Mistah F.A.B. says he’s coming to New York next week to knock out a video for his song with Jadakiss and N.O.R.E, “Probably The Greatest.” The record is the first release off his I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook project.
“I got a chance to work with people I grew up listening to,” F.A.B. tells xxlmag.com. “That’s always an honor because they gonna up the ante. Like you’ll be in the studio with Jadakiss, and I’m like ‘I’m finnin to do this record with Jadakiss.’ And he’s telling you, ‘yo, it’s good. You don’t have to pay me, I’m doing this on love.’ Everybody did it for free for me. That’s respect. They gave me some ill verses.”
“Probably The Greatest” features all three MCs throwing hard bars.
“Me and Nore talk all the time,” Fab added. “People don’t know that’s really my good friend. He invited me to his wedding and everything. To do a record with Jadakiss and Nore, that was huge for me. Niggas in the hood are like, ‘you put on with that one, bruh.’ I got that record, then there’s a record with Talib Kweli and Royce the 5’9. There’s so much stuff on there. Prodigy is on the album, Freeway [too] and I have some Bay area legends.”
Bay area legends they are as The Grouch and Andre Nikatina also appear on the set’s track “I’m a Legend.”
“The Grouch is an underground messiah out here,” Fab explained. “And Andre Nikatina, he made 10 million last year independent. He sells out shows everywhere and he doesn’t do no media, no radio. He just started shooting videos. Him and my Uncle are best friends. He’s like an uncle to me. Sp the song is me paying tribute to those two dudes.”
Mista F.A.B.’s I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook comes out on December 6 on iTunes. —Shaheem Reid