News: Fabolous Lays Down Rap Newcomer Advice, Watch For "Record Labels Taking Every Coin Away" [Video]

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Fabolous recently gave some advice for rap newcomers like Drake and Charles Hamilton on what mistakes should be avoided prior to dropping their debut albums.

With nearly a decade of history within the rap game, F-a-b-o broke down what new emcees should be aware of prior to signing their record deals.

"Really, I guess just coming in with not a lot of knowledge of what it takes to put out an album [is a mistake]," Fab explained in an interview. "Knowing the business relationship between you and your record label, a lot of people think it's just going into the studio, being in the studio all night smoking and drinking and having your friends in there and then when the money don't come back like it's supposed to or the record labels taking every coin away from your album. Then they wanna look back and see what's going on or flip out like, 'Yo where's my bread at?' and it was there, but you ain't do your business right. So I think everybody that comes in, you should talk with certain people or educate yourself to it by looking it up and checking out your business." (Smack Tube)

Prepping the upcoming release of Loso's Way, Fab recently spoke on working in the studio with Lil Wayne.

"He did the hook and sent the hook back so I was doing the joint to it," Fab explained in an interview. "And then a few weeks later he sent a verse and so I guess he was just feeling like man, 'I'ma bust on it too.' So he just sent that in and the joint came out crazy. It's on the album called 'Salute,' you know, it's always good working with Wayne because it's unexpected. You never know what you're gonna get. On this joint, I don't even think he used autotune. You don't even know if you gonna get Autotune Wayne or straight up Weezy. It was good...I had a genuine relationship with him so I reached out and made it happen." (Best of Both Offices)

Along with tagging Jay-Z for the new project, Fab is also prepping to hit the road alongside the rap mogul.

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)

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