Mistah F.A.B., the “Crown Prince” of Bay Area Hip-Hop, returns to the forefront of the national scene with the 21-track, star-studded Son of a Pimp 2, hitting stores May 27th.
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’s Da 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, J Stalin 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, Erk the Jerk and Juneonnabeat. 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.