Already having a substantial presence in New York’s underground hip hop scene, East Harlem’s UFO FEV just leveled up by signing with with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. FEV draws inspiration from his favorite rappers like Big Pun, Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel, but still manages to carve out his own lane with a uniquely raw and captivating flow.
Growing up, UFO FEV was surrounded by a household that was diverse on music; listening to hip-hop, latin, and freestyle. But, the major influence in his life was his father, Tony from the internationally-known Latin freestyle trio, TKA. Which goes to show the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
If you’re wondering, the name FEV was given to him by Black Rob, whose exact words were, “You’re hot like a fever,” hence the name FEV which stuck in the streets. If you’re on the West Coast with us UFO FEV might not so sound familiar. But, I’m sure everybody will be on his jock in due time like other Roc Nation signees like Vic Mensa, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, J. Cole and more. So, get familiar by catching FEV’s latest project, ‘Camouflage,’ produced entirely by Backpack Beatz, as well as the video for featured track, “Mister Nice Guy” below.