Fabp aka fabpz the freelancer is the current stage name, back in 2001 the name was fabulous p. It was changed because fabulous came out with the name. Pete Atkinson is my real name im 36 I attended I.A.R in nyc I engineer and makes beats using reason with a synth and protools. Hip hop & dancehall is my main genre. My major influences is busta rhymes, ll cool j, jay-z, bounty killer and lady saw. Music was always my passion from my teenage years back in the 90’s I started to juggle records on my friends sound system called black gold sound system and going to open mic sessions with my other peeps.
I started to produce beats and rhymes officially in 2006 after I attended I.A.R for the first time and at that point I decided to make music my career. My record label is called x-calade promotionz and im a member of ascap. I use a roland keyboard with reason to compose my beats. The equipment didn’t cost much but it gets the job done. I am currently using a mxl 990 condenser mic for my vocals. I’m not currently performing maybe I’ll start up when I get some more fan appreciation. My favorite venues would be the open mic circuits in new york cause I like the vibes I get from the massive, big ups to my old homies for the links. When ever or if I perform I would do a song called jook out de gal dem it’s one of my original songs.
I don’t record or perform covers I write my original songs better yet I freestyle my songs with topics about girls booty and the clothes they wear and I do joints about what’s popping with the kid I also rhyme about the jump pan sounds who can’t dj. My whole song process starts with the instrumental riddim that I produce then I do the vocals. I don’t write before produce the beats cause the beat helps me to build the vybe for the song.
I try to do songs everyday of the week but it does not always happen cause the vibes sometimes around me is dead and most times its also live and well. Its pretty major to me the ways my song writing skills as improved cause I can remember not completing one song in a week to now completing many joint per month. I went from not having my own style of flow to finding my own niche. The biggest challenge for me as a artist is when I left the music industry to join the military I had to leave all my connects behind but that move is still good cause I was able to meet new connects that created weekend gigs for me so I would jam with them and record our selves before posting the finished product on the web .
I’m looking to broaden my fan base by getting my joints out to the masses and I’m not really stressing the fortune and fame cause it will come with the hard work and creative discipline. I would tell up coming acts that if music is your passion don’t stop keep doing your thing and keep your day job cause you will need the funds to make moves just in case your music don’t sell. I have learned that it take a lot of skills to win people over cause it pretty tough out there as an independent artist.
If you would like to download my latest joints my web address is www.X-caladepromotionz.com , a place where you can find beats, mixtapes and some serious fabp joints. I would like to salute and big up all the major label artists and radio stations that I’ve listened to and big up to all my artist homies in real life for paving the way, so make sure to download everything you streaming.
SOURCE: Official Bio