Foams SB, a local rapper and loyal member of Fat Trel’s Sluttyboyz clique, has just released his new mixtape entitled Checkmate. Foams is a charismatic performer with an original style and clever lyrics, and he’s backed by a team of extremely talented producers.
The Checkmate mixtape is hosted by DJ Grady and contains features by fellow Sluttyboyz P-Wild, Dew Baby, Oochie and Fat Trel. The beats are provided by Rel Live, YB, Tay Keith, Jay Storm, DJ Nicar and the BassHed Music Group.
Foams is very busy this summer promoting his new project, but he still made time to answer a few questions for the Examiner.
ST: Tell the world who you are, what you do and where you’re from.
Foams: My name is Foams SB and I’m a rapper originally from Landover, Maryland. My crew are the Sluttyboyz and my label is DC1135 Ent.
ST: What motivated you to pick up the mic?
Foams: I’ve always been interested in music because it’s an easy way to get my point across to people and express myself. I was really inspired to start rapping by Fat Trel, P-Wild and Meatchi. It’s a good feeling to be able to touch people this way. I’m making music people can relate to – no fairytale rap here. It’s all factual. My music is based on what I’ve seen and what I’ve been through.
ST: The Sluttyboyz have been very successful over the last couple of years. Is it difficult keeping everyone united and on the same page?
Foams: It’s not hard because the Sluttyboyz are a family. We keep each other up. As a family we understand we’re in this together, it has nothing to do with the music. Whether we’re rapping or not – we’re always going to be around each other
ST: What major label rappers have influenced you?
Foams: I’ve always preferred artists with an organized concept, not rappers that just try to make stuff rhyme without any meaning behind it. I listen to Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, Three Six Mafia and UGK.
ST: Are you listening to any DC rappers right now?
Foams: Locally it’s Wale, Fat Trel, Young Moe, and Stacks Gotti & Da Bankboy$
ST: Cool, let’s talk about your stuff. What CD or mixtape are you promoting right now?
Foams: I just dropped my second mixtape entitled Checkmate a few weeks ago.
ST: Do you feel your sound has changed between your first mixtape Fanago and Checkmate?
Foams: Fanago was a great mixtape but Checkmate has a more mature sound. Both projects have quality production and features, but Checkmate better represents who I am today and how I’ve been feeling lately. I am 100% satisfied with the mixtape and I’m sure my fans will be too. This is only the beginning.
ST: Where can people find your music?
Foams: Checkmate is available for download on DatPiff, LiveMixTapes and Spinrilla.
ST: Thank you for your time with this interview. Before you go give everyone your social media information.
Foams: You can follow me on Twitter: FoamsOnMe_SB, on Instagram: Foams_SB, and for all bookings, features, appearances or other business proposals, contact me at: SluttyBoyFoams@gmail.com