Video: Mistah F.A.B. – “6 Shots” (Prod. by The Mekanix)
“So for all you white folks that say we all equal / I bet you wouldn’t trade pigmentation with my people”
Critical Praise for Mistah F.A.B.
“Mistah F.A.B. is a versatile Oakland MC with a wide-ranging capacity for tone and emotion—traits that have also made him a sharp songwriter for the likes of Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, B.o.B., and Tyga.” – Pitchfork
Watching Mistah F.A.B.‘s derivative video for 6 Shots, a critical commentary on police brutality, social unrest, and media bias, he makes you wonder how anyone could question the validity of Black Lives Matter. Interspersing news clips showing dozens of police brutality incidents with shots of him pleading in front of the Alameda County Courthouse, it’s evident that the recent murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile aren’t isolated incidents.
After rapping, “White America, when will this madness stop? / same situation, black victim, white cop / same scenario, six months later case dropped,” FAB adds, “This shit ain’t nothing new, Blacks been getting hung / just with no iPhones recording, with no Samsungs.”
Urging people to get involved to demand justice and changes, FAB warns, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Watch “6 Shots”: https://youtu.be/WUU8BbIb30k
Stream “6 Shots”: https://soundcloud.com/mistahfab/6-shots/
Purchase “6 Shots”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/6-shots-single/id1132297621
Mistah F.A.B.’s breakout album, 2005’s Son of a Pimp, established the North Oakland emcee as a rising star, and a major factor in a resurgent Bay Area rap scene which would demand national attention from hip-hop’s cultural gatekeepers. A decade later—older, wiser, and more resilient—FAB returns with Son of A Pimp 2, a no-holds-barred, 21-track extravaganza he considers the truest representation of his artistic talent to date. The list of features is sure to raise eyebrows, as is the fact that FAB more than holds his own against some of the rap world’s most celebrated artists from practically every region in the United States. Just as impressive as the tracks themselves is the fact that FAB assembled his all-star roster of talent from his friends list, leveraging the networking he’s been doing for years as a go-to guy for out of town artists visiting the Bay, as well as his solid rep within Oakland.
Faeva Afta Music
FAM (Faeva Afta Music) is an American record label founded by rapper Mistah F.A.B. in 2008. The label is based in Oakland, CA. FAM consists of Mistah F.A.B. and in-house producers Bizness Boi and Ekzakt, along with LT Beats. The label’s releases are currently distributed by EMPIRE.
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels.