Loso's Way

Loso's Way is the fifth studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on July 28, 2009, by Desert Storm Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album's first two singles were released simultaneously on May 26, 2009. "Throw It in the Bag" features The-Dream and "My Time" features Jeremih. Two more singles were subsequently released, Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" featuring Keri Hilson and "Money Goes, Honey Stay" featuring Jay-Z.

Loso's Way
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 2009
Recorded2007–09
GenreHip hop
Length67:43
LabelDesert Storm, Def Jam
Producer
Fabolous chronology
From Nothin' to Somethin'
(2007)
Loso's Way
(2009)
The Young OG Project
(2014)
Alternate cover
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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
  4. "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)"
    Released: November 11, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
About3/5 stars[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The Boston Globe(favorable)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[6]
Metro(Classic)[7]
NewsdayA[8]
Robert Christgau(dud)[9]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[10]
USA Today4/4 stars[11]

BackgroundEdit

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.[12]

Critical receptionEdit

Loso's Way got a score of 66 out of 100 from Metacritic based on positive reviews from music critics.[1] Several critics pointed out that the album revealed Fabolous' lyrical strengths and weaknesses.[2][3] 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.[13]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 99,000 copies in its first week. It became Fabolous' first and only album to top the chart.[14]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Way (Intro)"Streetrunner4:09
2."My Time" (featuring Jeremih)The Runners, Kevin "KC" Cossom (co.)4:00
3."Imma Do It" (featuring Kobe)DJ Khalil3:59
4."Feel Like I'm Back"J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League4:28
5."Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" (featuring Keri Hilson & Ryan Leslie)Ryan Leslie4:07
6."Throw It in the Bag" (featuring The-Dream)Tricky Stewart, The-Dream3:51
7."Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z)Jermaine Dupri3:45
8."Salute" (featuring Lil Wayne)Rico Law4:27
9."There He Go" (featuring Paul Cain, Red Cafe & Freck Billionaire)The BlackOut Movement4:31
10."The Fabolous Life" (featuring Ryan Leslie)Ryan Leslie4:07
11."Makin' Love" (featuring Ne-Yo)Jermaine Dupri, No I.D.4:07
12."Last Time" (featuring Trey Songz)Jermaine Dupri, Jones LRoc4:10
13."Pachanga"Sid V4:14
14."Lullaby"The Alchemist4:19
15."Stay" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)Syience3:41
16."I Miss My Love"Sean C & LV5:49
iTunes Store bonus tracks
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
17."A Toast to the Good Life" (European album exclusive)L Pro2:25
18."Welcome to My Workplace"Sean C. & L.V.1:52
Japan bonus tracks
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
17."Never Let It Go" (featuring Keys)DJ Khalil4:13
18."Bang Bang"Sean C. & L.V.2:16

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Gold 500,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Loso's Way Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Adaso, Henry (July 28, 2009). "Fabolous - 'Loso's Way'". About.com. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Loso's Way - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
  4. ^ Capobianco, Ken (July 27, 2009). "Fabolous, 'Loso's Way'". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (July 22, 2009). "Loso's Way – Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Brown, August (July 28, 2009). "Album review: Fabolous' 'Loso's Way'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  7. ^ Murphy, Siobhan (August 3, 2009). "Fabolous head off on Loso's Way". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  8. ^ Gamboa, Glenn (July 27, 2009). "Music review: 'Fabolous'". Newsday. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Fabolous". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  10. ^ Hoard, Christian (August 5, 2009). "Loso's Way : Fabolous : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 11, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  11. ^ Jones, Steve (July 28, 2009). "Review of Fabolous's 'Loso's Way'". USA Today. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "Fabolous – Loso's Way [Deluxe Edition][CD/DVD] – Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Roman Cooper (July 27, 2009). "Fabolous - Loso's Way". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  18. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  19. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  20. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  21. ^ "Soundtracks – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Fabolous – Loso's Way". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 30, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.