Fabolous Went To Ferguson To Meet Mike Brown's Father
We've seen quite a few rappers do their part by paying tribute to police brutality victim Mike Brown on record, as well as participating in local protests, but only a select few have made it out to Ferguson -- the location of the tragic shooting -- to show their support. Both J. Cole and Macklemore have made it out to St. Louis since the event occurred, and now Fabolous has made an effort to visit the city.
Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
Charts Don't Lie: January 4
This week we see a few fluctuations within Charts Don't Lie, however Nicki Minaj keeps the #2 spot on lock with The Pinkprint. It's not a bad resting place per say, although we're sure #1 would have felt that much better. Nicki's numbers have been better than we expected, however, they're no Taylor Swift. In her second week out, she brought her total sales to just over 300k-- J. Cole, on the other hand, has already gone gold, and nears the 600k mark in his third week out.
Samples Of The Week: January 1 (Fabolous Edition)
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Project hitting iTunes on December 25th.
Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
Welcome to the final Top Tracks of 2014. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
Fabolous Says Drake Apologized For Diss In Rolling Stone Article
Drake was not happy with the way his Rolling Stone article came out back in February. Whether it was an issue of Drizzy not quite grasping the concept of "off the record", or the journalist twisting his words, there were a couple quotes included that the rapper was not expecting to see.
Stream Fabolous' New Album "The Young OG Project"
Fabolous released his new album, The Young OG Project, on iTunes yesterday. If you haven't purchased it as a Christmas gift to yourself yet, you can stream it first via Spotify below.
Top Tracks of The Week: Dec 15- Dec 23
Here it is, our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
Fabolous Lists His Top 5 Reasons Why He Loves '90s Hip-Hop
Fabolous is planning to take fans back to the '90s with his upcoming album The Young OG Project, due out on Christmas day. With the '90s era of hip-hop sitting heavy in his mind, we got Loso to reel off his top five reasons on why he loves the '90s.
Samples Of The Week: December 18
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Chief Keef & Kanye West, Fabolous and Wiz Khalifa sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Fabolous Says He "Could’ve Signed To G-Unit In ’05 Or ’06”
Fabolous took his career to the next level when he signed with Def Jam in 2006, but we've just learned that he could've opted to go a very different route. In a new interview with Hot 97, Loso reveals that he rejected an offer from G-Unit around the same time. When asked by Ebro if he thinks he's made any mistakes with his brand, Fab responded:
Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
Fabolous Reveals Official Cover Art For "The Young OG Project" [Update: Tracklist Added]
Fabolous is prepared to give his fans a gift on Christmas day, with his Young OG Project slated to drop on December 25th. The New York spitter already dropped off an image for The Young OG Project when he first announced it, but he's decided to go with something a bit different for the final cover art.
Stream Red Cafe's "In Us We Trust" EP
As he prepares for his upcoming album ShakeDown, NY veteran Red Cafe has shared a compilation EP entitled In Us We Trust before rolling out details and content for the larger project. Consisting of one previously-released track, "R.N.O.," the previously-unavailable dirty version of the Fabolous-assisted "Pretty Gang" and two new ones, the four track EP is short and sweet.
Fabolous Signs With Roc Nation
It's been a big day for Fabolous, who announced a new Christmas project, entitled The Young OG Project, earlier this afternoon. Now, the NY veteran has announced that he's inked a management deal with Roc Nation, whose roster has been steadily growing all year long. Shared via both the Roc Nation Twitter account and an interview with MTV, the announcement can be viewed below.
Fabolous Announces Release Date For "The Young OG Project," Plus Cover Art
Fabolous announced this album a few months back, which had us all wondering, what happened to Loso's Way 2? Well, apparently we will still get Loso's Way 2, eventually, but first we'll be receiving The Young OG Project.
Fabolous Rants About The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Twitter
Since releasing Soul Tape 3 last Christmas, Fabolous hasn't done much, musically speaking. While we're still waiting on the long-overdue Loso's Way 2, the NYC rapper took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to air out his concerns about the modern generation, which he called the "do what everybody else think is cool so that's what ima do generation." Touching on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, as well as comedian Joan Rivers' recent passing, Loso took aim with the following tweets:
Fabolous Announces New Album Title
Fabolous' Loso's Way 2 was first announced back in 2010, and now as 2014 closes out, we've still seen no sign of it. It appears that the many delays the project has suffered inspired Fab to retire the title, announcing a brand new project on Complex's sneaker show Quickstrike today. Host DJ Clark Kent let the cat out of the bag in the interview with Loso, revealing that the rapper is working on a new album called Young OG. "This is kinda very early. I haven't really told anybody about that. This is breaking news," Fab confirmed.
Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, DMX And More To Play Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert
Earlier this summer, The Source announced a huge hip-hop concert, set to hit Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on September 20th, and now Def Jam has one occurring less than a month later at the same venue.