Hodgy Releases Solo Debut ‘Fireplace:TheNotTheOtherSide’ Feat. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Salomon Faye


Bruh, Dec. 9th, 2016 is shaping up to be one of the best hip-hop days of my life. In addition to J. Cole, Ab-Soul, The Dream, Tech N9ne and CJ Fly, former Odd Future emcee Hodgy Beats adds his name to today’s numerous album releases.

His is debut solo album Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide is officially in stores now. Following this summer’s Dukkha mixtape, the LP contains 14-tracks and features the likes of Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne and Salomon Faye. Production is handled by BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Knxwledge, Nottz, and more.

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Back in November, Hodgy stopped by The Fader for a discussion about Fireplace.

“This album is really like the past five years of my life. I had to digest a lot of things I was going through. I had a kid at the same time that I got signed; I was on the road. A lot of things happened very quickly, and I never got the chance to chew it and digest it. I just swallowed whatever the fuck was going on and it just sat in my stomach.”

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Hodgy continued: “It’s difficult to just be like, “Alright. Cool. This is my life now. Hella changes. Blessings come with curses and vice versa. I was at a place where I was actually going crazy, and I didn’t have peace with myself. I mean, words are spells, you know what I’m saying? Maybe the things that I said in my past music came to life, and I had to deal with it. At a point, I actually felt like I was gonna die.”

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Hodgy’s Fireplace:TheNotTheOtherSide is available at iTunes and on Spotify.