Happy Birthday, Fredo Santana!
Fredo Santana is probably the one rapper whose best known line is one he didn't even spit: "Fredo in the cut that's a scary sight." Although the two tears under his eye don't scream friendship, Santana is still one of the most recognizable figures to come out of Chicago's drill scene. Fredo Santana, born Derrick Coleman, turns 25 years old today (July 4).
Santana is Chief Keef's older brother and was one of the most popular members of Glory Boyz Entertainment. As Keef was slipping up with legal drama and label issues, the Chi-City native was solidifying his status with a string of strong releases.
In 2013, he released his debut album Trappin' Ain't Dead. Although the album barely charted, the collection boasted the gritty Kendrick Lamar-assisted track "Jealous."
Santana has been making some moves of his own while continuing to release mixtapes, including his latest, Ain't No Money Like Trap Money. He split from GBE to start his own label, Savage Squad Records. He also made a cameo as a kidnapper in Drake's video for his ballad "Hold On, We're Going Home."
Although Chicago's trap scene has declined from its 2012 peak, Santana is still on his grind.