Fabolous & Jadakiss Show Just How Scary A Quiet Storm Can Be On “Rapture” (Audio)
Fabolous and Jadakiss have been teasing fans with the prospect of their Freddy vs. Jason collaborative project for what seems like ages. Late last year, when it was clear the project would not be released in 2016, Fab dropped a major clue that fans could expect something in January, and that Friday the 13th might be the perfect date. “Freddy vs. Jason is on the way. We were trying to put it out next month, in January. But we’re going to drop something,” said Fab. “I don’t want to give [all the information away], but we’re gonna drop something next month. That’s it. Low key, Friday the 13th is next month. That’s all I’m gonna say. January 13 is a Friday.”
Well, just under the wire, Fab kept his promise. He and Jada unveiled what may be a taste of the project, and it is sweet. The two ferocious MCs team up with Tory Lanez on “Rapture.” The song takes its title from its sample inspiration, Anita Baker’s quiet storm classic of the same name. Producer Vinylz takes the soulful record and, after letting it breathe in the intro, chops and flips it into a thunderous soundscape on which Fab and Jada paint a lovely picture.
As one might expect, the two MCs are in peak form, knowing the expectations that the project holds and likely filled with a healthy amount of competitive spirit. Tory holds down the hook, but despite his singing and the sample, this is far from R&B.