Archive for September 25, 2011
Almost five months after dropping his well-received mixtape, The Soul Tape, Fabolous treated fans with an exclusive celebration concert last week at New York City’s SOB’s nightclub, and he brought along some famous friends with him.
Backed by a live band, Fab was joined by the likes of Lloyd Banks, Vado and Trey Songz, among others, for the show, which kicked off with the mixtape’s introspective opener, “Pain.” “I’m old enough to know better, young enough to not give a fu*k,” he rapped over instrumentation from a live band. “Rather hold my head high and die than live and duck. ”
Performing the tape in its entirety, Loso went through a slew of tracks including “Wolves In Sheep Clothing” (sans Paul Cain),”Really Tho,” “That’s Not Luv,” and “Leaving You.” Later slowing things down a bit, he enlisted the duties of Street Fam R&B singer Broadway and spitter Paul Cain for “Drugs,” before bringing out Red Cafe to join him on the boisterous, crowd pleaser, “Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho.” For the closer, Loso brought along Freck Billionaire for “Payback Music” before revealing that his next LP, Loso’s Way 2, was coming at the end of the year.
Fab took some time to chat with XXL about his hometown concert, the 10-year anniversary of Ghetto Fabolous and the upcoming Loso’s Way 2 album.
XXL: Now you could’ve did a concert for any of your previous mixtapes—There Is No Competition 1 or 2 or even your debut, Ghetto Fabolous— what made you decide to do this for The Soul Tape?
Fabolous: Just the appreciation I got for it. I mean, there was appreciation there for There’s No Competition and There’s No Competition 2 but, [with]The Soul Tape I just seen a very wide range of appreciation and you know I also wanted to do something to show my appreciation. That’s why the show was free and we did it really for people who were actually real fans, you know there’s a lot of just Fabolous fans but, there was a special fanship that went into this mixtape. I wanted to do that for them.