Fabolous Pays Homage To 2 Lauryn Hill Classics At Once (Video)

Fabolous has been wildly consistent at making songs about relationships, seemingly never alienating the other sides of his audience. Like LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, or T.I., Fab’ has been enjoying this duality for 10, going on 15 years.

Perhaps the Brooklyn, New Yorker’s latest single “Real One” shows how he can tow the line. The visual is simple courtship—showing ‘Loso living the fabulous life, while the woman of his affection gets a ride to work. The record features overt elements of two Lauryn Hill hits—The Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” and her solo breakout “Lost Ones”:

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Notably, the summertime record has its own beat, but is a clever nod to the past—as the MC between albums stays relevant and consistent at once, always on his own terms.