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It takes talent to make the struggle to succeed seem effortless, but that is the gift that separates artists like Brooklyn’s John Jackson, aka Fabolous, from the everyday MC. While most rappers spend more and more time convincing the masses of their “hustle,” Fabolous lets his work speak for his effort. With two platinum albums (2001′s Ghetto Fabolous and 2003′s Street Dreams) and one Gold (2004′s Real Talk) to his credit, the veteran hitmaker still exudes a rookie-of-the year swagger. After recording for both Elektra and Atlantic Records, Fab is enjoying a home coming with the legendary Def Jam label. His first recorded song was “If They Want It” from DJ Clue’s The Professional, which was released by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam in 1998. Now he is preparing to release his fourth street classic, From Nothin’ to Somethin’ under the watchful eye of his longtime collaborators.

“I had people in my corner already over there,” Fab says of DJ Clue and A&R Skane, the Desert Storm duo who discovered Fabolous. “So it wasn’t like I was coming to a new neighborhood.”

While he doesn’t site any one reason for his move, Fabolous has learned a lot from his time in the industry and is eager to capitalize on his experience. “I haven’t peaked yet,” he explains. “I was happy with the past records, but I have some adversity to learn off of for the future.”

It’s appropriate that Fabolous is getting a fresh start for his latest release because he wants From Nothin’ to Somethin’ to be a rebirth for his fans old and new. “Everybody is trying to take what they have and make something more,” says Fabolous, explaining the album’s title. “It’s a new year, everybody’s on their hustle, back in the gym and I’m trying to give them some inspiration. This is music to chase your money too, work out–motivation music.

The first single “Make Me Better” is produced by Grammy Award winning producer Timbaland and finds Fabolous doing what he does best; blending radio ready sound beds with clever and memorable lyrics. Rapping that he needs “a Corretta Scott to make me King” Fab picks up with his female fans where “Baby” left off. “It’s a great feel good record, it’s got a lot of style to it,” he says. “I wanted a record that could show that I could touch different people with my music.”

Already recognized for his hit-making ability, Fabolous is eager to show the diversity of his technique while staying true to his blueprint for success. On the cocky “Make Money” he cleverly borrows Notorious B.I.G’s trademark chuckle to comment on the laugh-ability of his competition: “these dudes is stand up rappers, hip-hop comedians, I start laughin as soon as I put your CD in.” His wit and wordplay is not something he gets enough credit for, but the MC is confident people will come around. “Certain people recognize it,” he says, “but its like they’ll sing it in the shower, but they won’t sing it outside. It’s all good though. One of them days you gonna get drunk and start singing that song.”

Enlisting a whose-who list of guests that includes Akon, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo and Junior Reed, Fabolous plays to a variety of audiences on this disc, but there is no mistaking that it’s his show from beginning to end. The anthemic “Brooklyn” features a yet to be disclosed surprise guest and “Change Up” pairs Fab with singer, producer extraodinaire Akon helping him reflect on his life and career.

“Anytime you become a successful person, people may look at you and say you changed,” explains Fabolous, who references the October 2006 shooting that took place outside of Justin’s restaurant in the lyrics of the song. “That record just talks about people changing as a person for money, how they carry themselves and treat other people. For me, I might have changed where I live or my number, but I haven’t changed as a person…I slid a line or two about what happened in October but I’m not coming out with a bullet proof vest or anything.”

The playful “Foggin Up The Windows,” produced by Miami’s The Runners, features R. Kelly’s chopped and screwed vocals from his hit “Ignition” to prop up Fabolous’ ode to parkin’ lot pimpin’ of the more carnal kind.

“I just took it back to trying to get some in the car,” he says with a laugh. “Everyone’s either done it or tried to get some in the car. It may not have been the place of choice but everybody’s had a hotel on wheels.”

