Fabolous Talks Past, Present & Future Projects

Fab speaks on "Ghetto Fabolous," "Soul Tape" and "Loso's Way II."

It has been ten years since Fabolous dropped his debut, Ghetto Fabolous. The New Yorker recently spoke with XXL about reaching the album's ten year anniversary, his more recent work and his forthcoming projects. 

Of this ten year mark, Fab noted that he has great appreciation for the supporters who continue to enjoy his work. 

"It’s crazy because that album was my baby, but you don’t come in thinking that you’ll be rapping for 10 years or be around 10 years or people will be loving your music for 10 years. You kind of live nonchalant, kind of just doing your thing, get on, get some money. You never look at trying to achieve longevity, you just want to come in and do your thing right at that moment. I’m one of the few artists that I guess, standing the test of time you know what I’m saying. I’m still here and still making great music and people are still appreciating my music and I’ll continue to make [it] as long as people dig it and appreciate it."

From looking back at his first to looking back at some recent work, Fab then was asked about his Soul Tape project and his concert, allowing him to explain how the concept allowed him to reach more people and why he decided to throw a free show for it. 

"...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."

Furthermore, he explained that his upcoming work will feature work from different parts of the map. 

"I’m working on Loso’s Way 2. That’s the main focus," he said. "I wanted to come out with the 10-year anniversary, but you know just– I still have to get the beats that I want. I can’t put out an album with the beats that I just got, you know what I’m saying, I got to give ya’ll the quality joints. I got rhymes, I got ideas, you know I’ve had these since Loso’s Way one, but you got to find the right beats to them, so I had to go around and make a couple of trips. I went to L.A., I went to Miami, I went to Atlanta, I went here in New York and you know I think now we got you know the foundation and now we can build on top of that so the album will be out soon."

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26 Comments

  • Meer

    People need to really take there heads out of there asses. Ray J backed off, 50 said no punches hit Fab, and Fab said nothing happened as well. But pussy fags love to blog about shit about people they will never relate to lol. and Fab fell off? Yea, tell that to his mixtapes and soon to be 6 studio Album, and how many feature songs have he been in? STRESS!!!

  • UGK Tell Me Something Good, (Bun B's verse)

    I seen your kind befo',(Fabo) man ya nothin with your hands More than a punk but still less than a man You talk a lot of nothin when ya chillin with the ladies Let me catch ya by yourself, you're pushin up some daisies See crazy you wanna be, but punks with no heart, they ain't hard They just waitin for Bun (Ray J) to pull they card You betta keep your weak self locked in ya hood Cause without your boys I'm a have to tell ya somethin good ------------------------------------------- DAMN FAB!!! THATS YOU HOMIE!!!! BUN B WAS TALKING ABOUT YOUR KIND.

  • BK

    Like I said before, I aint never seen security escort out the muthafucca who got they azz beat. Itz alwayz the ni99az that got live.

  • GHBDoper

    Bunch of clowns you people are...50 said no punch landed and indirectly pretty much said he was embarrassed for Ray J. Suddenly you guys hear a false story and Ray J is suddenly hard or something...

    • NYC Real Nigga

      REMEMBER WHAT 50 SAID......There was a swing but it didn't land on nothing so you can't call it a punch. Ray J did swing at him [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [[but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." "a mark on him or something" "A MARK ON HIM OR SOMETHING" LISTEN TO WHAT 50 REALLY SAID, NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT HE SAID. Smh!!! Fabo got snuffed and 50 knew it!!! 50 was trying to tell yall lol

  • Anonymous

    Lumpy Loso. Ray J knocked you the fuck out!!!

  • skwmx

    bunch of ray j stans on here

    • EddieMurrrphy

      holy shit i noticed that, that's all these comments are. Fab, you feeling the wrath of the Money Team. this is it right here homie, you realize now that you shouldn't have fucked around. cause those cats can blog all motha fuckin night

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  • Hip Hop Fan

    Hip Hop fans make no sense these days. People will not support Fab because supposedly he got punched by Ray-J not knocked out but only punched. Does it matter if the guy was an RnB singer? Does the profession of the person really matter? However, people support a fat rapper who was a cop, a rappper who wears womens clothes and is a skater, a racist rapper, and a bi-polar rapper who changes his mind every other day. I will never understand peoples logic.

  • Alex G

    When I want Fab's opinion on something I'll ask Ray J for it.

  • Anonymous

    Fabo and Rihanna both got beat up by RnB singers. At east RiRi is a girl though. smh

  • Anonymous

    Yeah talk more about that knot.

  • NYC

    What about Ray J beating yo ass??? Talk more about that and quit lying this time around.

  • NYC

    All I want to hear you talk about is how Ray J lumped yo ass up and then you went on the radio and lied about it. smh Weak ass boy!!!

  • a

    Who Actually seen the punch.. Nobody.... Y cuz ray j said he did..smh... n THe nxt day 50cent says NO PUNCH WAS LANDED...sigghhh ppl get it together.. FAB is one of the Most underrated rappers out n kills it on every feature..

    • Anonymous

      Ray J won the fight!! Look up Lumpy loso's concert photos!!! Fabo got a big ass knot on the side of his head!! REMEMBER WHAT 50 SAID......There was a swing but it didn't land on nothing so you can't call it a punch. Ray J did swing at him [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." [[but] if he connected, [Fabolous] would have had a mark on him or something." "a mark on him or something" "A MARK ON HIM OR SOMETHING" LISTEN TO WHAT 50 REALLY SAID, NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT HE SAID. Smh!!! Fabo got snuffed and 50 knew it!!! 50 was trying to tell yall lol

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  • red from brooklyn

    sorry, i only opened this page thinking there would be info on ray j. i used to fuk wit fab, i even bought most of his joints. im sorry but after you get beat up by brandys brother, and lie about it..you end up in the same category as officer ricky. i wont buy any of your shit anymore, in fact i'll bootleg it and sell that shit for a dollar a piece. you should of just admitted it, and said he caught you by surprise, and that in a fair one on one you would destroy him. not lie and say you held the man, when we all know he col cocked you in the cheek. streetfam are a bunch of played out pussies, and you will never sell anymore re3cords, you got beat up by a r&b singer. biggest fail since rick ross.

  • Anonymous

    okay and what about the album bedrock boyz? with cafe

  • bugatti boys

    fab been consistent with songs you just aint listenin right ...never mind all the hoopla dude makes music and he puts in work... cant pay attention to all the internet bloggers

  • T-Pain

    This nigga got decked by Ray J. Thats what u get by fuckin wit a nigga wit a large meat. No one gives a fuck about Fabo no more. You aint had a hot song in a hot minute.

  • Makaveli662

    Shits gonna b tight

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