Fabolous hinted at this last week and comes through today — the full mixtape drop of his Friday Night Freestyles series, which features all of the recent months’ throwback grooves and a couple new ones with the likes of Joe Budden and Stack Bundles featuring. Indulge below:
Fabolous sits down with Rob Markman of MTV News for an interesting interview appropriately dropped on #FBF Flashback Friday. It’s fitting because Fab recalls his first ever DJ Clue freestyle back in 1998, which Markman likened to getting your video on World Star Hip Hop today.
Fab not only goes through and remembers lines on the freestyle with N.O.R.E. on it as well, but he also shares how he got the name Fabolous in the first place. I’m sure the story’s been out there, but it was new to me. And yes, it’s a pretty shrug your shoulders moment involving DJ Clue. Watch and hear it below and keep it locked for Fab’s Friday night freestyle for the 6th week in a row later tonight.
UPDATE: As expected, scroll below the interview for Fabolous’ take on Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” (no C.J. Watson.)
ICYMI: Fabolous “Ain’t Nuttin To Fuck Wit Freestyle”
“Rock Star” is an unreleased cut from Future‘s Honest album that didn’t make it due to sample clearance issues. The sample in question is George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”, which DJ Clue inserted into his production here. Nicki just has one guest verse — the intro — but the highlight of this track to me is Future’s melodic hook. One of his better, smoother ones IMHO.
Song since removed.