Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy is firmly co-signing fellow New York rapper Fabolous‘ new Soul Tape 2 mixtape, urging fans to pick-up the Thanksgiving Day goodie.
Puff hopped on his Twitter page Friday (November 23) to big up the new underground effort.
“Make sure you get @myfabolouslife new mixtape the soul tape 2 and listen to @CassieSuper on that Dice Pineapples Rmx !!!!!!!!!,” Puff tweeted on Black Friday. (Diddy’s Twitter)
Yesterday, The Clipse’s Pusha T gave Fab props for letting him jump on the project.
“@myfabolouslife thank u my brother for letting me be apart of #SOULTAPE2 . Our record came out crazy…Happy Thanxgiving to u and yours!!,” Pusha tweeted. (Pusha T’s Twitter)
This week, Loso spoke on the content behind his new mixtape.
“We kept the same type of vibe,” Fab said in an interview referring to the new project. “[It’s] different from some of the other music that I normally do or put out through my other releases. We kept the vibe and the music kind of soulful, sample-influenced. This one, I think I have a little bit more — collaborations with some people that you might not have heard me collaborate with. We’ve got features still coming in right now. We’re still working until the deadline, that’s how I work. We’ve got J. Cole, we got your boy Troy Ave on there, got Wale on there, I’ve got Joe Budden on there – that’s the first time we’ve collaborated in a little bit.” (On Smash)
In April 2011, Fab broke down the concept behind his S.O.U.L series.
“The S.O.U.L. Tape is a mixture of soul sampled beats and some soul and sampled instrumentals from other people’s songs like I guess people have seen the ‘Devil In A Blue Dress’ freestyle that I did,” Fab explained in an interview. “That was sort of one of the soul beats I used to freestyle over. Things in that lane and that vein. It made the CD more like a vibe CD…I wanted to bring that [remix trend] back to the game. I saw that the game, when it came to remixes now, was just picking up three, four, five other dudes and throwing them on the same beat and letting that rock out. I think every now and again that’s cool. Sometimes some beats are so infectious, that’s cool too, but I think people should go back to creating a new song and bringing a new experience to a record and bringing the record back to life as well.” (Rap Radar)
Check out Fabolous speaking on the mixtape: