Mistah F.A.B.

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Mistah F.A.B. is a rapper from Oakland, California, who is known for his involvement in the development of the Hyphy movement in the middle of the first decade of this century in the Bay Area. His involvement with artists such as Mac Dre, Too $hort, E-40, Keak da Sneak and others made the movement one of the hottest in the United States at the time.

The introduction of Mistah F.A.B. in the rap game was made in the early 2000s through his participation in a number of compilations of Thizz Entertainment. In addition, he independently released several street albums such as Nig-Latin, It Was Never Written (freestyle album), and a volume from the series The Tonite Show with DJ Fresh. These releases and his freestyle skills led to gaining popularity in the region, which in turn led to his debut album, which was released on April 19, 2005 by Mac Dre’s record label Thizz Entertainment. The album features a number of popular Northern California artists such as E-40, Mac Dre (posthumously), Yukmouth, Messy Marv, Mac Mall, The Jacka (of the Mob Figaz) and others. In the production credits, the participation of the superstar Kanye West, who cooks the song “Big Time”, can be noticed. Other producers taking part are Bay Area veteran Sean T, E-40’s son Droop-E, Trackademicks, Gennessee Lewis and the duo E-A-Ski & CMT.

In addition to his studio efforts, at the time Mistah F.A.B. has appeared in arena battles against other rappers, such as facing another Oakland rapper Clyde Carson, Jin of Ruff Ryders, and Royce Da 5’9″ from Detroit to name a few. The artist’s talent is not limited to his mic skills, but he is also an accredited multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has worked with popular artists such as Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, E-40, B.o.B, Chris Brown, and Eric Bellinger. These successes and his philanthropic community-focused efforts in his hometown led to the holding of “Stanley Cox aka Mistah F.A.B. Day” on February 8, 2014, under the patronage of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

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