Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)
When I heard that Fabolous released an album called Loso’s Way, I could not help to think the title sounded like Carlito’s Way- even the fonts for Carlito’s Way and Loso’s Way look the same. So I was surprised to learn that this is no accident, but rap has always looked to Al Pacino and his films for inspiration.
Loso’s Way is a concept album which ties into Fabolous’ movie about him leaving a restaurant when he is shot. His three friends quickly rush Fabolous to the hospital, but are stopped by the police after running a red light. The movie which is included on the deluxe version of the CD, also features Styles P, DJ Clue, DJ Khaled, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz, DJ Envy and Ryan Leslie.
Loso’s Way is not shy when it comes to the number of producers which include DJ Clue, Ryan Leslie, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart. StreetRunner, The Runners, DJ Khalil, Miguel Jiminez, The Alchemist, Syience, Jermaine Dupri, Sami Wilf, LRoc, No I.D., Sid V, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Sean C. & L.V., Blackout Movement and L Pro.
Guests on the album include, Keri Hilson, Lil’ Wayne, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Jay-Z on the track Money Goes, Honey Stay.
Money Goes, Honey Stay is one of the best tracks on the CD, with Jay-Z taking the lead.
Stay with Marsha Ambrosius is a moving track about fatherhood and the moments between a parent and child. You can feel Fabolous’ pain when he says “my daddy left me and he ain’t even die/So when he had to go, I ain’t even cry”. I was touched when he questions the kind of father he is when he had to miss important moments in his child’s life so he can earn a living, but realizes that there are more important things than rap or music.
Everything, Everywhere, Everyday with Keri Hilson is infectious and a fun single and I can see this being played at block party on a hot summer day.
I think Loso’s Way is in an interesting concept and Fabolous growth as a rapper does show on the tracks.