Posts Tagged ‘Fabolous

18
Sep
09

Upcoming Events

NJ Fest

My bad y’all. I’ve been slippin’ on my upcoming event updates for the Tri-State, but I’m back. There’s some fly shows coming up, come out and support some good music!

BDK

Today: Big Daddy KaneB.B. Kings Blues Club – Manhattan

JMT

Jedi Mind TricksThe Trocadero – Philly

Lupe

Tomorrow: Lupe FiascoHighline Ballroom – Manhattan

IT

Immortal TechniqueThe Trocadero – Philly

Fabolous

Sunday: NJ International Music Festival featuring Fabolous, Buju Banton, Rick Ross, Beenie Man, & More – Newark Bears Stadium – Newark, NJ

The Roots 

Monday 9/21: The RootsHighline Ballroom – Manhattan

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09
Aug
09

Sound Table 8/9/09

Joi Lovely

Today’s Jersey Beauty is Joi Lovely from Long Branch, NJ

Sound Table:

Beanie Sigel ft. Young Chris & Freeway – Ready For War

Cobra Starship ft. B.o.B. – The World Will Never Do

Fabolous – Welcome To My Workplace (Loso’s Way Bonus)

Fabolous – A Toast To The Good Life (Loso’s Way Bonus)

The Herbaliser Band – Geddim!

Jack Splash ft. Lupe Fiasco – Flashback

The Lox – Move

M.O.P. ft. Styles P – Bang Time

Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – Lose Your Way

Oh No – Dr No’s Ethiopium 805 Snippet Mix (Oh No‘s instrumental album flipping Ethiopian samples drops this month, peep Stones Throw for more info!)

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck & Ghostface – House of Flying Daggers

Shwayze – Get U Home

Slaughterhouse ft. Kay Young – Lyrical Murderers

Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill prod. Swizz Beatz

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse (Mastered Final Version)

18
Jul
09

Review: Fabolous – Loso’s Way

Cover

First I’d like to introduce the newest contributor to HTT, Mookie! He used to run a dope blog over at Def Sounds until the evil blog provider Blogger discontinued it. No worries, though. He’ll be cooking up some fire for my blog now, starting with this review of Fabolous’ new album Loso’s Way. *Slick Rick voice* Heeeere we go:

Review: Fabolous – Loso’s Way

By Mookie

Fabolous has yet to have that one breakout album that puts him into the discussions for the best rappers in the game right now. Almost all of his albums, although commercially successful, have been critically regarded as mediocre or just above. Fab is hoping that this album, with a concept based on the movie Carlito’s Way, can put him into that circle of the elite.

Before you listen to this album, understand that it is very loosely based on the actual film. Lyrical references are scarce if any and even the Mafioso-style you might have expected only appears occasionally on tracks like “My Way” and “Lullaby.”

The majority of the album is actually pretty upbeat, danceable tracks with an R&B guest spot – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Fab is known to make some of his best music with a singer by his side.

Kobe (no Black Mamba) kills his guest spot on “Imma Do It,” same with Keri Hilson on “Everything, Everyday, Everywhere”. But some features just should have been left off. For example, The-Dream on “Throw It in the Bag.” I understand the need for a single that’s gonna get radio play and essentially move this off shelves. I understand that everything The-Dream touches right now turns into gold. But this track is a misplaced disaster. It’s essentially just a variation of the same beat that The-Dream always uses, with Fabolous spitting basic rhyme schemes about how his girl can have whatever she wants. Skip.

Fab’s rhymes were actually my main problem with this album as most of the production was on point. Too many simple metaphors like, “I’m so fly they should put me in the skies/ My shits tight like they put me in the wrong size“. Too many lines that straight up don’t make sense, like, “Nursery, rhyming, hickory, dickory/ Blowing that siren, the hood call it pickory, biggie, puffy, busta, victory“. And WAY too many, “Loso, you already know so” lines.

That’s not to say that there weren’t some good songs along with the skippable ones. Lil’ Wayne features on “Salute,” a mean-muggin’ head banger where Fabolous actually drops some lyrics that made me think twice like, “I’m not a boxer, I’mma be brief nigga.” And other than the aforementioned tracks, a couple more like “Stay” featuring Marsha Ambrosius and “Feel like I’m Back” were pretty good.

The truth is, not much about this album is very exceptional. The pros and cons round it out to be just about average. I wouldn’t shell out the full price; maybe pick out a couple tracks.

Rating (Out of 5 Crowns):

Crowns

Best Tracks:

“Imma Do It”, “Everything, Every time, Everywhere”, “Salute”

Worst Tracks:

“Throw It in the Bag”, “There He Go”, “Last Time”

13
Jul
09

Feel Like Loso’s Back [II]

Loso

.. Call the plumbers, I just spotted a leak!

I thought Def Jam was doing a good job of keeping Fabolous’ Loso’s Way under wraps, but never underestimate the determination of bootleggers.

Here’s a fresh track that I didn’t see the other blogs posting. Pre-order Fabolous’ Loso’s Way on Amazon for the release date, July 28th. Enjoy!

Fabolous – Feel Like I’m Back

13
Jul
09

Royal Court & Sound Table 7/13/09

Jessenia Vice

Jessenia Vice of Elizabeth, NJ

Royal Court:

Arturo Gotti, Boxer Known For Relentless Violence, Dies at 37 [via NY Times]

Jell-O Puddin’ Pop Shots: A Review of Not The Cosby Show XXX [via The Smoking Section]

Introducing: $port

Sample of the Day: Donny Goines Edition (My favorite track off Breakfast Club) [via Kevin Nottingham]

Slaughterhouse Reveals Album Cover, Release Date is August 11th [via illRoots]

WYDU Half Way Report Day One: Top 10 EPs [via Wake Your Daughter Up]

 

Sound Table:

Blue Note Street (Remix of Blue Note Records Songs by Japanese Producers) [via Freestyle Madness]

Fabolous ft. Lil’ Wayne – Salute [via Destination for Hip-Hop & R&B]

     Bonus: Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson – Everything, Everyday, Everywhere

     Bonus: Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie – The Fabolous Life

Jaydiohead Encore (Jay-Z + Radiohead Mash-Ups) [via Max Tannone & The Rap Up]

07
Jul
09

Cop Today: Alchemist – Chemical Warfare

Alchemist

Seasoned beat-maker Alchemist drops his second album Chemical Warfare today. It’s entirely produced by him, and this time around he also opts to hop on the mic more than 2004’s 1st Infantry.

Featuring guest verses from Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Talib Kweli, Prodigy, Fabolous, Gangrene (Oh No + Alchemist) and more, this LP is a must-have for your 2009 hip-hop collection.

We’re not JUST about freebies here at HTT, so go buy Chemical Warfare at Amazon now!

Sneak Peak:

Therapy (feat. Evidence, Blu & KiD CuDi) – The Alchemist

04
Jul
09

4th of July Half Time Mix

Happy 4th of July

While I’m working on a half-time recap piece for one of my favorite websites (you’ll know soon enough), I put together this mix of some of the year’s best hip-hop tracks thus far.

You’ll hear everything from mainstream jams by Fabolous and Maino to underground gems from Doom and Wu-Tang Clan, a concise wrap up of the best of the first half of ’09.

Spark up the BBQ (among other things, if that’s ya style), grab an ice-cold Old English and bump this for the ingredients for a dope Independence Day celebration, Enjoy!

Download Hold the Throne’s 4th of July Half Time Mix

Track List:

  1. 6th Sense – Thoughts
  2. Alchemist ft. Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli & Kid Cudi – Therapy
  3. B.o.B./Bobby Ray – Put Me On
  4. Brother Ali – Good Lord
  5. Doom – Rap Ambush
  6. Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne & Young Jeezy – I’m Goin’ In (Remix)
  7. Eminem ft. Dr. Dre – Old Time’s Sake
  8. Fabolous ft. Jeremih – It’s My Time
  9. Finale – Pay Attention – Interlude (Beat The Drums)
  10. Jadakiss ft. Nas – What If
  11. Jay Electronica – Exhibit A (Transformations)
  12. Joe Budden ft. The Game – The Future
  13. K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
  14. k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
  15. Madlib – The Main Inspiration: The Coltrane of Beats
  16. Maino ft. T-Pain – All The Above
  17. Mos Def – Casa Bey
  18. Reflection Eternal – Back Again
  19. Slaughterhouse – Wack MCs
  20. Tiye Phoenix – Master Plan
  21. Wale ft. Lady Gaga – Chillin’
  22. Wu-Tang Clan ft. Raekwon, MOP and Kool G Rap – Ill Figures




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