330 ft Fasie “The Juice”
Heavily influenced by culture and travel, a semester in France introduced 330 to the beauty and variety of language and cadence. “We would have crazy cyphers in French, English and Wolof. That definitely influenced me. When they rapped in Wolof, they had constant flow. It was amazing. I try to incorporate that.”
To date, her resume includes a 2015, sold out feature performance at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, her single “Money” featured on the Raising Wolves soundtrack in 2014, a standout performance at the A&R Power Summit in NYC in 2013, winning the Brooklyn’s Hip Hop Festival’s May 2012 Show and Prove Super Bowl Concert, a feature on the 2012 UK film, Stud Life, and being the only female artist to secure a spot on DJ Drama’s 2011 mixtape, 3rd Infantry Division, and DatPiff’s Power 99 The Opening Act Mixtape in addition to sharing stages with hip hop heavyweights such as Freeway, Rah Digga, Guru, Jairobi of Tribe, and Dres of Black Sheep.
Ain’t No Tellin,’ her first studio album, is an authentic portrayal of 330’s life experiences. “I wanted to create a body of work that was easy to listen to but honest enough to touch the listeners. It’s a coming of age story in a lot of ways. All of the stories on this project are true and important to me. I hope that people can reflect on the things they enjoyed, feared, celebrated, while they listen to mine.”
Fasie has released several tracks off her mix tape “Step by Step” which includes Nkomyewo, F.A.S.I.E feat Foever ever,Hip Hop, By the wind feat Burney Mc and also 330 American female rapper features on the mix tape. Fasie is influenced by New and Old school hip hop, and specifically cites Kwesto Nsigo Black, Abenganda, 330, ASAP Rocky,Joel Ortiz, Swizz Beats N.W.A, Wu Tang clan, De la soul,Mos Def, Mc Lyte She is also interested in other genres of music, and lists Robyn, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia as big influences.
Nakiranda Hasifa better known by her stage name Fasie is a Ugandan rapper from Kampala city. In 2003, Fasie, Yannet and Sam Ortega came up with a rap group called Shenanigans. Fasie and Yannet recorded their first Hip Hop song “Hidden Faces” produced by Sammy. In the group they used to perform together at school and other hip hop events in Kampala. The group wasn’t too focused at recording music as all were still in school and they decided to give it a break.
Fasie continued with her music career by going solo and continued performing at Hip Hop events. In 2007 Fasie met producer Psalm and recorded her first single “Boom” the same year she recorded more singles “Nakatuka and Nsumulire” with producer Imon of South Side productions. In 2008, Fasie met Burney mc, foever, Cyno, saint Nelly sade, who are proved to be the most revolutionary and young Hip Hop emcees in Uganda. The five emcees became close and later came in with the idea of forming a new Hip Hop group “LUGA FLOW ARMY”. Right now LUGA FLOW ARMY is one of the best Hip Hop groups in Uganda and has been a great inspiration to many rappers.