Fabolous, whose real name is John David Jackson, is an American hip-hop rapper who hails from the district of Brooklyn in New York City, USA.
Born on 18 November, 1977, Jackson was musical from a young age. His career actually began in high school in the 90s when he was spotted as a rapper an subsequently signed by the DJ Clue to his record label Desert Storm, which led to Fabolous being secured a deal with heavyweights Elektra records. Fabolous has since signed with giants Atlantic Records and, in present day, is signed with the label Def Jam whilst simultaneously founding his own record label, Street Family.
Fabolous’ first album was released in 2001 and was named ‘Ghetto Fabolous’ in an attempt at clever word-play. Despite the name, the album spawned a number of big hits including singles ‘Can’t Deny it’ and ‘Young’n (Holla Back)’. This provided the platform for Fabolous’ career to take off. His next album was 2003’s ‘Sweet Dreams’ and produced two top ten singles, ‘Can’t Let You Go’ and ‘Into You’. Besides these, Fabolous has released a whole stream of successful singles and has collaborated with a number of high profile artists such as Lil’ Mo, Christina Milian, Trey Songz and Hollywood legend turned part time rapper Jamie Foxx. Fabolous has a handful of albums under various record labels to date and has enjoyed enormous success from them all.