Faboulous recently spoke on the recent emergence of music leaks and the new measures he has decided to take in order to avoid further leaks of his upcoming album Loso’s Way.
Responding to initial rumors that Jermaine Dupri leaked his music, Fab described how pre-finalized tracks are landing online.
“I personally, myself, don’t think JD, himself, leaked ‘em,” Fab said about his recently leaked songs. “I think maybe someone in the camp or somebody being irresponsible leaving it open to somebody else. We usually don’t have a leak problem, the things where we had problems is giving music to people to do their mixes, that’s where we had a problem. And now I’ve learned from that okay, we’re not going to do that anymore. We’re not gonna e-mail you stuff. You’re gonna have to come in or we fly to you or wherever and get the sh*t done because the amount of hacking and piracy going on now, and you put all that time and effort into building something, then people are starting to get it here, here, here, piece by piece instead of getting it collectively. I want people to hear the sh*t as a finished product.” (The Life Files)
Fab recently spoke with SOHH about his initial reaction to leaked Loso’s Way songs.
“My leak situation was disappointing because it was three songs that I don’t think represent the album as a whole,” he explained. “They were all three produced by Jermaine Dupri and his camp. On my Twitter I went on a little rant. I just blamed JD’s camp really. I don’t think it’s JD actually leaking records because why would he do that? I felt like [it was] somebody in the room.” (SOHH)
Lupe Fiasco recently reacted to his song “Shining Down” leaking online.
“I DON’T LEAK MY OWN RECORD!!!!,” he wrote in all caps. “I’M NOT A FAN OF LEAKING RECORDS OR OF DOWNLOADING!!!! My entire first album leaked and possibly cost me from going platinum my first time out as the final estimates of how many people actually downloaded that album illegally was well over half a million…Someone hacked my email. I was about to fire my entire staff and cut off relationships over shining down leaking last night. Bun B hit me and was like ‘the records dope’ and i was like ‘what record?’ nobody even has it. the only possible explanation is my email chain with the mix studio (which is air tight…the studio that is) was hacked and thats where the record came from. Lastly, the album is f*cking ridiculous. I dont like to brag or sh*t like that but the album is sooo f*cking crazy at this point 95% done.” (Lupe Fiasco’s Blog)
Kanye West has also been the victim of leaks, including his “Paranoid” music video.
“It hurts me to see the old and very wrong version of the paranoid video get leaked all over the net while I was on an 11-hour flight and couldn’t do anything about it,” Ye wrote unmodified. “It’s just frustrating when this stuff happens because I really care about the product and since videos never get played any way you might as well tweak them and make them as special as possible. The version that got leaked from the camera phone last week is at least a little closer to the final product. Thank-you everybody for your support but that video was not up to my standards.” (Kanye West’s Blog)
Loso’s Way is reportedly set to hit retail stores this summer.
Check out Fab’s interview below: