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Brooklyn NY, United States (2001 – present)

John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is a Grammy award nominated American rapper, actor and designer signed to Def Jam Records. He released his debut album, Ghetto Fabolous in 2001 and has since released 2003’s Street Dreams, 2004’s Real Talk and 2007’s From Nothin’ to Somethin’, all of which have collectively sold over four million copies in the United States. His fourth studio album, Loso’s Way, was released in July of 2009 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

It takes talent to make the struggle to succeed seem effortless, but that is the gift that separates artists like Brooklyn’s John Jackson, aka Fabolous, from the everyday MC. While most rappers spend more and more time convincing the masses of their “hustle,” Fabolous lets his work speak for his effort. With two platinum albums (2001’s Ghetto Fabolous and 2003’s Street Dreams) and one Gold (2004’s Real Talk) to his credit, the veteran hitmaker still exudes a rookie-of-the year swagger. After recording for both Elektra and Atlantic Records, Fab is enjoying a home coming with the legendary Def Jam label. His first recorded song was “If They Want It” from DJ Clue’s The Professional, which was released by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam in 1998.

“I had people in my corner already over there,” Fab says of DJ Clue and A&R Skane, the Desert Storm duo who discovered Fabolous. “So it wasn’t like I was coming to a new neighborhood.”


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  • oedipalmass

    friday night freestyles are absolutely murderous

    31 May 3:22pm Reply
  • DaKing23

    Killin' these freestyles.

    4 Apr 5:48pm Reply
  • Artbook

    The Soul Tape 3 is fire. keep it up!

    18 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • Pulpfilm

    Ayyyyyy fab got all the bangers. One of the most underrated.

    20 Feb 10:52am Reply
  • InfinitiProject

    Came here expecting to see She Wildin' as top track. Leaving satisfied.

    13 Feb 1:22pm Reply
  • tomash696969

    his soul tape mixtapes are better than other rapers albums

    24 Jan 9:59am Reply
  • edubbwitthevdub

    New album is hot

    15 Jan 4:04pm Reply
  • Musiq4me88

    "Do Me A Favor...Don't Do Me NO Favors!!!" Str8 up OG talk Fab..We Good!!!

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • alex_robe

    I like The Young OG. good thing.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pbmkendall

    @OG-Gurda Never heard Throw it in the Bag?

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Illitoris

    If u think breathe is his "only" song, u needta get in yr pajamas, get under the blankets or sheets accordingly and KEEP SLEEPING ON LOSO, MR. KNOW SO

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
  • CircusRock

    bumpin' Soul Tape 3 til Loso's Way 2 drops...

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    'Breathe' is his only song. One-song rapper.

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • akakleo

    His music video for Young OG is on WSHH. Check it out, it's niiiiiice!

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Jay_TheGoodLife

    Foreigners (feat. Meek Mill & Mike Davis) of Soul Tape 3 goes hard

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
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    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • cWalkerTHPS

    Soultape 3 bangs in <3

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • FreshyAsFuck

    "The Soul Tape 3" me parece una buena mixtape. Algunas canciones no pegan ni se ajustan al buen sonido de los mejores temas del proyecto como "Playa" o "Foreigners", pero por lo general suenan bastante cohesionados todos los temas. Los mejores temas del disco para mi gusto son "Everything's the same", "Sacrifices", "You Know" (Increíble...), "Thim Slick" y "Young OG". Instrumentalmente es una mayoria de las bases tienen una atmosfera y una calidad increíble...

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • LUCE08

    Everything Was The Same (Feat. Stacy Barthe) ahhh yes yes yes

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ploveskicks

    The Soul Tape 3 is pretty decent. Good job, Fab!

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
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