Fabolous Talks His Favorite Sneakers And Why Now You Are Paying For The Hype In Footwear News


Of course, we all love a good sneaker…well, a few of them! And so does Brooklyn native and veteran rapper Fabolous. In the latest issue of Footwear News Magazine, the famed talent talks about his sneaker collection, what’s wrong with the “sneaker culture” now, his personal style, the “re-popping” of sneakers and much more.


What bothers you the most about the sneakerhead world today?

The re-popping, it’s out of control. It changes the experience for the regular consumer. It used to be track down the shoe, purchase it at box price and put it on. Kids are now working three weeks to a month to get a shoe that shouldn’t be that [elevated] in cost. It’s Jordans, Yeezys — anything that’s popular. Even Adidas Originals NMDs are starting to get that chase. I don’t know the solution; just give kids the chance to buy the shoes. When Kanye West first put his shoes out, he said he [wanted] everybody to have a chance to have quality. But when they came, it was the same re-pops, same markups, and Adidas didn’t do anything about it. It’s fun for the hype when you’ve got to pay $2,000 for a $200 sneaker, but [it’s hurting] the average consumer.

Who is the leader in the sneakerhead world?

I think there’s a best in different categories now. There’s always classics — they get their just due and respect. There’s a new wave of [Nike] Flyknits, I like them, they’re very comfortable. My mom was never a big sneaker person because she didn’t like how heavy sneakers were. You know how 1990s sneakers, they were all heavy? My mom wasn’t with it, so now I’m about to introduce my mom to Flyknits and stuff, see if she could hang — these are the kind of shoes she would like. She would buy cheap shoes because they were cheaply made but light — she liked light shoes on her feet, she didn’t like a heavy bulky shoe.

Are there any designers or labels you’re particularly fond of?

I grew up in the 1990s, so I like a lot of the styles that were going on then. The design of the shoes, to me, was truly ahead of their time — a lot of the classic Jordans and a lot of the retro stuff that’s coming back now is really all from that time period. Some of them were slept on — they were worn by living legends of the time or connected to people who were bigger-than-life stars, and they’ve moved on and new stars have appeared, but those shoes still have a connection with people. I like that ’90s era of style and swag.

Check out more of the interview HERE.


Trey Songz Joins Fabolous For RIHMIX to “Sex Wit Me” [New Music]

Fabolous is gearing up for the release of his upcoming mixtape Summertime Shootout 2.

Today the Brooklyn emcee delivers the Trey Songz assisted “Rihmix” to Rihanna’s Sex Wit Me” off her chart-topping album ANTI. 

Keeping the Bajan beauty’s original hook, Fab and Trey offer up verses about their dealings with women who bring it in and out of the bedroom.

Listen to Fab and Trey’s take on “Sex Wit Me” below.

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Artist Velous Drops His Fly Track “Flipmode” [New Music]

After coming off a year which saw him make guest appearances on highly popular records alongside the likes of Fabolous, Rick Ross, Tyga, Jeremih and more, Velous has also raised his level of clout by producing hits for various artists including the much talked about Kanye West record “All Day,” which helped Velous snag two Grammy nominations.

Shifting gears into artist mode, the Kingston, NY native released singles “Sex And The City” and “Flex Wit You,” featuring his Coke Boy brethren French Montana, both of which have helped him win over more fans to add to his cult following. As he gears up for the release of his forthcoming debut album The Disco, Velous blesses listeners with a brand new high energy self-produced cut titled “Flipmode.” Hopefully, there’s a full remix to follow if Busta Rhymes tags onto this fly track!

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Joe Budden Indulges In His Fantasy In Video For “Flex” ft. Tory Lanez & Fabolous

Joe Budden is currently working on a collaborative project with araabMUZIK. The first single of the project is the Torey Lanez and Fabolous assisted “Flex.” Today the Slaughter House emcee delivers a sensuous video in which he, Lanez, and Fab partake in playing out their fantasies. Surrounded by tons of gorgeous ladies with plenty of libations and herbal, the stage is set for a night of indulgence.

Watch Joe Budden’s video for “Flex” featuring Torey Lanez and Fabolous below.

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Tish Hyman Makes A Studio Sesh Look Like a Good Time In “Dreams” feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Fabolous [New Video]

From her Dedicated To album in stores and on music streaming platforms everywhere, Tish Hyman releases the official visual to the hit single “Dreams” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Fabolous, produced by Dave Kuncio, William Larsen and Alejandro Salazar.

In the Duy Nguyen-directed video, the three music cohorts partake in the most ultimate studio session ever, as they create magic, vibe out, paired with some refreshing libations, and good trees (if you know what we mean).

Check out the video above.

Tish will be at the Highline Ballroom with BJ The Chicago Kid on Wednesday, July 20.

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ABIR Celebrates Everyone That Are Making Things Happen With “Girls” [New Music]

After riding the “WAVE” with Masego on her debut release earlier this year, ABIR is back at it again with, “GIRLS,” which was premiered via Billboard.

Never one to bite her tongue, the 21-year-old Moroccan-born singer/songwriter sips tea and throws shade towards all the catty girls and BS boys that she’s crossed paths with. However, ABIR insists that “this record isn’t about being bitter or hating on anyone – it’s actually a celebration and an anthem for all the young girls and boys making sh*t happen!”

ABIR doubled down on that notion by enlisting a dozen of NYC’s most influential young girls for a one-of-a-kind social media campaign on Instagram, featuring London Zhiloh, Minahil Ayazm, and seemingly every “IT” girl of Summer 16. Having already shared the stage this year with The-Dream, DAWN, Elhae and many others, expect ABIR to keep the shows coming.

Check out the track above.

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Raja feat. Fabolous – “Mannequin” [New Music]

Long Island native Raja brings his lavish lifestyle to new heights by linking with the Brooklyn OG himself, Fabolous, for his latest single titled “Mannequin.” For the visual of this feel-good track, both Raja and Fab demonstrate what the mannequin lifestyle is all about!

Twitter: @RajaForLife @MyFabolousLife

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SFPL Music: Meek Mill ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss “All The Way Up” Freestyle

Meek Mill is the latest emcee to jump on Fat Joe and Remy Ma‘s banger “All The Way Up.”

Mill tapped Brooklyn rapper Fabolous for the assist and of course couldn’t resist throwing some shade at the 6 God. Drake threw a couple of shots the Philadelphia spitters way on “Hype,” off his latest release VIEWS.

“I don’t run out of material/You shouldn’t speak on me period/You try to give your side of the story/They heard it/But they weren’t hearing it.”

Mill’s dig of course alludes to the accusations that Drake supposedly doesn’t write his rhymes, allegations he himself brought against the Toronto emcee.

“This is hip-hop / You ain’t write it, don’t record it / I don’t know how they gettin’ down ‘cross the border.”

Since the drop last night Meek has also released a version of the freestyle with a verse from Queens rapper Jadakiss. You can listen to both versions of the song below. Now we just have to wait for Drake to respond. Given their back and forth over the last few months he’s definitely going to cook something up. Let the countdown begin.

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Step Into The Boof: Get Familiar With DJ Boof [Video]

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DJ Boof has made a name for himself as one of the most entertaining DJ’s ever and is known for his ability to create an electrifying energy in any arena. Hailing from Brooklyn, DJ Boof has deejayed at venues across the globe, toured with some of Hip Hop’s biggest names including Nicki Minaj and Fabolous, and currently serves as the DJ for daytime television’s No. 1 talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

As DJ Boof readies to take his career to new heights with a foray into producing music, Step Into The Boof and get familiar with the legendary DJ below. Stay tuned for more details on DJ Boof’s upcoming project.


Artist 5ive Is All About Her Green Paper In “Add Em Up” [New Music]

Today, Boston, Massachusetts native and artist, 5ive premiered her catchy new tune entitled “Add Em Up” presented by The official track was produced by Fabolous‘ producers Mark Henry and MK.

5ive chants:

“I’m on sh*t, forever rich, look at my wrist, these b*tches pissed…”

In the song, the rising talent makes it clear that she’s all about her paper, by any means necessary; even if it means blowing a check, because she’s still getting paid.

From creating magic as a professional Make-Up Artist, straight to the studio, 5ive is currently cooking up more music, and will be dropping gems throughout the year. Stay Tuned.

Make It Rain with 5ive as you listen to the track above.

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