Happy Birthday, Statik Selektah and Mistah F.A.B.!
Jan. 23rd is a special day for two of hip-hop's best. Today is both Statik Selektah and Mistah F.A.B.'s 36th birthdays.
A veteran in the game, Statik Selektah is a DJ, producer and owner of Show Off Records. The Massachusetts-born DJ has released seven solo albums since 2007 and worked with prominent acts like Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Strong Arm Steady and most recently, Pro Era's Joey Bada$$. Statik Selektah proved he was a major influence on Joey's debut album, B4.Da.$$, producing songs like "No.99" and "Curry Chicken." In the summer of 2015, Selektah dropped his seventh studio LP Lucky 7, and followed it up with 2017's 8.
Mistah F.A.B. is a well-respected Bay Area leader, freestyle king and rap battle legend. Since emerging in the game in the late '90s, F.A.B. has battled and won against the likes of Royce da 5'9" and Clyde Carson. F.A.B. has also been credited as one of the leaders of the Bay Area hyphy movement, taking the movement mainstream with his 2003 debut album Nig-Latin Thanks to his popularity in Oakland hitting an all time high, he was signed to Mac Dre's Thizz Entertainment in 2004 and dropped his sophomore album Son of a Pimp in 2005. F.A.B. dropped his follow-up to Son of a Pimp, aptly titled Son of a Pimp 2 in 2016.
The rapper's stage moniker stands for "Forever After Bread" and by staying independent all these years, he's managed to keep nearly all of his—a worthwhile feat in the rap world. Aside from rapping himself, Mistah F.A.B. has co-wrote some huge hits for other artists. F.A.B. has a co-writing credit on Sage The Gemini's 2013 song "Gas Pedal" and Chris Brown's 2014 hit single "Loyal."
Happy Birthday to Statik Selektah and Mistah F.A.B.!
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