Other rewind worthy tracks like “Real Playa” featuring Lloyd, “Diamonds” featuring Young Jeezy and the Just Blaze produced “Back To School” round out an impressive collection that makes From Nothin’ to Somethin’ worth the two-year wait. In his absence no artist has come close to matching his boyish charm, wit and unassuming cool both on and off the mic. With a new team and a pop of his collar Fabolous is indeed “fresh to Def.”

“I’m trying to bring good music back to the game,” he says confidently. “And anybody that’s bringing good music, the hype is gonna follow them.”

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The Young OG Project

Download Fabolous’ “The Young OG Project”, Available Everywhere Now!

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"Lituation"

Download Fabolous’ new single “Lituation” on iTunes Now!

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"When I Feel Like It" Ft. 2 Chainz

Fabolous – “When I Feel Like It” Ft. 2 Chainz

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Ready Ft. Chris Brown

Fabolous – “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown

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There Is No Competition 2

Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2 [Explicit]

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Loso's Way [Explicit Content - Parental Advisory]

Fabolous – Loso’s Way [Explicit]

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My Time

Fabolous- “My Time”

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Fabolous on 'How To Create A Lituation' with Noisey

How do you turn up? We all have our own ways, but we’re all probably not famous rappers who turn up for a living. Today, we have Fabolous delivering a nice little lesson on how to make your current situation a lituation (which, for the record, is a situation that is lit). And hey, just…

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Fabolous Interview with Fox 5 News

The rapper Fabolous is out with a new album called “The Young OG Project,” which is quickly climbing the charts. Fox 5 interviewed him in his private recording studio that he calls the Corner Office. It is so private we cannot even say where it is; only that it is close to the city. Fabolous…

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Video Blog: Fabolous Performs at Throne Boxing in Madison Square Garden

  Check out this video recap of Fabolous performing at Roc Nation’s Throne Boxing event in Madison Square Garden this past Friday. Photos below shot by Lenny “Kodak Lens” Santiago. Fabolous “The Young OG Project” Available Everywhere http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Fabolous Interview With Fuse TV

Check out Fabolous’ interview with Fuse TV discussing his new album “The Young OG Project” Talks working with Samples on The Young OG Project: Download Fabolous’ new album “The Young OG Project”, Available Everywhere Now! http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Fabolous' "OG's Eleven" New Years Celebration

Follow Fabolous as he celebrates New Years Eve in Miami with his family and friends in this “OG Eleven” themed video blog featuring an appearance by Rick Ross. Check it out. “The Young OG Project”, Available Everywhere Now! http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Download Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" Available Everywhere Now!

Download Fabolous’ new album “The Young OG Project”, Available Everywhere Now! http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Fabolous Interview with Hot New Hip Hop

Fabolous recently reeled off his top five reasons of why he loves the ’90s, although we’re sure there are plenty more than just five. In addition to doing a list for HNHH, Loso also sat down to speak more closely on the project that inspired our list: The Young OG Project. With the album dropping…

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Fabolous Loves The 1990s: Watch Him Reminisce On ‘Martin’ And Tropical Fantasy Soda

Fabolous established his rap reign in the 2000s, but the Brooklyn, New York MC is deeply rooted in the 1990s. His upcoming album, The Young OG Project, will drop on Christmas and serve as a bit of a throwback to the decade that influenced Fab the most. In the music video for “Lituation,” the album’s…

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Vibe: Fabolous Wants His Piece Of The Crown

Check out a snippet of Fabolous’ new feature in Vibe Magazine discussing his new management deal with Roc Nation, his latest project “The Young OG Project” and more below. Now running with Roc Nation, Fab plans to extend his brand beyond music. Will consumers buy in? Today, John “Fabolous” Jackson is in the middle of…

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Fabolous On Shade45 Sway In The Morning Show

Check out Fabolous freestyling on Sway in the Morning on Shade 45. He also breaks down some of his lyrics, talks about future collaborations before his time is up and more. Fabolous “The Young OG Project” Available December 25th! Pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Upload Your Photo to #TheYoungOGProject Photobooth!

