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Mistah F.A.B.
The Baydestrian

mistahfab.jpgAfter gaining regional acclaim with his 2005 disc, Son of a Pimp, Mistah F.A.B. became a hyphy poster boy. It wasn’t long before Atlantic Records came calling. But the Oakland raider’s major-label breakthrough recently hit a hurdle when his “Ghost Ride It” video was banned for illegally using the Ghostbusters logo. So with plan Atlantic on pause until things cool down, F.A.B. goes back to plan Bay and releases his latest indie effort, The Baydestrian.

F.A.B. never fails to provide color commentary on life in the O, especially on the Rob E–produced title track and the Messy Marv–guested “Crack Baby Anthem.” Sticking close to his roots, Da Yellow Bus Rydah pays tribute to his Thizz mentor, Mac Dre, on the slow-rolling “Furley Ghost.” Yet, while the music sounds solid, the headliner sometimes gets overshadowed by his elder statesmen. Spice 1 and Keak Da Sneak show Fabby Davis Jr. how to put the pedal to the metal on the hyperactive “Race 4 Ya Pink Slips,” while Too $hort takes the reins on the Traxamillion-helmed “Sideshow (Remix).”

Hyphy, however, is an acquired taste, and not every dose is fit for mass consumption. Cuts like the overaggressive “Fight Music” and the Ritalin-induced “Can’t Wait” will get lost on the casual listener—a fact F.A.B. accepts on the latter, spittin’, “A little futuristic, but pimpish/Only a few of you will get this/Some of y’all truly will miss this/But I better be on your No. 1 hit list.”

It’s when he steps outside his Bay boundaries that F.A.B. shows signs of living up to his boasts. Personal songs like the stormy “Life On Track” and “100 Bars,” a six-minute oratory on the African Diaspora, reveal an MC willing to bare his soul. The piano-drenched “Deepest Thoughts” sums up F.A.B.’s mind state best: “I pump love in my songs, you say I am hate/I am real, but still you say that I am fake/Sooner or later we realize I am great.”
—MAURICE G. GARLAND

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  • http://www.myspace.com/rebeats rob-e

    yessir

  • theworldfamousbp

    Good album, good artist. the boy has come along way and he’ll be here for a long time.

  • Sooo Wooo

    Fabby Davis is one of the greatest right now. check out his myspace for most of the tracks.

  • d0inwutid0

    fabby davis jr nigga! aint a style he cant do, he proves it on thizz one. the baydestrian go! im finna cop a couple on tuesday

  • loc to tha brain

    thizzzz of die

  • tweeze from the twomps

    yes sir

  • http://leftcoast415gmail.com leftcoast415

    That’s what’s up. His entire album is up on his myspace right now…and it deserves an XL for sure. After the first track, everything is solid.

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  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    You gave thizz a fuckin’ XL? Doinwutitdo says “there ain’t a style he can’t do” uh, yeah there is, how about an original style, cause thizz is far from that!

  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    You gave thizz a fuckin’ XL? Doinwutitdo says “there ain’t a style he can’t do” uh, yeah there is, how about an original style, cause thizz is far from that!

  • Fernando

    Jon Dog,

    Who sounds like him??? Please tell me. Dont worry……Ill wait

  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    It sounds like everything else you hear these days. It ain’t bad, but the industry is in need of a change.

  • http://xxl.com grapes510

    yah i agre cuple of his songs sound like mainstream but check out that sideshows song. i feel this aint his best album i thought son of a pimp was better so check dat out before u cud judge him…

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money

    fab garbage

  • NOR CAL 4 LIFE BROTHERRRRR

    Wow an XL for a rapper that bites everything off his DEAD mentor. Nice. Worst review ever. Fab is so shitty its very unfortunate that every hip hop fan in the bay is forced to listen to this crap on the radio with the rest of the Hyphy bullshit including those little kids The Pack. Also he is not a hip hop scholar or even respects the old school and the not-so-old school so he will never be shit besideds the asshole who ruined the Ghostbusters song (which The Game did like months earlier).

  • The MeX-Men

    fuck that bullshit of rappers garbage. I respet da Bay but the hip hop needs more like kanye or common, saigon or papoose.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TYTHAARTIST TY

    GET EM ROB

  • http://myspace.com/ticsbeats Politics

    the album is hot… its put together well fabs got somethin for everyone on this shit.. and it slaps.. check number 10 that i produced, race 4 ya pink slips… myspace.com/ticsbeats

  • $taxx

    dis guy cant rap at all ya dig

  • http://www.myspace.com/674producer Luis Tinajero

    Well I already got this cd on Sat. i had it exclusive and i also got to meet Fabby Davis JR the same day so I have it autogrpahed and thizz albums goes so u better cop it tomorrow yall

  • public domain

    I also seen an ad for this album in XXL magazine…I wonder how much he paid to get such a favorable review??? If he would have spent the same money payin’ the radio to play “Ghost Ride It” he might have blown by now…

  • king

    Fuck Hyphy dat shit is wack as fuk

  • http://www.sohh.com Don of the Trap

    Since he got the only xl of the month….so gots to be a cop so hyphy must be on the upswing mistah f.a.b. im fucking wit cha

    • Legacy745

      u r jast as gay as this cat his hole hit is fucked up nigga u r stupid The Gay Area is wack!

  • BET

    yo shit go fabby. i copped dat shit at Rusputins in da Lo. yadadiggawutimtalkinbout yee!!

  • shokthegreat

    I see why the bay area will neva have a superstar..i dont know one person down here who sales records….this needs to stop the major lables will never come down as long as he’s our front runner

  • loc to tha brain

    When im thizzin i gotta listen to fabby

  • ridda

    fuck it! im tired of u guys sayin that we need more people like saigon and bull@#$! nephew is way overrated. he’s supposed to drop and album aint he?????? where is it????? still waitin……….. Puttin off wack mixtapes once in a while doesnt make u hip-hop saviour! at least F.A.B is droppin stuff non-stop, which may not be masterpieces but of very good Quality. Nuff said

  • dj-knowledge

    this shit is not hip hop

  • Gennessee

    Go FABBY WABBY!!!!

  • Ms. Elder

    Yeeeeeee!!! he is getting better with time like fine wine…. so proud of him.

  • BlackGenius

    “SHOCKTHEGREAT” do some reasearch b4 you say bull shit about the BAY.Too Short,E40,Spice1,The Luniz,The Click,Rappin4tay,and even Mc Hammer for that that matter nigga.You mean to tell me we ain’t got no talent every artist I mentioned has gone gold or platinum bitch.Yay Area reppin all day thizz iz what it iz you punkrockbeezy.

  • Ya boy

    Man u niggas is bitches wit dat hip hop shyt man strait up. Commons a bitch kanyes a bitch pappoose is dum ass garabage. Fuck hip hop nigga its bou dat hood shyt nt dat sucka ass shyt yal b listenin 2. Dnt get at fab dats a real nigga who hold dwn da bay. Al da rest a them rap niggas bite off us especialy dat garbage ass atlanta shyt them fake ass niggas bitin ass niggas. I listen 2 real niggas dat i cud relate 2 like bg soulja slim webbie an nem nt fake ass kats like dj unk jim jones an busta rhymes. Or dat Garbage ass nigga jaz z man dat niggas a bitch. New york soft period. Cum 2 east oakland an wel sho u niggas wats hatnin n da hood bruh

  • D*Ray

    Thizz iz whud iz can ya dig my nig. Fabby power! On my momma momma nigga F.A.B. Go!!!!

  • Lil Mayne

    If u want somethin different from the BAY listen to Ya Boy, YB is spittin nuthin but fire and he aint with the hyphy movement check’em out yaboymusic.com

  • http://Tha_wizunyahoo.com Block boy

    True that..this nigga F.a.b is lame and weak as hell dude sounds like a grabbino version of Mac Dre or a cheaper version….If thats the Bay Areas Front man..I feel sorry for the rest of yall…but the nigga Sam Hill Outta the bay got the crack music..dude sounds like a real nigga and his shyt bangs nigga got bars..and a few other cats like 3 more hahaha….daaaaaaam! get it together Bay Area..

  • crazy j

    this album coulda got XXL,but i c wut was pointed out,but still though.bay area stand up.let us in mayne,cuz we hungry too.we starvin.yadadajiggamyjig.

  • efrain fernandez from fort worth texas

    why does everybody in texas hate mista fab oh mybad i just snaped back to reality uh ………hes gay pretty sad and i hate the way people call california (the Bay)

  • Town Biz

    Ya’ll need to get a grip Rap has passed you by this shit is for the youngstas 13-25. Let them shine. You can’t knock his hustle.

  • loc to tha brain

    First of all taxas is fucking gay

  • http://www.myspace.com/dachaomusic DaChao(Look What I Have Become)

    THIZZ ENT faggots Bay Boy all day
    yadadamean

  • http://none THIZZLAMIC

    THIZZ IZ WHUT IT IZ MAYNE BAY AREA YADIDAMEAN LIKE WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

  • phizeke

    THIZZ OR DIE YOU BEEZIES 2 THE DEATH!!! HYPHY MOVEMENT IS EVERYWHERE BRAHH!!!! THIS ALBUM IS REAL!! REAL TALK!!!

  • jay

    u beezies hatin on this town cutthroat bidnizz iz sperm juice!! stop hatin realize that thiz nigga rep not only thizzlam but ghetto youths around thiz galaxy, we all need to shine and be african kings and princes like we thizz stop the hate’ n

  • jay

    u beezies hatin on this town cutthroat bidnizz iz sperm juice!! stop hatin realize that thiz nigga rep not only thizzlam but ghetto youths around thiz galaxy, we all need to shine and be african kings and princes like we thizz stop the hate’ n

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandre

    his success make me sick…he dont be around no parts in oakland where im from…

  • Thizzin’

    Damn if Mistah Fab is so shitty and the bay is so bad at rapping why can’t you write a rap and make more money than Mistah Fab or anyone else in the bay? Nope, didn’t think so, keep on hatin cuz you are all fuckin losers!

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