Trilogies can be tricky. Sometimes a third entry into a series can be the perfect way to complete a story in a fulfilling and satisfying way. Other times, it can be the unnecessary extra ingredient that ruins a balanced and delicious meal.
Fabolous began the S.O.U.L. Tape series as an attempt to reconnect fans of him as a lyricist, and not just a expert creator of hit singles that exist at the intersection of hip-hop and R&B. The same ones that remember him as Fabolous Sport, the chip-toothed mixtape maniac that made a name for himself destroying DJ Clue tapes. Now with the third, and apparently final chapter, Fab can reclaim some real estate in the minds of a fickle hip-hop fanbase that will forget you exist just as quickly as you can (mis)spell F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S.
The tape includes features from soulful songstress Stacy Barthe (“Everything Was The Same”), Meek Mill, Mack Wilds, Jeezy, Jeremih and more. Here’s hoping the third installment is less Godfather III and more The Return of the King. Check it out below with both download and stream options available.