16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The features list for Fab’s Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever sounds like it could have been the lineup for NYC’s most beloved annual hip-hop event, Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The first 11 tracks alone feature Meek Mill, Lil Durk, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Tory Lanez, Jacquees, Davido, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, PnB Rock, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz. And though the project’s release date missed the concert (and even the entire season) by some months, it’s clear that summer was on the MC’s mind throughout the tape’s construction. He references it a number of times in verse and as a unifying thread—summer is bested only by a multitude of nostalgia-inducing production touchstones. (“B.O.M.B.S.,” for example, finds Fab rapping over a sample of The Alan Parsons Project’s “Sirius”—aka the intro music for the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls.) “My Mind” plays like a continuation of Meek Mill's likewise Hitmaka-produced “Dangerous,” while “Gone for the Summer” and “Insecure” feature unique interpolations of Nas’ “Take It in Blood” and The-Dream’s “I Luv Your Girl,” respectively. These vibes clearly make the most sense in the context of fending off sunrays from atop a Ferris wheel, but the key to Fab’s longevity is that he makes songs that last beyond any single season.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

The features list for Fab’s Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever sounds like it could have been the lineup for NYC’s most beloved annual hip-hop event, Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The first 11 tracks alone feature Meek Mill, Lil Durk, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Tory Lanez, Jacquees, Davido, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, PnB Rock, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz. And though the project’s release date missed the concert (and even the entire season) by some months, it’s clear that summer was on the MC’s mind throughout the tape’s construction. He references it a number of times in verse and as a unifying thread—summer is bested only by a multitude of nostalgia-inducing production touchstones. (“B.O.M.B.S.,” for example, finds Fab rapping over a sample of The Alan Parsons Project’s “Sirius”—aka the intro music for the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls.) “My Mind” plays like a continuation of Meek Mill's likewise Hitmaka-produced “Dangerous,” while “Gone for the Summer” and “Insecure” feature unique interpolations of Nas’ “Take It in Blood” and The-Dream’s “I Luv Your Girl,” respectively. These vibes clearly make the most sense in the context of fending off sunrays from atop a Ferris wheel, but the key to Fab’s longevity is that he makes songs that last beyond any single season.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

JayNewYork1 ,

Great all around album

This album is really good . Fab speaks on things that everybody go through and can can relate one way or other. This is 🔥

outtie500000 ,

Ehh

Too emo for me

ThurberSr ,

We needed this

He knew what he doing with this one. Big salute bro. This new generation needed this. I ask kids if they heard of fabolous they say nah now . Now. Ain’t no questions

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