New York rapper Fabolous and Jadakiss are finally ready to pull the trigger on their long-awaited – and delayed – Freddy Vs. Jason project. Fab caved into pressure and coughed up a semi-late November release date.
Barring any setbacks, Fab and Jada’s horror movie-themed project is dropping in time for Thanksgiving festivities.
Then, on Tuesday (Oct. 31), fittingly Halloween, the two rappers let it slip on The Angie Martinez Show on Power 105.1 that their “Freddy Vs. Jason” joint project is set to finally be released on Nov. 24. “It’s definitely coming,” Fabolous said. “I mean, we looking at Black Friday. I don’t even know if I was supposed to say that, but you just pulled it out of me.” (Billboard)
Yesterday, both Fab and Jada teased fans with their new “Stand Up” single.
In January, Fab came forward to discuss the multiple setbacks behind their joint effort.
“We just take our time because we want it to be right because of the magnitude of the project means for hip-hop and New York City hip-hop. Also, we have samples that need to be cleared. Even the licensing thing with using the names Freddy and Jason. In this generation, soon as you say a project is coming, the people want it right away. We try to give people a little bit of the process through social media and Instagram. We’ll show pictures of a studio session with producers like Just Blaze or Harry Fraud. I thought that would be cool because in the ‘90s there were big collaborations, but there was no social media. There’s no pictures of Biggie in the studio with Bone Thugs and that’s something you would’ve wanted to see. Now, we get to do that with social media.” (Complex)
Earlier the same month, Fab hinted at the possibility of their project arriving at the start of 2017.
“Freddy Vs. Jason is on the way. We were trying to put it out next month in January, but we gonna drop something to go into it. I don’t want to give the whole thing, but we’re gonna drop something next month. Yeah, yeah. Low-key, Friday the 13th is next month. That’s all I’m gonna say. January 13 is a Friday. That’s all I’m gonna say. I know I shouldn’t have said that. That’s one of the projects that’s having a little sample [issue]. We might not be able to use – let me stop.” (Power 106 KMEL)