New York rapper Fabolous knows the importance of birthdays. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to salute longtime pal and fellow Big Apple entertainer Fat Joe on his born day.

Fab went to Instagram Sunday (August 19) and called Joe one of the rap game’s best storytellers.

Today, Fat Joe reflected on his 20-plus year hip-hop career with a must-watch clip.

Til the wheels fall off

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Recently, Joe weighed-in on the all-time debate on rap’s top five dead or alive musicians.

“I love Jadakiss. He’s not Top 5. He’s not. He’s not better than Biggie. He’s not better than – and Jadakiss stop, you know I love you, I worship you, your music and everything. Don’t do that. Should I shut the f*ck up? JAY-Z, Biggie and Nas, Eminem and Pun, I really don’t know. Lil Wayne is in that. Lil Wayne would be the king of that era. I’ll just say it early. Lil Wayne would be the king. His pen was phenomenal. He was running circles around n*ggas. Remember when he did that JAY-Z sh*t over? We couldn’t even believe a n*gga could rap [like that]. JAY-Z’s the best of all time. He’s the best of all time.”

Earlier in the week, the Bronx native released his TIDAL exclusive “Los Gordos” video.