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John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper. He first gained recognition while still a senior in high school, when he performed live on American music executive DJ Clue's radio show, then on Hot 97. Jackson subsequently signed to DJ Clue's Desert Storm imprint, and later secured a distribution deal with Elektra Records. Jackson gained prominence with his first release, Ghetto Fabolous (2001), which spawned the hit singles "Can't Deny It" (featuring Nate Dogg) and "Young'n (Holla Back)". His second release was 2003's Street Dreams, which was supported by two US top 10 singles, "Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo) and "Into You" (featuring Tamia or Ashanti).

Including the aforementioned songs, Jackson's series of hit singles extended throughout the 2000s, including "Trade It All, Pt. 2" (featuring Diddy and Jagged Edge), "Breathe", "Make Me Better" (featuring Ne-Yo), "Baby Don't Go" (featuring T-Pain), "Throw It in the Bag" (featuring The-Dream) and "You Be Killin' Em". He is also known for his appearances on several R&B singles, including "Superwoman Pt. II" by Lil' Mo, "Shawty Is a 10" by The-Dream, "Addiction" by Ryan Leslie, "She Got Her Own" by Jamie Foxx, "Say Aah" by Trey Songz, among others.

In 2004, Jackson signed to Atlantic Records (another subsidiary of Warner Music Group), after leaving Elektra, where he released Real Talk, his first and only album under Atlantic. In 2006, Jackson was let out of his contract with Atlantic and officially signed with Def Jam Recordings (owned by Warner competitor Universal Music Group). Also in 2006, Jackson founded his own record label, Street Family Records. In 2007, he released From Nothin' to Somethin', under Def Jam. In 2009, he released his fifth album, Loso's Way. Throughout the years Jackson has amassed a number of self-released mixtapes, including several installments of his highly acclaimed There Is No Competition series and The S.O.U.L. Tape series, respectively. He released his sixth album, The Young OG Project, in 2014.

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August 12, 2022

French Montana Joins Fabolous for New Song and Video "Say Less"

French Montana assists Fabolous for his new song and video "Say Less," which was shot at the Sei Less Asian-fusion restaurant in New York City.

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August 10, 2022

House Of Aces Announce Upcoming Series ‘The Debut Live’ Hosted By Carl Lamarre

The show will explore iconic albums alongside the artists that created them, including The Game, French Montana and Fabolous.

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July 1, 2022

Premiere: DJ Drama Shares Video for New Song “Forever” f/ Fabolous, Jim Jones, Benny the Butcher, and Capella Grey

The track is produced by DJ Canon and features a KRS-One sample, while the official video for the new collab was helmed by director Kid Art.

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June 30, 2022

Mary J. Blige Shines in Tropical ‘Come See About Me’ Music Video Featuring Fabolous: Watch

The track appears on the deluxe edition of her album 'Good Morning Gorgeous.'

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June 30, 2022

Mary J. Blige, Fabolous Hit the Tropics in ‘Come See About Me’ Video

Single appears on deluxe edition of singer's new album Good Morning Gorgeous

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June 8, 2022

Fabolous Shares Video of Son Freestyling to Drake’s “Champagne Poetry” Beat, Calls It ‘Apple Juice Poetry’

Fabolous shared a video of his son Jonas Jackson freestyling over Drake's "Champagne Poetry" beat, which Fab appropriately called "Apple Juice Poetry."

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April 27, 2022

Fabolous Shows Off the ‘Struggle Meal’ He Cooked Up: 'Don’t Look That Bad'

Across a series of posts he made to social media, 44-year-old Brooklyn rapper Fabolous shared what his version of a “struggle meal” looks like.

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April 20, 2022

Watch Fabolous and Jim Jones Rap Over Pusha-T's "Diet Coke" Beat in Video for "Coke Zero"

Fabolous and Jim Jones teamed up to drop the music video for "Coke Zero," which utilizes the beat for Pusha-T's 'It’s Almost Dry' track "Diet Coke."

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April 4, 2022

VRDGO channel Fabolous and Nate Dogg on new house cut, ‘Ride With Me’

VRDGO take on Nate Dogg and Fabolous' 2001 hit 'Cant Deny It,' on their latest single. Listen to the tune here. The post VRDGO channel Fabolous and Nate Dogg on new house cut, ‘Ride With Me’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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March 30, 2022

VRDGO channel Fabolous and Nate Dogg on new house cut, ‘Ride With Me’

VRDGO take on Nate Dogg and Fabolous' 2001 hit 'Cant Deny It,' on their latest single. Listen to the tune here. The post VRDGO channel Fabolous and Nate Dogg on new house cut, ‘Ride With Me’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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March 29, 2022

Fabolous Shares Video of His Young Son Freestyling: 'Freestyles Run in the Family'

Fabolous took to Instagram to share a video of his 6-year-old son Jonas freestyling in the car before voicing his approval over his stellar showing.

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February 3, 2022

2 Chainz Catches Fabolous Getting His Nails Done While at Dinner

2 Chainz watches Fabo pushing P. Continue reading…

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January 10, 2022

Fabolous Is a Better Rapper Than Andre 3000, According to Reason

Let the debates begin! Continue reading…

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November 27, 2021

Snoop Dogg recognises Black creators in music video for ‘Make Some Money’

A collaboration with Fabolous and Dave East for Dogg's latest album, ‘The Algorithm’ The post Snoop Dogg recognises Black creators in music video for ‘Make Some Money’ appeared first on NME.

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September 9, 2021

Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane and more announce huge joint tour

2 Chainz, Fabolous, Lil Kim and more are also on the bill The post Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane and more announce huge joint tour appeared first on NME.

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December 18, 2020

Yo Gotti Delivers Presents to a Community in New ‘Wish List’ Video

Rapper's single is his first holiday-themed release since 2017's "3 Kings" with Fabolous and DJ Khaled

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Discs

SAY LESS

August 12, 2022

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Down Bad (feat. Ivory Scott)

June 17, 2022

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Spirit Of Ecstasy (Whole-Lotta)

May 13, 2022

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Uncle Elroy

February 11, 2022

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What's My Name

February 4, 2022

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Make Some Money

November 26, 2021

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Brick After Brick (feat. Westside Gunn & Fabolous)

August 13, 2021

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My House

August 6, 2021

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Exes & Summer Flings (with Fabolous)

December 18, 2020

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Sittin In My Car (feat. Fabolous & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)

September 4, 2020

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Into You (Stripped Version)

May 15, 2020

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Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever

November 29, 2019

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B.O.M.B.S.

November 15, 2019

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Choosy

October 4, 2019

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Ooh Yea (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

July 13, 2018

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Friday On Elm Street

November 24, 2017

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Stand Up

October 31, 2017

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Stacks Up

October 30, 2017

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Flipmode

September 1, 2017

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Goyard Bag

February 3, 2017

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The Young OG Project

December 25, 2014

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When I Feel Like It

January 1, 2013

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Ready

January 1, 2013

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So NY

January 1, 2012

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When The North and South Collide Part 2

June 1, 2011

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There Is No Competition 2

March 4, 2010

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Money Money Money

January 1, 2010

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There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape

January 1, 2010

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Throw It In The Bag

January 1, 2009

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Loso's Way

January 1, 2009

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Fast (Like A Nascar) (Remix)

September 18, 2007

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When the North & South Collide Part 2

August 7, 2007

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Rhino Hi-Five: Fabolous

April 24, 2007

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From Nothin' To Somethin'

January 1, 2007

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From Nothin' To Somethin' (Explicit Version)

January 1, 2007

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From Nothin' To Somethin' (Bonus Track Version)

January 1, 2007

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Don't Stop

February 25, 2005

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Rolling Stone Original

December 21, 2004

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Real Talk

November 8, 2004

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Real Talk (123)

October 11, 2004

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More Street Dreams Pt. 2: The Mixtape

November 4, 2003

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Now Ride

October 21, 2003

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Make U Mine (feat. Mike Shorey)

October 21, 2003

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Street Dreams (Bonus Track)

February 1, 2003

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Street Dreams

January 14, 2003

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Ghetto Fabolous

January 1, 2001

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