Loso's Way - Fabolous
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  • Summary: The latest album for the rapper features such guests as The-Dream, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Ryan Leslie, and Trey Songz.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. His fifth full-length disc, Loso's Way, delivers on every front once again: a bundle of rewind-worthy punchlines, some cleverer-than-average crime stories, and a handful of tracks where he's smart or humble enough to stand aside and allow an enormous R&B hook to work its magic.
  2. Fabolous is borderline to being cornball with his jokes, but he's got the one hundred to pull it off when you add all the elements together. Add in the fact he pulls some of the hottest guest stars in hip-hop for albums like Loso's Way and you've got it made.
  3. This set isn’t very revealing, though, as Fabolous alternates typical gun-toting swagger (who knew he called his gun Nadia? Who cared?) with the kind of clever wordplay that should be keeping other MCs up at night. This is a record simply built to make the Brooklyn-born rapper huge.
  4. Though Loso isn’t quite his opus, Fabolous knew what he was doing here, and did it well.
  5. 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.
  6. Despite smirk-worthy lines, Loso's chest-thumping slickness feels less than fresh.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Jan 27, 2011
    9
    This record should be a blueprint for how to make a hip-hop & R'n'B pop crossover. The production goes far beyond hip-hop and R'n'B boundaries whilst still retaining all the elements that make it a popular success. For once the use of Auto-tune actually improves the sounds and Fabolous's typically basic yet confident style is a match for Jay-Z on "Money Goes, Honey Stay". Every track could be a single which is a huge compliment to the overall production values. Even if you have never followed Fabolous (ie. me) this record will change your opinion of his relevance to today's hip-hop culture. The opening tracks "My Time" & "Imma Do It" are the standout tracks that sound superb on bigger sub soundsystems. 9/10 88/100 Expand

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