Loso's Way

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Loso's Way
Studio album by Fabolous
Released July 28, 2009
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 67:43
Label Desert Storm, Def Jam
Producer DJ Clue (exec.), Duro (exec.), Fabolous (exec.), Skane (exec.)
Ryan Leslie, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, StreetRunner, L Pro, The Runners, DJ Khalil, The Alchemist, Syience, Jermaine Dupri, Sami Wilf, LRoc, No I.D., Sid V, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Sean C. & L.V., BlackOut Movement, Rico Law, Kevin Cossom, The-Dream
Fabolous chronology
From Nothin' to Somethin'
(2007)
Loso's Way
(2009)
Young OG
(2014)
Singles from Loso's Way
  1. "Throw It in the Bag"
    Released: May 12, 2009
  2. "My Time"
    Released: May 12, 2009
  3. "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere"
    Released: September 22, 2009[1]
  4. "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)"
    Released: November 11, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (66/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
About 3/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[5]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[6]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[7]
Metro (Classic)[8]
Newsday (A)[9]
Robert Christgau (dud)[10]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[11]
USA Today 4/4 stars[12]

Loso's Way is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Fabolous, released on July 28, 2009.[13]

Background[edit]

Fabolous planned on not having many guests on the album. The album was originally called Work Hard, Play Harder. The album was set to be released on June 30, 2009, but was pushed back to July 28 because Fabolous wanted to include the movie with the album.[citation needed]

A deluxe album was released on the same day as the standard release. The edition features a bonus DVD, (Loso's Way, the movie). The movie features Fabolous (and three of his friends). Fabolous is leaving a restaurant when he is shot. His friends quickly rush Fabolous to the hospital, but are stopped by the police after running a red light. Fellow rapper Styles P has a role in the movie. DJ Clue, DJ Khaled, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz, DJ Envy, and Ryan Leslie make cameo appearances. The movie Loso's Way runs for 33:03 minutes. In order to view Loso's Way the movie, the deluxe album Loso's Way must be purchased.[14]

Singles[edit]

The first two singles were released simultaneously on May 26, 2009. "Throw It in the Bag" features The-Dream and "My Time" features Jeremih. The third single is "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" featuring Keri Hilson. Fourth single is "Money Goes, Honey Stay" featuring Jay-Z.

Critical reception[edit]

Loso's Way got a score of 66 out of 100 from Metacritic based on positive reviews from music critics.[2] Several critics pointed out that the album revealed Fabolous' lyrical strengths and weaknesses.[3][4] Slava Kuperstein of HipHopDX gave the album a 3.5 out of five stars and stated that Loso's Way may be the first completely focused album Fabolous has ever dropped, and the results confirm what all the hype was for in the first place.[15]

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 99,000 copies in its first week. It became Fabolous' first album to top the chart. As of May 2014, Loso's Way has sold 318,187 copies, making it Fabolous' lowest selling studio album. [16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Way" (Intro) StreetRunner 4:09
2. "My Time" (featuring Jeremih) The Runners, Kevin "KC" Cossom (co.) 4:00
3. "Imma Do It" (featuring Kobe) DJ Khalil 3:59
4. "Feel Like I'm Back"   J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 4:28
5. "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" (featuring Keri Hilson) Ryan Leslie 4:07
6. "Throw It in the Bag" (featuring The-Dream) Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 3:51
7. "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z) Jermaine Dupri, Sami Wilf 3:45
8. "Salute" (featuring Lil Wayne) Rico Law 4:27
9. "There He Go" (featuring Paul Cain, Red Cafe & Freck Billionaire) The BlackOut Movement 4:31
10. "The Fabolous Life" (featuring Ryan Leslie) Ryan Leslie 4:07
11. "Makin' Love" (featuring Ne-Yo) Jermaine Dupri, No I.D. 4:07
12. "Last Time" (featuring Trey Songz) Jermaine Dupri, LRoc 4:10
13. "Pachanga"   Sid V 4:14
14. "Lullaby"   The Alchemist 4:19
15. "Stay" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius) Syience 3:41
16. "I Miss My Love"   Sean C & LV 5:49

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 26
US Billboard 200 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
US Billboard Top Rap Albums 1
US Billboard Top Soundtracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radioandrecords.com
  2. ^ a b "Loso's Way Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b Adaso, Henry (2009-07-28). "Fabolous - 'Loso's Way'". About.com. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  4. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Loso's Way - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  5. ^ Capobianco, Ken (2009-07-27). "Fabolous, 'Loso's Way'". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  6. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2009-07-22). "Loso's Way - Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  7. ^ Brown, August (2009-07-28). "Album review: Fabolous' 'Loso’s Way'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  8. ^ Murphy, Siobhan (2009-08-03). "Fabolous head off on Loso’s Way". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  9. ^ Gamboa, Glenn (2009-07-27). "Music review: 'Fabolous'". Newsday. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Fabolous". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  11. ^ Hoard, Christian (2009-08-05). "Loso's Way : Fabolous : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  12. ^ Jones, Steve (2009-07-28). "Review of Fabolous's 'Loso's Way'". USA Today. Retrieved 20019-01-24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ Fabolous at Island Def Jam. Def Jam.
  14. ^ Loso's Way [Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD] Amazon.
  15. ^ Hiphopdx.com
  16. ^ http://www.antiindustry.com/20132014-hiphop-album-sales/
  17. ^ a b Concepcion, Mariel (2009-07-09). "Fabolous Gets Personal on 'Loso's Way' Album". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Here We Go Again by Demi Lovato
Billboard 200 number-one album
August 15, 2009
Succeeded by
Live on the Inside by Sugarland