Fabolous & Jadakiss’ “Friday On Elm Street”

Amid the steady decline of fully functioning Hip Hop groups in the 2000s, with solo artists now very much at the forefront of the game, one recent upshot has been the rise of one-off collaborative albums between rappers.

From headliner duets by JAY-Z/Kanye West (Watch The Throne) to Future/Drake (What A Time To Be Alive) it’s proved to be an enduring trend that has crept into all corners of the Hip Hop landscape. The tag team of Jadakiss and Fabolous — two veteran foot soldiers of the Diddy-inspired strain of late ‘90s/early ’00s NYC rap that delicately balanced hardscrabble street anthems with sickeningly  sweet-smooth, radio-ready jams – makes perfect sense.

Friday On Elm Street finds the like-minded pair loosely adopting personas inspired by ‘80s slasher-flick villains: A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger (Fabo) and Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees (Jada).


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