We all know him as Funeral Fab as of late, but Fabolous now wants us to dead that name, he’ll pay for the casket?? LOL. Fab tells XXL that he’s almost done with his new mixtape and wants to keep “There Is No Competition” and “TINC 2.5: Soul Survivor” as its own brand. He also wants this mixtape to be DJ free, unlike his usual collabs with DJ Drama.Â The S.O.U.L. Tape is expected to drop in February.
“Iâ€™m almost done with it. I did the poll [on Twitter] to get people interactive with it and see what names they would come up with. Iâ€™m doing it over all old soul sampled beats, so I wanted to keep the world â€˜soulâ€™ within the title. A lot of people picked â€˜Soul Survivorâ€™ or really attached it to There Is No Competition because they are already familiar with that and thatâ€™s one of the mixtape monikers for me. But I wanted to keep it separate from There Is No Competition, even though that name is winning [in the poll]. I might actually go with the third option which is â€˜The S.O.U.L. Tape.â€™ The first one that was winning was â€˜Rest The Souls of the Competition.â€™ Thatâ€™s kinda like playing into There Is No Competition 2 and the next one is â€˜TINC 2.5: Soul Survivor.â€™ But Iâ€™m trying to steer away from that because thatâ€™s its own brand. I want to steer away from both of those and just call it â€˜The S.O.U.L. Tape.â€™â€
â€œFor a while there hasnâ€™t been a tape without a DJ since like maybe Drakeâ€™s tape or Lil Wayneâ€™s tape. Everybody usually has a DJ attached to it which is dope, I think itâ€™s a dope thing for both the DJ and the artist. They usually blend the tapes well and it good for the music, but I think I want to do it withoutâ€” just music. Its kinda one of those tapes that I want people to just sit through and listen and really hear the lyrics. DJâ€™s bring it back sometimes or theyâ€™re talking on top of it.â€