News: Fabolous Links W/ Jay-Z For Multiple Tour Dates

Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Def Jam's Fabolous has reportedly been chosen to re-link with his former boss, Jay-Z, for a series of upcoming tour dates throughout the country.

In addition to joining Jay, Fab is also prepping his own tour and next single from Loso's Way.

Fabolous will embark on a radio promo tour in July and open for Jay-Z on seven dates during his tour. In August, he'll begin an official small-venue tour. Additionally, he will release the follow-up club single "Everyday, Everything, Everywhere," featuring Ryan Leslie and Keri Hilson, before the album's release, as well as the Loso's Way DVD, a movie about his struggles to succeed, which will be packaged with the album. (Billboard)

He recently spoke with SOHH about not taking part in a joint tour with Rick Ross and Juelz Santana.

"The thing with the Rick Ross tour, I think it was like a two-week run and I felt like I just wanted to go a different way," Fab explained. "I didn't really want to do an arena tour or any kind of mixture of that. I wanna do something more intimate, you know, House of Blues type of setting , theater kind of setting and something that complimented me supportive-wise. Not to say Rick Ross and Juelz didn't, hip-hop's so sensitive that you have to do a disclaimer for everything you say. And this project, Loso's Way, I also wanted to do a show with a band...Some hip-hop acts need to try that as well, 'cause it's really instrumental...I just wanted to do something different, so I'm not gonna be on that tour, but look for me to be out on the road late July." (SOHH)

Fab also co-signed Jay's controversial "Death of Autotune" record last month.

"Autotune just became trendy man," he said in an interview. "Like everybody started to feel like, 'Okay, I'ma make a record and just put autotune in my voice and sing.' The people who were successful with using autotune, T-Pain, he did it with R&B. Kanye [West] took it a different kind of way trying to alternate hip-hop and then Lil Wayne did it in a hip-hop form. I think they were successful and people looked at that and said, 'We gonna just jump on top of that and make this thing our way of doing it.' It just took autotune to this trendy place and anything that gets very trendy like that, it's usually the death of it. Jay-Z was the one who took a stand and said I'm tired of this sh*t. And I think a lot of people felt that way." (Real Talk NY)

F-a-b-o previously spoke on his relationship with the fellow Brooklyn rap mogul.

"Me and Jay built a connection through Def Jam," Fab said in an interview. "Through working together executive to artist, we built a different relationship as well. Maybe artist to artist we was in a little different space. You didn't know where each other was at. We work well. When I needed help with the [new] album and I was reaching out for people for joints for the album, he was one of the people that was like, 'Hear this.'...We got a connection. He's from Brooklyn, I'm from Brooklyn -- that's enough of a connection right there...We came up with the songs first...I made the songs to the scenario I thought of. Then I wrote a story [for a film]. Even when I was writing the story, I could hear certain songs coming up in those scenarios, in those scenes. That's why it meshed well." (MTV)

Specific tour dates alongside Jay-Z have not yet been disclosed.

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