Earlier this week, Fabolous kicked off his Reebok concert series during its launch event in New York's Chinatown district. The Brooklyn rapper performed new tracks off his latest project, Loso's Way, as well as some of his vintage cuts dating back to his first album.
Ballerstatus.com sat with Loso after the show and spoke on his future, new album, and Rich Yung clothing line.
BallerStatus.com: How did Carlito's Way mirror your life, and how did it inspire you?
Fabolous: I watched the story and I saw Carlito come out of jail and try to do bigger and better things. Through doing that, there are trials and tribulations. Everyone's life has ups and downs. I watched that and that's the same way my life has been. I've been through a bunch of curves, peaks and valleys,[and] at the same time, my objective is to get to a bigger and better place. That's where our story was similar.
BallerStatus.com: When can we expect some music from the Neyo-Loso album?
Fabolous: Neyo actually just sent me a joint, and I'm working on a joint, to send him. It's just a situation where we probably won't be able to work in the studio together that much. So we just send each other stuff back and forth. I really can't tell you when a single will be coming, but we are trying to work with Ryan Leslie, and make that chemistry and magic happen.
BallerStatus.com: Being that you dropped your previous manufacturer for your Rich Yung Clothing Line, when will the public receive the next season?
Fabolous: We're coming. We dropped that manufacturer and gained another one. We got with some guys who really saw our vision, who can really take our [product] to the next level. Right now, they are looking further than pushing clothes, they want to do accessories and bags, things like that. I just got a sample duffel bag. I'm hype about it, and it was just to show how far they wanted to go with the line. By Fall/Winter, we will be out there. I just got some stuff dropped off at the crib, my partner dropped me some winter stuff, so it's going to be crazy.
BallerStatus.com: How is fashion now as opposed to when you first came into the game?
Fabolous: You see now people are wearing more fitted stuff, but you have to be mindful -- keep an eye on the street, and notice what is tasteful for everybody. Certain people are still wearing the same stuff, but certain people are doing it a little different. The hipster style is in, but with us, we always had a different kind of brand where we liked a lot of vintage Polo. We try to keep that element, mix it up season-wise, that way if you're feeling a season, you can jump on it. You may not be so crazy about the next season, but then we may come back and blow your mind again. So we are just staying seasonal with it, keepin' it coming and keepin it fresh.