"The features are pivotal and key and each song represents a story and a mood that brings the whole significance of the project together," F.A.B. tells Billboard about the guest spots, which also include appearances from Lupe Fiasco, ScHoolboy Q, Curren$y, Boosie Badazz, 2 Chainz, E-40 and Tech N9ne, among others. "The reason or connections related to each feature is a story in and of itself."
F.A.B. had been a rising star in Oakland after the release of the original Son of a Pimp a decade ago, before major label delays and a dispute with local radio station KMEL dealt a blow to his career trajectory. Since then, he's re-dedicated himself to battle rapping and been working behind the scenes as a writer for songs like B.o.B's "Headband" and Chris Brown's "Loyal," and is now looking to re-introduce himself to his fans.
"For the music lovers, this project embodies everything that I am; the diversity, versatility, my outlook on life, my perception on [everything from] the casual things to political things," he says. "With Eminem, we knew [his daughter] Haley, his family life. With Tupac, we knew [his mother] Afeni, we knew his best friend Kato. With DMX, we knew who Boomer, his dog, was. You’re going to know who I am after listening to this album if you didn’t already know. I give it to you on all levels."
Check out "What Yo Hood Like" above and the full tracklist for Son of a Pimp 2 below.
1. Liberty Forever Intro
2. Son of A Pimp (feat. CMT) [prod. by The Mekanix]
3. Not In Love Anymore (feat. Netta B) [prod. by Tha Bizness]
4. Pretty Girls (feat. Raekwon, G-Eazy, Carl Thomas) [prod. by Chinky P]
5. Up Until Then (feat. Boosie Badazz & Iamsu!) [prod. by Iamsu!]
6. Survive (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I, Kobe Honeycutt) [prod. by Tha Bizness]
7. All Around The World (feat. Keyshia Cole & Silk-E) [prod. by The Mekanix]
8. What Yo Hood Like (feat. Jadakiss) [prod. by Pete Rock]
9. Backseat (feat. Tech N9ne, B.o.B.) [prod. by Chinky P]
10. Finna Do (feat. Iamsu! & Idaho J Doe) [prod. by Juneonnabeat]
11. Black Hollywood (Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, Bobby V) [prod. by Tha Bizness]
12. Still Feelin It [prod. by Sean T]
13. IDKW2D (feat. 2 Chainz) [prod. by Ekzakt]
14. Memory Lane (feat. Dyson) [prod. by Elusive Orkestra]
15. On All Mommaz (feat. Keak Da Sneak, E-40) [prod. by P-Lo]
16. The Chill (feat. Currensy Spitta & ScHoolboy Q) [prod. by Elusive Orkestra]
17. Yes Indeed (feat. Fashawn, Lupe Fiasco) [prod. by Jake One]
18. Commin Down (feat. Bun B., Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro) [prod. by S.E. Trill]
19. Disrespectful (feat. Too $hort, Devin The Dude, Erk Tha Jerk) [prod. by Erk Tha Jerk]
20. Brother to Brother (feat. Dyson)
21. Written in Blood (feat. J. Stalin & the Jacka) [prod. by Lev Berlak]