Fabolous “There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service” Mixtape Download & Stream
Fabolous releases his 2nd Official Mixtape There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service, Hosted by DJ Drama. The 20-track tape has Features from Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Cam’ron, Vado, Lloyd Banks, Red Cafe, Juelz Santana and more.
There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service says a lot about what Fabolous aims to do with this mixtape. Fabolous is definitely ready to take his music to the next level and leave a permanent mark on Hip Hop. He’s also ready to claim his well-deserved veteran emcee status and sit top-tier with the best of them.
John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York. His first release was the 2001 Ghetto Fabolous, which spawned the hit singles “Can’t Deny It” and “Young’n (Holla Back)“. His second release was the 2003 album Street Dreams, which spawned the two top-10 hits “Can’t Let You Go” with Lil’ Mo and Mike Shorey, and “Into You“, with Tamia/ Ashanti. Fabolous is also known for his songs, “Breathe“, “Make Me Better” from the 2007 album From Nothin’ to Somethin’, “My Time” and “Throw It in the Bag” from his 2009 studio album Loso’s Way.
Fabolous was born on November 18, 1977 of Dominican and African American descent. He grew up in Brevoort Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. While in high school in twelfth grade, Fabolous began to pursue a rap career. He was invited to rap live on DJ Clue‘s radio show and on WQHT Hot 97, where he was signed to Desert Storm Records. He was featured on several DJ Clue mixtapes and mixtapes with Roc-A-Fella artists. This earned Fabolous and Desert Storm a distribution deal with Elektra Records.
“It’s really incredible how people will connect with the work,” said Fabolous. “I think we put a lot of work into it, with the whole funeral theme. We didn’t just say it and you had to daydream it. We went into the funeral homes. We picked caskets out for the competition. Def Jam, this summer, is gonna put the mixtape out as an EP. So I did about four new songs, put ‘em with some of the original joints from the mixtape. We got more viral videos coming. We just gonna keep it going and let it end as the classic it is. A lot of people saying it’s a classic, one of the, if not the best mixtape of 2010. It’s crazy to me, because it started out as something I wanted to give free to the fans and people who accept my work. Def Jam even came in and said, ‘Whoa, we gotta get a piece.’ It’s a good thing, man.”
There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service highlights Fabolous‘ versatility, his ability to still spit, carefully crafted, Slaughterhouse-worthy bars without strain. The mixtape, of course, then reflects his ability to charm (R&B hooks, minimal street concessions). There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service is a must listen for both the fans of Fabolous as well as any lyricist loving hip-hop heads. DJ Drama and Fabolous are laying out caskets, putting nails in coffins and burying the competition. RIP to the streets, RIP to some of your favorite emcees. Call the pallbearer, arrange the flowers, call the funeral home. It’s time for the mixtape grim reaper to bury some beats. Follow on Twitter @MyFabolousLife @djdrama @MedievalBeatz Hip Hop Beats For Sale
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