Fabolous readies “Loso’s Way” for a select crowd in NYC 
Published Friday, July 24, 2009 10:54 AM
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By Will “Deshair™” Foskey


This week, Def Jam Recording Artist Fabolous held a listening session / movie premiere at an undisclosed location in Manhattan. Media, Executives, Producers and fans alike, packed into the venue to take a glimpse at his fifth studio album, “Loso’s Way”.

Due to an early partial leak of the album (let’s get this corrected, please), a majority of the attendee’s sung along with the metaphorically gifted wordsmith’s technical delivery from track to track. The lead single to ‘Throw it in the Bag’ featuring The Dream, lifted a few swaying champagne glasses to the ceiling.

But if you know Fabolous’ track record, the singles are just the ice breaker to the main event. Songs like ‘Lullaby’ produced by The Alchemist (with scratches by Just Blaze) had necks spinning clear off shoulders; the remix to ‘Money Goes, Honey Stay” featuring Jay-Z showed that Brooklyn was in the house in a major way; and one of Fab’s favorites ‘Pachanga’ produced by Sid V for “Duo Live” was Street Fam tested, and audience approved.

Loso then gave the crowd an exclusive (remember those?). He premiered the video for his next single ‘Everything, Everyday, Everywhere’ featuring the lovely (add more adjectives here) Keri Hilson and the nerdy dude that come to find out was actually you in high school, Ryan Leslie.

As for the movie premiere of “Loso’s Way”, I could give you one guess about the story’s plot. Yes, you’ve got. It’s a story about a young man and his entourage – a story about an emcee that becomes a huge star – a story about leaving the game behind, yet can’t seem to shake it off. “Loso’s Way” is about an emcee, playing the role of an emcee. I will not say that Fabolous played himself; I’ll save that for the ‘Comment Section’.

For the most part, there wasn’t much to take away from the film. Styles P basically stole the show playing the role of Loso’s lyrical nemesis. The crowd laughed at DJ Clue before he opened his mouth as the radio disc jockey that documented Loso’s musical career. The movie was 20 minutes long at the most. One of the attendee’s (Alamaj) asked Fab where the rest of the movie was at. And Fab just answered if the money that is offered to him is right, he’ll complete it. Otherwise, he’ll continue the movie with his next album release. Hopefully in the sequel he becomes a doctor or an engineer.

Loso’s Way Tracklisting

1. "The Way "Intro"  

2. "My Time" (Feat. Jeremih)

3. "Imma Do It" (Feat. Kobe)

4. "Feel Like I'm Back

5. "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" (Feat.Keri Hilson)

6. "Throw It in the Bag" Throw It in the Bag" (Feat. The-Dream)

7. "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)" (Feat. Jay-Z)

8. "Salute" (Feat. Lil Wayne) 9. "There He Go" Paul Cain, Red Cafe & Freck Billionaire)

10. "The Fabolous Life" (Feat. Ryan Leslie)

11. "Makin' Love" (Feat. Ne-Yo)

12. "Last Time" (Feat. Trey Songz)

13. "Pachanga"  

14. "Lullaby"

15. "Stay" (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius)

16. "I Miss My Love"  

Will “Deshair™” Foskey is a social journalist/blogger, with New Jersey as his home state and AllHipHop.com as one of his many passions. His most recent project, HYPERLINK "http://www.TheRacetoNowhere.blogspot.com" www.TheRacetoNowhere.blogspot.com has launched to rave reviews, early Summer ’09.


Comments

 

Above All said:

Im a Loso fan for real but his last album was way to commercial for me and this one is straight up Garbage.

I literally through it out my car window after one listen....Nothing but the same feature and swagg type rapp.


This dude wasnt even hittin with the punch lines like he usually does...

Rappin madd lazy.....

Im sorry fab you my dude and all but you fallin way off right now...>Shit dont have nothing to with carlitos way....

the loso's way mixtape from back in the day shits all over this album....

Fab i still think you one of the ebst to do it based on your past work but you need to not chase these trends and stay in your lane my dude....

remember your from BROOOOKLLLYYYYNNNNN!!! NOt the ATL.....
July 24, 2009 11:09 AM
 

CRANSTONJ said:

July 24, 2009 11:11 AM
 

SaluateYaGeneral said:

LOSO'S WAY THE MIXTAPE WAS WAYYY HARD BACK IN THE DAY

I JUST COPPED THE OFFICAL LP TODAY

CLUE BRING BACK THE TRIANGLE OFFENSE..JOEY, FAB, P.CAIN

GLAD TO SEE PAUL CAIN MADE THE LP

STYLES P IN THE MOVIE...LOLOL

STYLES P>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOSO

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAME

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JEEZY

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>T.I.

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>5-0/G-UNOT

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DRAKE

KEEP DOIN YA THING LOSO

LIVE YOUNG DIE RICH!!!

CLUE, DURO, & SKANE KEEP IT UP
July 24, 2009 11:25 AM
 

SaluateYaGeneral said:

LOSO'S WAY THE MIXTAPE WAS WAYYY HARD BACK IN THE DAY

I JUST COPPED THE OFFICAL LP TODAY

CLUE BRING BACK THE TRIANGLE OFFENSE..JOEY, FAB, P.CAIN

GLAD TO SEE PAUL CAIN MADE THE LP

STYLES P IN THE MOVIE...LOLOL

STYLES P>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOSO

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAME

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JEEZY

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>T.I.

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>5-0/G-UNOT

LOSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DRAKE

KEEP DOIN YA THING LOSO

LIVE YOUNG DIE RICH!!!

