Fabolous has collaborated with a ton of MCs in his 10-plus years in the rap game. From Jay-Z and Lil Wayne to Rick Ross and Kanye West, Loso has spit with the best of them, but a feature with newcomer Meek Mill has the veteran Brooklyn lyricist especially excited.
“I think Meek is, like, young energy, what hip-hop needs,” Fabolous told MTV News last month. “I always like to see new, young energy come into the game.”
Meek hails from Philadelphia and has made his name as an artist on Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, but it isn’t just Mill’s skills on the mic that Fab admires. Loso also appreciates the “I’mma Boss” rapper’s ability to overcome the hardships he faced on the street. “It shows a person from the same walk of life you come from reaching something that they wanted to do against the odds of what could’ve happened,” Fabolous said of Meek’s past.
“I know a little bit of his story where he went to jail and stuff like that, so it’s good to see him actually doing something that he’s pursuing and being successful at that. I like that as well, just even being able to collaborate with that.”
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