Fabolous Rips NYC Concert With Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie: Show Recap

Fabolous rocked a packed venue at a Sony-sponsored secret concert in New York City’s Bowery Ballroom last night (July 23).

Fab made sure that fans, who were given an opportunity to attend the free show by RSVP’ing online, had a great time. Hosted by Hot 97 personality and news source Miss Info, the event’s opening acts, Troy Ave and Asher Roth, warmed up the crowd with a live band behind them, before F-A-B-O took the stage as the show’s headliner. He wouldn’t come alone, either, bringing out guests like Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie as part of his memorable show.

Fabolous performed many songs ranging from his classics like “Holla Back,” “Can’t Let You Go” and “Breathe” to his more recent hits such as “Black City” off his mixtape, Death Comes in 3s, as well as a few of his featured-guest verses from cuts like “Deuces” remix and “Say Ahh.” The crowd went wild when the Brooklynite brought out Lloyd Banks for a rousing rendition of “Start It Up.”  Fab, sporting a denim vest and later revealing a Brooklyn Nets tank top, closed out his set with Ryan Leslie on deck for a performance of “You Be Killin’ Em.”

XXL chopped it up with Fab after the show.

“Rocking out with the band gives people the chance to get musically-inclined,” he said. “Just to hear real drums and real keys and guitars. I wanted to have a couple highlights, so we had Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie of course. They added that little spice.”

Fab didn’t leave without adding that he’s currently in the studio working on his next project.

“I’m working on an album,” Fab continued about the still untitled project. “That’s the only thing I can focus on now. There’s a few collabs on there, I haven’t picked out the songs, but there’s a Chris Brown feature and Trey Songz. I got a couple that I’m working on in the next week or two, which will be some first-time features for me. This is my first time working with Chris Brown as well besides the ‘Deuces remix.’”—Chanel Clark

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  • kukluxswag

    I was expecting this album to sell about 300k or more on the first week but 149k isn’t bad either. great job nas

  • aaron

    you gotta give us a dope CD Fab….I am tired of other artist trying to b you and you trying to be them…..you are a dope MC………Please be a leader! You are too dope and it is over due!

  • aaron

    keep spreading the word…..this album needs to sell at 10 million……no more co -siging wack raps wth tight pants, no lyrics, and BS hooks!…..Thank you Nas for the CD…Def Jam please really support this album!…Fuck Rhianna!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    I hope “Life Is Good” goes 10 X Platinum!!!!!

    Nasir Jones is the best to ever do it…..

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