News: Fabolous On Lil Wayne Collabo, "You Don't Know If You Gonna Get Autotune Wayne Or Straight Up Weezy" [Video]
Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 2:00PM
Fabolous recently spoke on his upcoming Loso's Way collaboration alongside Lil Wayne and how an initial hook turned into a full verse from the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive."
Fab also touched on the difficulty of deciphering Wayne's rapping styles on records and how the two came together for their joint song.
"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 Weezy, Fab also recruited Jay-Z for his new album.
"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)
Fab previously spoke with SOHH about his record with Jigga.
"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)
He also said his upcoming solo project would likely outshine all 2009 music releases.
"The album is coming June 30th," Fab announced in a video. "I've been holding the date for a little while just because I wanted to keep y'all just asking me. But now I gave y'all an answer. June 30th, Loso's Way will be in stores. It's one of the best album, nah, I'm just gonna go ahead and say it's the best. I don't know what's coming after me but what I've heard before, I'm gonna say my album is the best album coming out. So make sure you go get that and become a part of this, MyFabolousLife. We also have four trailer videos we're gonna release each week until the album comes out. So look for the first trailer which is probably gonna be called 'Toast to the Good Life,' and that should be out the first week of June. I will be in a lot of y'all cities for your Summer Jams or your summer shows this June." (MyFabolousLife)
Check out Fabolous' interview below: