Friday, January 18, 2013

Fabolous' Sport

Loso Back?

Well, the first note I have is: you have to respect an artist like Fabolous. One major highlight of his career is the lack of a major artist co-sign. If you think that makes no difference, you're crazy. Let's remember his debut album, Ghetto Fabolous was released on September 11, 2001. That was a significant amount of time ago... Not to mention, another BK heavyweight dropped a pretty classic album that same day. Go ahead and try to provide a solid list of relevant artists that have lasted in this industry based on "artists grooming artists."

I'll be here...waiting...

It is also worth mentioning, since we're talking relevancy, that he's maintained such in a rather "irrelevant" period in Hip-Hop. For the past 10 years, we - as a culture - have been struggling to find a sound to genuinely label our own. "Copy and Paste" is how the prior generation refers to our "wave." And as demeaning or degrading as it may appear to be, it also appears to be the truth. We love ourselves some sample, heavy 808s, auto was cool, then uncool, now cool again? It's easy to get lost in this concrete jungle. Fabolous though, is consistent and excels in the lane he feels most comfortable. Say what you want about the Brooklyn-bred emcee, but let's not act like he hasn't provided some of the biggest original records this "copy and paste" generation has ever experienced.

HERE is where you head over to google, and search for Fabolous' chart smashing singles...

But since I'm on the topic, I'll help you out: "Can't Deny It" - R.I.P. Nate Dogg, "Young'n (Holla Back)," ""Trade It All," "This Is My Party," "Can't Let You Go," "Into You" - w/ Ashanti or Tamia, your pick, "Breathe," "Baby," "Make Me Better," "Throw It In the Bag," and "You Be Killin 'Em" add those countless feature verses and I think you have a career worth bolstering.

Check out Fabolous' latest release, off the upcoming Loso's Way II, "Ready" featuring Chris Brown...


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