News: Fabolous Looks To Biggie, Pac & Eminem For Album Theme [Video]

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009 5:17PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorn

Fabolous recently spoke on his Loso's Way album and the importance of sparking a return to themes in rap.

Speaking with radio personality DJ Clue about what makes his fifth album different than past releases, F-a-b-o said he was aiming to bring back the creativity found in albums from the 1990's.

"Of course the theme," Fab said about the album's difference from previous releases. "I wanted to take it back to doing the theme. All those albums back in the day, they had those themes to it. Think of the Biggie, the Pac joints even most of Eminem's albums have a theme to it. It helps you get into that world of the album a little bit and dig it a little bit more. So I wanted to get back into that, but some of the joints are away from the theme but they're still good for the music and play well." (Best of Both Offices)
Along with theme, Fab recently said the project would touch on his personal life.

"A lot of these things I talked about from this album [are personal]," Fab said in an interview. "I talked about becoming a father for the first time and actually my relationship with my father and that feeling even knowing now that feeling of being a father and how our relationship was different. I also talk about the changing of friendships and relationships. When you come into the game and some of the friends you had when you first came in the game are not here now. Talk about that and talk about how that's a part of the game as well. And a little bit of my career. I feel some points I'm underrated and everybody hasn't gotten me yet so I talk about that as a situation and how I've had longevity and been able to stay in the game and stay afloat with not some of the other things everybody has had to just keep them afloat." (JoJo on the Radio)

The new release is accompanied with a DVD movie featuring Fab, Styles P and more.

The flick starts off with Fabolous and one of his hustling partners being chased through the streets. Loso evades the long arm of the law, but his homie isn't as lucky. The film then fast-forwards four years, and Loso has become a big rap artist while his friend serves time in prison and eventually gets out...Styles P plays an up-and-coming rapper named Bang, who tests Loso's resolve and street credibility by make a dis song against him. Ed Lover plays the shady head of Loso's record label, who coerces his artist to capitalize off the notoriety of being shot and turn around an LP quickly...Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, Ryan Leslie, Juelz Santana, Paul Cain and Albe Back are all featured in the film. (MTV)

In additon to collaborations with Lil Wayne and Jeremih, the rapper previously spoke with SOHH about his joint record with Jay-Z.

"Actually, it got leaked and it was a version with Jay only rapping on it and it's called, 'When The Money Goes,' Fabolous said. "Jay had recorded something to it, I guess what you hear on the leak, for American Gangster and I don't think it made the final cut so he had reached out to me, knowing that I was working on this project and knowing the theme of what I was trying to put together and said, 'Yo, I got a record that might fit in to play.' So, when he brought the record to the table it did. I re-vocaled it. Jay is just on the hook as far as that, it was his idea for the hook." (SOHH)

Check out Fabolous' interview with DJ Clue below:

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