Mistah FAB Presents…What’s My Purpose

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I thank God that I have been given the opportunity to do this blog this week. It’s allowed the world to get more of an understanding of what we are tryin’ to do in the BAY AREA; from the hyphy movement to political involvement. Which leads me to what the Yellow Bus is all about.

First off, I’m not trying to make fun of mentally disabled kids in no way whatsoever. What I am actually doin’ is subliminally sending a message to these kids that it’s cool to go to school. In the city I live in, Oakland, they are closin’ down schools like crack houses. Just this year, 7 schools were shut down. It’s creating confusion and chaos. Kids from rival hoods have to go to school with each other and that shit ain’t safe. Just like in any other hood around the world, it’s really funk. So kids is learnin’ to go to school strapped. And what kinda learning enviroment is that, if before you thinkin’ about packin’ books you thinking bout packin’?

Who would’ve ever thought that just to go to school you would have to carry a gun. It’s really that serious. Babies, 10-to-18-year-olds, are goin’ through this shit everday. Don’t nobody wanna die goin’ to school, so you know what they gon’ do. And in the end, they don’t even go to school, it’s too much of a health risk. So the only options after that is the streets, juvenile hall or the one none of us like dealing with…the ground. Too many young kids are losin’ their lives in the streets because of lack of effort put forth by community leaders: the politicians, the athletes, the rappers, anyone who has the power of influence.

So as one of those people, who have that ability to change lives, I’m tryin’ my hardest to get these kids to go to school and do something with their lives. We must realize as artists, we are role models and people look up to us. It’s not what you have done for yourself in life that matters, it’s what you have done to better the lives of others. I love that I have been blessed with a talent and a gift but I also know that I was sent here to help people and that’s what I try to do with my music. I challenge anyone out there who has the ability to reach the masses to start exercisin’ their God-given talent and change lives. That’s my purpose. It’s bigger than rap and the hyphy movement.

In closin’, I wanna say thank you to the whole staff over at XXL for allowin’ me to blog this week and I hope that I have enlightened some out there as to all that’s goin’ on in the Bay. If you wanna holla at me, hit me on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/mistahfab

And now for the shameless plug: Check out my CD, Son Of A Pimp, and look out for my new CD, coming January 23, 2007: The Yellow Bus Rydah. And pick up a copy of Treal TV (DVD) and Treal TV 2 (DVD), and see for yourself what this Hyphy Movement is treally all about.

Finally, good lookin’ on all the feedback, good and bad. I have to pull this vehicle of expression over and fill her up. Love y’all.

Yee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

—fabbydavisjr

  • http://www.cityofdope.blogspot.com Mike T

    Good post…if only you werent the only one on this scene talking about some real shit, something might get changed. Lets get the rest of these cats talking about more than scrapers, stunnas and grapes…yadadamean?

  • http://www.myspace.com/thelowends tony

    I love what you’re doing. I’m glad folks like you are able to represent a big movement! Good luck with everything, man. You’re blessed.

  • ZEUS

    That’s what it’s all about. Keep up the good work within your soul, brah brah!!

  • soundbwoy

    1st bitches
    i would like to thank god,my mom,my sister,cousin for the opportunity lol

  • MARCUS

    YEE YEE I LUV HOW THA BAY IS MAKIN IT EVEN BIGGA..IT JUS SUCKS DAT MAC DRE CULDNT BE HERE TO WITNESS DIS…STAY UP MISTAH FAB….1

  • j

    fabby thats deep, its deep lovin that and the book reports u doin on the yellowbus radio. the world needs more people like u who tryin to give back to the communitee where u from.

  • BigHead jr

    You are bound for great things, stay positive!

  • Dirty South Ridah

    Yo Im from Texas and we done blew up this year and last year with the whole
    Screw movement and that boy F.A.B is real for that blog. I mean looking fly,pulling ho’s, and smoking weed is all good,but now days kids need a little bit more direction from rappers,athletes
    etc. We need to lead these kids in the right path. That was Trill talk F.A.B!!!
    shout out to the Bay Area and the whole
    Hyphy Movement!! Chunk Double Duece!!!

