Brooklyn, New York emcee Fabolous has gained much of his recognition from mixtape works and concepts. The veteran emcee will further that tradition, as Fab is now set to drop a new mixtape on April 21st, Thursday of next week, according to a tweet he sent out yesterday.

The release, titled The Soul Tape, is according to statements Fabolous made to XXL back in January, intended to be an amalgamation of Soul and Hip Hop. The Brooklyn rapper said, “I’m doing it over all old soul sampled beats, so I wanted to keep the world ‘soul’ within the title…. Its kinda one of those tapes that I want people to just sit through and listen and really hear the lyrics.”

The Soul Tape is Fab’s follow up to last year’s retail mixtape There Is No Competition 2: Funeral Service. The rapper’s next official major label release, Loso’s Way 2, is still awaiting release.

(April 12)

UPDATE: The tracklisting to Fabolous’ The S.O.U.L. Tape is as follows:

1. Pain / Fabolous / Produced by Santana & P-Thought
2. Wolves in Sheeps Clothing / Fabolous ft. Paul Cain
3. Really Tho / Fabolous / Produced by Teddy da Don
4. That’s Not Love / Fabolous ft. Lil Wayne / Produced by StreetRunner
5. Leaving You / Fabolous / Produced by Sonaro
6. In The Morning / Fabolous
7. Drugs (Do This To Me) / Fabolous ft. Paul Cain & Broadway / Produced by Broadway
8. Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho / Fabolous ft. Red Cafe Produced by Cardiak
9. Phone Numbers / Fabolous
10. Mo Brooklyn, Mo Harlem, Mo Southside / Fabolous ft. Vado & Lloyd Banks
11. Riesling & Rolling Papers / Fabolous
12. Slow Down / Fabolous ft. Trey Songz / Produced by DJ Swivel
13. PayBack Music / Fabolous ft. Freck Billionaire
Bonus: “Look At Her” You Be Killin’ Em Pt 2. / Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie & Ne-Yo