SF Weekly Music Awards Nominee: Mistah F.A.B.

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Mistah F.A.B. is a true Bay Area ambassador. A forefather of local-bred "Hyphy" hip-hop, the Oakland emcee has performed alongside fellow local stars like E-40, Too $hort, and Turf Talk, and brought national attention to going dumb and/or stupid with genre-defining bangers like "Super Sic Wit' It," and "Ghost Ride It." The latter single sparked clamor over its video that illustrates the peculiar act of what the Thizz Nation refers to as "ghost riding the whip," as well as using the original music and logo from the film, "Ghostbusters."

Controversy aside, Mistah F.A.B.'s approach to music is consummate. With his upcoming major-label release put on hold by Atlantic, F.A.B. recently made several of his prior albums available for free download, making his lighthearted party rhymes accessible to all. Also a tireless collaborator, F.A.B. has cut tracks with many notable artists like Kanye West, DJ Shadow, and Snoop Dogg. And if all that isn't enough to keep busy, he also hosts his very own local radio show.

Mistah F.A.B.'s prominence in local hip-hop makes him a shoe-in as a nominee for this year's SF Weekly Music Awards. If you'd like to see him win, please cast your vote. --Oscar Pascual

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