Fabolous (John David Jackson) is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York City, born on November 18, 1977. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. When he was in a senior high school, he began to pursue a career in hip hop music. In the early years of his career, he rapped under the name Fabolous Sport, the misspelling is unintentional. He intended to be called Fabulous but incorrectly spelled during freestyle and it stuck. He rapped live on DJ Clue’s radio show and WQHT Hot 97. Fabolous decided to start rapping seriously. He would call into DJ Clue’s radio show in late 1998, and he ended up rapping for Clue. DJ Clue immediately signs Fabolous to his newly-formed Desert Storm Records. Furthermore, he featured on several DJ Clue mixtapes and mixtapes with Roc-A-Fella artists. Also, Fabolous and Desert Storm earned a distribution deal with Elektra records.
Fabolous and Desert Storm earned a distribution deal with Elektra records. In 2001, they began to promote Fabolous and his debut album Ghetto Fabolous. It debuted at the number four of Billboard 200, selling over 140,000 copies in its first week. He released his second album Street Dreams on March 4, 2003. Seven months later, he dropped his official mixtape, More Street Dreams, Pt. 2: The Mixtape. On November 5, 2004, he released his third album Real Talk and it debuted at number six on Billboard 200. Fabolous nominated for a Grammy Award for his collaboration on the Dip it Low remix by Christina Milian. His fourth studio album From Nothin’ to Somethin released on June 2007. In 2009, he would go on to release his fifth album, Loso’s Way.
Fabolous released There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP on August 29, 2010. Moreover, The SOUL Tape released on April 22, 2011, which features Fabo and his guests rapping over soul beats. Also, on the Christmas day of the same year, he released the third mixtape series There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3’s. Fabolous released another mixtape The S.O.U.L. Tape 2. Then he released his sixth album, The Young OG Project, in 2014. Furthermore, he released a new single called Ooh Yeah featuring Ty Dolla Sign. Also, he confirmed that his long-awaited Summertime Shootout 3 project was finally on the way.