MP3: Mistah F.A.B. – “All Around The World” ft. Keyshia Cole & Silk-E (prod. by The Mekanix)

The Bay Area Connector Releases Shimmering, Socially Conscious Track From Son of a Pimp 2


 Critical Praise for Mistah F.A.B.

“Mistah F.A.B. is a versatile Oakland MC with a wide-ranging capacity for tone and emotion—traits that have also made him a sharp songwriter for the likes of Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, B.o.B., and Tyga.”Pitchfork

The Song:

Oakland emcee Mistah F.A.B. gained a reputation as a party-starter during the Hyphy movement in the mid-’00s, but his heart truly lies in working to improve the lives of people in his community. On his new Son of a Pimp 2track, “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. All the while, F.A.B. remains grounded, rapping, “While all these rappers arguing ’bout ‘Man, who is the hottest?’/I’m tryna teach my daughter she’s an African goddess.” “All Around The World” is available as an instant gratis track with pre-order of Son of a Pimp 2.

Last week, Billboard premiered What Yo Hood Like,” a true East-meets-West joint, featuring an appearance from Jadakiss and Pete Rock behind the boards. The first single from forthcoming album Son of a Pimp 2, “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.”

Mistah F.A.B. returns to the forefront of the national scene with the 21-track, star-studded Son of a Pimp 2,hitting stores May 27th via Faeva Afta Music/Empire. The sequel to F.A.B.’s breakthrough Son of a Pimp, released in May 2005, Son of a Pimp 2 marks the North Oakland emcee’s first official studio release since 2007’sDa Baydestrian. 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 absurdly strong cast of all-star guests including Kendrick Lamar,Boosie Badazz, IAMSU, E-40, G-Eazy, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Keak Da Sneak, Raekwon, Schoolboy Q, Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lupe Fiasco, Tech N9ne, B.o.B, Keyshia Cole, Curren$y, Devin the Dude, and a posthumous appearance from Bay Area legend 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 guest list is for Son of a Pimp 2, Mistah F.A.B. did not make the album merely to show-off 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 also an inspirational reflection on how the rapper overcame a tumultuous upbringing to become an upstanding citizen in his community. In 2014, the city of Oakland officially made February 8th Mistah F.A.B. Day, in honor of his work in his community. Son of a Pimp 2 hits stores on May 27th.

Listen to “All Around The World”:

Pre-order Son of a Pimp 2 on iTunes:

Son of a Pimp 2 tracklist:

1. Liberty Forever Intro
2. Son of A Pimp (feat. CMT) [prod. by The Mekanix] 3. Not In Love Anymore (feat. Netta B) [prod. by Tha Bizness] 4. Pretty Girls (feat. Raekwon, G-Eazy, Carl Thomas) [prod. by Chinky P] 5. Up Until Then (feat. Boosie Badazz & Iamsu!) [prod. by Iamsu!] 6. Survive (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I, Kobe Honeycutt) [prod. by Tha Bizness] 7. All Around The World (feat. Keyshia Cole & Silk-E) [prod. by The Mekanix] 8. What Yo Hood Like (feat. Jadakiss) [prod. by Pete Rock] 9. Backseat (feat. Tech N9ne, B.o.B.) [prod. by Chinky P] 10. Finna Do (feat. Iamsu! & Idaho J Doe) [prod. by Juneonnabeat] 11. Black Hollywood (Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, Bobby V) [prod. by Tha Bizness] 12. Still Feelin It [prod. by Sean T] 13. IDKW2D (feat. 2 Chainz) [prod. by Ekzakt] 14. Memory Lane (feat. Dyson) [prod. by Elusive Orkestra] 15. On All Mommaz (feat. Keak Da Sneak, E-40) [prod. by P-Lo] 16. The Chill (feat. Currensy Spitta & ScHoolboy Q) [prod. by Elusive Orkestra] 17. Yes Indeed (feat. Fashawn, Lupe Fiasco) [prod. by Jake One] 18. Commin Down (feat. Bun B., Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro) [prod. by S.E. Trill] 19. Disrespectful (feat. Too $hort, Devin The Dude, Erk Tha Jerk) [prod. by Erk Tha Jerk] 20. Brother to Brother (feat. Dyson)
21. Written in Blood (feat. J. Stalin & the Jacka) [prod. by Lev Berlak]

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Mistah F.A.B.

Mistah F.A.B.’s breakout album, 2005’s Son of a Pimp, established the North Oakland emcee as a rising star, and a major factor in a resurgent Bay Area rap scene which would demand national attention from hip-hop’s cultural gatekeepers. A decade later—older, wiser, and more resilient—FAB returns with Son of A Pimp 2, a no-holds-barred, 21-track extravaganza he considers the truest representation of his artistic talent to date. The list of features is sure to raise eyebrows, as is the fact that FAB more than holds his own against some of the rap world’s most celebrated artists from practically every region in the United States. Just as impressive as the tracks themselves is the fact that FAB assembled his all-star roster of talent from his friends list, leveraging the networking he’s been doing for years as a go-to guy for out of town artists visiting the Bay, as well as his solid rep within Oakland.

Faeva Afta Music

FAM (Faeva Afta Music) is an American record label founded by rapper Mistah F.A.B. in 2008. The label is based in Oakland, CA. FAM consists of Mistah F.A.B. and in-house producers Bizness BoiEkzakt long with LT Beats. The label’s releases are currently distributed by EMPIRE.

EMPIRE Background

EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels.


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“What Yo Hood Like”:

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