Fresh off a battle against Rum Nitty at the “Duel In The Desert” event, Arsonal has confirmed that he’s scheduled to battle Mistah F.A.B. in Oakland on Jan. 30.
Both artists took to Twitter to speak on the match, throwing jabs at each other in the process.
They say @ARSONALDAREBEL has never seen anyone who's just as disrespectful, better lyrically and who's performance is just as good— STAN PABLO (@MistahFAB) October 5, 2014
@MistahFAB NO U WASNT U KNO MY SHIT IS ALWAYS POTENT I CANT MAKE A CROWD GO AGAINST THERE HERO THATS Y IT WILL BE WORSE WIT U BUT JUST WATCH— Arsonal (@ARSONALDAREBEL) October 5, 2014
END OF THE DAY JUST KNOW THIS ME & @ARSONALDAREBEL— STAN PABLO (@MistahFAB) October 5, 2014
WILL BE NOTHING BUT PURE ENTERTAINMENT and I just got him his biggest CHECK
The rebuttal king vs the disrespectful rebel!!! @ARSONALDAREBEL this will be the most talked about battle in battle rap!!— STAN PABLO (@MistahFAB) October 5, 2014
FUCK ANYTHING ELSE
Arsonal also recapped his upcoming battles in a separate tweet and confirmed that his battle against Mistah F.A.B. will bring his biggest payday as a battler to date.
BIG KANNON NOV1st NYC— Arsonal (@ARSONALDAREBEL) October 6, 2014
BIGG K NOV28th NORFOLK VA
MISTAH FAB JAN30th OAKLAND CA
ONCE AGAIN IM HERE
IM IN ANOTHER NIGGA STATE.......
@MistahFAB YES U DID 💴💵💷💶💸💰— Arsonal (@ARSONALDAREBEL) October 5, 2014
BattleRap.com caught up with Ars and F.A.B. at the event in Arizona this past weekend and let each emcee interview the other. Full of jokes and underhanded slights, the interview included F.A.B. speaking about the New Jersey rapper as if they weren’t sitting right next to one another.
“Arsonal’s a good guy,” he said. “I watched all of his battles recently. I’ve watched some of his things. I like his style. He reminds me a lot of me in my youth. I’ll go as far as, he’s a little me with the [style of] disrespect. He’s lyrical.”
As for their now-confirmed battle, F.A.B. joked that Ars has been ducking the match. “He’s been ducking me for a few years, about a year and a half, after he threw out that he wanted to battle me,” the Da Bac Of Da Bus Rydah emcee said. “I didn’t even know who he was. He threw out, this was his direct quote, ‘Mistah F.A.B. better stay his old ass out of battle rapping ‘cause I’ll murder his ass in this thing.’ I read that and I was appalled. I was like, ‘Wow. This young guy is relentless with this approach.’”