Although F.A.B.O'S album isn't out until 28/7/09 I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a copy early!
Brooklyn's very own heir to the throne returns with his first long player since 2007's 'From Nothin' To Somethin' , and what a comeback it is. I've always thought Fab has been a little underrated, but he's back to stake his claim as one of the more intelligent street tale story tellers.
Throughout the album there is a heavy R'n'B guest appearence with Keri Hilson, The Dream, Jeremih and Trey Songz all lending their dulcet tones, but do not get it twisted, as Fab stays very true to his street roots.
Lil Wayne guests on 'Salute' where Fab spits-
"I'm the highest title, numero uno, i'm not that lil' pregnant white girl, but... Juno".
When it comes to witty lyrics and metaphors there's not many that are better than Fabolous, although I think the emergence of a certain Canadian rapper/singer/actor may have made some people think about upping their game.
Usually I would list some stand out tracks, but after listening to the album it was quite hard for me to pick as I think you can play the CD without skipping beginning to end.
One for the ladies- 'Make Love' ft. Ne-Yo
For the lyric conscious- 'I Miss My Love'
For the streets- 'There He Go'
I'm glad to see Fab come back with so much vengence at time when music has become a bit stale and repitive. All of his fans will now see why he took over two years to come back!
In a time of instruction dance tracks and one hit wonders galore it's refreshing to know true hip hop is still alive and well!
Make sure you pick up the album which will be in stores on import. Also check out the remix to 'Throw It In The Bag' ft. Drake which is RIDICULOUS!!!
Shout out to my boy L. Beezie on this one.