Today marks 7 years since we officially launched FUXWITHIT. Each year I write a post reflecting on the milestone. In previous years they’ve been more planned out. Carefully plotted in my head weeks leading up to the anniversary. This year’s been busier than ever before, so the planning wasn’t quite as meticulous. To be honest I’m not sure where I’m heading as I write this. But that’s fitting. When we started the site we had no idea what we were doing, where we going, or how far things could take us. I started FUXWITHIT with my friend with 0 industry connections or knowledge. All we had was a dope name (shoutout Kash for that) and a love for music. It’s amazing where love can take you.

There are few things in my life I’ve stuck with for 7 years. 7 years is a long time. When I was younger I’d often move from hobby to hobby, from baseball to hockey, skateboarding to partying (that’s a hobby right?). Few things stuck for any real length of time. The only thing that’s been constant in my life is music. My best friend. FUXWITHIT has allowed me to develop my relationship with music in ways I never dreamed of when we began. Over the years we’ve gone from an unknown microblog blog fueled by passion, to becoming Champions Of The Underground. We’ve evolved into a pillar of the culture and while we are not the biggest platform out, we’re certainly one of the best.

The past year has been a wild one. The pandemic has made life hard and weird. Music has been a wonderful distraction and FUXWITHIT has reached new heights despite the difficult times. We did 52 guest mixes + interviews last year (yes, one per week). 100+ premieres. We’ve had the opportunity to work with legends all while showing love to the best under-the-radar artists out regardless of size. We took over Digital Festivals. We finally launched our apparel line and dropped a ton of incredible in-depth features and interviews. We live in a world where we constantly want more and look forward to what’s next. But when I stop and take a look back at all we’ve been able to do over the years, I’m in awe. Beyond grateful to be able to do things I dreamed about and beyond.

With all that said, we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are without our phenomenal team. So I wanted to extend the biggest thank you to everyone on our team! I never dreamed I’d be able to connect with so many incredibly talented people who share the same vision. It’s been amazing seeing so many of you grow and continually get better, sharper, and take on new and exciting things. We’re only going up.

Thank you to all the artists and industry people we work with on a regular basis. I hear a ton of negativity about how awful the music industry is, and while it does have its dark side, I’ve met hundreds of exceptional people through the past 7 years that give me so much hope for where we can go.

Finally thank you to all our readers, fans, and supporters. We would have no reason to exist without you.

Every year has been our biggest year yet. 2021 won’t be any different. We’ve got some incredible plans on the horizon. The underground is taking over and you know we’re doing everything we can to help lead the charge.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. I love you all.