My biggest regret (Hip-Hop-wise) during a month-long stay in Dubai was learning a day too late Future performed at the JW Marriott Marquis. Rap’s influence there is obvious from YMCMB littering the malls, MMG playing in grocery stores and OutKast blasting from random iPods on the train.
I heard Fabolous was in Dubai filming a video, presumably for The Soul Tape 3, and performing a few shows. Despite personal frustrations with Fab, I couldn’t be mad at someone utilizing his overseas pull and stacking a few non-taxed dirhams (the currency used there) in the process. Nearly two months later – and the spark ST3 originally impacted with essentially nonexistent – Loso drops the UAE-inspired visual for “Young OG.”
Besides cruising on the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the world in a drop-top Bentley and customary turban (which may or may not be a white t-shirt), not much stands out unless a forthcoming video for “Cuffin’ Season” set to drop in spring tickles your fancy.