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Fabolous Goes Green With Trey Songz

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Spend any time listening to the radio and you

are guaranteed to hear these words about opulence, grand parties and expensive liquors being spit by *insert your favorite

rapper here* or harmonized by *insert your favorite singer here*. 

Change is here. Now, Fabolous and Trey Songz have partnered with DreamSharee Edu-tainment and a host

of other celebrities (Persia White, Dale Bell, Apple Levy, Rev. Lennox

, Jr.) to present the “Being Seen Being Green College Music Tour”

– which kicks off on April 15th in Miami with an educational

seminar, concert, and star-studded after-party at Mansion Nightclub

AllHipHip.com talked to Fabolous concerning

Green Awareness, and his involvement in the BSBG College Music Tour.

AllHipHop.com: Why is it important to

you to be a part of this movement for Green Awareness?

Fabolous: Really it’s because of the word you

just said: awareness.  I feel like celebrities – and regular

people as well – but definitely celebrities should use their

public figure to bring awareness to something like this cause. 

That’s one of the reasons I really wanted to be involved and help

spread the word.

AllHipHop.com: Do you think your and

Trey Songz’ participation will influence people to be a part of this

movement?

Fabolous: Definitely.  Recording artists

do a lot as far as influencing people to do many things so this is a

time we can influence people to be part of a great cause.  I definitely

think both of us will encourage the people who may have not done it

or may have done it before and sometimes need a reminder.

AllHipHop.com: Hip Hop

music talks a lot about having cars, jewelry and clothes in excess. 

Is this contradictory to the overall message of this campaign?

Fabolous: Not really.  Some of those things

don’t clash with the type of campaign we got going.  Some of

the things I’m not personally into, and we’re not telling people

to really change their lives – just the little things that everyone

does as a whole to better the earth to help better everybody’s community.

So were just trying to bring some awareness to that and let people know

it’s doing little things– even if its unplugging electrical things

that you’re not using – little things like that help make a difference.

AllHipHop.com: What is one thing that

you have learned so far that may encourage you to stick with this commitment

to be greener.

Fabolous: Different strategies.   I

always knew cars were polluting the ozone.   It’s one of

those things you pay attention to but you’re not really sure. 

People have a lot of cars and drive a lot places.  People drive

different places – but there’s certain things you could do without

driving – sometimes take a morning walk to go get the coffee instead

of driving to Starbucks.

AllHipHop.com: Is this Green Awareness

movement something you plan to be a part of after the BSBG concert is

over?

Fabolous: Yeah I want to take what I’ve learned

from it and continue it throughout my lifestyle. I think that’s 

the only way it’ll work for me or for the people we’re trying to

make aware of it. So, I definitely want to keep it fresh on my mind

as well as other people’s [minds].

AllHipHop.com: How can your convince

your loyal fans be a part of this movement in their communities when

they know their influence is not as far reaching as yours?

Fabolous: Regular everyday people have influence

as well.  People do things because sometimes if it seems like the

right thing to do or because everybody else is doing it.  A lot

of people follow suit as well – not just because a celebrity said it

or somebody more popular said it.  When you train parents to start

educating their kids to it growing up, it’s not like something you’re

changing yourself to do. It’s something you’ve been brought already

into doing.  Celebrities help on a bigger scale because of their

impression – but everyday mom and dad can do it too – they can be

more influential in their lives too.

AllHipHop.com: People can’t seem to

get enough of your tweets – is that a tool you plan to use to influence

others?

Fabolous: You don’t want to seem phony. 

You don’t want it to be seen as something you’re just doing as a

promo event. At the same time you gotta tease it in there and give

it to people gradually so they can know the importance of it – not just

because we got the show coming. I definitely want to use Twitter as

an influence.  It’s a way to communicate with people without

even touching them, without really directly touching anybody. 

To even go further than that they put out this thing called Retweet 

and they can retweet me to their timelines and people that may not even

be following me can see the information we are giving about it. 

AllHipHop.com: What else can you do

to influence people?

Practice what you preach.  People

see you doing it and see you recycling and people see you cleaning and

doing all kinds of things to support it. 

AllHipHop.com: Why do you think it is

such a challenge for people to live a greener life?

Fabolous: Couple of reasons.  A big part

of the community is lazy.  Another part are new to it or they’re

not used to it.  They weren’t raised living that way. It’s

not common to them.  It’s harder to get into it and practice

it if you’ve never practiced it and never done it before.  The

more and more you practice living green – it becomes habitual and

you’re doing it because you want to do it – and that’s the lifestyle

you want to live and also make the earth and community better. 

The only way that can happen is if you feel like you’re doing your

part as well.

Some people run away from and some

people stand up to challenges.  They want to challenge themselves

to be a better person – and going green is a challenge to yourself.  AllHipHop.com: Any final comments on

going green?!!?

Fabolous: It’s a very good campaign and everybody

should at least do what they can.  I’m not telling people to

change their whole life behind it and what they stand for and believe

in but at the end of the day they should support the bettering of the

planet we live in – planet Earth.  You’re doing something humanitarian

and you’re doing something for your own well-being as well.

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