Leave it to the Grind King to drop the first anthem for the London Olympics. Mistah F.A.B. teams up with London’s Mega & Mayhem of S.A.S (formerly of Dipset acclaim). The track is high energy featuring predictable references to the city and the Olympics. You can bet your bottom dollar that American athletes will be bumping this while pocketing their gold. If you don’t, I’m sure the Grind King will gladly accept the buck.
Been thinking about kids a lot recently. I guess Mistah F.A.B. and Nas have been equally inspired. Daughters seem so delicate, I want one, then again they must come with their own unique set of problems…
Fabby Davis Jr. is one of the few Bay Area artists that was heavily affiliated with the Hyphy movement, who has not only survived that debacle, but expanded his reach far beyond Northern California. And although it has yet to be shown undeniably on any given project, this popularity is largely due to his ability to be a jack of all trades, and create buzz in practically every corner of the hip-hop world. For those looking for an MC’s MC, the man has an incredible ability to freestyle, for real, and to battle, as was shown when he destroyed Royce Da 5’9” in 07’ during his disgusting 10 minute a cappella freestyle for Stash Magazine, for those looking for trunk muzik listen to “Peanut Butta” or “The Sideshow” with Traxamillion and Too $hort, if you want club music, how about “Spill It”, conscious rap? check his tribute to Oscar Grant, and don’t even get started with the viral shit, cuz “Ghost Ride It” has 2 million views, and if you combine the views for the different postings, “Hit Me On Twitter” has around a mill as well.
Yet if he can make all these different fans from polar opposites of the spectrum happy, than why doesn’t he have more respect? The problem is, he’s inconsistent in two ways. First of all, when he does a “Hit Me On Twitter” every one who became a fan due to his freestyles, battles, and lyrics begin to vomit a little bit in their mouths, when he raps about getting super duper stupid doo doo dumb, everyone outside of the bay thinks he’s retarded, and not cool retarded, but anvil dropped on your head as a baby retarded, and when he spits something with a lot of intelligent thought put into it, teens, dancers, and thugs ain’t trying to hear that rubix cube, square ass bullshit. So while his ability to do every type of rap song allows him to have fans of all types from all over the world, they are really only fans of specific tracks and not fans of him as a complete rapper. It’s a shame, but that’s the divided world that hip-hop find’s itself in. Secondly, and more importantly for me personally, while on the one hand every project he put’s out has a few undeniable bangers, the majority of the song quality on albums like The Yellow Bus Rider are very ehhh at best. Solid rapping, but generic beats that you have heard hundreds of times, yet didn’t even really grab your attention the first time somebody thought to do em. I don’t know if he just has shitty taste in slaps, or if he is such a nice guy that he can’t refuse to rap over some average shit that an acquaintance of his put together. I mean he talked up a whole album produced by The Alchemist which never happened, and instead we get glove warmers produced by Rob E, and Fabby stills tries to tells us that his beats got more heat than Dwane Wade? I don’t care how loud you yell, you will never convince me that Monique is a dime, or that a piece of beef jerky is a medium rare filet mignon.