Fabolous, There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service (2010)
DJ Drama: “That tape was dope because Fab broke the mold with that tape. When a lot of people were using tapes to jump-start right before their albums, Fab did that tape in between almost to say, ‘Yo, I’m gonna give y’all something to hold y’all over in between.’
“That tape was very innovative when it came to viral videos, visuals, and treating a mixtape like an album. The impact, especially on social networking, was really personal with the fans. Fab showed how important he is to rap music even after being in the game so long and still keeping up with the youngsters.
“On a personal side, when the first tape came out I remember VIBE’s 20 Questions said, ‘Is the fact that Fab’s There Is No Competition is so good yet so underrated mean that Gangsta Grillz isn’t relevant anymore?’ That shit touched me, I ain’t gonna front.
“But I’m thankful that they did that. It was more like a vengeance for me on the second tape with how powerful and potent that was because of that comment. Two years later when we came back with that tape it was like, ‘Nigga, I’m hot as ever!’”