[Listen] Oakland and Vallejo CA artist KNO Mob & Mistah F.A.B. link up for new track “Bankroll.” Slapper here. Enjoy!
[Listen] TooShort finds Mozzy, Nef The Pharaoh and Mistah F.A.B. for “Save All That Love” produced by P-Lo. Slap this and let the sounds slap back out your speakers. Enjoy!
[Watch] Oakland rapper Mistah F.A.B. visual for new single “Can’t Kill Hyphy” did just that. Hyphy never died! Produced by Traxamillion. Keak Da Sneak’s in here too keepin it lit. Directed by Trevor Laub. Enjoy!
[Watch] Mistah F.A.B shared his visual “Dear Mr. President” of a letter written to President of United States: Donald Trump . Enjoy!
[Watch/Listen] Here’s a tribute to Keak Da Sneak and Hyphy with Mistah F.A.B. on the track “Can’t Kill Hyphy” produced by Traxmillion. Bay Area hyphy never left; it never died. Stand up and go dumb to this one. Bay Area show the world how we do. Enjoy!
Philthy Rich – “Barely Know My Name” Feat. Mistah F.A.B., Mozzy, Celly Ru & Lil B
Philthy Rich drops Barely Know My Name,” featuring verses from Lil B, Mozzy, Mistah F.A.B., Lil B, Mozzy, Celly Ru & Lil B in which the Oakland rapper and father opens up about the struggles that come with the lifestyle he’s chosen. He lets us know in his own words. “I got real problems just like anyone else,” says Rich. “Don’t let the videos or Instagram posts fool you. People don’t know what goes on behind closed doors like all the hate you deal with and the people you gotta take care of. Life in general is tough for everyone–I have to deal with family members and friends passing away, I have to juggle raising and providing for my kids while having to work, just like everyone else. My job might be different from yours but we share the same struggles.” —- Philthy Rich.
“Barely Know My Name” is the latest single from Philthy Rich’s upcoming Hood Rich 4, available later this summer. Rich’s latest project, SemCity MoneyMan 4, out now.
Philthy Rich, born and raised in East Oakland’s is known as “The Bay Area’s Gucci Mane” from his raw and honest lyricism, having a great ear for new talent, untiring work ethic and wide network of collaborators. Rich has put in work over the years for the Bay Area releasing well over 40 solo and collaborative mixtapes and albums over the past 8 years. To date, Rich has over 2 million SoundCloud streams, a spot at #5 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, and has linked with artists such as Rick Ross, Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many more.
Mistah F.A.B. releases the official video for “Up Until Then” feat. Boosie Badazz and fellow Bay Area native, IAMSU. Enjoy!
Kay Bandz is making moves as he connects with Young Gully, Roach Gigz & Mistah F.A.B. produced by Traxamillion and Ernie Bankz. Enjoy!
When rappers, ballplayers and other visiting dignitaries come to the Bay Area, Mistah F.A.B. is the first person they call. Ten years after his breakthrough original Son of a Pimp album, the Oakland rapper returns to the national forefront with the release of Son of a Pimp 2 (via Faeva Afta Music/EMPIRE), his latest studio album and his first since 2007’s Da Baydestrian, which attracted major label attention. As the Bay Area’s Ambassador, Mistah F.A.B. has friendships with dozens of rappers in every region and scene in hip-hop, reflected in the album’s absurdly strong cast of all-star guests including Kendrick Lamar, Boosie Badazz, IAMSU, E-40, G-Eazy, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Raekwon, Schoolboy Q, Keak Da Sneak, Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lupe Fiasco, Tech N9ne, B.o.B, Keyshia Cole, Curren$y, Devin the Dude, and a posthumous appearance from Bay Area legend and good friend The Jacka. The album features production from some of the best in the game, such as Pete Rock, IAMSU, P-Lo, Jake One, The Mekanix, Tha Bizness, and Erk Tha Jerk. As impressive as the guestlist is, Mistah F.A.B. did not make the album stunt his massive Rolodex. Keeping true to his legacy as a sociopolitical griot, F.A.B.‘s album documents social justice issues such as mass incarceration, intersections of race and class, local activism, and more. As a noted storyteller, F.A.B. also included vivid songs about love, loss, and survival. Son of a Pimp 2 is an inspirational reflection on how the rapper overcame a tumultuous upbringing to become an upstanding citizen in his community.
