Fabolous On ‘Loso’s Way 2,’ Kendrick’s “Control” Verse

blame it on Shake August 24, 2013

Attending the final game of this year’s Entertainers Basketball Classic last night at Rucker Park, Fabolous and Swizz Beatz showed up in support of the Breakout Camp kids and the release of the Reebok Question Mid #1 Draft Pick. During his time there, Fab chopped it up with The Source about Allen Iverson’s forthcoming retirement from the NBA, his album and more. On the topic of Loso’s Way 2, he reveals that the majority of it is done and that Ryan Leslie and Pharrell have been added to the mix.

Yeah man, am tightening it up. I was almost at a final pivotal point of the project in trying to wrap it up, but I bumped into my guy Ryan Leslie, who wasn’t on the project yet, so now we getting in the studio and coming with some stuff. I think everybody knows the chemistry that we have, and the kind of music he makes with that organic New York feel to it, so I really wanted him to be a part of this project. Also Pharrell, he’s got a new hunger again for hip-hop, so he came to me and said ‘yo we gotta get in again,’ so am gonna go check him out as well, and lock it down, and get this project out to the fans.

Before skipping out, Fab was asked about Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. You know, the one that had the Brooklyn rapper asking if a studio was open immediately after it leaked? Well, it turns out Mr. Jackson received some advice and has decided to hold out (for now).

That’s a hot topic on the market, and when I first heard I was gong to address it on the surface of what it was, somebody from out of New York claiming they the “King of New York,” but I took my time and I spoke with some OG’s, I researched it a little bit and got some more history behind it. Also, how everybody jumped into it for an intention play would change the situation as well, so a lot of guys stepped in and said their peace, but you also saw a lot of guys who were mentioned on the song, or who you would expect to have responses to the song, really didn’t take that approach, but am gonna tell you one thing that an OG told me, he said “if you do respond, make it work for you, make it come on your time, and not just like you trying to feed the twitter fans with a freestyle.” So I got that in the back of mind, so you might hear something eventually…

Chess not Checkers.

  • Kiddjewce

    Respect. Can’t argue with the OG’s here.

  • H60D

    Whoever wrote this, grammar is FUCKED up.

  • 25th September

    The only thing wrong with that is it’s to late for a respond unless you come with a diss as hard as Ether nobody is looking to hear a Kendrick Lamar Response 2/3 months down the line if you don’t respond in the first week nobody is gonna care.

  • ballzdeep

    you see, the retarded thing about kendrick fans, is that they wouldnt recognize a better verse if it hit them over the fucking head. it can be a response from Fab, nas, the ghost of biggie…doesnt matter ….dick riding kendrick stans will always side with him.

  • T-Luv

    Do there wrists hurt? Isnt that what the ice is for?

  • Bullets

    People are simple minded nowadays as far as hiphop is concerned! Its been so many years of wack rap that an ok verse creates a frenzy. No one has to literally respond to KDot smh he was being lyrical a proper response wouldnt be an “Addressed to,” record or a diss record a proper response would just be a great record with great verses. Yes some things are subliminal but everything isnt a diss! saying someones name isnt always a diss refrencing other rappers isnt always a diss smh I used to think rappers were dicks now i know its really the fans

  • limpwristfags

    da fuck deez niggaz loook like straight up FAGS…smh…

  • naoshad

    this is a sign of the times for hip hop, and to a lesser extent the entire music industry. releasing and finding music is now a 5 second wait. listeners are pretty much spoiled by the frequency of new content and the availability of “exclusives.” The days of the radio and CD made a hot verse or a diss song so much more valuable. If you wanted to hear takeover, you had to wait for the DJ to drop it, if you wanted ether in your library, you had to buy a copy of stillmatic. the internet has been a blessing and curse for this genre.

  • naoshad

    @limpwristfags yeah they do look like they want some dick

  • fritzln

    “twitter fans” as if their aren’t real humans on twitter