Mistah F.A.B. lives by an “each on teach one” credo, even if one of the people that he’s teaching just happens to be a rapper who has been blasted for using the N-word.
In an interview with The Well Versed and 2DopeBoyz while at SXSW, the Bay Area rapper explained his reasons for mentoring Kreayshawn, and her sidekick, V-Nasty. According to F.A.B. money was not the motivation behind taking the ladies under his wing. “[I chose to mentor them] when everybody else backed down because it would be too controversial, too sketchy and too edgy for their promising careers,” he said, in a thinly veiled diss to fellow MCs from the Bay who don’t follow the same principles. “A lot of the people had the ability to be a spokesman and say ‘Yo, this is just what goes on in our area.’ But everybody else backed down and tried to leave them on the edge, I felt like that wasn’t right.”
Defending V-Nasty’s action, the noted freestyle MC stood up for his new mentee. “Knowing the ideology, demographic and cultural upbringing [of Oakland], I realized that the rest of the world wouldn’t understand them doing what it is that they do. I’ve been a person who has been misunderstood, I’ve been a person who has been on the pilgrimage of controversy…my whole career has been that. You look at these young girls and you see that there’s no one there to mentor them or allow them to [represent what goes on in their city]. I’m not going to leave them out there to dry out like that.”
Amid the constant criticism of the White Girl Mobb members, the rapping duo has yet to release music to quiet suspicions that they may be nothing more than a passing fad. And unfortunately, it looks like their quest is an uphill battle. In the past year Kreayshawn has gotten heat for explaining why V-Nasty uses the racial slur, clocked a short-lived beef with Rick Ross, and fended off an Internet lashing from Azealia Banks.
No word yet on when they plan to release more full-length projects, but maybe with the F.A.B.’s stamp of approval, the game will finally start to take them seriously.
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