Friday, August 9, 2013

Forgot About that $#!+ Friday: Fab at His Best

By Joe Parello  @HerewegoJoe

I've always thought that Fabolous was one of the more underrated rappers of my high school days, and YouTube user Thevaughn21 agrees with me.

In a comment underneath my favorite Fabolous song, and Fruitvale Station commercial jam, "Breathe," Thevaughn21 writes simply that "this n***a gets way less credit than he deserves."

Tru dat.

While he is probably more widely known for hits like "Can't Deny It" and "Young'n (Holla Back)," Fab was at his best in "Breathe," a sleeper hit in the late fall/early winter of 2004 that reached No.10 on the Billboard 100. You can tell it's from 2004, because this multi-platinum recording artist mentions hollering' at chicks on a flip phone. The poor bastard.

"Breathe" will always rank up there with "In Da Club" and "Yeah" as songs that defined high school experience, and it's still one of five songs that I will never skip on my iPod. Incidentally, it's the only one that doesn't feature Don Henley, Anthony Kiedis or animated dancing monkeys.

If you've never heard it, or you just forgot how dope Fab is, listen into the big piano and easy rhymes. It'll have you grabbin ya chest, cause it's hurtin' to see Fab at his best.

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