Make no mistake about it, there has never been a disconnect between, "Fabolous'" ability to consistently make hit records without ever sacrificing his supreme lyrical ability since he entered the game in the late 1990's. Fabolous, the now thirty-eight year old veteran MC who was born with the government name, "John David Johnson" cemented his spot in Hip-Hop history forever when Fab dropped a scorching hot freestyle on DJ's Clue's radio station Hot 97 in 1998. From that moment forward, DJ Clue would take Fab under his wing and would sign Fab to his label, "Desert Storm" as the main artist.
That same year, Fab would make his first official appearance and generate a copious amount of buzz on Clue's debut studio compilation album, "The Professional" . Fabolous' presence would be even more undeniable on the second installment of Clue's project on the track, "Fantastic 4 Part 2" and this would set up Fab perfectly to finally drop his debut album, "Ghetto Fabolous". Despite the album dropping on the horrific day of September 11th, 2001, it would still move over 140,000 units in the first week of its release. This was greatly due to the album's leading, "Rick Rock" produced hit single, "Can't Deny It" featuring the late great vocalist Nate Dogg. Fab's debut album would catapult the young rising MC into superstardom as the project would quickly hit platinum status and would act as an appropriate platform for Fab to cement himself as one of the best in Hip-Hop.
Fabolous would follow up his debut with his sophomore effort project, "Street Dreams" on March 4th, 2003 and would eventually add another platinum plaque to his esteemed Hip-Hop resume. The album would once again have Fab cultivating some of his best hit songs with "Can't Let You Go" and "So Into You". Fab would end 2003 with another semi-successful hit, "Make You Mine" off his late-year mixtape, "More Street Dreams Part 2". Despite his commercial success and his reputation for being an elite lyricist, some had doubts that Fab had not completely developed into a complete MC and could not drop another hit song without compromising his lyrical abilities. The Just-Blaze produced track, "Breathe" off Fab's third album, "Real Talk" released in 2004 would completely eradicate any further doubts as Fab's gritty and razor-sharp flow paired with the New York themed cinematic production would transform the track into an instant Hip-Hop classic.
After adding another hit single to his resume in, "Make Me Better" in 2007 and dropping a commercially disappointing album in, "Loso's Way", Fab was determined to revive his artistic credibility by dropping a series of critically acclaimed mixtapes. Fabolous would go on to release a number of mixtapes that included, "The S.O.U.L. Tape" series along with the, "There Is No Competition" series as well. In between releasing this highly-praised projects, Fab would release a string of hit singles that includes the, "Ryan Leslie" produced track, "You Be Killen Em".
Most recently, Fabolous is looking to drop his next album, "The Young OG Project 2" later this year. Be sure to check out the album when it drops and some of Fab's best work below!