  • jim

    im glad theirs rappers liike you that b tryin 2 help tha community… n yes imm funna pick up dat yellow bus rydas as soon as it comes out best believe dat!!!

  • kickin backkickin back

    yo FAB that is real talk man. get out there and do your thing. you a beast and you talking truth. great post man.
    show us ur thizz face brah, keep reppin the bay man.

    one.

  • e

    Nice post after reading your blogs and listining to your music I have become a fan.

  • http://www.myspace.com/1dynamikdiva Mika

    & that’s how u do it bruh. Love ya! ;-)

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I’ve really enjoyed everything you’ve said this week. You sound like you have a level head. Now comes the biggest challenge: Your music needs to back up everything you’ve said. You can’t be For The Kids and then do a bunch of songs glorifying the Vicious Cycle elements of minority life. I’m not saying you are doing that, as I’ve never heard your music, but that is a responsibility you now have. For example: When 2pac died, Hot 97 said Please Stop The Violence, and then went on to play a billion shoot em up records ever since. Be consistent. Don’t sugarcoat things, but when you are talking about life in the hood, make sure that you stress it as entertainment and education rather than stress it as fact or fun. Anyway, best of luck, and keep the positivity coming.

  • http://raptalk.net MS.RICH-CITY

    YOU HAVE A GIFT AND YOUR HIGHLY INTELLIGENT. I RESPECT WHAT YOUR DOING BECAUSE ALOTA KIDS LOOK UP TO YOU. I JUST SENT MY LIL COUSIN YOUR CD THEY WAS TRYNA SEND HIM TO THE Y BUT INSTEAD SENT HIM BACK TO THE RANCH. ONCE HE HEARS YOUR MUSIC HE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT HE AINT GOTTA BE OUT HERE LIKE THAT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT HITTIN LICKS GRAPES AND PILLS YOU CAN ATTAIN YOUR GOALS OF BEING A RAPPER WITHOUT NONE OF THAT.

    THANX ALOT FOR NOT BEING SELFISH WITH YOUR MUSIC AND KNOWLEDGE

  • RJ

    Nice. Keep going FAB. I was a fan before, but these blogs solidified that. Real talk.

  • BENZ

    FABI DAVIS KEEP DOIN IT FUHEVA CUZ U GOTTA “KEEP IT REALL DOG AND REPRESENT WHATS RIGHT”.

  • frankwhite45

    Good movement
    myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • Erik

    nice

  • $BERKELEY$ BRUH

    Fabby bruh bruh keep doin it live mayne cataracs is my folks cedar st family i kno u did a song wit them holla at me cuz north pole to north berkeley

  • http://www.ohword.com Sach

    I checked out your music after hearing about your deal, you got some good shit going on, definitely keep it up.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    F.A.B.(Polar Bear) you sheading light on what’s going on in the town. I respect that. I respect that you are using your vechicle(THE HYPHY MOVEMENT)to bring some much need light to situation that shouldn’t have never went this far with kid’s and the closing down of the schools. Your head and heart is in the right place. Keep making good music. Give these people the real on how it goes on out in streets. THE SHIT AIN’T GAME! Keep that fork in the road so kids can see that education is not a bad of a option as they think it is. On them streets ain’t nothing,but death and destruction. Keep the fear in the lyric making them think twice about them streets. We have to protect ourselves no-one cares about us (BLACKS) our babies, kids, women, men, none or us. The shit that I see these bitches. Pull is a crime in progress. Keep that (BAY AREA) game on it and spit from the soul. Like PAC SAID IF IT DON’T GO GOLD YOUR STORY IS STILL GET TOLD. MUCH SUCESS. CAUSE HATING IS ILLEGAL. IF YOU BITCHES DIDN’T KNOW.

  • http://itsbeentime.blogspirit.com Tego

    Make the album bang! That’s what the kids need!

  • TWEEZE FONTANE

    easttttttttttttt OAKLAND LIKE WAHHHHHHHH

  • antho

    FAB . . . u r the KEY to getting this city and the kids of of this city (as well as other cities)to get back on track with life. I from the town so ive seen how u have gone about putting urself in this position and u a smart muthafucka, cause most rappers are set on what type of rapper they r gonna be but u have let the community help mold u into the rapper u r. U became what it was that they needed u to be. but yea bruh do what u do, get that cholo, and keep lettin it be well known were u from . . .

