News: Fabolous On Rap Publicity Stunts, "You Should Not Just Want Attention For Having A Beef" [Video]

Friday, Jul 31, 2009 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Fabolous recently spoke on his issues with the media and artists who attempt to gain fame from publicized rap beefs and stunts rather than focusing on their musical talent.

While not naming anyone specific, F-a-b-o said it is more important to place music as an emcee's priority.

"They feel like 'All right, if I have to generate my buzz rather than make some good music or actually be a talent,' that's what's gonna get people's attention," Fab told Jenny Boom Boom about some rappers' publicity acts. "And it does get attention but you should not just want attention for you having a beef with somebody or seeing somebody in the street and doing whatever. You're an artist, you're in the game to make music so you should want attention for your talent. And I respect people that have that and of course other things are gonna occur within the game or within the music or within whatever job you do. I don't respect people who base their whole career off gossip and creating buzz." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)

With his new album Loso's Way release, Fab wrote a thank-you message to both his fans and "haters."

"The f*** yous: To everyone who doubted, didn't believe, hated on, or just ignored my talent, my ability, my music!!," he wrote in a blog entry. "To the half of me a** rappers who gave me any kind of hassle 4 my project. To the lame a** producers who didn't send beats or sent bullsh*t 4 my project. To the fake a** industry people who smile in ur face, and act like ur friend but are really frien-a-mies, and don't really wanna see you successful! To the wack a** media who love 2 admire & glorify gossip and bullsh*t instead of true talent! I say f*** em all, Motherf*** em all!!!!" (Loso's Way)

His album is slated to debut atop the sales charts next week.

Def Jam/IDJ's Fabolous will be tops, the week's highest debut for Loso's Way, which should nail the runner-up spot with between 95-100k in sales. Atlantic's High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale is up next with 28-32k, followed by Soda Pop/Island/IDJ's Kristinia DeBarge with 15-18k. The market was down 8% vs. last week, down 21% vs. same week last year and still down 14% year to date. (Hits Daily Double)

The project features a variety of artists and producers including Jay-Z and Ryan Leslie.

Loso's Way tracklist: "The Way," "Imma Do It," "My Time" featuring Jeremih, "Please Don't Go" featuring Marsha, "Lullaby," "When The Money Goes" featuring Jay-Z, "Throw It in the Bag" featuring The-Dream, "General" featuring Lil Wayne, "Pachanga," "Last Time" featuring Trey Songz, "I'm Back," "All My Ladies" featuring Keri Hilson, "Fabolous' Life" featuring Ryan Leslie and "Let's Make Love" featuring Ne-Yo. Production includes Street Runners, DJ Khalil, The Runners, Syience, The Alchemist, JD, Tricky Stewart, Miguel, Sid V, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Ryan Leslie. (Rap-Up)

Check out Fabolous' interview with Jenny Boom Boom below:

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