Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is looking to satisfy females’ desires in 2011 by re-igniting the possibility of a collaboration album alongside R&B singer Ne-Yo.
According to Fab, the long-rumored LP will likely drop within the next 12 months.
“I think this year too I might be doing this project with Ne-Yo finally,” he told XXL. “We’ve been in talks for a minute. It’s really sounding like it’s gonna get done. Ne-Yo is really hyped about it. I just fell back on it, but now I see the wheels are turning a little bit. I think we need that for the game. Some of the allure from the game is gone. You see people doing less numbers, so now let’s do some vanity projects where people are collaborating together.” (XXL Mag)
In August 2009, Fab revealed his intent to link with Ne-Yo for a duet album.
“I’m looking to do a project later in the year with Ne-Yo which would be kinda like a Best of Both Worlds project that we’ve been talking about putting together. Musically, I just want to grow in that way, and of course introduce some new talented guys that I’ve been working with…” (The Boom Box)
A month later, R&B singer Ryan Leslie announced plans to form a super group with Fab and Ne-Yo.
“We’re talking about a triple-team collaboration that’s really gonna hurt the game,” he revealed. “Your boy Fab, the boy Ne-Yo and yours truly on the board. It’s really gonna put a hurting on everybody…The table is open — if you’re bringing something to the table, you can break bread. It’s about conceptualizing. It’s not gonna be a project that’s thrown together. It’s gonna be a real roundtable, and we’re gonna talk about really putting something in the atmosphere that contributes something that’s never been done before.” (MTV)
When asked to name his Top 5 favorite R&B collabos last September, Fab included his 2007 Ne-Yo smash hit, “Make Me Better.”
1) Method Man Feat. Mary J. Blige, “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All That I Need To Get By” 2) Nas Feat. Lauryn Hill, “If I Ruled the World” 3) DMX Feat. Sisqo, “What These B*tches Want” 4) Fabolous Feat. Tamia, “So Into You” 5) Fabolous Feat. Ne-Yo, “Make Me Better” (VIBE)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out Fabolous & Ne-Yo’s “Make Me Better” down below: