Fabolous

Genres: Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": hip-hop rap hip hop gangsta rap new york Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

John David Jackson, 18 November 1977, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Jackson began recording in the late 90s under the Fabolous Sport moniker but enjoyed little recognition. He shot to fame in 2001 as the poster-boy of DJ Clue?’s new label, Desert Storm. Hired as much for his looks as his rapping ability, Fabolous was used by DJ Clue? to cash in on the popularity of the ‘bling-bling’ mentality promoted by the fashionable Dirty South scene. His debut album featured a stellar list of producers and rappers, including the Neptunes, Timbaland, Ja Rule and Nate Dogg. The latter, one of the original G-funk vocalists, featured to great effect on Fabolous’ breakthrough hit, ‘Can’t Deny It’. Released in summer 2001, the single climbed to the upper reaches of the US pop charts. Ghetto Fabolous was a predictably tiresome affair, with the relentless materialism of the lyrics a fitting illustration of Fabolous’ triumph of style...

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