Fabolous walks a fine line, maintaining his presence on the underground mixtape circuit and cultivating a mainstream persona with his album releases. His most recent project, [article id="1646338"]There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music[/article] EP, stems from the similarly titled mixtape There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service.
Both collections serve as a warm-up to Fab's next album, Loso's Way 2.
According to the Def Jam rapper, if he had to choose another MC to take a turn on the mixtape scene, his choice would come down to two fellow New York lyricists.
"A Nas mixtape would be crazy, a Hov one too," he told MTV News. "We haven't seen any of the icons do it [in a while]. I think somewhere, we need a place where Hov doesn't have to talk corporate and Nas doesn't have to get too deep on us. We need one of those. I just wanna hear Nas [rapping], 'Splittin' Phillies, sippin' on Baileys with three Israelis.' I don't know if he's still in that space," Fab said, reciting one of the God MC's memorable mixtape freestyles. "A lot of things have transpired since. And I wanna hear Hov talk his thing. He still talks his thing and Nas still talks his thing, but I wanna see them in their mixtape essence."
Fabolous will talk mixtapes and more on Thursday when he appears on MTV News' "RapFix Live" live stream with Sway on MTV.com at 1 p.m. ET.
So, wondering why Loso still releases mixtapes after all his success? Ready for the inside scoop on his next project? Want to ask [article id="1647341"]Fabolous about his recent rift with Soulja Boy Tell'em[/article]?
Tweet questions to the Brooklyn MC at @MTVNews with #rapfixlive or upload video questions to him at Your.MTV.com and Sway may get them on-air.
Fabolous follows past [article id="1644244"]"RapFix Live" guests Rick Ross[/article], Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe and Lloyd Banks.
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