  • http://www.myspace.com/rickd Rick_D_07

    Good Lookin out F A B

    I know your music through Gen.
    Always thought the flows and beats was hot.

    Now I see your Down to Earth as well.

    F – A- B is for the kids.
    Respect .
    Keep it Treal!

    Yadadamean!

    No Area Like the Yay !!!!!

  • ROB G

    GREAT POSTS ALL WEEK REALLY SHED LIGHT ON WHAT THE BAY IS ABOUT
    MUCH PROPS,RESPECT GOES OUT TO MISTAH FAB

  • http://xxlmag.com junior

    mr. fab wat E dooers cuddie well i aint 4rm Oakland but i feel u cuddie well juz keep reppin the bay how u is cuz u no what the bay is i no ppl been talkin shite bout the bay but F**** them but u rite tho cuz of what u been sayin its ture cuz THIZZ IZZ WHAT IT IZZ CAN U DIGG MAI NIGGA

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/VFBLOWXSTA VFB LOWXSTA

    FABBY DAVIS KEEP ON GHOSTRIDE’N D WHIP
    THAT TRACC YOU MADE WITH
    “THE BLOCCKNOCK BROTHERS”
    $$****THIZZKNOCK****$$
    THAT SHIT IS A INSTANT BAY CLASSIC
    YEE.YEEE.YEEEEEEEEEEEE.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/VFBLOWXSTA VFB LOWXSTA

    F.A.B.
    I HAD TO GIVE PROPS TO YOUR MUSIC FIRST. NOW I WANT TO APPLAUD THE MESSAGE BEHIND THIS BLOG .

  • YAY AREAA U KNOW!!!

    Hey misath F.A.B.,
    well I love the fact that ur clearing shit up b/c in the schools teachers r trying to say that ur songs r making fun of the mentally incompetent I’ma print this shit out & give it 2 those teachers 2 read!!!! much love & keep yo game going!!!!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/LARRYBRITE Larry_Brite

    yee!

  • Belize

    Propz…now if u can just work on being a dope rapper…

  • Drastik Hussain (Dionysus repper)

    I must say myself good shit fabby! you came thru and showed em that bay shit! Yee! RIP MY Cutty Mac Dre!

  • H-Man

    NO LICKIN THA WINDOWZ on tha buz…Rule #1…

  • http://www.myspace.com/anselli Ansel Cliatt

    Fabby D. good shit my nigga. Nigga do what u gotta do to reach the world jus not the Bay I got mad love 4 u and I kno ur voice is a voic that all us teens of the hyphy scene and even the artist of the hyphy scence respect and I kno u can spread yo voice all ova the world if u hustle yo shit like u did in the bay. I jus moved to Georgia and I’m pushin yo shit mayne.

  • H-Man

    stay in skool kiddyz…leave tha heat at home, cock back ya bookz and get ya infomation weight up, information iz power…leave tha streetz in tha streetz…

  • http://myspace.com/fridayharbormacaroni G-Blunted

    Dude…Mista F.A.B….definatly my favorite bay area rapper! Dude’s flow and lyrics are just off the chain on the real tip!! Followed closely of course by Dre, Keak, and Yuk…

  • GEE

    yo fab i feel you but when im in tha RICH or tha O i get cold blooded feeling like im in tha jungle. and first fool try and play me im full blown war. and ill be with like my momma or my sister and fools be disrespectful cuz they deep, packing or just dont give a what! you allready know i done been thugged out! tierd of mean ass people. shit aint cool. ill still wild out, sorry

  • http://www.myspace.com/trudatproductions Chris

    Ay man I appreciate what you are saying– that people need to wake up and take action with all this crazy shit goin down in the town– but i dont think we can jus blame the situation on politicians. I worked for the alameda county board of supervisors this summer up in Oakland and I saw first hand an intense effort to stop the violence and improve the schools situation in the city. Its not like they are jus straight up ignoring the problem. But yah I agree that more people need to take action. I really would encourage you and the other bay artists comin up on this hyphy movement to empahsize the importance of non-violence and education more. thanks fab for your words.

