The S.O.U.L. Tape

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The S.O.U.L. Tape
Mixtape by Fabolous
Released April 21, 2011 (2011-04-21)
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:47
Label Desert Storm, Def Jam
Producer Santana, P-Thought, Bink, Mike Dean, Teddy da Don, StreetRunner, Sonaro, L&X Music, Broadway, Cardiak, Drumma Boy, DR Period, Buckwild, DJ Swivel, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Ryan Leslie
Fabolous chronology
There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP
(2010)
The S.O.U.L. Tape
(2011)
There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3's
(2011)

The S.O.U.L. Tape is the fifth mixtape by American rapper Fabolous. It was released on April 21, 2011.[1] The mixtape features guest appearances from Paul Cain, Lil Wayne, Broadway, Red Café, Lloyd Banks, Vado, Trey Songz, Freck Billionaire, Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie.

Background[edit]

Similar to There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP, this mixtape was released for promotion of his upcoming studio album, Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power. This mixtape was named The S.O.U.L. Tape based on a Twitter poll.[2]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[3]

Aaron Matthews at XXL said "That said, this tape should still leave fans who turn to Fab for lyrics satisfied. The Lil Wayne collab “That’s Not Love” is a welcomed display and, like “Leaving You,” relies on chirpy chipmunk loops. “Mo Brooklyn, Mo Harlem, Mo Southside” brilliantly reimagines the AZ’s classic “Mo Money, Mo Murder” with Vado and Lloyd Banks rhyming alongside Loso. Fab’s takes on other artists’ material stand out: His cold-hearted recreation of Kanye West’s “Devil In A New Dress” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Phone Numbers” showcase his pure skills. On the latter, Fab disses pretenders to the throne: “The nerve of these niggas giving me attitude/When I be serving you niggas, you rappers is platter food. The S.O.U.L. Tape may not convert newcomers to the house of Fab, but devout listeners would be hard-pressed to find a better warm weather listen."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Pain"   Santana, P-Thought 3:05
2. "Wolves In Sheeps Clothing" (featuring Paul Cain) Bink!, Mike Dean 4:53
3. "Really Tho"   Teddy da Don 3:43
4. "That's Not Love" (featuring Lil Wayne) StreetRunner 3:23
5. "Leaving You"   Sonaro 2:48
6. "In the Morning"   L&X Music 3:06
7. "Drugs (Do This To Me)" (featuring Paul Cain and Broadway) Broadway 4:01
8. "Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho" (featuring Red Café) Cardiak 3:27
9. "Phone Numbers"   Drumma Boy 3:15
10. "Mo Brooklyn, Mo Harlem, Mo Southside" (featuring Lloyd Banks and Vado) DR Period 5:11
11. "Riesling & Rolling Papers"   Buckwild 2:56
12. "Slow Down" (featuring Trey Songz) DJ Swivel 4:04
13. "Payback Music" (featuring Freck Billionaire) J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 3:05
14. "Look at Her (You Be Killin' Em Part 2)" (featuring Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie) Ryan Leslie 4:01
Total length:
50:47

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