Loso's Way

Loso's Way

by Fabolous


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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. [Loso's Way was also made available in a clean version with all explicit material removed.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527095905
catalogNumber: 001309902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fabolous   Primary Artist
Doug Wilson   Keyboards
Lenesha Randolph   Background Vocals
J. Smith   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   Composer,Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
L.V.   Producer
Delroy Wilson   Composer
Doug Wilson   Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Executive Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Composer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
John Horesco   Engineer
Sean C.   Producer
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
The-Dream   Producer
Blackout   Engineer
Syience   Producer
Blackout Movement   Producer
TaVon Sampson   Art Direction
Runners   Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva   Engineer
Finis "KY" White   Engineer
Kevin Cossom   Composer,Producer
S. Philip   Composer
Lionel Deluy   Cover Photo
J. Whitters   Composer
W. Atkinson   Composer
Sid   Producer
Sami Wilt   Producer
S. Carter   Composer
Rico Law   Producer,Engineer
P. Cain   Composer
M. Jaminez   Composer
LV   Producer
Juro "Mez" Davis   Engineer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young   Engineer
E. Ortiz   Composer
D. Schofield   Composer
Casey Flynn   Engineer
J. Denny   Composer
R. Leslie   Composer
K. Crowe   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
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer
Alan "The Alchemist" D. Maman   Composer
Jeremy Felton   Composer
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton   Engineer
Terius Nash   Composer
Daniel Tannenbaum   Composer
Khalil Abdul-Rahman   Composer

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