Fabolous, ‘Soul Tape 2′ – Mixtape Review
Fabolous releases the second installment of his 'Soul Tape' mixtape series -- 'Soul Tape 2' -- with features from J. Cole, Pusha T., Trey Songz, Joe Budden and Teyana Taylor.
In proper recognition of his late Brooklyn big brother, 'B.I.T.E.' starts off with a past interview with Biggie, who is tired of the hood life and wants to finally "eat" and get a piece of the pie too. Fab goes in on how relationships change as you get up in the world, but at the end of the day that won't hold him back. The Teddy Da Don-produced track is filled with many odes to the "new Brooklyn" -- he mentions the Barclays Center -- and staples in the borough -- "I'm tryna get my money long, as long as Eastern Parkway."
The Mally the Martian Hype-produced 'Diamonds' features a sample loop from Rihanna's recent hit of the same name. On this one, Fab says he's only successful because no matter what, he always make something out of nothing -- a diamond still shining in the rough.
On 'Louis Vuitton' featuring J. Cole, the two rappers vent about shallow women caught up in material things -- neither one of them have time for this. From ladies who want to tag along on expensive trips to lugging luxury items and running up their tabs with $115 shots of liquor, these chicks "gotta go."
Wale joins Fabolous on the AraabMuzik-produced 'Beauty,' where they break down simplicities. "You know it's beauty when her smile is the best curve," Fab raps.
The first 'S.O.U.L. Tape' was released in April 201. Fab dropped his last mixtape, 'There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3's,' in December 2011. 'Loso's Way' was his last studio album, which debuted in 2009, and the Grammy-nominated rapper will put out its follow-up, 'Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power,' next year.
Download 'The Soul Tape 2' here.
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