FOKIS GEARS UP FOR A BUSY SUMMER
Having stepped out of the limelight as the revered MC he established himself as, Fokis is gearing up for a summer of unbridled success with an abundance of top quality music and visuals to his credit. With a number of different projects in the works, the man who has worked along side the likes of Joell Ortiz, Ty Fyffe, Focus (Aftermath Ent.) and Olu Dara is now dedicating time to taking his brand to the next level.
It was after releasing the Appetizer project with eMC's Punchlyne that Fokis silently took some time to dedicate to the emergence of his own brand, Loyalty Digital Corp. "These past few months I have been putting in long hours structuring my company," the multi-faceted New Yorker explained. "I have been learning the ins and outs of running a successful business, being a CEO and still be able to maintain the roles of artist and producer."
This time of reflection and hard study saw Fokis partner with multi-platinum producer Ty Fyffe and together they created the recent online competition 'TY FYFFE PRESENTS RAW AND UNCUT'. "Fokis is a real professional and business man whom i have a lot of respect for..a real pleasure to work with," says Ty Fyffe. Allowing himself the opportunity to nurture talent has always been a vital component of Fokis's assault on the music industry as a CEO.
Over the next six months Fokis will be releasing a slew of projects including the second chapter of his A WALK THROUGH MYSPACE series, with the first single, MONUMENTAL becoming available early next week. He will saturate the market with video blogs to coincide with the releases of A WALK THROUGH MYSPACE VOL 2 and his solo album, FOKEEZY FOSHEEZY. He also plans to release a compilation album featuring various artists over his production.
Fokis calls upon a recognized and talented cast of industry notables to appear on his HOW TO BREAK A RECORD video blog, which accompanies the first single I'M INTO YOU off the FOKEEZY FOSHEEZY album. Through this Fokis continues to bestow a generous helping of knowledge and experience on the people that may not have the opportunity to submerse themselves in the industry.
"I'm ready for battle," he half jokes. "I have worked very hard for the past ten years and I have now reached a point where I want to have fun and enjoy the fruits of my labor."