Mistah F.A.B. Connects with RapGrid & Dope Era Battles for No Mask Battle Competition At Venue Oakland on October 30th
The Oakland Emcee and Battle Rap Champion Joins Forces With Legendary Battler Drect For This Live and Pay-Per-View Event, With a Special Appearance From Marshawn Lynch
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
LLong one of the Bay Area’s most respected emcees, Mistah F.A.B. often flexes his skills as a rap battler and a freestyler. On October 30th, F.A.B. will join forces with Dope Era Battles, internet video company Rap Grid, and famed battler Drect, to host No Mask, a heavyweight night of five rap battles, at Venue Oakland. Featuring a guest appearance from Oakland native and former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, No Mask boasts appearances from some of the best battle rappers in the Bay Area, including Charlie Clips, TSU Surf, T-Rex, John John Da Don, Daylyt, Arsonal, Serius Jones, B Magic, Cortez, and Mistah F.A.B. himself. Tickets for No Mask are available on Eventbrite, and No Mask will also be available to view via a pay-per-view stream on Rapgrid.com.
Inspired by the death of his mother and the birth of his daughter, and featuring singles such as “Still Feelin’ It,” which pays tribute to Mac Dre, “Survive,” featuring a guest appearance from Kendrick Lamar, Mistah F.A.B. calls his latest album, Son of a Pimp 2, his best work to date. Boasting an impressive guestlist including Kendrick Lamar, Boosie Badazz, Iamsu!, E-40, G-Eazy, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz,Jadakiss, Raekwon, Schoolboy Q, Bun B and countless more, Son of a Pimp 2is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes. Throughout his career, Mistah F.A.B. has balanced his music with his role as a pillar in the Oakland community, as he sponsored and organized numerous charitable works. Mistah F.A.B.’s advocacy for human life compelled him to speak out against police brutality in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile with the incendiary “6 Shots,” which earned praise from The Atlantic and Pitchfork.
Buy Tickets for No Mask: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dope-era-battles-rapgrid-present-no-mask-tickets-28384740523
Watch the Trailer for No Mask: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AivXa_vTxMo&feature=youtu.be
Mistah F.A.B. Background:
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.