NEW YORK — Def Jam Records had their team working hard Tuesday. In Harlem, Jadakiss and OJ Da Juiceman shot the second part of their "Who's Real" video, while Fabolous filmed his "Throw It in the Bag" clip in lower Manhattan. The-Dream, who sings on Fab's hook, Christina Milian, Irv Gotti, DJ Clue, Ryan Leslie and model Claudia Jordan all came down for cameos.
"This video today is about a girl who likes to throw things in a bag in her own way," Fab said on set. "We got the beautiful Miss Claudia Jordan. You might have seen her on 'Deal or No Deal' or '[Celebrity] Apprentice' or heard her on Jamie Foxx's 'Foxxhole' radio show. We decided to have her in the video because she can walk the walk and talk the talk. ... We had her play as a thief, and she's going in there and throwing things in a bag. But I'm kinda feelin' her. I'm feeling her integrity, I'm feeling her style, I'm feeling her going out and taking what she wants. By the end of the video, I'm kinda looking past her being this big thief, and maybe next time she throws things in the bag is because I'm buying it for her."
Fab said in real life, he's been attracted to women that remind him of Jordan's character.
"Not a shoplifter," he clarified with a chip-tooth grin. "A woman with some edge. Definitely want a girl who knows how to go out there and get what she wants. Not shoplifting, but she makes it happen."
"Throw It in the Bag" is the second video Fab has filmed recently in advance of his summer album, Loso's Way. He already has the clip for "It's My Time" in the can.
"It's saying how long I been in the game and did things my way, and 'It's My Time' again," he explained. "That's more what 'It's My Time' is about — for me to do my thing and wake people up to that. 'Throw It in the Bag,' on the other hand, is another fun record from Fab that has some energy. You can move to it. The girls are gonna like the message to it. Just go out there and not pay attention to what a price tag says: 'Just throw it in the bag.' It's a little motivation for people to go shopping and have some fun with it, too, in the recession."
Over the next several days, Fab is releasing at least two trailers for his album. In one trailer, Fab is decked out in a tux with friends, such as former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon, enjoying a night on the town when there is an attempt on his life. In another one, Loso walks through a headquarters where cocaine is being cooked up and makes sure his employees are handling their business.
Guest stars on Loso's Way include The-Dream, newcomer Jeremih, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne on a track called "General."