The Hip-Hop world mourns Biggie and Tupac as its two greatest losses, but in the Bay Area, they honor Mac Dre with equal fervor.
His outsized personality, gonzo wordplay, and street wisdom made him an icon and a beloved figure, growing in stature even after his death. A longtime friend and confidante of Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B. is a torchbearer for Mac's ideals of positivity and enjoying your time here on Earth.
"Still Feelin' It," a highlight from Mistah F.A.B.'s recent album Son of a Pimp 2, is a modern reworking of Dre's classic "Feelin' Myself," and is packed with lyrical references to his songs and his lifestyle
"This video is for the people and for the Bay," says Mistah F.A.B. "It's about the legacy and life of Mac Dre. I made a PSA and asked for small clips of Mac Dre fans dancing to the song, and the response was overwhelming. It's a real testament to his lasting legacy and the love people still have for him. Everyone surrounding him could relate to him. He was a voice of the underworld, but also incredibly charismatic and an energy of fun. His motto was: Keep it gangsta but be yourself, get the most out of life. Mac was like, 'I did too much time to be wasting time. I’m finna have fun and look good while doing it,' I think everyone should adopt that type of mindset."
Mistah F.A.B. calls his latest album, Son of a Pimp 2, his best work to date.
It features an impressive guestlist including Kendrick Lamar, Boosie Badazz, Iamsu!, E-40, G-Eazy, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Raekwon, Schoolboy Q, Bun B and countless more, Son of a Pimp 2 is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes.
Watch "Still Feelin' It"