Fri 27 Dec 2013
Fresh off the release of The Soul Tape 3, Fabolous sat down with Fuse in a suite at Madison Square Garden (where else?) to break down his latest project. Loso explained his choice of artwork, where he got the idea to release the first Soul Tape and walked us through a few of the tracks. That includes “The Get Back,” which many people believe to be a (late) response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Here’s what Fab had to say:
“The Get Back” is taken from, you know… once you say something and you also have to live and die by your words. But now it becomes on other people to get back, so it’s almost the revenge of what you’re saying. Do you relish in it? Do you back away from it? Do you step up to the plate? A lot of times people don’t always think of the backlash.
At first hearing [Kendrick’s verse], I was ready to just go in the studio and just fire it back, because it just felt like somebody kinda disrespected your home. So I sat and listened to it and I heard different things. I spoke to some of the OGs and they just was like, Take your time, see what’s going on with it. ‘Cause a lot of people were jumping at it just for the attention’s sake. Once I started paying attention, I knew something that I didn’t hear the first time: that it was actually a line from a Kurupt rap.
I just wanted to share a bit of light on that whole situation, because I’m sure at first hearing people are gonna think it’s a Kendrick Lamar diss.
Watch after the jump…