New York's Living Legend: Fabp aka fabpz the freelancer

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer is one of the few music stylists in the world of urban music that can claim fathership of his own musical expertise. The entrepreneur, producer, and rap artist can’t be contained by labels of description. Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer is as much his own man, as he is his own artist. Back in July 2018, I had the honor of writing a review for his epic album titled Underground Styling Breeze, which received a lot of positive feedback. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the urban maestro about his career and work as a producer. I think you will definitely find this an enlightening chapter in Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer’s legacy.

New York’s Living Legend: Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer

Warlock Asylum: It is certainly an honor to have you as a guest on the news page. Many of our readers enjoy your artistry and unique approach to music. Let’s start at the beginning. How did you get the pseudonym Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: Well I would like to thank you for having me on your news page, I took on the pseudonym Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer back in 2001 because it seemed like everyone had the name Fabulous P and that’s a no-no because I like to keep things original.

Warlock Asylum: How did you get involved with urban music?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: I first got involved in music at the age of ten. When I first started to support the music I was listening to because I wanted to be a DJ but that did not materialize at that point. So fast track to 2006. I attend I.A.R and learned music production and ever since then, I’ve been producing my own music.

Warlock Asylum: While many classify your sound as rap music, it seems that you are influenced heavily by reggae and dub also. Where do you draw inspiration from as a producer and vocalist?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: Ok the music I produce is heavily influenced by Hip Hop, Dancehall & Heavy Metal. I salute these genres because that’s where I get my biggest inspiration from.

Warlock Asylum: How did your record label X-Calade Promotionz come into existence?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: I’ve done internships in many recording studios in the past and I have many friends that are musicians with their own record label. So pretty much it rubbed off on me from just being around them.

Warlock Asylum: You’ve produced quite a large catalog of music. What are some of the responses that you have received from fans of your work?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: Yes, I have over 500 songs in my catalog that have been downloaded over 5000 times on various websites including my own. So pretty much I’m feeling the responses I’ve received from the fans.

Warlock Asylum: Much of your content seems to be centered on the art of sweet-talking the ladies. Is there any particular reason for this, or is it one of those favorite past-times?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: Good question. I like to spit jewels for the ladies because they give birth to my style of rap music. They give me the vibes and the feeling to write my joints.

Warlock Asylum: Your flow is somewhat reminiscent of the days when guys would just freestyle off the top of their heads. How do you see yourself as a lyricist?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: My style of freestyle goes back to the 80’s and 90’s when myself and my classmates would rap and beat on tables every chance we got in class, in the lunchroom, and in the schoolyard. We did it the raw way. If the fans feel I’m a lyricist, I’ll take it but it’s all a big vibe to me that must be fulfilled.

Warlock Asylum: What can we expect to see of Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer in the near future? Any new projects?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: I have a new album I’m working on titled Tha Internet Sensation. it has 8 joints on it so be on the lookout for more songs coming soon to

Warlock Asylum: What advice would you give to someone looking to make a career in music?

Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: If you’re looking to quit your day job or make a career change, keep this in mind. You will need a solid stream of income to help you in the process of becoming a musician. Because in the beginning, you’re going to have a lot of expenses associated with it. Aight! Thanks for having me.

Thanks once again Fabp for taking the time to share some of your life’s perspectives with us. On behalf of Warlock Asylum International News, I would like to wish you all the best in your physical and spiritual endeavors. Readers wishing to contact Fabp or interested in his music, please visit X-Calade Promotionz for further details. 

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