Fabolous knows a thing or two about balance. Throughout his entire career, the Brooklyn MC has equally doled out murderous mixtape material and unstoppable radio hits. His latest single, "Ready" featuring Chris Brown, feels more like the latter.
"I'm ready to come back. I've been off for a couple of years. I've still put out a few mixtapes, you know The S.O.U.L. Tape 1 and 2," Fab told MTV News of how he spent his time since dropping 2009's Loso's Way. "But it's time for me to get back in the game commercially and drop some radio hits. I think everybody knows Fab for those genuine radio smash records and that's where 'Ready' starts right back off, my foundation of what I do."
The Runners-produced "Ready" is the very first single off Fab's upcoming Loso's Way 2. The slow-rolling track finds the veteran lyricist delivering clever one-liners to the ladies, while Chris Brown laces the chorus with his own brand of seductiveness.
Fab contends however that the song has two tasks. One, of course is to be romantic, the other goes beyond the bedroom. "I actually made this song to inspire other people. 'Ready' is a mind state you want to be in as well," he said. "That's the kind of mind state I want to be in — I want to be ready for whatever the world brings to me... it's also for you and your lady. You might just be trying to get her ready for whatever you're trying to get her ready for. That's what the song does too."
On Sunday, Loso and Breezy hit the beaches of Malibu, California, to start filming a video that matches the song's heat. "We definitely wanted a tropical [scene]. We wanted some ocean because the second location is actually in the Dominican Republic," Fab revealed. "We wanted something here that could match the tropical feel of the island."
As far as the collaboration portion of the video, Fabolous is excited about Breezy's involvement. "I don't want to tell the whole video, but Chris Brown is definitely killing his performances as usual, and he pulls off another spectacular performance today," he said.
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