Rolling Out: You recently signed with Roc Nation, but you’ve known Jay Z for a while. What have you learned from being around Jay Z?
Fabolous: I’ve even seen his progression as an individual, as a man, as a human being, and as an artist. That’s what I’ve seen the most. One of the key things is that he shows you how to move in a room full of vultures. That’s one of the things that I have definitely seen Jay be able to do. You can put Jay in any room and he’s going to be comfortable. You can put him in the ‘hood in Zone 6 Atlanta, or you can put him in Midtown Manhattan, or put him in the Brooklyn projects and he’s able to navigate each one of those places well. That’s a gift. Everybody can’t do that. There are certain people who would be able to do one and can’t do the other. [There are] certain people who would be able to do two and not all three. That’s one of the reasons why he is so successful today. He is able to move in those rooms and also be able to deal with the people that are in those types of rooms. I’ve seen that. That’s one of the key things that I’ve seen from being around Jay.
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