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Birth Name :

John David Jackson

Birth Date :

November 18, 1977

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Can't Deny It" feat. Nate Dogg (2001)


Not just one of those 'bling bling' rappers with nothing but fame, Fabolous proves that one needs to have a solid physical evidence that shows he's worth it. The rapper owns a record that speaks for itself. 'From Nothin' to Somethin'' breaks the cycle that has been haunting his chart record for years. If previously his albums were always stuck at #4 in Billboard 200 chart, the fourth set won't take a step ahead but two at a time by sitting at #2 through a total sale of 159,000 copies. His second single from the album 'Makes Me Better' featuring Ne-Yo even climbed up to #10 after debuting at #96 and bubbling under top 10 list. True to his hard working nature, Fabolous has more to offer in the coming year. His fifth album that is tentatively titled 'Loso's Way' is worked on under the production of hip-hop icons Jonathan Rotem and Eminem. It's definitely hard not to keep a constant stream of your lovable work when you're Fabolous.

Although achieving a wide media exposure, not much is known about his personal life particularly because he's very secretive about it. Like a lot of rising R&B crooners, Fabolous censors his off-stage persona and prefers people to focus on his music. "This is off the record," as he would often says in interviews. The only thing successfully dug out of him was the fact that he was born on November 18, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York under the birth name John Jackson. Regarding his love life, he claimed to be in a long time relationship that has begun since 2005. And that's already off limit.

Latest News

New Music: Fabolous' 'She Wildin' Ft. Chris Brown

December 25, 2014 08:37:39 GMT

As a Christmas present for fans, has made his new album "" available on iTunes. The LP features 11 new tracks including a collaboration with called "She Wildin" which features a sample of ' 2000 single with The Bravehearts, "Oochie Wally".

Fabolous Disses Santa on Anti-Christmas Song 'I Don't F**k With Christmas'

December 20, 2014 04:41:36 GMT

isn't a fan of Christmas. The rapper has made the holiday and Santa Claus the subject of a hilarious "diss-mas" track called "I Don't F**k With Christmas" which arrived on Friday, December 19 in collaboration with Funny or Die.

Fabolous Debuts Cinematic 'Lituation' Music Video

December 11, 2014 09:03:51 GMT

shows off his acting chops in the official music video for his newest single "Lituation". Hitting Vevo on Wednesday, December 10, the cinematic clip finds the rapper channeling 's character Frank White from the 1990 film "King of New York".

Fabolous Unharmed During Shooting Incident in New York Club

July 16, 2014 07:37:43 GMT

managed to escape from danger as he was in the same place where a bouncer, Andrew Tolbert, was shot in the neck on July 13. The rapper was reported enjoying a night out at La Marina in Inwood, New York when the eerie incident happened.

New Music: French Montana's 'R'n'B Chicks' Ft. Fabolous and Wale

July 11, 2014 04:52:56 GMT

has previewed his upcoming album with a new single. Titled "R&B Chicks", the song was premiered on HOT 97's "Funkmaster Flex" on Thursday, July 10 and it finds the MMG artist and fellow rappers and showing their love for the hottest girls in the industry such as , , , and .

Rapper Fabolous Survives a Car Accident in New York

May 22, 2014 04:33:53 GMT

experienced a "shocking" car accident on Wednesday morning, May 21 on a highway in New York. The rapper, who thankfully walked away only with some minor injuries, took to Instagram to share the story with his fans, explaining that it was actually his first car accident.

August Alsina Premieres 'Get Ya Money' Video Ft. Fabolous

April 16, 2014 07:37:00 GMT

and take viewers to a strip club for the official music video for their "Get Ya Money". The four-minute clip, directed by Payne Lindsey, centers on a woman who works as a stripper at a local nightclub in New York City.

Fabolous Unleashes 'Young OG' Music Video

March 26, 2014 08:22:37 GMT

has debuted a brand new new music video for his track called "Young OG". The four-minute visuals, which was shot in black and white by director Gerard Victor, features the New York rapper enjoying his luxurious vacation in Dubai.

Fabolous Releases 'Guess Who's Bizzack' Music Video Feat. Broadway

July 31, 2013 08:31:16 GMT

has just dropped the visuals for "Guess Who's Bizzack", his collaboration with Broadway. Directed by Joe Puma, the five-minutes video opens with a series of pictures of people wearing hoodies while supporting "Justice for Trayvon Martin".

Fabolous Premieres 'Ready' Music Video Ft. Chris Brown

April 11, 2013 09:49:37 GMT

Hip-hop recording artist premiered a music video for his new single "Ready", the first track to be released off his forthcoming new album "". The 35-year-old rapper sought the assistance of hip-hop/R 'n' B superstar for this new love ballad, who lends his sexy vocals on the hook.

Ex-Husband Calls Christie Brinkley's Breakdown on Live TV 'Cunning and Shameless'

March 28, 2012 07:10:57 GMT

The feud between and Peter Cook continues to escalate. Hours after the former supermodel fought back tears when talking about their messy divorce on the "Today" show, her ex-husband came out with a countermeasure, calling her breakdown a "cunning and shameless display in what I can only imagine was an attempt to garner public sympathy by dishonest means."

New Videos: Tenacious D's 'To Be the Best' and Fabolous' 'She Did It'

March 28, 2012 07:09:41 GMT

and add piles to Tuesday video premiere by releasing a new clip each. The music duo comprised of Kyle Gass and announce their return in "To Be the Best", while Brooklyn rapper Fabolous presents a club-themed video for "She Did It".

Video Premiere: Dev's 'Kiss My Lips' Ft. Fabolous

March 08, 2012 08:25:43 GMT

has debuted a music video which supports her latest single "Kiss My Lips". The "In the Dark" singer seduces the camera with her lusty lyrics while parading a lot of colorful-painted lip snapshots. Her featured guest, , throws his rapping line while being flanked by two hot-looking ladies.

