Loso’s Way—Fabolous (2009)
“With Loso’s Way and the movie I was trying to paint a picture of what went on with my whole shooting. This was a situation where I don’t believe I was the intended target. Sometimes you can put yourself in a situation because of the energy and what’s going on around you. You can actually put yourself in harm’s way. That was more of what I wanted to depict in my film. That whole Loso’s Way theme was inspired by Carlito’s Way. Carlito was trying to do better. He came out of jail and wanted to be a better person. He had all these plans; he wanted to take care of his girl and fly away to the Islands. But he ends up getting killed at the end of the movie because of the lifestyle that had surrounded him. That was the message I got from that movie. I wanted to show that my story was similar. If you get to the point where you keep that negative baggage around you, it will catch up to you in the long run.
We twisted the rap beef thing into the film to where someone was beefing with me, but my friends around me felt like they got to retaliate on the rap beef. And someone retaliates back, so it becomes a circle of negative shit leading back to you. And that’s what kind of happened in real life to me when I got shot.”
Truthfully, I never wanted ‘Throw It In The Bag’ (featuring The-Dream) to be the lead song from the album. I felt like it was a little cheesy and I also had the Loso’s Way campaign and what I wanted to depict. I just felt like that song didn’t go with what I envisioned, but when Dream brought me the record, and they gave it to me in the studio, when we left the session to go out to a club or to go eat, I kept catching some of my boys singing The-Dream’s part. I hadn’t rapped on it yet, so that was the only vocals on it. I would hear girls sing it. I even watched a little 10-year-old kid in the studio sing that hook. So I noticed how infectious it was. I knew something as infectious as this I can’t fight it. People are going to lock on to the song.”