New York rapper Fabolous has explained why he decided to collaborate with Nicki Minaj and Cam’ron on his recently released mixtape, There Is No Competition 2.
According to Fab, the project’s delays we caused by his hectic schedule.
“Nah, timing was the hardest part,” Fab explained about his delayed release. “You know I have a very crazy schedule, I have a lot of shows — I wanted to take time out and make time to do this album, to do this mixtape, I keep referring to it as an album because that’s what it felt like…I chose the opportunity to work with some of the people I didn’t get to work with before like Nicki and Cam. They make good music, I make good music and you put good music and good music together and you make great music. I think they were helpful in making the mixtape as well, it’s a great project…I put a lot of hard work into it.” (Real Talk NY)
Released yesterday, the mixtape features 20 records with multiple guest features.
01. The Wake 02. I’m Raw 03. Body Ya 04. Hard Feat. Kobe, Paul Cain & LA The Darkman 05. Oh Let’s Do It 06. Suicide 2 Feat. Paul Cain & Freck Billionaire 07. It’s Goin’ Down Feat. Freck Billionaire 08. Roger That Feat. Freck Billionaire 09. Love Come Down 10. Popular Demand Feat. Paul Cain 11. Mr. R.I.P 12. Body Bag Feat. Cam’ron & Vado 13. Beamer, Benz, or Bentley Feat. Lloyd Banks Juelz Santana 14. For The Money Feat. Nicki Minaj 15. Tonight Feat. Red Cafe 16. All The Way Turnt Up Feat. Trey Songz 17. Say Somethin’ N*gga 18. Funeral Service Music Feat. Kobe, Paul Cain, Red Cafe & Willie The Kid 19. Bring Death To Em’ 20. Exhibit F (There Is No Competition 2)
The rapper recently said the mixtape would have been dropped last month.
“The mixtape is coming at the end of this week,” Fab told radio host Angie Martinez. “It was supposed to have came and I gave a date but people have been killing me but I really wanted to make sure I put good material on it and now people started coming. I just got a verse from Nicki Minaj, I got something from Trey Songz, Jadakiss, so I added a couple things and people should just [be patient.] This could possibly have been an album — but it’s over other people’s beats, too. Some of it is original joints but some is over, I did ‘Say Something,’ I did ‘All The Way Turnt Up,’ I did the Waka Flocka beat, few joints and then a few originals, mixed it up.” (Hot 97)
Fab also gave Cam’ron props for giving him the motivation to re-spark his mixtape grind.
“I had stopped doing the mixtapes because I felt we lost that,” he added. “Between DJs slopping together tapes just to make tapes and some artists really just putting two or three [new] songs together and a bunch of old songs and throwing a mixtape out. Certain DJs making unofficial tapes where they are just grabbing leaked stuff or taking stuff and putting it over other beats. I thought the game got saturated, but in ’09 and recently at the top of ’10, you seen Cam drop joints. Wayne dropped a joint, of course, Drake‘s mixtape being infamous for being one of the best ones for ’09. It put the fuel back in me to do the mixtape thing. I was focused on a whole ‘nother agenda. Just having so many shows took my mind off of it.” (MTV)
Check out Fabolous speaking on the mixtape’s release down below: