Loso's Way [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A concept album from a punch line rapper is an unattractive proposition, so it's fortunate that Loso's Way strays off topic even more than Jay-Z's American Gangster. Named after Fabolous' own feature film -- made available in a limited-edition version of the album -- Loso's Way is inspired by the Al Pacino vehicle Carlito's Way. Past a track named after the character "Pachanga" plus a couple other references within the rhymes, this is actually a standard issue Fabolous album with big singles, plenty of laugh-out-loud lyrics, and the usual redundancy. The first five tracks come at the hip-hop "up and out of the struggle" anthem from five different angles, allowing only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A concept album from a punch line rapper is an unattractive proposition, so it's fortunate that Loso's Way strays off topic even more than Jay-Z's American Gangster. Named after Fabolous' own feature film -- made available in a limited-edition version of the album -- Loso's Way is inspired by the Al Pacino vehicle Carlito's Way. Past a track named after the character "Pachanga" plus a couple other references within the rhymes, this is actually a standard issue Fabolous album with big singles, plenty of laugh-out-loud lyrics, and the usual redundancy. The first five tracks come at the hip-hop "up and out of the struggle" anthem from five different angles, allowing only the glorious "My Time" "Soon as I walk in/It feel like me o'clock" and the infectious "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" to stand out. Redundant on a more micro scale, the latter track stacks money with "Let my chips Pringles up," but just one song later, the worthy single "Throw It in the Bag" is carrying a "Bag full of chips/We ain't talkin' Ruffles." Even if it's just a remix of Jay-Z's "When the Money Goes," "Money Goes, Honey Stay" is outstanding, and when fatherhood is addressed so poignantly on "Stay," it's Fab at his most inspired. While Lil Wayne's guest appearance on "Salute" is a disappointment thanks to his voice sounding very hoarse, Ne-Yo's cool swagger enriches "Makin Love," which already comes packaged in a beautiful Jermaine Dupri production. Add it all up and this not-so-conceptual-after-all album points out both the rapper's limitations and his strengths. Call it a draw. [The album was also made available in a Deluxe Edition featuring a bonus DVD of the Loso's Way feature film.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527130330
  • Catalog Number: 001320600

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way (Intro) (4:09)
  2. 2 My Time - Jeremih (4:00)
  3. 3 Imma Do It - Jeremih (3:59)
  4. 4 Feel Like I'm Back - Marsha Ambrosius (4:28)
  5. 5 Everything, Everyday, Everywhere - Keri Hilson (4:07)
  6. 6 Throw It in the Bag - The-Dream (3:51)
  7. 7 Money Goes, Honey Stay (3:44)
  8. 8 Salute (4:27)
  9. 9 There He Go - Red Cafe (4:31)
  10. 10 The Fabolous Life - Trey Songz (4:07)
  11. 11 Makin Love (4:07)
  12. 12 Last Time - Trey Songz (4:10)
  13. 13 Pachanga - Ryan Leslie (4:14)
  14. 14 Lullaby - Ne-Yo (4:19)
  15. 15 Stay (3:41)
  16. 16 I Miss My Love (5:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Loso's Way: The Movie
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fabolous Primary Artist
Doug Wilson Keyboards
Lenesha Randolph Background Vocals
Just Blaze scratching
Brandon "Bizzy" Hollemon Guitar
Syience Bass, Flute, Piano, Strings
Kevin Cossom Background Vocals
Danny Keyz Keyboards
Mike "I.L.O." Aiello Keyboards
Anthony "Smash" Randolph Keyboards
Ed "Wolverine" Goldson Bass, Guitar
Brandon 'Bizzy' Holeman Guitar
Technical Credits
John Austin Composer
Jermaine Dupri Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
L.V. Producer
Delroy Wilson Composer
Doug Wilson Engineer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Composer
Chris Athens Mastering
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
John Horesco IV Engineer
C. Stewart Composer
Mark Lewis Engineer
Justice League Producer, Engineer
Alchemist Producer
Ryan Leslie Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
DJ Khalil Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Keri Hilson Composer
Gimel "Young Guru" Katon Engineer
The-Dream Producer
The Blackout Engineer
Syience Producer
The Blackout Movement Producer
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
The Runners Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva Engineer, Digital Editing
Finis "KY" White Engineer
Kevin Cossom Producer
S. Philip Composer
Lionel Deluy Cover Photo
J. Whitters Composer
W. Atkinson Composer
Sid V Producer
Sami Wilt Producer
S. Carter Composer
Rico Law Producer, Engineer
P. Cain Composer
M. Jaminez Composer
LV Producer
K. Rahman Composer
K. Cossom Composer
Juro "Mez" Davis Engineer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Engineer
E. Ortiz Composer
D. Tannenbaum Composer
D. Schofield Composer
Casey Flynn Engineer
J. Felton Composer
J. Denny Composer
R. Leslie Composer
K. Crowe Composer
T. Nash Composer
B. Howard Composer
L. Coppin Composer
A. Harr Composer
Nicholas Warwar Composer
S. Will Composer
Streetrunner Producer
R. Perry Composer
S. Smith Composer
G. Summers Composer
D. Miller Composer
J. Phillips Composer
Dwayne Carter Composer
K. Crouch Composer
N. Jones Composer
K. Jones Composer
W. Thomas Composer
D. Matthews Composer
J. Jackson Composer
J. Dupri Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Alan "The Alchemist" D. Maman Composer
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