News: Fabolous Looking For The Right Hitmen To Go Loso's Way
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 6:00PM
After satisfying hungry fans with his new There Is No Competition 3 mixtape, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous now reveals plans to finally put out his long-awaited Loso's Way 2 studio album in the coming months.
Although he has not yet pinned an exact date, Fab is gunning for an early summer release at the latest.
Fabolous recently told VIBE, Loso's Way 2, could be ready by as early as this spring/early summer. In an exclusive interview in New York City, Loso reveleaed he's been laying the groundwork for the project. "Loso's Way 2 is slated for 2012 release and looking spring/early summer. This mixtape is going to coast us into that and bring some energy to this time as well," Fab told VIBE. "I'm very premature with the album as of yet, as of now, just grabbing up the beats and putting some ideas down." Currently, the Brooklyn rapper is looking for the right production to fit his sequel. "I went in with Hit-Boy. I went in with No I.D. I went in with Pharrell. I went in with a lot of guys that didn't have to have that big name either. It's just about the energy.I love the new young guys' energy," explained Fabolous. (VIBE)
A few weeks ago, Loso said fans could anticipate evolvement on the new LP.
"With the album, I'm looking to evolve as well. Musically, everything I do, I want to keep growing," Fab said in an interview. "I think people have seen my growth album to album. From Ghetto Fabolous to Street Dreams to Real Talk to From Nothin' to Somethin' to Loso's Way, and now they will continue to see that with Loso's Way 2. ... It's all a process for me; I'm in a different place. My last album I was having my first son and now my son is almost 4 years old, so these are processes and you get to talk about those things. I will share them on the next album." (MTV)
A week prior, F-a-b-o-l-o-u-s talked about his new There Is No Competition 3 mixtape helping elevate his status as a serious New York emcee heavyweight.
"[This mixtape] was a branding opportunity, to get people ready for the album to come," Fab said referring to his upcoming Loso's Way 2 LP. "A lot of people are gonna get fueled up off of this mixtape and that's actually what we want to do. We want to get people ready for what's to come. I want to give the message of evolution. I want to give the message of me stepping into the shoes as the frontrunner and representative of New York and New York music. I feel like the shoes are there for me to put on. They're just sitting at the door and I'm coming down the stairs with my robe and my paper and sometimes I just look at the shoes and sometimes I just go in the kitchen and eat breakfast. But now I'm ready. I'm dressed and all of that. [It's time to] put the shoes on." (Real Talk NY)
In 2009, Fab's Loso's Way studio album debuted atop its competition.
Fabolous' Loso's Way debuted at No. 1 this week with 99,000 copies sold throughout the country. Following behind the Def Jam artist's release was Daughtry's Leave This Town which pushed 62,000 and Maxwell's Black Summer's Night at No. 3 with 55,200 sold records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Loso's Way 2 is slated to drop late spring/early summer.
Check out some recent Fabolous footage down below: