Fabolous is inspired by Drake and Lil Wayne

26 Dec

In order to build buzz, Lil Wayne hit the mixtape scene after Tha Carter II. His move was questioned by so-called experts. Wayne had already hit the mainstream and it was viewed as dumb to go back to the mixtape level. But, on these mixtapes, Lil Wayne showed his growth as a rapper and soon other artists wanted a verse from Lil Wayne.

The mixtape buzz that Lil Wayne built resulted in Tha Carter III and the domination that he has had over the rap game since that time. Drake also decided to hone his skills on the mixtape level. He had hoped to be signed by a major label in 2007, but labels passed on him due to his roots as a star on the teenage soap opera, “Degrassi.”

Because of this, Drake hit the mixtape scene with a vengeance. Leading into 2009, he created arguably the best mixtape of all-time. The quality of So Far Gone was almost as good as an album. Many people, including these hip hop experts thought that the mixtape was an album, prompting Drake to brag about that on “Forever.” It was this mixtape that got him signed to Young Money.

Taking a page out of Lil Wayne’s playbook, Fabolous plans to take some time off of the mainstream scene to hit the grind. He hopes that he can improve his lyricism while on the mixtape level and build a similar buzz to that of Lil Wayne before he returns. Fabolous also wants to create mixtapes that are on the same level of quality as a studio album.

Fabolous wants to spend the next few months creating mixtapes before returning the next year with his sixth studio album, Loso’s Way 2.

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