Today is the Fabolous ‘Young OG’ Edition of #ThrowbackThursday! Take it back to the 90’s in #TheYoungOGProject Photobooth. Upload your photos and add filters now at http://theyoungogproject.com/photobooth/ and share on your social media platforms using the hashtag. Check out some examples so far below: Fabolous “The Young OG Project” Available December 25th! Pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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New Music: Fabolous - "Ball Drop" (Listen Now)

Click play to listen to Fabolous’ new song “Ball Drop” off the upcoming “The Young OG Project” now! Pre-order Fabolous’ “The Young OG Project” now: http://smarturl.it/youngogproject  

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Fabolous Interview on Hot 97 Ebro in the AM

Fabolous stopped by Hot 97′s “Ebro in the AM” show to discuss his current management deal with Roc Nation, his new album “The Young OG Project” dropping on December 25th, meeting Biggie and more. Check it out above. Pre-order Fabolous’ “The Young OG Project” Now! http://smarturl.it/youngogproject

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Fabolous Interview on The Breakfast Club

Check out Fabolous’ latest interview on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club as they talk about his new album The Young OG Project, his deal with Roc Nation, and more! Fabolous “The Young OG Project” Available Everywhere Dec. 25th! Pre-order now: http:/smarturl.it/youngogproject  

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Pre-order Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" Now! Available Dec. 25th!

Fabolous’ new album “The Young OG Project” is available for pre-order now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon! Get “Ball Drop” instantly when you pre-order on itunes or download on Google Play and Amazon now. Click here to pre-order: http://smarturl.it/youngogproject Tracklist: 1. Lituation 2. We Good (ft. Rich Homie Quan) 3. All Good 4. You…

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"Lituation"

Watch Fabolous’ new video for “Lituation” off The Young OG Project, Available Dec. 25th. Download Fabolous’ “Lituation” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ilituation

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Download Fabolous' New Single "Lituation" on iTunes Now!

Download Fabolous’ new single “Lituation” on iTunes Now! http://smarturl.it/iLituation #TheYoungOGProject Dec. 25! Listen to Fabolous’ “Lituation” here.

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New Music: Fabolous - "Lituation" (Stream Now)

Click play to listen to Fabolous’ new single “Lituation” off the new album “The Young OG Project”, available everywhere December 25th digitally!

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Fabolous To Release Digital-Only Album, The Young Og Project, Christmas Day, On Desert Storm/Def Jam Recordings !

Multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated hip-hop icon Fabolous – considered by insiders to be one of the best bar-for-bar lyricists in the game – returns to the front lines on Christmas Day with THE YOUNG OG PROJECT. The digitally-only album from Fabolous – new member of the Roc Nation Family, the face of the Rocawear BLAK Fall/Winter campaign,…

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Video: Fabolous Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Complex’s Joe La Puma takes Fabolous to Packer Shoes to shop for sneakers and pick up the brand new Packer x New Balance 740 “Worthy”. New Fabolous album on the way!

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Revolt: Fabolous Announces New Album, 'The Young O.G. Project'

When describing the signature line used to open his Soul Tape series last year, Fabolous told REVOLT, “It was such a line to gauge as age. Like you’re old enough to know better, that’s the maturity in it, but you’re still young enough to be like, ‘Man I don’t give a f—k.” The verse doesn’t…

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Fabolous on ESPN's First Take

Fabolous stops by ESPN’s first take to discuss the upcoming Def Jam 30 Concert at Barclays Center, growing up a football fan, the Dallas Cowboys and more!  

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Fabolous Speaks On Loso's Way 2

Fabolous recently made a stop by MTV to chop it up with Nadeska Alexis. During their conversation, they speak on Fab’s upcoming album, Loso’s Way 2, what to expect in the next few months, working with Nicki Minaj and much more. Check out the interview above. New Album Coming Soon!  

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Fabolous - "Sacrifices"

Fab is back at it again and this time he drops a brand new visual for his track, “Sacrifices” off his latest mixtape, “Soul Tape 3″. Check out the video above. New Album Coming Soon!

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