Born June 26th to a Jamaican-American family of professional athletes, Frisko bridges the gap between classes and cultures through his music, tattoos, work and brand. Serving up high energy and positive vibes, along with inspiring confidence & self-esteem, Frisko is here to “TRAP IT OUT”!!!
OLAY stands for "Only Live As Yurself" and the OX represents "with love".. So, Only Live As Yurself and do so with love... thats that! RUN IT!!!
Then I went into the elusive backstage room to interview RHQ. Huge shout-out Colton Beausoleil from The Come Up Show for coming on board as my partner-in-crime for the evening. Colton shot video for my interview with Rich Homie Quan. Then I sat in on and filmed his interview with FriskOLAY afterwards. Then the two of us met up with A-Game and went over to their hotel. I was blessed to be able sit in on Colton’s interview with them, as well. The twins even let me borrow their hotel room Keureg machine. All praises due to the twins.
A few hours after that interview wrapped, it was showtime. I arrived outside the venue – once again – just after 11 p.m. There was a really grumpy doorman at Marquee who told me that guest list had ended at 11 p.m. I explained to Grumpy McGrumpypants that I was there to photograph the show. He told me I wasn’t getting into the venue. Some time passed. I linked back up with Colton. Some more time passed. And as FriskOLAY took the stage for his set, Colton and I were stuck outside of Marquee and denied entry into the show.
Let me preface this by saying that I love Marquee in theory because their social media game is so on-point and they repost our Instagram photos and tweet us in the Twittersphere (Salute! Salute! Salute!). But in practice, I’ve had problems at the door at every single show I’ve ever attended there.
Anyways, eventually Two Towers got us into the building and I caught the last couple of songs from FriskOLAY’s set. I only caught a couple minutes but I can tell you this much: FriskOLAY is a BEAST; a beastly beast who will make you question everything you’ve heard about turning up and wilding out. The “OLAY” in FriskOLAY stands for “Only Live As Yourself.” So just as you would yell “OLE!” with supreme excitement, you should yell “OLAY!” with even more excitement.
Dude’s performance was the lovechild of J. Cole’s live show and Future’s live show. He bodied that goofball J. Cole swagger by sticking his tongue out and wilding out all over the stage. But he also had a majestic cool boy Future-ish thing going for him. That, and the blonde dreadlocks. When he wilds out, his dreadlocks go hard. It’s like when you see majestic horses frolicking around with their manes whipping in the wind.
F**k. I just compared a swag rapper to a majestic horse. I probably need to re-evaluate my metaphor game right now and everything else about my life. But I’ll roll with it, anyways. OLAY! FriskOLAY is a majestic trap-lord on the come-up and the stage is his field to frolic in. The wind blowing his majestic mane is the hype of the crowd. HE LIVES FOR IT. And it is one of the most fulfilling and freeing things to witness.
After his set wrapped, FriskOLAY brought a camera on stage and filmed the crowd. He had a big toothy grin on his face; the kind of grin where you know he’s eating up every minute of shine.