New York's own Fabolous recently talked about freshman rapper (and internet buzz king) Drake. Fabolous says that the new Young Money rapper inspired him to make a return to the insane mixtape-game. Talking about his upcoming "There Is No Competition 2" mixtape, Fab says artists like Drizzy and Lil Wayne reminded him there was still quality material being made on the underground circuit.
"I had stopped doing the mixtapes because I felt we lost that," he added. "Between DJs slopping together tapes just to make tapes and some artists really just putting two or three [new] songs together and a bunch of old songs and throwing a mixtape out. Certain DJs making unofficial tapes where they are just grabbing leaked stuff or taking stuff and putting it over other beats. I thought the game got saturated, but in '09 and recently at the top of '10, you seen Cam drop joints. Wayne dropped a joint, of course, Drake's mixtape being infamous for being one of the best ones for '09. It put the fuel back in me to do the mixtape thing. I was focused on a whole 'nother agenda. Just having so many shows took my mind off of it."
Fabolous – Talks About Mixtapes