Oakland Rapper Stanley Petey Cox best known as Mistah F.A.B. is not only a rapper or singer-songwriter but he is also an established record producer, entrepreneur, community organizer and activist, who uses his music and influence as a way to create change in his community. Mistah F.A.B.’s (“Money Is Something to Always Have — Forever After Bread.”) music career began in the late 90’s when he was discovered by Jazzy Jim and Gary Archer. Who after discovering his talent decided to feature him on a slew of Mac Dre’s Thizz Nation mixtape compilations.
With this new found attention he quickly gained prominence in the music industry. He then decided in 2006 to drop the album Yellow Bus which landed him in the middle of a major label bidding war, with both Atlantic Records and Thizz Entertainment. However, F.A.B decided to go in a different direction venturing out to launch his own label called Faeva Afta Music in late 2008. Since then has gained worldwide recognition as a battle rapper defeating many MCs such as Clyde Carson Jin of Ruff Ryders and Royce Da 5’9 of Slaughterhouse. Though F.A.B. is also recognized as an accredited multi-platinum record producer, who has collaborated with major acts such as Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, E-40, B.o.B, Chris Brown, and Eric Bellinger.
he also co-wrote and published the record charting platinum lead single Headband, off of B.o.B third album Underground Luxury, released in December 2013. Later co-writing Loyal by Chris Brown, which was rewarded ‘Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year” by the 2014 Soul Train Awards.However earlier last week F.A.B crept back into the single game dropping the track Dear MR. President. the track maintained a very deep message even while accompanied by missiles sounds going off in the background for dramatic effect.
The Bay Area OG addresses his concerns about the new state of American democracy touching on the differences between Trump’s current presidency and Obama’s presidential run for the previous eight years.
Saying quote “Dear President, on behalf of the poor/I am writin’ you a letter, hope it hits your front door/If you do happen to read it, I just hope you don’t ignore/You still got money for war but can’t feed the poor/Mr. President, if you open, can you come and sit with us? ” he raps on the hook. “Obama gave us hope, he became Martin’s dream/Malcolm gave us strength ’cause we fight by any means/Huey gave us heart, take no shit from all them pigs/Marcus Garvey gave us smarts, to return to where we live/Harriet freed slaves, could freed many more/But they knew not they was slaves, as we know not we are poor/Julie Lynch rolled some paper, gave the masters master plans/Former kings of the motherland, became master’s man,” Overall the track is pretty dope really putting F.A.B back on the map
Listen to “Dear Mr. President” below. Let us know what you think