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Fabolous Plans Concept Album Based on Film

Fabolous recently announced to MTV News that he will be following in Jay-Z’s footsteps with a planned concept album based on an unidentified film. The Brooklyn native explained to MTV’s Mixtape Monday that he feels he will be able to finish the project in record time because of the framework he’s working with, and he plans to drop the first single this May. Much like Jay’s recent American Gangster LP—which was inspired by the Denzel Washington movie of the same name—Fab plans on reinterpreting scenes and dialogue from the movie on the album. “What Jay-Z did [with ‘American Gangster‘]… he took that Frank Lucas character and put it in the frame of his Jay character,” Fab told MTV. “That’s what I wanna do. I don’t wanna say I that I’m actually the character, but take some of his scenarios or some things I went through and tell it in my tone.” While the Def Jam MC isn’t yet ready to reveal the source of his inspiration, he already has some ideas about who he wants to handle production. DJ Toomp, Kanye West, Just Blaze and Polow Da Don are all names that he’s currently considering.

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