Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Loso's Way" by James Montgomery

The best rap artist in the game right now is John “fabolous” Jackson. He was born November 18th 1977 and grew up in Brevoort projects where he got his name. He blew up with his hit single “I can’t deny it” featuring Nate dogg off his 2001 debut album, ghetto Fabolous, and never looked back. Coming out of the hood he had to do what most people do that are struggling on the streets and want to get money. He sold drugs and made profit with his squad from Breevoort called Street family. His career began in 1988 while he was a senior in high school and was just 3 credits away from graduating. He ended up rapping on the famous DJ clue radio show and got signed to def jam. Fabolous said "I saw it as my shot to shine. But there wasn't really that much time to be nervous. I had been making up some rhymes that afternoon but by the time I got to the studio I forgot one of them. Luckily, I didn't have to battle Noreaga or anything like that. It was like he'd get on a beat and then I'd get on one. I made up the rest of the sh*t on the spot. I took advantage of the opportunity, that's all." You can tell when someone is talented and they’re the truth when they freestyle and forget rhymes but still have the ability to say something that’s fire rapping straight off the head. He has made 4 albums all together in his career so far. In 2001 he made his debut album ghetto fabolous, then returned in 2003 with his sophomore album Street dreams and in the following year he followed up with another album called Real talk. In 2007 he released his next album from nothing to something and it was number one on the billboards Top R&B/Hip hop albums chart. Every time he makes a new album he gets better and better. Coming from the hood he never changed and still remembers where he comes from. Mostly every song he makes he shout outs his street fam. He keeps it real and doesn’t change the way he acts because he’s rich now he still keeps it the way it’s always been even though he’s making millions. Being inspired by jay-z, biggie, tupac and other artist that have got there names off of rapping and keeping it street but still being able to have a large variety of fans of different race has helped him find his swagg and showed him what routes to take. jay-z is about to be a billionare coming from marcy to madison square in just a matter of years! this shows that just because you come from the streets and you make it big that you should have to change up. he made it big by expressing his feelings and talking about his struggles and things he had to deal with gorwing up in the hood. if you keep it real from when you never had anything to when you make it big you'll have fans that could relate to you no matter what because they could relate to you and what you go through. Fabolous made a song on his album From nothin to Somethin that shows that he's still hood and he still remembers where he came from. the name of it is called "Change up" ft akon.

Rich yung clothing:

In 2006 he released his clothing line, Rich yung. He gave the clothing brand the name rich yung not just as a clothing line but as a lifestyle. The lines name represents a lifestyle that many people aspire to live. The clothing line is expensive and is only sold in a limited amount of stores.


At October 20, 2008 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Ohkono said...

Hey James
Do you think his poularity will last? Since, alot of rappers are now entreprenuers ,in your opinion who is his main competition right now?
Ms G

At October 20, 2008 at 5:37 AM , Blogger Ohkono said...

Come on you dont think he regrets not finishing high school??? 3 credits away!!!

ms G

At October 20, 2008 at 6:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what inspired you to write about him? do you see him as a role model to you?Do you really think he's going to be famous through out his life?Do you want to be like him???

Tiffanny F.

At October 20, 2008 at 6:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey james do you thimk that he should have finish high school? i mean you cant rely on being a rapper.Hey james why do you idealize him so much? Do you think he is a good role model


At October 20, 2008 at 10:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo wats goodie baii lol nigga son wrote a story about fab i see son kno his knowledge
wat is ur favorite loso album?



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