    Chris

  • http://myspace.com/innosita Inno_Sita

    Mistah Fab,
    You are 100% right & i totally agreed with everything u said. You are our role model, you look up to you guys. When u first came out, my friend told me that u don’t smoke. And that’s one of the reasons why i don’t smoke. But my point is, if helpin the community by showing the kids that going to school is good. THey will love goin 2 school. Especially when u came out on stage with yo backpack, it makes students look good and u make wearin backpack look cool. So keep doin what you do. Congrats with yo new major record. We can’t wait.

  • FRISCO HUNTIS POINT

    EVERYTHING YOU SPOKE ON IS REAL TALK. THE BAY NEED TO WAKE UP AND GET OFF THEM E’S CAUSE IT GOT EVERYBODY GOING CRAZY. BETWEEN OAKLAND,FRISCO,AND RICHMOND ON THE NEWS EVERYNIGHT WITH MURDERS EVERYDAY IT’S SAD AND LEAVES LITTLE HOPE THAT WE WILL HAVE A FUTURE GENERATION. I PRAY THAT ALL THE BLACK LEADERS(RAPPERS,ACTORS,ATHLETICS,WHATEVER) TAKE A STAND TO STOP THIS VIOLENCE CAUSE AS BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE LOSING TO MANY PEOPLE AND IT’S NOT JUST A BAY THING IT’S A NATIONAL THING. WE GOT TO DO BETTER, STOP KILLING AND LET’S GET MONEY AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST BAY AREA!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com Juan

    if if was a fifth…. Fabby, you did you thing on this on. Mac Dre is probably looking down on you and smiling. I can almost assure that hes proud of what youre doing. Keep it up. My respect for you has skyrocketed since I have read your blogs. Role models like you are needed. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • thasociallyaktivvigillante

    IVE BEEN LOCKED UP IN RITA WITH CATS BACK IN THE DAYS WITH F.A.B. HOODIES ON. ALWAYS TALKIN BOUT NAH, NOT FABOLOUS, FOREVER AFTA BREAD. SEEN YOU COME UP IN THA BAY FRESTYLING, HUSTLIN,AND GRINDING. YOU GOT SOME LOYAL SOLJAHS ON YOUR SIDE, AND THAT SAYS IT ALL TO ME. I WAS IN THE DRESS OUT ROOM WIT ONE OF YOUR BOYS AND HE POPPED 3 SACKS OUT OF THE INSIDE OF HIS NORTH FACE. WE BLAZED 3 BLUNTS WITH BIG SHELL FROM THA TOWN. COUGHT THE SHOW IN SUNNYVALE LAST FRIDAY. KEEP DOIN YOUR THANG, TAKE THIZZ WORLDWIDE. CONGRATS ON THE DEAL WITH ATLANTIC

  • MURDER DUBBZ

    fab keep represtin OAKLAND

    MY NIGGA $$$$$$$$$$$

  • stephanie

    f.a.b you are and excellent role model to use kid some artist just do their thang for the fam but jyou take it serious because you you no how it is in life and others dont even care the just shut it eachother for stupid reasons .they should be thankin’ god and theirparents for life

  • http://www.paradistc.org/winnie-the-pooh winnie the pooh

    WOW!! I like it!

  • Jon Boy

    Fabby Davis is the TRUTH!

  • tha crook

    hey mistah fab, y when i go bad in class, do they put me in the retarted class?

  • http://www.sh8cale.org/trasporti trasporti

    Luogo molto buon:) Buona fortuna!

  • http://www.marshawj.org/toscana toscana

    E grande io ha trovato il vostro luogo! Le info importanti ottenute! ))

  • yo kween

    u dah shit..i love ur song..sike
    evn though i naver heard it..lol
    its fun

  • http://www.ccthita.org ElSnuggo

    its cool to see youth taking the opp. to step forward and take care of their community, I wish this was more of an outreach to other states and Rural communities/villige.
    (Alaska)

  • http://chillproductions.com/user/tuireise/ tui reise

    well done. i’am gonna return in some time for sure