Mistah F.A.B.

As a major part of the Bay Area’s notorious “sydeshow” street festivities, “ghost-riding the whip” isn’t just some party trick—to properly execute, you hop out of a moving car and dance alongside it or on the hood. Hyphy godfather Mac Dre popularized it, as did rapper E-40, but no one captured the vibe quite like Mistah F.A.B. did with the single “Ghost Ride It,” off his repeatedly delayed Atlantic debut Da Yellow Bus Rydah. And though he might be known to set meetings with Oakland’s mayor or sit in on City Council meetings, his songs are more made for losing yourself in the beat; hyphy is a style that leans heavy on the style of the MC, and F.A.B. is far from lacking in charisma. With Neema, Cool Nutz, Jay Barz. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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