Fabolous never dreamt of being a rap artist. During an interview on the radio station HOT104.COM, the artist, whose legal name is John David Jackson, stated he had gotten fed up with having no money so he made some music and ended up discovering what stardom was like, leading him to a career path he never imagined he'd get to.
Fabolous's parents were Dominican and African-American. He was raised in a public housing complex called the Breevort Houses, which was located in Bedford Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The misspelling of the name Fabolous was a nervous error made by Fabolous during a freestyle, and it became permanent. In his final year of high school, the artist made an appearance on DJ Clue's Hot 97 show with N.O.R.E. DJ Clue saw an opportunity and snagged the young, talented artist immediately, signing him under the Desert Storm label. Fabolous was featured in a string of mixtapes by DJ Clue as well as several mixtapes released by Roc-a-Fella artists. He later signed with Elektra Records. His first album release was in 2001 by the name of Ghetto Fabolous. The album contained the hit singles "Can't Deny It" and "Young'n (Holla Back)." The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Over 140,000 copies of the album were sold in the first week. "Can't Deny It" made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the single "Young'n (Holla Back)." There was no place to go but up for Fabolous from there. His second release was the album Street Dreams in 2003. The single "Can't Let You Go" hit the number one spot on the Rhythmic Top 40 Chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Into You" also reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2004, Fabolous signed with Atlantic Records and released Real Talk. It debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 200. Two songs from the album hit the charts: "Breathe" and "Baby." In 2006, Fabolous signed with Def Jam Recordings. In 2007, he released From Nothin' to Somethin', and it charted at the No. 1 slot on the R&B charts and the rap charts. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album was certified gold just one month after its release. The single "Make Me Better" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Track Billboard Chart.
Where can I buy Fabolous tickets?
The best place to look for tickets to upcoming Fabolous concerts is at StubHub. You'll find the widest variety of seating and pricing available out there at StubHub, and the site and mobile app are both easily navigated.
What is Fabolous's setlist like?
The most recent setlist available is from a concert in 2015. The setlist is as follows: "Lituation," "We Good," "Ball Drop," "She Wildin," "Can't Deny It," "Young'n," "Superwoman," "So Into You," "Can't Let You Go," "Make Me Better," "Breathe" and "Cuffin' Season."
Is Fabolous coming to a city near me?
As of now, there are no concerts scheduled for Fabolous. If he releases a mixtape with Def Jam, as stated on his Instagram page, he may be making a live comeback.
Is Fabolous touring in 2020?
To date, nothing has been announced regarding a Fabolous tour.
What was Fabolous's last album released?
The last album released was Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power. He has not released anything in quite some time.
Does Fabolous have surprise guests during his live performances?
Fabolous has a long list of collaborations and has been known to surprise his audience with a pop-up appearance from other artists on occasion. Some of the artists he has done collaborations with include Pharrell, The Neptunes, N.O.R.E. and Tamia.Back to Top