New York's Fatman Scoop is famed for his on-stage rough, raw and loud voice. 12 years on and Fatman's train is still on the tracks. The US rapper's instantly recognisable 2003 anthem 'Be Faithful' (featuring Faith Hill) hit Number 1 in the UK and is still slipped in many post brunch DJ sets.
Following a recent appearance in the UK Big Brother house and performing live on stage with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott; Fatman Scoop is in town to perform at LEGENDS on Sunday 25th October.
The Capital List caught up with him ahead of his performance in Abu Dhabi.
Welcome to Abu Dhabi Fatman Scoop it's great to have you here in the capital ahead of your performance at LEGENDS nightclub. Tell us, what can we expect from you on Sunday night?
Thank you Guys. It's an honour to be here with you. I love coming to the Middle East! I will be performing live!
We know the list to choose from is pretty incredible, but who are some of your favourite artists you have collaborated or performed with?
Well to be honest, I really enjoyed working with all of them.
There is a lack of 'hype men' in music these days. Over the last few years hip hop has gotten a lot more serious. Do you think this is the time for a return of the 'hype man'?
Well I think you can't really say that the time is now. A club will always need a Hype man. The Hype man is the heart of the party. Any party can be a good party with the right Hype man.
In Big Brother (UK) you were voted House President. Is there any plans to run in opposition against Kanye West in the 2020 US presidential election?
Hahaha You're funny. And nooo I won't.
What's next for Fatman Scoop? Are there any new music or collaborations on the horizon?
You can be sure that there will be. I recently dropped a new mixtape. I'm also a lot into Electronic music at the moment. So don't worry, there will be another banger soon!
What's your zodiac sign?
And finally, is it true you give your number out to fans so they can text you?
Yes it's true! I love my fans! They keep me and my music alive! Without fans an artist is nothing!
Fatman Scoop will be performing Sunday 25th October at LEGENDS (Sheraton Corniche Hotel).
For tickets, VIP Tables contact: +971 (0) 56 209 6426 / 02 666 1867.
If you want to TEXT Fatman Scoop, as for a shout out, or just want to send him a picture of your dinner you can message him on +44 (0) 1636 302 076 (that's serious by the way!)
Fatman Scoop - Be Faithfulhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=SmnEhmjgZ9s