News: Fabolous Talks Ghostface Collabo, "It's Kinda Like How R.Kelly Used To Have Those Story Joints"
Thursday, Sep 17, 2009 11:00AM
Fabolous recently discussed working with his Def Jam labelmate Ghostface Killah on The Wizard of Poetry album and explained the concept behind their song "The Guest House".
Comparing the record to R.Kelly's past videos with Mr. Biggs, Fab said he was more than willing to get into story mode.
"I was the cable guy in there," Fab described. "I happened to come up on Ghostface's girl. Ghost reached out to me and said, 'I got this dope joint I wanna get you on.' It's kinda like, you know, how R. Kelly used to have those story joints with Mr. Biggs. I was like 'OK, cool.' As long as the joint sounds dope, which I can only expect from Ghost, and it came through. It was good." (MTV)
Ghost's new album tracklisting landed online last week.
1. "Not Your Average Girl" featuring Shareefa 2. "Do Over" featuring Raheem DeVaughn 3. "Baby" featuring Raheem DeVaughn 4. "Lonely" featuring Jack Knight 5. "Stapleton Sex" 6. "Stay" 7. "Paragraphs of Love" featuring Vaughn Anthony & Estelle 8. "Guest House" featuring Fabolous & Shareefa 9. "Let's Stop Playin' Games" featuring John Legend 10. "Forever" 11. "I'll Be That" featuring Adrienne Bailon 12. "Goner" featuring Lloyd. (Hip Hop Press)
Despite securing Fab, he recently discussed how Def Jam labelmate, The-Dream, turned down a chance to appear on the new album.
"No Dream, nah, Dream fronted on me," Ghost explained in an interview. "Yeah, radio killer f*kin fronted. Yeah, it's Def Jam but you know certain n*ggas get cocky, these little n*ggas. It is what it is though. I ain't gonna complain about it but don't give me your f*ckin' number and tell me you gonna do something -- and renege on me. That's these lil' n*ggas. It's different eras. These different eras mean a lot. This is the bullsh*t era." (Radio Planet TV)
Ghost also talked with SOHH earlier this summer and said he was given the cold shoulder by other mainstream singers.
"I had the list in my head but my list ain't work," Ghost said. "These R&B cats is wild yo but some people heard my work and they just jumped on it. Like John Legend, he heard what I was doing and he just wanted to get on it. Same thing with Raheem DeVaughn. I wanted Alicia Keys, I reached out to Avant. Tamia but you know how it is with women. They just stood the kid up. They ain't get back so I had to just go with the fellas." (SOHH)
Wizard of Poetry flies onto store shelves Tuesday, September 29th via Def Jam Records.
Check out Ghostface Killah's SOHH interview below: