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Mistah F.A.B.

In Stanford, California in July 2008.
Background information
Birth name Stanley P. Cox
Born January 23, 1983 (1983-01-23) (age 27)
North Oakland, California, United States
Origin Oakland, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Singer-Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1998-present
Labels Faeva Afta/Thizz/Atlantic
Associated acts Paul Wall, Too Short, Mac Dre, Dem Hoodstarz, The Pack, Turf Talk, Traxamillion, BQ, E-40, Language Art, Keak da Sneak, Yukmouth, Spice 1
Website mistahfab}}

Stanley P. Cox, better known by his stage name Mistah F.A.B., is an American rapper from North Oakland, California. He attended Oakland Technical High School and Emery High School. He is signed to Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre's label, Thizz Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Mistah F.A.B. is an acronym for "Money Is Something to Always Have - FaEva Afta Bread."[1]

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Early life

Mistah F.A.B. was born in North Oakland, California and raised by his grandmother and his mother, who sometimes worked four jobs to support him while his father was incarcerated. When F.A.B. was 12, his father died of complications of AIDS. Around that time, F.A.B. started writing and rapping. In high school F.A.B. competed in freestyle rap battles.[1]

Musical career

Mistah F.A.B. began his musical rise in the Bay Area as a young artist signed to Straight Hits Entertainment, where he dropped his debut album, Nig-Latin in 2003. Although this album garnered some success and recognition, the majority of FAB's recognition came from his skills as a battle rapper. Mistah F.A.B. has battled many MC's in the Hip Hop world. Some of whom include, Clyde Carson of The Team, Killa Keise, Lil Al, Spade, and Locksmith of The Frontline. FAB is most known for his freestyle battles with Jin of Ruff Ryders, and Royce Da 5'9. Fab has the uncanny ability to freestyle for long stretches of time. Specifically, he is known for freestyling, or rapping "off the top of the dome" on a whim, that is he is able to do it anywhere at anytime. This is evident when he did a freestyle from his hospital bed after his car accident. In 2004, Mistah F.A.B. signed to Mac Dre's Thizz Entertainment. Under Thizz ENT, Fab blossomed as a front runner in the Bay Area's, Hyphy movement. With songs like "Super Sic Wit It," "N.E.W. Oakland," and "Kicked Out The Club," FAB's Son of a Pimp album was an instant success around the Bay Area.

FAB's first single release was the hit "Ghost Ride It," in 2006. FAB's video for the song became a subject of criticism due to its directions on how to ghost ride, as well as its use of the Ghostbusters' car without the express approval from Columbia Pictures, which owned the rights to the Ghostbusters franchise and car. The video was eventually pulled from Viacom's MTV for its alleged copyright violation. The song references actor Patrick Swayze, lead star in the 1990 film Ghost, sparking internet references to ghost riding as "Ghost ride. Go crazy. Who's that driving? PATRICK SWAYZE!"

In 2007, FAB releasaed Da Baydestrian. Because of a feud with one of the Bay Area's main radio stations, FAB was not able to push Da Baydestrian like his prior albums, but it still garnered success. Because of Fab's local success and his reputation as a freestyle battle rapper, major record labels began to call. Fab inked a deal with Atlantic Records in 2007, but has yet to put an album out.

Car Accident

On Friday February 6, 2009 FAB was bruised and swollen when a car he was riding in crashed in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Discography

Studio Albums

Compilations and Mixtapes

  • 2005: DJ Fresh - The Tonite Show with Mistah F.A.B
  • 2005: Thizz Nation, Vol.8
  • 2006: Slappin In The Trunk Vol.1
  • 2006: Slappin In The Trunk Vol.2
  • 2007: Thizz Nation, Vol.18 (with G-Stack)
  • 2007: Hyphy ain't Dead (with Turf Talk)
  • 2008: All Star Season
  • 2008: The Sequel
  • TBA: The Golden State Warrior (with The Alchemist)
  • TBA: The Sideshow CD (with Glasses Malone)
  • TBA: I'm A Showoff (with Language Art)

Mixtapes

  • 2006: Smoke-n-Thizz CD/DVD (with Kuzzo Fly)
  • 2006: Recess
  • 2008: The Realest Shit I Never Wrote
  • 2008: No Pens, No Pads
  • 2008: The Guillotine: Off with His Head
  • 2008: Play Time Is Over (Hosted by Demolition Men)
  • 2008: Better Than Your Favorite Rapper (Hosted by DJ Rah2K)
  • 2009: The Realest Shit I Never Wrote Part 2
  • 2009: The Grind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (Hosted by DJ Scream)
  • 2009: I Am the Bridge (Hosted by DJ Racks)
  • 2010: Prince Of The Coast

References

  1. ^ a b Mistah F.A.B. (HTML) San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2008-12-06
  2. ^ Swan, Rachel (February 9, 2009). "Mistah F.A.B. Survives Car Crash, Speaks from Hospital Bed". http://www.eastbayexpress.com/EarBud/archives/2009/02/09/mistah-fab-survives-car-crash-speaks-from-hospital-bed. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 

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