Mistah F.A.B.‘s deep connections with his community and relationships with rappers from all regions and subgenres resulted in the versatile Son of a Pimp 2–influenced by the world, but rooted in his home. Among the highlights from Son of a Pimp 2 is the Rolling Stone-premiered “Survive,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I and Kobe Honeycutt and poignant, guitar-led production from Tha Bizness. “Survive” boasts impressive lyricism by the three emcees, who convey strife against everyday struggles in poesy eloquence on the track. Last month, Billboard premiered “What Yo Hood Like,” a true East-meets-West collab, featuring an appearance from Jadakiss with Pete Rock behind the boards. “What Yo Hood Like” is a horn-driven boom-bap track, with F.A.B. rhyming about overcoming his upbringing and representing his neighborhood: “Oakland be the city where I’m livin’ at/where killers goin’ tit-for-tat/they get you and you get them back.” More recently, F.A.B. released “All Around the World,” featuring a verse from Silk-E and a gorgeous chorus from Keyshia Cole, F.A.B. laments the state of global affairs over shimmering production from Bay Area sound architects, The Mekanix, touching on police brutality, terrorism, warfare and mass incarceration. Other highlights include the hyphy-as-fuck Mac Dre tribute “Still Feelin’ It,” stoner’s anthem “The Chill,” featuring Curren$y and Schoolboy Q, and the gorgeous “Black Hollywood,” with a chorus from Bobby V and verses from Too $hort and Snoop Dogg in full loverman mode.
From the Bay to L.A., Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I, and Kobe Honeycutt team up with Mistah F.A.B. on the introspective street banger “Survive.”
Mistah F.A.B. announces the sequel to his 2005 album classic!
Bay Area hip hop legend and esteemed industry songwriter/hitmaker Mistah F.A.B. announces the sequel to his lauded “Son Of A Pimp” album! The original “Son Of A Pimp” is widely credited with inspiring the Bay Area’s hyphy movement. With “Son Of A Pimp 2”, Fabby Davis looks to make a similar impact, tapping a huge ensemble for hip hops brightest stars for guest contributions! Fab announces the album with single leak “What Yo Hood Like” featuring a guest verse from Jadakiss and production from none other than Pete Rock!
The star-studded album includes 21 original tracks and boasts features Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Curren$y, Jadakiss, Boosie Badazz, Raekwon, G-Eazy, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Tech N9ne, 2 Chainz, Bun B, IamSu, Keek Da Sneak, Lupe Fiasco, and more! The album is slated for a 5/27 release! Check out the tracklist below!
1 – Liberty Forever Intro
2 – Son of a Pimp (feat. CMT)
3 – Not in Love Anymore (feat. Netta B)
4 – Pretty Girls (feat. Raekwon, G-Eazy & Carl Thomas)
5 – Up Until Then (feat. Boosie Badazz & Iamsu!)
6 – Survive (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I & Kobe Honeycutt)
7 – All Around the World (feat. Keyshia Cole & Silk-E)
8 – What Yo Hood Like (feat. Jadakiss)
9 – Backseat (feat. Tech N9ne & B.o.B.)
10 – Finna Do (feat. Iamsu! & Idaho J Doe)
11 – Black Hollywood (feat. Too $hort, Snoop Dogg & Bobby V)
12 – Still Feelin’ It
13 – IDKW2D (feat. 2 Chainz)
14 – Memory Lane (feat. Dyson)
15 – On All Mommaz (feat. Keak Da Sneak & E-40)
16 – The Chill (feat. Currensy Spitta & ScHoolboy Q)
17 – Yes Indeed (feat. Fashawn & Lupe Fiasco)
18 – Commin’ Down (feat. Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall & Z-Ro)
19 – Disrespectful (feat. Too $hort, Devin the Dude & Erk tha Jerk)
20 – Brother to Brother (feat. Dyson)
21 – Written in Blood (feat. J. Stalin & The Jacka)
XXL presents “Run This Town” with Marshawn Lynch, Mistah F.A.B. and E-40, where we get an exclusive tour of Oakland, California.