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Mistah F.A.B.

One of the most prominent and colorful figures of the San Francisco Bay Area hyphy movement in the late 2000s -- sometimes hailed as the scene's "crown prince" -- North Oakland-based rapper Mistah F.A.B. presents a somewhat exceptional combination of street credibility, social consciousness, astute introspection, and irrepressible goofiness. Born Stanley P. Cox in 1982 and raised by his mother and grandmother, he stresses the positivity of hyphy's party-happy, irreverent, but inspirational "go dumb" mentality and manifests a dedication to inner-city social issues, which doesn't mean he's immune to a certain amount of mainstream rap's flamboyant materialism: his handle is supposedly an acronym for "Money Is Something to Always Have -- FaEva After Bread." F.A.B., who also goes by Fabby Davis, Jr., titled his second album Son of a Pimp in bluntly literal reference to his pimp father, who was incarcerated for much of F.A.B.'s childhood and died of AIDS-related complications when his son was 12, around the time he started writing rhymes. That album, F.A.B.'s first for hyphy forerunner Mac Dre's Thizz label (following his 2003 debut, Nig-Latin), featured collaborations with many noted Bay Area rappers including Dre, E-40, Turf Talk, and G-Stack of Oakland heroes the Delinquents -- as well as Kanye West -- and boasted one of the biggest hits of the resurgent hyphy scene, "Super Sic wit' It."

A slew of mixtapes, compilations, and guest spots made him ubiquitous in the local scene throughout 2005 and 2006, and led him to host his own locally oriented show, Yellow Bus Radio, on KYLD-FM, which -- in keeping with hyphy's special-ed scholastic motif -- featured weekly book reports. With burgeoning national interest in Bay Area hip-hop in 2006, F.A.B. became the subject of a major-label bidding war, signing with Atlantic Records that September, but a series of obstacles hindered his career momentum. KMEL-FM, the Bay's top urban station, imposed an unofficial but crippling blacklist of F.A.B.'s songs and guest appearances, due to petty personal grievances as well as the perceived slight of his successful show on a rival station, thereby significantly undermining his hometown visibility. Later, his breakout single, "Ghost Ride It," was the subject of controversy on two fronts -- national clamor over the hyphy practice of "ghost riding" described in the song (throwing a car in neutral, then jumping out and walking alongside or riding on the roof as it continues to move), following two fatal, allegedly related incidents, and threatened legal action from Columbia Pictures over the use of the Ghostbusters logo in the video (the track samples the movie's theme song) -- which caused the video to be first heavily censored and then pulled from television altogether.

Da Yellow Bus Rydah, F.A.B.'s debut for Atlantic, originally scheduled for spring of 2007, was delayed by over two years (and most recently slated for a 2009 release under the revised title The Bus Ride). However, thanks to an unusually liberal contract, he was able to keep busy with work on independent labels, instead releasing another Thizz full-length, Da Baydestrian, in May 2007, and continuing his steady stream of mixtapes and album-length collaborations with G-Stack, Turf Talk, the Alchemist, and Glasses Malone through 2009 (including Hyphy Ain't Dead, a collaboration with Turf Talk). ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi
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sideshow still hella gooooo
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured (you won't die) in two days. Now that you have started reading this don't stop. Post this on at least five others stations/ song's in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary this actually works.
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kiss your hand close the hand you kissed pick a day say your name then ost this on 5other song and your cush will ask you out or kiss you on the day you picked
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p.gmoney
Mistah fab hella cute
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I need me another b**ch
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lilmissswagg e r 3 8 7
This song is so dope
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That's F.A.B. not fabulous!
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Kinda like this song
Don't know the artist
But love Ty$
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THIZZZZZZ
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This song id frickin AWESOME
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This song sucks
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Andre nickitina***
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Yeeee can't shut it down
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Fuk fab its STUNNA k
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Ohh yah shakin my phuckin arsss to remix hells. Yahh beat kant quit shakin goosebumps ohh yahhh
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no music go harder than yay area music, yarrrrrramea a a n
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This is the s**t f.a.b got it!!
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This s**t stale
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Follow me :)
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These principles underlie the workings in real life of interpersona l communicatio n . They are basic to communicatio n . We can't ignore them
Interpersona l communicatio n is inescapable

We can't not communicate. The very attempt not to communicate communicates something. Through not only words, but through tone of voice and through gesture, posture, facial expression, etc., we constantly communicate to those around us. Through these channels, we constantly receive communicatio n from others. Even whe
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These principles underlie the workings in real life of interpersona l communicatio n . They are basic to communicatio n . We can't ignore them
Interpersona l communicatio n is inescapable

We can't not communicate. The very attempt not to communicate communicates something. Through not only words, but through tone of voice and through gesture, posture, facial expression, etc., we constantly communicate to those around us. Through these channels, we constantly receive communicatio n from others. Even whe
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These principles underlie the workings in real life of interpersona l communicatio n . They are basic to communicatio n . We can't ignore them
Interpersona l communicatio n is inescapable

We can't not communicate. The very attempt not to communicate communicates something. Through not only words, but through tone of voice and through gesture, posture, facial expression, etc., we constantly communicate to those around us. Through these channels, we constantly receive communicatio n from others. Even whe
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I'm in love with his music..espec i a l l y "another b*tch" #California
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Follow? :)
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I phuckin luv these sex a** voices turns me on S**t got to Dance !!!!!!? :O
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Follow Me On IG: @iiExtravaga n t
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This goooo!!!
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Sup sexy
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U ain't got s**t on me
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Thizzzz Iz wut it thizzzzz yadada MEaN??!!!!!!
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This is my slap before a football game
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Ratchet?
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Mann still slappin this today! #thizzent.
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Follow me ?(: I'll follow back ! <3
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its sad how mistah fab has a longer bio than the KING mac Dre. he reped the bay all day with the THIZZ movement.
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I want to see FAB live in concert sooooo bad.
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Go dumb go dumb at the sideshow!!!! Huhhhh?!?!!✈ O F F
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Yeeeeee!!
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AHHH gotta love Mistah FAB ha throw back haha reminds me of 05-06 ha
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Yay Yay!!!!
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Super sic wid it.:. Jams all day u no... WILMAS WEST ...HARBOR AREA 13
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wata u smokin
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FAB's videos and interviews on youtube are funny. Funny lyricist.
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i got tha north got tha west wi me so i suggest u nigaz dont mess wi me $$$
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This s**t is trash f a b is garbage no Mac dre all these n**gas weak
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alwayz slappin some MISTA FAB yadddamean, THIZZ or DIE im THIZZIN not Dying
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530 YC
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legit man Mistah F.A.B. to the fullest
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Love you fab; you real as f**k!
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Yadddaa Meean!!!!!!! !
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