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Fashawn - "Golden State of Mind" ft. Dom Kennedy

New MusicContributor JonesComment Palm trees, low riders, Death Row Records circa 1996, doo rags and button ups, a signature West Coast sunset and beautiful women of all hues come to mind when listening to the latest release from Fresno, CA's Fashawn with "Golden State of Mind". Released as part of the compilation Mass Appeal Vol. 1 and set to be included on his upcoming album The Ecology and featuring fellow West Coaster Dom Kennedy, Fashawn's newest is a prime slice of vintage L.A. hip hop heaven, tailor made for a long and lazy California summer night. Effortlessly flowing over a thumping but smooth-as-silk beat, Fashawn and Dom make anyone who has never visited the West side more than curious to at least get a glimpse of Cali's most infamous metropolis. Vivid and reminiscent, Fashawn has made a true song to ride out to with "Golden State of Mind."

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