It's Fab's party and he can rap how he wants to.
On Fabolous' second album, which features the single "It's My Party," the Brooklyn MC isn't changing anything about his vocal style — just beats he raps on.
"I'm trying to get, not a new sound, but just different producers, but with my same sound," Fab explained recently.
And yet Street Dreams, due December 3, mostly features producers from Fabolous' platinum debut, Ghetto Fabolous, like the Neptunes, Timbaland, Rockwilder, Just Blaze, DJ Clue and Rick Rock, although he's also collaborated with Kanye West (Jay-Z) and Duro (N.O.R.E.) this time around.
Mary J. Blige and Lil' Mo provide guest vocals on the record, which will also include the Fab and P. Diddy "Trade It All" remix that first appeared on the "Barbershop" soundtrack (see "Fabolous Assists Diddy With His Wardrobe, Shoots Clip For 'Trade It All' ").
Fabolous recently filmed the video for "It's My Party" in Toronto. In the clip, the rapper floats from party to party by private jet.
Meanwhile, the "I Can't Deny" rhyme slinger is traveling the country on Nelly's Nellyville tour with the Big Tymers, Lil' Wayne and Amerie (see "Nelly Brings Land Of Dreams (Dream Boats?) To Virginia For Tour Kickoff").
The outing hits Phoenix on Thursday (October 17) and crosses from the West Coast to the Midwest before ending November 3 in Minneapolis.
For more on the Nellyville tour, check out our recent feature "Cash Money Millionaires: Cash (Money) Rules Everything Around Me."