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)
15. “Stay” (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
16. “I Miss My Love”
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