New Version of 'Scarface' Being Developed at Universal

September 22, 2011 01:47:42 GMT

A new version of "" is now being developed at Universal Pictures. Deadline reported that the studio already had a meeting with some scribes to pen the script for the third version of the gangster movie.

R.E.M. Announce Retirement, to Release Greatest Hits Album in November

September 22, 2011 01:34:05 GMT

After 31 years of making music together, call it quit. On September 21, the band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1979 issued a joint statement regarding their retirement, thanking fans and friends for supporting them throughout their long journey in music scene.

Raw Video of Ray J Beating Fabolous Surfaces

September 21, 2011 17:03:41 GMT

There's now a proof that beat up for trash talking him on Twitter. A video from the Las Vegas nightclub brawl last weekend has been obtained and like Ray J said, was there when the fist fight happened.

Emmy Viewers Drop 8 Percent From Last Year, but Rise in Younger Demos

September 20, 2011 01:41:07 GMT

's star-studded opener, 's appearance and Emmingtons choir failed to put the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards among the most-watched shows this year. The three-hour ceremony, which was aired on FOX on September 18, only drew in 12.4 million viewers, according to preliminary viewing figures from media research company Nielsen.

Jennifer Lopez Casts Spell on Men in Full 'Papi' Music Video

September 20, 2011 01:31:21 GMT

sends male population into a frenzy in a music video for her latest single "Papi". The female judge of "" suddenly becomes extremely desirable to all the guys in the city after she eats a mysterious cookie given by her apartment mail attendant Lisa.

Robert Pattinson Showed Up at Jimmy Fallon's Emmy After Party

September 19, 2011 18:23:04 GMT

got the invitation to celebrate the Emmys with the TV stars. The "Twilight" actor saved his time to dress up for the actual gala to attend 's Emmy after-party with a casual attire.

Ray J Says He Beat Up Fabolous and Would Do It Again

September 19, 2011 18:03:25 GMT

Looks like the war between and is not going to end in near future. Right after their fist fight over the weekend at the Palms in Las Vegas, Ray J called a radio station to smack talked Fabolous and challenged him to another duel.

Fabolous Sued for Hitting Bus Boy in a Restaurant

February 03, 2011 03:08:25 GMT

Rapper has been sued over allegations he attacked a restaurant worker in Atlanta, Georgia. A lawsuit was filed in Atlanta's Fulton County Superior Court on Monday, January 31 by busboy Octavious Butler, who claims the hip-hop star and an unnamed pal struck him as he cleaned their table at city's Fox Sports Grill.

New Videos: Fabolous' 'Sheep Clothing', Eric Benet's 'Live Without You'

February 02, 2011 08:39:11 GMT

Almost at the same time, and release their music videos. The rapper debuts a viral clip for his song "Wolves in Sheep Clothing", and the R&B crooner makes public a video in support of his own track "Never Want to Live Without You".

Fabolous Debuts 'You Be Killin Em' Music Video

December 14, 2010 06:00:51 GMT

' "You Be Killin Em" music video has just arrived, featuring as the leading lady. The ex-girlfriend of plays an assassin in disguise and never tells him who she really is until cops raid his home to arrest her.

Amber Rose and Fabolous Shot Down Rumors They're Expecting Child

October 07, 2010 07:03:56 GMT

's model ex-girlfriend has shot down rumors she is pregnant with another rapper's baby, insisting the majority of information written about her online is "wrong". Rose split from the "Stronger" hitmaker earlier this year and was almost immediately linked romantically to hip-hop star .

Soulja Boy and Fabolous Call a Truce

September 10, 2010 02:40:43 GMT

Rap rivals and put their differences aside during a U.S. radio interview on Wednesday, September 8 following a vicious online war of words. The pair fell out after Fabolous joked on his Twitter.com page about allegations Soulja Boy used cocaine, branding the young hip-hop star Stupid Boy Swag in reference to his hit "Pretty Boy Swag".

Fabolous Left Lyric-Filled Phone in Eatery

July 22, 2010 03:54:26 GMT

almost sabotaged his upcoming album following a lunch in New Jersey - he left a cell phone filled with lyrics at his table. The "Trade It All" rapper was enjoying lunch at Morton's Steakhouse in Hackensack earlier this week, and was enthusiastically typing away on his Blackberry phone, according to New York gossip column PageSix.

DJ Khaled Premieres Star-Studded Video for 'All I Do Is Win' Remix

June 28, 2010 09:22:17 GMT

A music video in support of 's "All I Do Is Win" remix has been out for viewing pleasure. It features the big stars lending their vocal on the hook, such as , , , and .

Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles Lead 2010 BET Awards Nominations

May 19, 2010 02:42:32 GMT

The nominations list of this year's BET Awards has been announced with scoring the most nods with five nominations. Following his domination are his singer wife as well as fellow performers such as , and with four gongs each.

Fabolous Describes Twitter Dispute With Jim Jones as Joke

April 03, 2010 07:19:06 GMT

has brushed off his escalating war-of-words with on Twitter - insisting his rap rival was joking when he told the "Trade It All" hitmaker to "play dead". Jones first took aim at his rap rival following the debut of Fabolous' "Body Ya" music video, accusing him of being unoriginal.

Fabolous' Gig Spoiled by Drunk Promoter

February 25, 2010 04:33:25 GMT

' New York concert on Saturday night, February 20 came to a sudden halt after an inebriated club promoter jumped on stage and began rapping with the star. The "Trade It All" hitmaker was performing at celebrity hotspot Quo when an overzealous fan tried to steal the show. Security guards stopped the gig, removing the unnamed man from the stage and escorting him out of the club.

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