Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: 07:17:09
1) Fabolous Loso's Way (Desert Storm/Def Jam)
2) Mos Def The Ecstatic (Downtown)
3) Dudley Perkins Holy Smokes (1 AM APPROACH)
4) Psycho Realm A War Story: Book 1 (Sick Symphonies)
5) Chali 2na Fish Outta Water (Decon)
Brooklyn, New York rapper Fabolous is back with a bang. His fifth and latest album, Loso's Way on Desert Storm/Def Jam, is this week's number one new hip-hop album at the Hollywood Amoeba Music store this week. Like Jay-Z [who, incidentally, appears here on the track "Money Goes, Honey Stay" (When the Money Goes Remix)] and his American Gangster record, the new Fab album also comes complete with a gangster movie inspired theme. Loso's Way is based on Carlito's Way. And the "Deluxe Edition" of Loso's Way comes complete with a DVD of the half-hour plus movie of the same name that is reportedly a semi-autobiographical film. The film also draws many parallels with the original movie character Al Pacino plays in Carlito's Way.