’insoumission avec Fyütch qui donne l’envie de lever le poing à la manière des Black Panters. Ici, le tumulte laisse place à un groove militant, mélange de hip hop et de soul qui explose tout.

Fyütch fait rimer les beats de There is a Way de Yasiin Gaye, sur une production d’Amerigo. Alors, résonnent ces versets « how can we belong where we used to be segragted
look down upon
since our ancestors hangin
on trees as less than human beings
we built this nation
our patience is unparalled
tolerant to injustice » - Pause Musicale


Listen to the latest from FYUTCH.

FYUTCH returns with "Living In The Darkness." Knee-deep in religious allegory and symbolism, the single finds the our narrator contemplating good and evil, and questioning the existence of a hell. In other words, it's the rare hip-hop song that manages to provoke thought in listeners from all walks of life--an intensely relatable song that's guaranteed to build some buzz for this Nashville up-and-comer.

"Living In Darkness" is the first track off FYUTCH's SoundCloud Sessions Vol. 2, which drops next week.

Stay tuned to HNHH for more from FYUTCH (pronounced Fuetch, by the way) as he continues to grow as an artist. Be sure to follow him on Twitter as well for all of the latest updates.

Quotable Lyrics:
Review the 7 deadly sins
I recalled a couple times; I committed all of them
Well not murdered, 'cause I killed a friendship
Adultery with his woman so we never spoke again
Growing up I felt filthy
Kept a lot of secrets--felt so guilty
Sit in the church pews to ask for forgiveness
With a high probability to repeat offenses - HotNewHipHop


Wanton alcohol abuse, Western shirts and wigglin' asses — pretty much everything you would have hoped for from local lunatic/Flabongo enthusiast Wick-It the Instigator's very first music video. Directed by Cream contributor Seth Graves and featuring a whole cast of local goons tearing it up like there's no tomorrow — including foul-mouthed country duo Birdcloud and Mr. Flattaop (aka Fyutch), among others — the video for Wick-It's remix of Johnny Cash's classic "I Walk the Line" perfectly captures the insanity of late-night ragin' in Music City. Hell, the Convention and Visitors Bureau should probably just slap this on their homepage with the caption "Blaugh! How ya like me now?!?" and wait for the money to start poring in. Also, props for prominently featuring Brian Deese and Audie Adams' upgraded Cash mural and not making it seem trite. That wall gets a lot of screen time, and it's generally pretty groan-worthy. And now, it's time to load up the Flabongo and party like it's Tuesday afternoon ... - Nashville Scene


“This is the last song that I will ever say the word ‘n*gga’.”

In light of the recent Donald Sterling situation, FYUTCH tackles the use of the n-word – including his own tendency to lean on the word – and how, as he put it, “how much mainstream hip hop isn’t helping blacks progress past our same stereotypes that most people view us.”

Is the song perfect? No, but we could say the same for every less than intelligent track we’ve ever shared. But since it’s a topic we’ve shown attention to many times, I felt good enough about “Pull Your Pants Up” to publish it since the record showcases an artist modeling himself in the image of the he would like to see in the world. - Uproxx, The Smoking Section


FYUTCH has been a HNHH community favorite since he showed up in Heatseekers a couple of years back. His output since then has been a bit sporadic, but his new records are always worth the wait. His latest, "Questions Vs. Answers," finds him in his usual philosophical musings, taking on a spacey house beat lifted from Darius' "Helios". - HotNewHipHop


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From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FYÜTCH

Harold Michael Simmons II, better known by his stage name FYÜTCH is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer, best known for his songs "Ballin'" and "I Walk The Line Remix" with Wick-it the Instigator. He recently changed his artist name from Future to FYÜTCH to avoid confusion with Atlanta rapper Future.

Simmons was born in Gary, Indiana on September 17, 1988. At the age of 6, he won the city-wide speech contest and began gaining local popularity as a public speaker.

In 2006, at the age of 17, Simmons and a few of his friends started a band called The Legendary Biscuits and Gravy, with him on lead vocals and alto saxophone The band quickly became a local favorite and received good reviews for their fusion of jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop and their high level of musicianship at their young ages. In 2007 the band was nominated for the Southern Entertainment Awards Best Indy R&B Artist of the Year

In April 2009, Future the Artist released his first solo EP entitled The Sci Fly EP that he self-wrote and produced. It received good reviews for the electro-influence, advanced lyricism and pop hooks, and was nominated for a Nashville Music award for Best Urban Recording of the Year.

In March 2012, Future the Artist made a showcase debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, TX and shared the stage with rappers Freeway, Hopsin, Emilio Rojas, Jon Connor, Chris Webby, Snow Tha Product, and Dee Goodz.

On September 24, 2012, FYÜTCH released his first project in 3 years called Mr. Flattop, sponsored by Vibe Magazine, GoodMusicAllDay, and Live Mixtapes.

Sean Maloney from The Nashville Scene wrote, "Mr. Flattop, the first release under his new nom de plume, is a well-executed post-collegiate party-rap tape with plenty of pop hooks and big bumping Down South bass." He adds, "the real gem on Flattop is "Set Me Free," produced by longtime collaborator and P&B favorite Wick-It. It's got a gorgeous hook and a deep, mournful groove that you might not expect if you hadn't been watching both of these artist develop over the last half-decade."

In April 2013, FYÜTCH released a 5-song hippie/psychedelic concept EP Peace, Love & FYÜTCH. Lyrically, he uses several metaphors to blur the lines between dreams vs. reality, drugs vs. sobriety, and purity vs evil. All 5 songs are produced by G-Pop and are full of world percussion and obscure samples.

Currently, FYÜTCH is running a music studio in Nashville mentoring aspiring artists and promoting youth talent showcases. He has recently released collaborations with artists of all genres, such as Amerigo Gazaway, GRITS, and an upcoming EP with producer Player 2.

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