I unfortunately have no idea where this was originally posted, but someone emailed it to me and I couldn’t resist sharing it here:
I guess there’s East Bay pride, even in in other states, and it looks like hyphy has more staying power than it’s been given credit for.
If you’ve only heard Mistah FAB’s radio singles, check out some of his more conscious and political tracks on Son of a Pimp (If “If” Was a 5th or Hood Life) and Da Baydestrian (Deepest Thoughts or 100 Bars). Besides being an incredibly talented lyricist, he’s never afraid to rep Oakland and the East Bay (check out N.E.W. Oakland or Streets of the Bay).
I’ll write something longer about my favorite Bay Area rapper sometime soon, but for now, go listen: www.myspace.com/mistahfab