On Friday, June 14, 2013 at York College Performing Arts Center in Jamaica, NY the New York Department of Education, Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I WILL GRADUATE Program presented the Empowering Boys Closing the Achievement Gap Conference. It was a day of celebrities and surprises who came to applaud 1,200 male youth for completing 8th grade and entering high school. We encouraged these young men to achieve college success with the emphasizing the importance of education, college access and college readiness.
The Empowering Boys Closing the Achievement Conference was hosted by Tonya Lewis, (Executive Director of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/ I WILL GRADUATE Program) with special guest moderators Jaime Foster Brown, (Publisher of Sister 2 Sister Magazine), and Angela Yee (Power 105.1 FM Radio Personality) where 1,200 male youth came together to hear empowering speeches and panel discussions by Wyclef Jean (Platinum Producer & Recording Artist), Fabolous (Platinum Recording Artist & Producer), Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott (New York City Department of Education), Elle Varner (RCA Recording Artist), Angela Simmons (Host of BET’s 106th & Park) and Amanda “Diva” Seales (Host of VH-1 Master of Mix).
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Fabolous breaks down the lyrics to, “For The Love,” off of, “The Soul Tape 2.”
Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Fabolous for an exclusive interview!
In our interview, Fab talked about what his line of sneakers would be called, being on the “Life Is So Exciting Tour”, brand new album “Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power”, raising his son, “Ready” video with Chris Brown, how he met Young Jeezy, collaborations with Jeezy, Red Cafe and Future, hanging around Kevin Hart & much more!
Fabolous drops a new single, When I Feel Like It,” featuring 2 Chainz. “Loso’s Way II,” drops soon, it’s about to be a hot summer!
Fabolous meets up with Life+Times in Brooklyn to break down the lyrical themes of his Just Blaze produced hit, “Breathe”.
Fabolous and Pusha T traveled across the U.S. and to Canada for, “The Life Is So Exciting Tour.” Check out pictures from shows in, New York, L.A., Boston, D.C., San Francisco and more. Guests included, Trey Songz, Lil Mo, Joe Budden, Cassie, Red Cafe, Troy Ave, Broadway, The Dream and Teyanna Taylor. “Loso’s Way II,” and “My Name Is My Name,” drop this summer.
Fabolous talks about his new album “Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power,” collaborations with Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, and Future, and his veteran status in the game. Plus, he reveals a new release date for the project.
When I started I had trouble picking a rap name bcuz My hood nickname didnt seem like a “rapper name” & my 1st initial which i used alot couldnt work bcuz of another well known “Jay” from Brooklyn. Bcuz of my wordplay, my moniker was “The Fabolous Vocabulist”.. I met DJ Clue at Hot 97 & spit for him. In the rap, the moniker was dropped. From there he went on to call me Fabolous & also Fabolous Sport. (Sport was my hood nickname) It gained popularity quick while I sat back & watched a mistake become my name. So today I look at the irony of taking a mistake and making it look correct. Moral of the story is every mistake, somethin can be taken from it, learned from it or made from it. My mistake made me FABOLOUS