CLUE, DURO, & SKANE KEEP IT UP
July 24, 2009 11:25 AM
 

suave_n_hansome said:

The album was like a... 3.5/5.0 overall to me. That song Pachanga's was some real shit "he do some bitch shit, gotta give ya man a divorce/end up watchin' Friends like Joey, Chandler and Ross/" was some true ass shit.

And as for "no punchlines"...what?
"I was Billy D, smooth cat but really street/
Really she, attract niggas like the "A Milli" beat/"

was another slick line on Pachangas

I miss my love: showed a story telling side to Fab I hadn't seen before, there should have been more songs like that on the album it actually was like a movie within a song. Him meeting the girl who introduces him to the connect and the lil' plot twist at the end of the song was cool. "headed up CT in my GT/ tryna find something light up her finger like ET/" was a slick little line I liked in that song.

Throw it in the bag is tight,to me. This isn't Gheto Fabolous, but you will get some enjoyment out of listening to this album.Cop it.
July 24, 2009 11:28 AM
 

mr_rst said:

Check my peoples out Yung Cyph.  106 & Park winner this past Wednesday.  I hope Hip Hop is ready.

www.myspace.com/cypheronline  


July 24, 2009 11:37 AM
 

Above All said:

suave_n_hansome said:

And as for "no punchlines"...what?
"I was Billy D, smooth cat but really street/
Really she, attract niggas like the "A Milli" beat/"

**********

I feel that....but he wasnt hittin you with punchlines like

"my girlfriend will kill ya, i skilled her, sorta like leon did matilda"

or

"I heard LA Reid Wanna def me, tell him i need a manison in bel air with a Jefferey"

If you think this album was a3.5 outta 5 then you gotta go listen to "street dreams" and "real talk"...those are FABOLOUS ALBUMS.....if you think this is 3.5 then those are gonna be 6's for real my dude....
July 24, 2009 11:43 AM
 

BKLYNMANN77 said:

Just like every Fab album he got so many damn R&B singers all over the album. Not my taste, and the thing is that dude could spit, but too commercial for my taste. If i buy a rap album i wanna  here straight spittin. Unless it's the new Ghostface coming out. Thats my only exception lol. Ghost could get away with that. I'll go buy the new Trife Diez album instead.
July 24, 2009 11:44 AM
 

BLUNTBLAZER said:

YEA HIS STUFF HAS BEEN KINDA WATERED DOWN LATELY

THA GRINDAHOLIC

THA MUSIC
http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic
THA VIDEOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vascBlzwYo0
July 24, 2009 11:47 AM
 

MattLee said:

"I'm in this bitch like an unborn baby"
July 24, 2009 11:56 AM
 

Texas_Playa said:

I'm banging this shit right now in my mp3

Fab did his thing on this one

got a lil something for everybody

no punchlines????

nigga dropped 50 of 'em on the intro
July 24, 2009 12:04 PM
 

battle4cash said:

He shouldnt bother because the album is pretty weak, I am not even hating that's just the truth.
July 24, 2009 12:12 PM
 

tippydickumdown said:

he has never been someone I have jammed much..I can understand why he's going so commercial tho..
July 24, 2009 12:13 PM
 

tippydickumdown said:

and that "throw it in the bag" shit is the new trick & gold digger's anthem..fuck that,pay me,or pay me no attention.
July 24, 2009 12:14 PM
 

GeeQue said:

the album is aight, typical fab... some bangers, lots of chica songs... not much depth. the song w/ the floetry chick is dope... he needs more songs like that to humanize himself cuz for as many albums as he has, you barely know anything about him. thats why an artist like jay gets so much luv, he shows growth. after a while, once u hit a certain age (and im guessing fab is 30 or so) you need to make more mature material.
July 24, 2009 2:06 PM
 

poe said:

Kobe is on the album?
July 24, 2009 2:16 PM
 

youngC12 said:

@poe
not the basketball player....some singer i guess.
July 24, 2009 4:56 PM
 

thaman1010 said:

I'm all for an NY comeback but Fab is straight garbage to me his flow is boring and he raps like he's the son of mase even though mase probably fathered this niggas style. Plus he's got 5 albums rapping about nothing. Fab is a glorified mixtape rapper. And all that trickin shit these dudes rap about has got to stop you stupid young niggas are getting played left and right by these bitches out here. Chickenheads get no dough.
July 24, 2009 8:44 PM
 

YoungG757NGE said:

Gotta hear some more joints before I make a judgment but so far I like Lullaby that shit wit Wayne is wack. & I fuck wit Fab too but this is lookin like another go hard on the mixtape but subpar album janks. We'll see tho. Shout to SP thats that nigga. Holla at ya nigga
July 25, 2009 3:54 AM
 

CoffyBrown said:

I like Fab.
July 25, 2009 4:00 AM
 

EGibbs2012 said:

If anyone wants to songs to the good songs from the album heres the full list

Stay
Everything, Everyday, Everywhere

2/16

damn fab.
WTF happened to you.

its weird how a rapper can progressively get worse as his career goes on

this is how i rank fabs albums

1 Ghetto Fabolous
2 Street Dreams
3 Real Talk
4 From Nothing to Something
5 Loso's Way

this is the order they were released

1 Ghetto Fabolous
2 Street Dreams
3 Real Talk
4 From Nothing to Something
5 Loso's Way
July 25, 2009 3:07 PM
 

EGibbs2012 said:

Street Dreams might have been better then Ghetto Fabolous though. Can't Let You Go and Into You were the biggest hits Fab will ever have at this rate.

Sorry for the hateful comments Fab, but I'm just keeping it real. Make better music next time
July 25, 2009 3:12 PM
 

Akaneon1 said:

Someone re-edit this article, it's full of errors yo.
July 25, 2009 5:55 PM
 

junclassic said:

July 26, 2009 9:25 PM
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