Exclusives 6 August 2021
Author: Seth P

GRM Exclusive: 11 Essential Fredo Tunes

6 August 2021
Fredo Essentials GRM

Money Cant Buy Happiness which was Fredo’s sophomore release executive produced by none other than Santan Dave, dropped at the beginning of the year. Only seven months since then, Fredo is already gearing up to release another full length project entitled Independence Day. After a brief hiccup with the now deleted release “Hickory Dickory Dock”, Fredo has been in fine form, teaming up with Dave for a third time on “Money Talks”, collaborating with Headie One for the first time on “Wandsworth to Bullingdon” and a highly anticipated West London link up with Central Cee on “Meant To Be”. 

The West London behemoth, has been a mainstay in the scene since 2017 when his debut mixtape Get Rich or Get Recalled dropped. To celebrate Fredo’s impressive catalogue, we’ve rounded up 11 essential Fredo Tunes for your listening pleasure. Take in the list below, and let us know your favourites on the socials. 

“They Aint 100”

Fredo’s breakout song, and one that still goes off every time it’s played at raves today. The Morgan Keyz visuals sees a young hungry Fred stunting in the ends surrounded by his mandem. Sitting comfortably at a whopping 29 million views, this track is undoubtedly still a fan favourite more than five years after it dropped.

“The Avenues”

No visuals for this one, but another classic Fredo track from Get Rich or Get Recalled. The instrumental is made for the type of storytelling Fredo indulges us in on this one.


After his debut tape Get Rich or Get Recalled, Fredo went on an unstoppable run of form with his second tape Tables Turn. Like the title of the tape suggests, Fredo’s fortunes had begun to change. The tape is arguably a bonafide classic, and “Change” is one of the standout cuts.


GRM Daily paired Fredo and Not3s together for one of our early singles that dropped back in 2017. “YRF” was an inescapable classic that fused Fredo’s hard barring with Not3s’ catchy hooks.

“What Can I Say”

From Fred’s last outing Money Can’t Buy Happiness, Fredo delivers pure pain on one of the deepest records in his catalogue. The West London MC, delves into some of the tragedies that have befallen some of his friends who were not lucky enough to escape a life on the roads. The stripped back piano led instrumental, leaves plenty of room for Fredo’s words to be felt, not just heard.

“Ay Caramba”

“Ay Caramba” with Young T & Bugsey proves that Fredo is capable of more than serious street lyricism. Fredo sounds equally at home on a bouncy Toddla T produced summer anthem. In summer 2018, you simply could not escape the infections hook from Young T & Bugsey, and the verses packed with quotables from Fred.

“Daily Duppy”

Summer last year saw Fredo’s long awaited “Daily Duppy” Apperance. Debates about who has the hardest “Daily Duppy” are constantly raging online, now with Fredo’s one thrown into the mix, it makes it even harder to settle on a clear winner.

Playing For Keeps”

Track three taken from his second mixtape, sees Fred team up with Asco for one of the most anthemic joints the tape has to offer. Fredo proves that his writing skills extends to writing great hooks, bringing us one of the catchiest from the tape.

“Money Talks”

When Dave and Fredo collaborate, the result is usually a classic record. They first collaborated on “Funky Friday” which shot to number one in the charts, and instantly became a modern day classic. Since then the pair have worked together extensively, culminating in Dave exec producing Fred’s last album (arguably his best body of work to date). The striking visuals from this track, make it an instant talking point when you think about Money Can’t Buy Happiness.

Netflix And Chill

As Fred geared up to release his second album, he released a string of singles at the tail end of 2019. The most successful was “Netflix and Chill”. The track has racked up over 27 million views on Youtube, and an impressive 37 million streams on Spotfiy alone. This string of singles proved that Fred was about to drop something crazy..

Independence Day Freestyle

There are few better in the scene at the moment when it comes to straight rapping. The freestyle announced that Fredo was releasing a second project in the same year, clearly hellbent on driving home his advantage. No Chorus or flashy visuals, just Fredo rapping. If this freestyle is anything to go by, then we’re in for a treat on the 6th of August. Check out the track list for Independence Day right here.