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Stanley P. Cox, better known by his stage name Mistah F.A.B., is an Americanmarker rapper from North Oakland, California. He attended Oakland Technical High Schoolmarker 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."

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.

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 Areamarker'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 2006 he visited Greenfield High School in Greenfield, CAmarker for a radio station sponsored concert.

In 2007, FAB releasaed Da Baydestrian. Because of a feud with the Bay Area's main radio station, 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 while traveling to Los Angeles CA from Bakersfield CA, FAB was riding with his manager Stretch driving and another passenger. The car hit a pot-hole and hydro-planed flipping over 2 times and coming to a rest up-side down. It was reported that he was ghost riding at the time. Initially it was thought that FAB would be paralyzed from the waist down, this was later proven to be incorrect as FAB was released from the hospital the next day.

Discography

Studio Albums



Compilations



Mixtapes



References

  1. Mistah F.A.B. (HTML) San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2008-12-06


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