Mistah F.A.B.

Mistah F.A.B., born Stanley Petey Cox on January 23, 1982, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, community organizer, and activist. Hailing from Oakland, California, F.A.B.’s music career took off in the late 1990s when he was discovered by Jazzy Jim and Gary Archer. As a prominent figure in the hyphy movement, he gained prominence in the San Francisco Bay Area with his single “Yellow Bus” and subsequent album in 2006.

F.A.B. is known for his battle rapping prowess, defeating renowned MCs such as Clyde Carson, Jin, and Royce Da 5’9. He has collaborated with major artists like Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, E-40, B.o.B, Chris Brown, and Eric Bellinger, earning multi-platinum songwriter and record producer status. Notably, he co-wrote and published chart-topping platinum singles “Headband” by B.o.B and “Loyal” by Chris Brown.

Mistah F.A.B.’s community activism and philanthropic efforts have not gone unnoticed. He organizes annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, backpack drives, and other charitable events benefiting cancer and domestic violence causes. In 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared February 8 as “Stanley Cox aka Mistah F.A.B. Day” in recognition of his efforts to give back to the community.

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