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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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"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 - "Thim Slick" Ft. Jeremih

This past weekend, Loso dropped a brand new visual for his track, “Thim Slick” featuring Jeremih. This one appeared on his recent mixtape, Soul Tape 3. Check out the video above. New Album Coming Soon!

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Fabolous On ESPN First Take

Fabolous was the special guest on today’s new episode of ESPN First Take. During his sit down at the round table, Skip Bayless asked Fab, what he thought about Macklemore winning at The Grammy’s last night. Take a look at what he said above.  

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Fabolous Breaks Down Tracks From "Soul Tape 3"

This week, Fabolous released his new mixtape, Soul Tape 3. Well, he sat down with FUSE and breaks down a couple of tracks from the new project. Take a look above.

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Fabolous "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape Available Now

If u want to download the complete mixtape trilogy. Soul Tape 1, 2, & 3. Visit http://t.co/Pej3IVD3ql — Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) December 25, 2013 Tracklisting: 1. Everything Was The Same ft. Stacy Barthe 2. Sacrifices 3. Playa 4. The Get Back 5. Foreigners ft. Meek Mill & Mike Davis 6. The Hope ft Jadakiss 7. You…

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Fabolous "Soul Tape 3" Trailer

Check out the trailer for Fabolous’ “Soul Tape 3″ mixtape dropping on Livemixtapes.com on Dec 25th at 12:25pm.

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Fabolous - "Everything Was The Same"

Fabolous is prepping the release of his new project, Soul Tape 3 and today he gives us a brand new visual for one of the tracks off the new tape which features Stacey Barthe. Check it out above.

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Fabolous Reveals "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape Cover & Release Date

Today, Fabolous has revealed the new cover for his upcoming mixtape, “Soul Tape 3″ which will be dropping on Christmas Day at 12:25 PM EST. Take a look at the artwork above.

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Fabolous - "When I Feel Like It" Ft. 2 Chainz

Check out Fabolous’ brand new music video for his single, “When I Feel Like It” featuring 2 Chainz! Loso’s Way 2: Rise To Power Coming Soon

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Behind The Scenes: Fabolous & 2 Chainz "When I Feel Like It"

Earlier this month, Fabolous headed over to La Marina in NYC to shoot the brand new visual for his single, “When I Feel Like It” featuring 2 Chainz. Above, you can check out the official behind the scenes from the video shoot. Full video coming soon. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’…

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Video: Nardwuar vs. Fabolous

While out in Vancouver, British Columbia, Fabolous caught up with Nardwuar for an interview. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “When I Feel Like It” Ft. 2 Chainz on iTunes Click Here to download Fabolous’ “When I Feel Like It” Ft. 2 Chainz on Amazon

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Video: Decoded: Fabolous (Part 2)

Check out Part 2 of Life + Times series, “Decoded” with Fabolous where he speaks on his track, “For The Love”. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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New Music: Fabolous "When I Feel Like It" Ft. 2 Chainz

  Check out Fabolous’ brand new track, “When I Feel Like It” featuring 2 Chainz. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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Fabolous & Pusha T "The Life Is So Exciting" Tour: NYC Show

Check out the recap of Pusha T & Fabolous’ show at B.B. Kings in NYC a few weeks ago with special guest, Lil Mo. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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Fabolous & Pusha T "The Life Is So Exciting Tour" Dates

Check out the new flyer for Fabolous & Pusha T’s “The Life Is So Exciting” Tour and check out the remaining dates. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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MTV Jams Presents: Pre-Tour Rituals

Check out the Pre-Tour Rituals according to Fabolous for The “Life Is So Exciting” Tour! Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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Design The Official 'Life Is So Exciting' Tour T-Shirt

Design the official ‘Life Is So Exciting’ Tour t-shirt and win $1000 cash, Click Here for details. Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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Fabolous & Pusha T Announce "Life Is So Exciting" Tour

Fabolous & Pusha T have teamed up with MTV Jams to co-headline The Life Is So Exciting Tour. Check out the tour dates below.  MTV Jams, the only channel dedicated exclusively to hip hop music and culture, today announced that its recruited two of Def Jam’s hottest artists join forces this spring as “MTV Jams Presents…

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Behind The Scenes Of Fabolous' "Ready" Music Video Ft. Chris Brown

Check out the behind the scenes footage from the video shoot of Fabolous’ new music video for his single, “Ready” featuring Chris Brown. Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now!

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Fabolous Speaks On Loso's Way 2 With Billboard Magazine

Check out Fabolous’ latest interview with Billboard Magazine where he speaks on his upcoming album, Loso’s Way 2 and more. Click Here to download Fabolous’ “Ready” Ft. Chris Brown Available on iTunes now! Edit

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New Music; Fabolous "Ready" Ft. Chris Brown

Listen to Fabolous’ new single titled, “Ready” featuring Chris Brown. Loso’s Way 2 coming soon! Click here to download Fabolous There Is No Competition 2, Available on iTunes Now!

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New Music: Fabolous "For The Love"

Fabolous will be releasing his new mixtape, The SOUL Tape 2 this Thanksgiving and earlier this week he gave us a new track off the tape. Check it out below. Click here to download Fabolous There Is No Competition 2, Available on iTunes Now!

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Fabolous Presents "So NY" At Sons Of Essex

Check out Fabolous’ new video campaign in support of his new single “So NY”. He speaks on his favorite places to eat in NY. Click here to download Fabolous There Is No Competition 2, Available on iTunes Now!

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NYC: Free Fabolous Show Monday, July 23rd @ Bowery Ballroom (RSVP Info Inside)

RSVP Here: http://cmplx.it/NA9zPK Click here to download Fabolous There Is No Competition 2, Available on iTunes Now!

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A Fabolous Way Foundation Presents 1St Annual 3 Kings Of New York City Coat Drive To Benefit New York Cares Fabolous, Robinson Cano (Ny Yankees) & Ahmad Bradshaw (Ny Giants) Launch 3 Kings Coat Drive

WHO: NY Native, Hip Hop Star Fabolous launches the 1st Annual 3 Kings Coat Drive to benefit New York Cares in New York City, 3 Kings – Fabolous, Robinson Cano & Ahmad Bradshaw WHAT: Fabolous and A Fabolous Way Foundation present the 1st Annual 3 Kings Coat Drive in New York City for Winter 2011…

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