Brooklyn rapper Fabolous recently discussed the concept behind his “So NY” anthem and revealed the one-on-one conversation he had with Lil Wayne over calling out his hometown last summer.
Although he may not agree, Loso said he respected Wayne’s disgruntled feelings about the Empire State.
“I felt [Wayne] spoke his opinion so if he doesn’t like New York — it’s not a bad thing,” Fab said. “I do feel he spoke it because it was how he felt, and New York isn’t at its strongest point musically or [anything]. [But] it’s also hard to say that about any place. You can do an interview and say, ‘I don’t like Kentucky’ and the people of Kentucky are gonna have little gripe about that. Of course, Kentucky is not New York City, but the people there are prideful of their state.” (MTV)
Fab also revealed he met up with the Young Money boss over his issues with New York.
“I saw him at Club LIV, and was like I’ma go over there and holla at Wayne, just to check the temperature and make sure everything is okay,” Fab explained. “Because you know people hear things and I don’t know which way they took it, but he actually came over to me, and said ‘what’s up.’ And he was like ‘man, I wasn’t tripping off of that, I didn’t even take it in any kind of way when I heard it… I didn’t even know about it.’ I was like oh alright, that’s cool. So that was the end of it there. There was no reason to dwell on it, and I even took a picture for my Instagram just to show the people that it was no big deal.” (MTV)
This week, the Brooklyn emcee dropped his “So NY” music video.
New York City’s own, Fabolous, returns to the game today with a dope new video for his track “So NY”. The track was produced by Just Blaze and finds Fab putting on for his hometown in lyrical form. The video for “So NY” plays out like an urban commercial trying to draw folks to visit from out of town. As it starts out we get a beautiful view of the city before hitting the streets to see what life is like in the Big Apple. Fab hits the track running and gives us a history lesson while showing off the streets that raised him. (Stupid Dope)
Back in August, Wayne ruffled some feathers when he revealed his dislike for the Big Apple.
Lil Wayne has never been shy about expressing his disdain for New York, but that didn’t stop Tunechi from rolling through the Roseland Ballroom to rock the stage with Nicki Minaj. “Flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy told MTV News on Monday night while in Las Vegas to introduce his new line of sneakers with Supra. Wayne’s distaste for the Big Apple performances is understandable, considering it was his 2007 gun arrest after a NYC show that led to his 2010 incarceration. “You’re not supposed to leave it at, ‘Everything happens for a reason,’ ” Wayne said of how the failed Summer Jam set turned into a blessing in disguise. “I believe everything happens for a reason and then you make the most of that reason. I think we made the most of it last week.” (MTV)
Check out Fabolous’ “So NY” music video: