Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mistah Fab, T-Pain, and the Cataracs Conspire for a Pop Breakthrough with "City Nights"

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM

T-Pain and Mistah Fab
  • T-Pain and Mistah Fab

Here's another maverick move from Oakland's Mistah Fab. It's called "City Nights," and it's a radio-friendly pop rave up featuring the Auto-Tuned likes of T-Pain and production by the Cataracs (whom you may know from last summer's "Like a G6").

Here Fab ditches the two personas he's worn most often through this year's mixtapes -- grim realist and high-rolling hustler -- and becomes a full-on party boy, rhyming about getting down in various cities around the world with T-Pain as his wingman. It's not like anything we've heard from the hyphy prince recently, and we could easily picture it playing on everyone's car stereo for the rest of this agonizingly warm summer.

Just wait 'til you get to the part where Fab yells, "I love the Bay! I love L.A.! Let's spread that real Cali love all day!" You will ask: Is this the same Mistah Fab?

And yes, yes it is. He's been warning people all day on Twitter:

This is a radio pop record I'm trying to take it world wide With this one I ain't pushed a radio record n years

This that oneless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

MP3: Mistah Fab feat. T-Pain -- "City Nights"


Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Ian S. Port @iPORT, and like us at

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"