Audio: Freddie Dredd – “Necklace” / “Tool”
Returning With His First New Releases of 2020, the Ontario Native Shares Two Beat-Shifting, Bass-Boosted Bangers In the Span of 36 Hours
“Hip-Hop Is Under Construction, and Freddie Dredd Is Rebuilding It” – Ones To Watch
“As we delve deeper into this interesting phenomenon, it will become apparent that Freddie Dredd is truly one of a kind; there is something spectacular about this rapper-producer extraordinaire. In a musical climate where originality is on the decline, where ‘everybody wants to be somebody else,’ Freddie exists as a standalone exception. Freddie Dredd is everything contemporary artists, underground and mainstream alike, ought to be. He is an exemplary creative mind, and there is a lot to learn from him.” – The Kollection
Pioneering a bass-heavy and demonic strain of Hip-Hop, Freddie Dredd is the unlikely face of the internet-savvy underground. Returning with his first new music of 2020, the trend-setting Canadian rapper shares “Necklace” and “Tool,“ both produced by Ryan C. A head-banging anthem subsonic bass, “Necklace” is a jolting sonic experience, dramatically shifting in tempo as Freddie growls his confrontational lyrics. The second song, “Tool,” as another intense experience–Freddie haunts the track like a vengeful spirit, threatening to “send your soul to the sky.”
A member of the Doomshop/Sixtet collective of boundary-pushing artists, Freddie Dredd cultivated a massive following with his abrasive demeanor, inventive beats, and unique visual sensibility. He’s been in the digital trenches for years, gaining millions of streams on SoundCloud and winning followers on socials. In 2019, Freddie found his greatest success, fueled by his popularity on TikTok, whose users were drawn to his vibey combination of ethereal samples and hard-hitting low-end. His single “Cha Cha“ struck gold, racking up over 40 million total streams across platforms. Freddie is trending on TikTok yet again with his bossa nova-sampling single “Opaul,” inspiring over 2.7 million video creations.
Ready to push the envelope even further with his new music, Freddie is working hard to shape the rap game in his own image. Stay tuned for much more from the artist over the coming weeks.
Buy/Stream “Necklace” & “Tool”: https://FreddieDredd.lnk.to/NecklaceToolPR
Freddie Dredd (born September 19, 1997) is a Canadian rapper and producer based in Oshawa, Ontario. He is originally from Durham, Ontario. Best known for blending gritty, lo-fi sounds, vintage samples, and intense—often dark—lyrics. Freddie’s unique style started gaining traction in early 2019 after several of his songs became viral hits on the short-form mobile video app, TikTok. In addition to his solo work, Freddie frequently collaborates with other underground hip-hop artists, such as Baker, RAMIREZ, and Slim Guerilla. He is also an active member of DoomshopRecords and SIXSET.