Headliners: Fabolous and DJ Drama
Representing: Brooklyn, New York
Mixtape: There Is No Competition III: Death Comes in 3’s
Real Spit: Funeral Fab takes no days off — not even Christmas. On Sunday while many were celebrating the holidays with family, Fabolous decided to gift-wrap his latest mixtape and release it online as a free download. There Is No Competition III: Death Comes in 3’s is the third installment of the popular series that Fab and DJ Drama started in 2008.
“The theme of There Is No Competition III, it has the subtitle Death Comes in 3’s, which plays along in the trilogy of this tape,” Fab told Mixtape Daily.
The death-themed tape doesn’t disappoint. On “Black City,” [artist id=”1164800″]Fabolous[/artist] dons appropriate mourning attire and rides Tyga’s “Rack City” beat to take shots at his rap competitors. The killing spree continues on the Lloyd Banks-assisted “Get Down or Lay Down” when F-A-B-O spits, “Money over bitches, dirt on top of bitch, n—as/ Put you in ya place, it happens to be a ditch, n—a.” The Street Fam general calls upon more rap comrades on “B.E.T,” which features Styles P and Jadakiss, and then again on “Unf—witable” with Red Café.
Things begin to get personal on “Death in the Family.” Over an eerie-sounding track, Loso partners up with his brother Paul Cain and together they bid farewell to an unnamed former friend. “I be sayin’ to myself as I put on the gloves, it hurts when you gotta kill a n—a you love,” Fab raps on the hook.
It isn’t all slow singing and flower bringing though. Fab and Meek Mill trade witty bars on “You Don’t Know ’Bout It,” and on “Spend It,” Loso hooks up with Trey Songz as they deliver their take on 2 Chainz’s underground hit of the same name.
With Fab’s sixth studio album, Loso’s Way 2 , due out next year, TINC III is the perfect way to end a notable year for the Brooklyn MC, who made a killing in the streets.
Joints to Check For
» “Death Comes in 3’s” – “It’s like the wake; it’s like the thing before the funeral. It’s just me, a little bit of my sh– talking, my letting know they’re in for a ride with this mixtape.”
» “You Don’t Know ’Bout It” – “It started out just being a beat that I liked. I heard it, it was a Travis Porter song, actually. I just jumped on it and hit Meek up.”
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