Mistah F.A.B. Slam Dunks His 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle Like A Warrior (Video)
Tonight (May 26), the Golden State Warriors aim to strike back against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 at home. The 9:00pm EST match-up prompted Bay area native Sway Calloway to bring some home-team turf talk into Sway In The Morning. Mistah F.A.B., who also has an album dropping tomorrow, came in for a top-notch lyrical pep rally.
In 2014, Fabby Davis already lit up 5 Fingers Of Death. In 2016, it’s nothing new—but the Oakland, California freestyle favorite takes Sway’s cues for an edition that celebrates Dub-Nation, and some of the Hip-Hop greats from the Bay. At 7:00 in the video, F.A.B. tears into the first of five beats—Tha Luniz’ “I Got 5 On It” as he masterfully improvises props to Rap cats like Yukmouth, Numbskull, Money B, and Richie Rich right alongside NBA royalty such as Chris Mullen, Mitch Richmond, Steph Curry, and Chris Webber, and many others.
With Heather B reppin’ for the San Antonio Spurs, F.A.B. makes it a point to chide her squad, and their players and staff (who were eliminated in the last round). Over beats by E-40 and En Vogue, the veteran MC claims that Richmond was better than Kobe Bryant, compares Curry to “Hov,” and chronicles the transactions with Weber and Penny Hardaway. This is impressive from a sports perspective, a lyrical perspective, and in the case of pumping an indie album, something else.
F.A.B.’s latest album, Son Of A Pimp 2, releases tomorrow. Early in the six minute freestyle, Fabby finds a clever way to promote this album, dropping the guests and some of the Oaktown’ topics covered in the autobiographical LP.