News: Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Story Revealed, Faces Off W/ Styles P [Video]
Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 4:00PM
Fabolous' upcoming Loso's Way storyline has been revealed and will show the Street Fam rep going head-to-head with D-Block's Styles P in the film.
Accompanying his new album, the DVD-only movie will also include other celebrity cameos.
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)
Fab recently spoke on Loso's Way, the album, and why it should not be confused with the concept behind Jay-Z's American Gangster.
"I think it's a lot different," he said in an interview. "Just looking at the cover of Jay's American Gangster and the timing of when American Gangster came out, it gave you a different feel. It almost gave you a soundtrack to the movie versus where Carlito's Way came out in '94 so it's different. [A themed album] was just something that I wanted to do, and to do that I needed something to set that was close to my story." (Honey Mag)
He previously spoke with SOHH about his collaboration with Hov.
"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)
F-a-b-o will also be hitting the road alongside with Jay this month.
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)
Check out a snippet of Loso's Way below: