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American rapper Fabolous scored his 1st big hit, “Can’t Deny It all,” right from the gate in 2001, instantly establishing himself like a increasing East Coastline rap star with a combined mix of street-savvy toughness and pop crossover appeal. The Brooklyn rapper (given birth to John David Jackson on November 18, 1977) was among the first East Coastline MCs to accept the bling mentality from the South along with the gangsta swagger from the Western Coastline, even while incorporating a delicate undercurrent of pop-rap into his music. He was one of the primary of a fresh breed of NEW YORK rappers, later & most notably to add 50 Cent, who have been able to cross among multiple marketplaces without losing road cred. His youngsters was essential, but therefore was his bravado, so when Fabolous could stability this persona optimally and discover a production formulation to fit, industrial achievement resulted. His discovery one, “Can’t Deny It” — a Rick Rock and roll production having a 2Pac test along with a Nate Dogg feature, and a catchy connect — preceded his debut record, Ghetto Fabolous (2001), and produced a substantial amount of hype. The record also featured creation work with the Neptunes, but just managed an added solitary, “Young’n,” which didn’t match the achievement of “Can’t Deny It.” When Fabolous came back along with his sophomore recording, Road Dreams (2003), he capitalized on his preliminary renown, accumulating three major strikes: “Trade EVERYTHING,” “Can’t ENABLE YOU TO Proceed,” and “Into You,” using the second option two breaking in to the Best Five of Billboard’s Sizzling 100. Later on in 2003, Even more Road Dreams, Pt. 2: The Mixtape strike stores just with time for the vacation season. Comprising numerous street-level recordings originally released on mixtapes, this compilation didn’t spawn any strikes, but it do reaffirm Fabolous’ hip-hop qualifications within the wake of his string of pop crossover singles. The next season brought with it another record, Real Chat (2004), which didn’t give any main pop crossover strikes (“Baby” was a one) yet do boast a monster Simply Blaze creation, “Breathe,” which additional shored up Fabolous’ hip-hop qualifications. The youthful rapper took the majority of 2005 and 2006 off, and quickly before the planned discharge of his following record in past due 2006, he produced headlines when he was shot within the knee and subsequently billed with weapons ownership (police discovered two weapons in the automobile that transferred him to a healthcare facility). Def Jam — which authorized Fabolous after sending Musiq to Atlantic in a distinctive trade scenario — released From Nothin’ to Somethin’ (2007). The recording debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Best R&B/Hip-Hop Albums graph (number 2 general) and spawned some singles, like the Top Ten strike “Make Me Better” offering Ne-Yo. 2 yrs later the strike single “Toss It within the Handbag” would property on his record Loso’s Method, a loose, conceptual full-length motivated with the film Carlito’s Method. This year 2010 he released THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO Competition 2: The Grieving Music, a “idea mixtape” directed to bury rival rappers. The S.O.U.L. Tape and THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO Competition 3: Loss of life Will come in 3’s both found its way to 2011. Another S.O.U.L. Tape was released the next calendar year. It highlighted guests like Trey Songz, Pusha T, J. Cole, Wale, and Cassie. Although a set of singles premiered in 2013 to market Loso’s Method 2 — “Prepared” with Chris Dark brown and “When PERSONALLY I THINK ENJOY IT” with 2 Chainz — the record was ultimately scrapped after many years of continual delays. Rather, Fabolous revealed his 6th LP, The Youthful OG Task. The 2014 work featured Full Homie Quan, French Montana, Kevin Hart, and Chris Dark brown. It peaked at amount 12 over the Billboard 200 and in the very best Three from the R&B/hip-hop and rap graphs. A set of mixtapes adopted in 2015 before Fabolous came back to the studio room for the follow-up to Youthful OG. “Goyard Handbag” with Lil Uzi Vert, the very first flavor from that work, premiered in early 2017.

Quick Facts


Full Name Fabolous
Date Of Birth November 18, 1977
Height 1.8 m
Profession Disc jockey, Rapper, Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Children Jonas Jackson, Johan Jackson
Siblings Paul Cain
Partner Emily Bustamante, Emily Bustamante
Awards BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ
Music Songs Into You, Make Me Better, Can't Let You Go, You Be Killin Em, Throw It in the Bag, Breathe, My Time, She Wildin', Can't Deny It, Lituation, Ready, Cuffin Season, Ball Drop, Thim Slick, Baby Don't Go, Everything, Everyday, Everywhere, Young'n, Real One, Trade It All PT2, Goyard Bag, Young OG, When I Feel Like It, We Good, Baby, Money Goes, Honey Stay, Diamonds, Imma Do It, Keepin' It Gangsta, Stacks Up, Faith In Me, I Miss My Love, This Is My Party
Albums Summertime Shootout, The S.O.U.L. Tape, The Young OG Project, Loso's Way, Street Dreams, The S.O.U.L. Tape 2, Soul Tape 3, Real Talk, From Nothin' to Somethin', Ghetto Fabolous, Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power, There Is No Competition, There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3's, Trappy New Years, Freddy vs. Jason, There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP, I'm so Brooklyn (Part Five), The Soul Tapes, There Is No Competition 2 & 3, More Street Dreams, Pt. 2: The Mixtape, When the North & South Collide Part 2, Rhino Hi-Five: Fabolous, Playlist, Summertime Shootout, Vol. 2
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, BET Award for Viewer's Choice, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Black Reel Award: Best Film Soundtrack
Movies Scary Movie 4


