The S.O.U.L. Tape
|The S.O.U.L. Tape|
|Mixtape by Fabolous|
|Released||April 21, 2011|
|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|
The S.O.U.L. Tape is the fifth mixtape by American rapper Fabolous. It was released on April 21, 2011. 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.
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.
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."
|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|
|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|
- Blanco, Alvin (29 December 2011). "Fabolous Unveils New Mixtape Title: The S.O.U.L. Tape Plus: Wednesday's 'RapFix Live' guest Waka Flocka Flame drops new tape featuring Gucci Mane, in Mixtape Daily.". MTV News.
- Cantor, Paul (29 December 2011). "Fabolous Names New Mixtape With Twitter Poll". MTV Networks.
- Matthews, Aaron (December 10, 2012). "Fabolous, The S.O.U.L. Tape". XXL. Retrieved May 9, 2011.