There Is No Competition, Vol. 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape

There Is No Competition, Vol. 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape

by FabolousFabolous


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Being that it as an EP-length mixtape, There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music is firmly in the category of Fabolous' "sideline" releases, but with 29 minutes that's all killer and no filler, even the casual fan needs to check this one. The rapper is as thematically minded as ever with the "killing the competition" metaphor being stretched to impossible lengths, but unlike on his full-length albums, the half-hour time limit means the inspiration doesn't run out. Fabolous guides us through the whole baller embalming process with plenty of punchlines and hooks, all delivered at a freestyler's pace, as if he had just been given his first shot on Rap City. Folks like Lex Luger and Ryan Leslie supply the suitably scrappy beats and a very short guest list means Loso doesn't have to leave his "me, and me only" argument too often. Stick a "Closing Prayer" from DJ Drama on the end and you've got something authentically street, even when this is Def Jam product proper and major-label affiliated. Short but well done, and for anyone who likes their East Coast hip-hop to be recklessly bold, very worthwhile.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527462653
catalogNumber: 001462202
Rank: 98288

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fabolous   Primary Artist
Jonathan Perkins   Keyboards
Ryan Leslie   Vocals
DJ Drama   Vocals
Lee "Lee Major" Taylor   Keyboards
Ashley Witherspoon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ken "Duro" Ifill   Executive Producer
DJ Clue?   Executive Producer
J. Christopher   Composer
Fabolous   Executive Producer
Ryan Leslie   Producer
Cameron Giles   Composer
TaVon Sampson   Art Direction
Hector Mendoza   Engineer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young   Engineer
J. Denny   Composer
R. Leslie   Composer
C. Breland   Composer
H. Rooney   Composer
I.N.F.O   Producer
L. Lewis   Composer
Lex Luger   Producer
Kaleb Rollins   drum programming
Jahil Beats   Producer
Hector Mendoza   Engineer
Deborah Mannis   Sample Clearance
Branch   Marketing
Antwan Thompson   Producer

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