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#Fact
1 Was supposed to be in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) playing the role of Flip, one of Roman Pearce's cousins, however the character was written out of the final script.
2 NYC: Planning to start his own label. [2011]
3 Released his third album Street Dreams Pt. 2: The Mixtape including "Think Y'all Know" and "Make U Mine", and is set to star in two new movies [2003]
4 Hit album 'Loso's Way' was inspired by Jay-Z's album 'American Gangster' in that they both tell a complete narrative.
5 Paul Cain is his brother.
6 Chipped one of his front teeth trying to impress a girl with a basketball
7 Has had numerous hit albums - Ghetto Fabolous, Street Dreams, Street Dreams Pt. 2: The Mixtape, and Real Talk.
8 Is Dominican and African- American
9 Comes from Brooklyn, New York
10 Often spells his name F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S in his songs


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gossip Girl 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waist Deep 2006 performer: "Bad Girl" / writer: "Bad Girl" - as John Jackson
So You Think You Can Dance 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roll Bounce 2005 performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie"
Coach Carter 2005 "No Need for Conversation" / performer: "No Need for Conversation"
You Got Served 2004 performer: "Badaboom"
Honey 2003 performer: "4ever", "Now Ride", "Into You"
Barbershop 2002 performer: "Trade It All Part 2" / writer: "Trade It All Part 2" - as J. Jackson
Like Mike 2002 performer: "Basketball"
Blade II 2002 performer: "We Be Like This" / writer: "We Be Like This" - as John Jackson
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 performer: "Tameeka"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Don't F*#K with Christmas by Fabolous 2014 Short
Fabolous: Everything, Everyday, Everywhere 2009 Short Fabolous
Scary Movie 4 2006 Gunman

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Don't F*#K with Christmas by Fabolous 2014 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Smackdown! 2016 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself
Revolt Live 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Re:Introducing 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Tyga: Rack City (Remix) 2012 Video short Himself
Love & Hip Hop 2011 TV Series Himself
DJ Drama: Oh My 2011 Video short Himself
VEVO Go Shows 2011 TV Series Himself
Funk Flex Full Throttle 2011 TV Series
Rip the Runway '11 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
RapFix Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Shining Stars: The BET Awards Nomination Special 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 TV Movie Himself
Check It Out! Video 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Jadakiss: The Last Kiss 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
With the DJ 2008 TV Series short Himself
Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Young Jeezy: Who Dat 2008 Short Himself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2007 TV Series Himself
TMZ on TV 2007 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Rap City 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself
Boost Mobile Rockcorps 2006 TV Movie Himself
Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop 2006 Video documentary Himself
Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin 2006 Video documentary Himself
Diamond Life 2005 TV Series Himself
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
It's the Shoes 2005 TV Series documentary
The Cut 2005 TV Series Himself
Unique Whips 2005 TV Series Himself
The Apprentice 2005 TV Series Himself
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special Himself
Cribs 2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2004 TV Series Himself - 'Breathe' Video / Himself
Fabolous Weekend in the Hamptons 2004 Himself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend 2 2004 Video documentary Himself
100 Proof 2004 TV Series Himself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2003 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Jay Z
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Christina Milian
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Like Mike (2002) · Shad Moss (Performer)
· James B. Moor (Writer)
· Jermaine Dupri (Performer)
· Full Force (Writers)
· James Barlow (Writer)
· Robert Ford (Writer)
· Kurtis Blow (Writer)
· Shirley Walker (Writer)
· William Waring (Writer)


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#Quote
1 I've been around for almost 10 years in the game but somehow I still look like I'm like on my second or third album or something. So it's good cause it doesn't blow up my age.
2 I'm so devoted to my music and becoming the best artist I can be. I don't want to devote too much time to anything else before I say I've conquered that. I just wanna become bigger and I'm never satisfied with just what I am today, I just always want to be bigger. If I was Bill Gates, I would double Bill Gates. That's the mindstate you should keep in any profession, just keep striking iron and trying to get bigger and better.
3 There's no New York rapper who's out that is competing with me because first of all, I'm the best.
4 I hate to see somebody get locked up, especially someone as talented as Lil Wayne. You know Wayne is a strong figure in the hip-hop marketplace, and for him to go away for 8 months, you know it's sad for hip-hop as a whole.
5 I keep chicks in my lap, throwing me head fakes!
6 It's okay to lose your pride over someone you love. Don't lose someone you love though over your pride!
7 Everybody's not always open to everything. People have biased feelings about certain things, especially in the hip-hop world. The hip-hop world hates homosexuality.
8 You can't spell believe without a lie in the middle.
9 Don't keep that money waiting, it get impatient.
10 You can spend your time Dreaming about Living or Living your Dream.


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