Fabolous Releasing His Collaborative Album with Jadakiss, Friday on Elm Street, on Black Friday

Fabolous is ready for Black Friday… 

The 39-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop singer and Jadakiss will release their highly anticipated new project, Friday on Elm Street, will be released on Black Friday (November 24).

Fabolous & Jadakiss

Fabolous and Jadakiss have been teasing fans with their collaborative Freddy vs. Jason project for years.

The duo have even shared the artwork for the project, which features an image of a fire burning in a gloomy, dark woods.

Aside from the Future-assisted “Stand Up,” the New York duo didn’t stray too far from their native hometown for the features on the album and recruited the likes of Teyana TaylorFrench MontanaSwizz Beatz and Styles P — all of whom share the duo’s New York roots. The project also features a remix of “Stand Up” with southern rhymers Yo Gotti and Jeezy.

At a recent listening party for Friday on Elm Street, Fabolous and Jadakiss teased that they’re already planning to take their project on the road, but just haven’t figured out tour dates yet.

Here’s the tracklist for Friday on Elm Street:

  1. F Vs. J Intro
  2. Stand Up” ft. Future
  3. Theme Music” Feat. Swizz Beatz
  4. Ground Up
  5. Soul Food
  6. Principles
  7. Talk About It ft. Teyana Taylor
  8. All About It ft. French Montana
  9. I Pray Feat. Swizz Beatz
  10. Ice Pick ft. Styles P
  11. Nightmares Ain’t As Bad
  12. Stand Up (Remix) ft. Future, Yo Gotti and Jeezy

Fabolous Teams Up with Jadakiss & Future for the New Single “Stand Up”

Fabolous is taking a stand…

The 39-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop singer has joined voices with Jadakiss and Future for the new single “Stand Up.”

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Sticking to the haunting theme of the movie their project name derives from, an ominous sound creeps in and connects with a deep thumping bass. As the bass picks up, Future is right at home as he lays down a catchy hook over the trap-laden Reazy Renegade-produced cut.

Fabolous takes the baton from Future and raps about remaining loyal and sticking to the street code. “Yeah, them people ran up on me, asking me do I know something/ Looked them in they eyes and said if I knew something/ I wouldn’t know nothing,” he raps. “Heard a lot about me/ You ain’t never heard that I told nothing.”

Jadakiss later chimes in with his signature laugh and addresses a fake friend. “All them Bentleys, all them Benzes/ Shit you was doing was senseless/ On the road, we was caking/ The code, you was breaking,” ‘Kiss says. “Get exposed when you faking/ Let you tell it, I’m just hating.”

“Stand Up” follows the previously released “Rapture” featuring Tory Lanez.

Fabolous Joining Chris Brown’s Upcoming Party Tour

Fabolous is throwing a party

The 39-year-old half-Dominican hip-hop singer has joined the line-up of Chris Brown’s upcoming Party tour.

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Set to kickoff March 31 in Baltimore, Fabolous will join Brown, 50 CentO.T. Genasis, and Kap G for the two-month trek.

The tour will touch down in notable cities including New York, Washington, D.C., Miami and Las Vegas.

See the image below for the upcoming tour dates:

Chris Brown Party Tour

Fabolous Releases “Summertime Shootout” Mixtape

Fabolous fans have reason to give thanks this holiday weekend…

The 38-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist has delivered his first holiday offering with the Summertime Shootout mixtape.

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The Thanksgiving release finds the Brooklyn rapper serving remixes and vivid bars that match the pop art theme of the project’s artwork.

Here, Loso flips recent hits like The Weeknd‘s “Tell Your Friends” and Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” (he remixes the names to “Tell Ya Friends” and “Trapline Bling,” respectively) as well as ’90s classics. On the Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz collaboration “Doin’ It Well,” producers Cardiak and Critical sample the 1995 LL Cool J slow jam “Doin’ It.”

Fabolous' Summertime Shootout

Fab has been on a steady grind the past year since releasing last year’s Young OG Project the ’90s-inspired, Christmas LP that hosted the tracks “She Wildin’” featuring Chris Brown and “We Good.”

He also rolled out a series of Friday Night Freestyles in May.

In an interview with Billboard in January, the social media whiz said that sales weren’t his priority with Young OG. “With this project, I’m not looking at numbers or thinking that you got to have singles,” he said. “It’s a different time in music. All the conventional ways of doing things are old, and you don’t need to do anything that way again. You need to find new ways to spark people’s interest.”

Loso maintains that same attitude with Summertime Shootout by accompanying the mixtape with a visual trailer. His work is not done, though — he will also roll out the Young OG Project 2due this Christmas (Dec. 25).

Fabolous to Release New Music on Thanksgiving & Christmas

Fabolous is ready to sing in the holidays…

After announcing on Instagram that his Summertime Shootout mixtape would land on Thanksgiving, November 26, the 37-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist also revealed that his Young OG Project 2 would be released on Christmas, December 25.

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Loso has consistently pushed out projects during the holiday season. Last year’s Young OG Project release also dropped on Jesus’ birthday, while parts two and three of his S.O.U.L. Tape trilogy hit the Internet on Thanksgiving 2012 and Christmas 2013, respectively.

Fabolous’ most recent release, The Young OG Project — which hosted the hits “Lituation” and the Chris Brown-assisted “She Wildin’” — entered the Billboard 200 at No. 43 last December.

Fabolous to Perform at This Year’s Made in America Festival

Fabolous is Made to order…

The 37-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist and “Make Me Better” singer will perform at this year’s Made in America Festival this September.

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Produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Anheuser–Busch,the event features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres including hip hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM.

This year’s Made in America festival will take place on September 5 and 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Headlined by Beyoncé and the Weeknd, the event will also include performances by Axwell & IngrossoJ. Cole, BassnectarModest MouseDeath Cab for Cutie, Meek MillBig Sean, Future and more.

Click here to view the full lineup.

Fabolous to Perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam

Fabolous is ready to jam out this summer…

The 37-year-old half-Dominican American hip hop artist will perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam.

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The New York City radio station, the world’s most well known hip hop station, has officially revealed the lineup, which also includes performances by Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Childish Gambino, Omarion and Ty Dolla $ign.

Fabolous and his friends will be performing on the main stage of the festival.

B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf, Travi$ Scott and Teyana Taylor will be performing on the festival stage.

Summer Jam 2015 will take place on Sunday, June 7 at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster.

Fabolous Earns a BET Hip-Hop Award Nomination for Best Mixtape

Fabolous is a mixtape master… And, he could soon have a special award to prove it.

The 36-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop recording artist has earned a 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards nomination.

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Fabolous – who won a BET Hip-Hop Award in 2009 in the Viewer’s Choice category for “Throw It in the Bag,” his collaboration with The-Dream – is up for Best Mixtape for his The Soul Tape 3, the third installment of his Soul Tape mixtape series.

Fabolous wil face off against Action Bronson’s Blue Chips 2, Migos’ No Label 2, Rich Homie Quan’s I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In and Wiz Khalifa’s 28 Grams.

This is his third BET Hip-Hop Award nomination of his career.

The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards are set to take place on September 20 in Atlanta; Snoop Dogg is hosting this year’s event, which will premiere on the cable network on October 14 at 8:00 pm EST.

Drake leads this year’s nominations with a total of eight nods (Track of the year nominees are the producers, not the artists). Other nominees include Iggy Azalea, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
J. Cole f/ TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Eminem f/ Rihanna – “The Monster”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

Best Live Performer
Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.

Lyricist of the Year
Drake
Eminem
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Drumma Boy
Hit-Boy
Mike WiLL Made It
Pharrell
Timbaland

MVP of the Year
DJ Mustard
Drake
Future
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
“Cut Her Off (Remix)” – Produced by Will-A-Fool (K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort)
“Move That Doh” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)
“Studio” – Produced by Swiff D (ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
“Worst Behavior” – Produced by DJ Dahi (Drake)

Album of the Year
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Future – Honest
Rick Ross – Mastermind
ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Yo Gotti – I Am

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea
Migos
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
YG
Young Thug

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre
Drake
Jay Z
Rick Ross
T.I.

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Jay Z
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Young Thug

Best Club Banger
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort – “Cut Her Off” (Remix) (Produced by Will-A-Fool)
Migos – “Fight Night” (Produced by Stack Boy Twaun)
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz” (Produced by Detail)
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Produced by DJ Mustard)
Young Thug – “Stoner” (Produced by Dun Deal)

Best Mixtape
Action Bronson – Blue Chips 2
Fabolous – The Soul Tape 3
Migos – No Label 2
Rich Homie Quan – I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
Wiz Khalifa – 28 Grams

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
B.o.B – “Paranoid” (Ty Dolla $ign f/ B.o.B)
B.o.B – “Up Down” (Do This All Day) (T-Pain f/ B.o.B)
Drake – “Who Do You Love” (YG f/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
Pharrell – “Move That Doh” (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

Impact Track
Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
Lecrae – “Nuthin”
Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
The Roots f/ Patty Cash – “Never”
Talib Kweli f/ Abby Dobson – “State of Grace”

People’s Champ Award
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
YG f/ Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Remix)

Ashanti to Perform at Def Jam Recordings’ Special 30th Anniversary Concert

Ashanti is ready to (def) jam out!

Def Jam Recordings is celebrating their 30th birthday with a special concert featuring performances from the label’s past and present artists, including the 33-year-old part-Dominican American R&B singer/actress.

Ashanti

Ashanti will be joined by Rick Ross and 2 Chainz at the event slated to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 16.

Other artists set to take the stage include DMX, Fabolous, Jeremih, EPMD,Foxy Brown, Jhene Aiko, Method Man, Redmanand Ja Rule. More acts will be announced at a later date.

As part of the celebration, Def Jam will also release a limited-edition LP and CD box set featuring a collection of songs curated by Def Jam’s founder Rick Rubin. It also includes a commemorative T-shirt and booklet.

Tickets for the October 16 concert go on sale on August 22. However, those who pre-order the box set will receive an access code to a special pre-sale on August 20.

“It’s very exciting to be able to be part of such a special announcement that solidifies and continues forward the enduring mark the brand has made on pop culture,” said Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings, in a statement.

Fabolous Releases the Official Video for New Song “Guess Who’s Bizzack”

Fabolous is bizzack with brand new music and a new video…

The 35-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop artist has released the music video for his latest single “Guess Who’s Bizzack,” his collaboration with Broadway.

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Fabolous’ five-minute clip, directed by Joe Puma, begins with a series of photos of people wearing hoodies while supporting “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”

In the black-and-white video, Fabolous depicts a boyfriend who plays shows in Germany. When he arrives home, he notices that his girlfriend is acting like someone else and he confronts her about it. Meanwhile, his girlfriend thinks that her boyfriend is the one who has changed. They’re later shown arguing in a car parked in the snow.

Produced by Mally the Martian, “Guess Who’s Bizzack” is featured in Fabolous’ 2012 mixtape, The Soul Tape 2.

Fabolous is currently working on Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power, his sixth studio album, which should arrive in stores later this year. The rapper has worked with artists like Chris Brown, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, John Legend, Future, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Chrisette Michelle for the upcoming release.