Editors' pick

Fabolous Album Release Party

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Editorial Review

Fabolous has had a pretty successful career since he came out of Brooklyn in 2001. Nine of his first 10 singles landed in the top 20 of Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart, and four of those made the overall Billboard Top 10 -- most recently 2007's "Make Me Better." Despite his legal troubles -- getting shot outside Diddy's New York nightclub, police twice finding illegal guns in his car and discovering 500 pounds of marijuana on his tour bus (which Fabolous wasn't on at the time) -- his streak continued. Earlier this year, "Throw It in the Bag," the first track from his forthcoming "Loso's Way" album, hit number 10 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. You'll hear that and other tracks from "Loso's Way" at Lux Friday, when Fab hosts an album preview party. The flyers and promoters are boasting that Carmelo Anthony, Clinton Portis, Michael Beasley and "all of their celebrity friends" will be in the house, but we suggest you just worry about getting on the guest list: either print a pass from promoter Taz Wube's site or e-mail your name to S.Jones@DejaDirect.com by 4 p.m. Friday for VIP admission.

-- Fritz Hahn (July 21, 2009)