New York rapper Fabolous has promised to release his There Is No Competition 2 mixtape with DJ Drama this week.
Although he did not say what day, Fab assured fans of the underground project’s release.
“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)
Last Monday, Fab updated fans on the project saying he would include Nicki Minaj.
“At Signature Hits magazine photo shoot.. Gettin some Rich Yung looks in.. #Niceeeeeeeeee,” he wrote Monday night. “Breaking #TiNc2 news, this just in.. A Nicki Minaj verse has been added! #ItJusKeepGettinBetter.” (Fabolous’ Twitter)
He recently explained why his return to the mixtape game was sparked by artists like Cam’ron, Drake and Lil Wayne.
“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)
Last December, Fab explained how he felt mixtapes were not as influential as they once were.
“I guess it’s particular artists that they attach to but I had felt even with the most high-class artists, people were getting so used to getting free music that the mixtape game wasn’t that influential anymore,” he said in an interview. “So when I seen what [Wayne’s] No Ceilings did, it let me see that there’s still definitely potential there, there’s still that market there. I think for me it’s definitely there because my albums tend to be a little more mainstream than my mixtapes.” (Real Talk NY)
Check out Fabolous speaking on the mixtape down below: