Boy Meets World (album)

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Boy Meets World
Studio album by Fashawn
Released October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 75:03
Label One records
Producer Exile
Fashawn chronology
The Antidote
Boy Meets World
The Ecology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars 2009
The Phoenix 4/4 stars link
XXL 4/5 stars 2009
Sound In The Signals Magazine (Positive) 2009 4/5 stars [1]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars [2]
The Smoking Section 4/5 stars [3]

Boy Meets World is the debut solo album by American rapper Fashawn, with all songs produced by Exile. It was released by the independent record label One Records on October 22, 2009. Prior to the release, Fashawn had made several mixtapes including Grizzly City 1 and 2, The Phenom 1 and 2, One Shot One Kill, Higher Learning and The Antidote produced by The Alchemist.

The album features guest performances by Aloe Blacc, Evidence, Planet Asia, Mistah Fab, Blu, Co$$, Devoya and J. Mitchell. Music videos were made for "Life as a Shorty", "Samsonite Man", "Our Way", "Sunny CA" and "The Ecology/The Score".

Boy Meets World received critical acclaim, and Fashawn was praised for his ability to articulate the inner struggles and dreams of a young kid growing up in a tough environment. XXL Magazine gave the album an XL rating, concluding that it "is a strong debut from such a young MC, and it resonates a lot more than the work of some rappers decades his senior."[1] Legendary producer Large Professor noted, "The album is what I call traditional, real hip-hop. Mad different dimensions, I was very impressed."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Freedom"
  3. "Hey Young World" (feat. Aloe Blacc & Devoya)
  4. "Stars"
  5. "Life as a Shorty" (feat. J. Mitchell)
  6. "The Ecology"
  7. "Our Way" (feat. Evidence)
  8. "Why"
  9. "Samsonite Man" (feat. Blu)
  10. "Father"
  11. "Sunny CA" (feat. Co$$ & Mistah Fab)
  12. "Bo Jackson" (feat. Exile)
  13. "Lupita"
  14. "When She Calls"
  15. "Boy Meets World"
  16. "The Score" (feat. Planet Asia) (bonus track)
  17. "Breathe" (feat. Bravo) (bonus track)
  18. "The Outer City" (bonus track)


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