Faamous Story Two years ago, Brian Evans was working a job as a mindless office worker. This job was one of many. In fact he'd spent the last five years working mindless office positions: mail clerk, file clerk, office clerk, video clerk, you name it, he did it. He'd hoped that taking the job with the least amount of responsibility would leave him free to leave at a moment's notice when his aspirations of a career in film and music came to fruition. Unfortunately, waiting for fame to come calling had become a full time occupation in itself. But when he got fired from yet another job for his 'lack of enthusiasm', Evans had an epiphany. 'I kept going through this cycle of working job after job, never having enough time for my music and film work. After losing that job, I immediately thought to myself, 'F*** Work!'. It was time to jump head first into what I really wanted to do'. Evans started collecting unemployment and took on the rap name Faamous, a nickname that many of his friends had given him because of his relentless drive to make it entertainment. 'I figured it might be a self fullfilling prophecy.' -Faamous Then the concept came to him almost full blown. 'F*** Work! Get Faamous'. He spent the next year writing and producing his CD, Get Faamous. The concept CD written and produced solely by the rapper, contains sixteen tracks of original material that is an anomaly by today's rap standards. The set boasts a wide range of topics and a use of story telling and wit that is seldom seen in today's rap fare. The album starts with 'Superstar', a comedic story about a no talent fast food worker who after watching MTV Cribs decides to become a rap star even though he can't rap, and the track is certain to provide some laughs. But the CD quickly switches gears, downshifting into Hopeless, a melancholy tale of how Faame seems to be questioning his own sanity as he copes with poverty and his inability to succeed. 'I just told my personal stories and put them to hot beats'. -Faamous The CD is already creating major buzz on the New York streets and his motto seems to have struck a cord with audiences. 'I've gone out with my own street team with a big sign that reads 'F*** Work!, Get Faamous'; and you'd be amazed at how much love we're getting from people. They really identify with it. We've gained a lot of fans.' The response is so strong that a semi-autobiographical feature film entitled 'Get Faamous' has just been green lit for 2004. The script for that project was also penned by Evans. 'I had some experience from a independent feature I wrote and directed a couple of years ago called 'Cold Feet'. It didn't make big money, but it got us out there and established my ability to write, direct and act.' After a sold out engagement at New York's Lincoln Center and a theatrical run, 'Cold Feet' found new life on cable TV with the ENCORE network and was released to Blockbuster, Hollywood Video and WalMart chains on DVD in June of 2003. When asked about his work Faamous says 'I rap, I sing, produce my own [material], I'm trying to bring the total game'. When you listen to the Get Faamous CD I'm sure you'll agree he's done just that.
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