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November 18, 1977 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Rapper and songwriter Fabolous (born John David Jackson on November 18, 1977 in Brooklyn) gained success with the release of his first album Ghetto Fabolous in 2001 and its popular singles “Young’n (Holla Back) and “Can’t Deny It.” His follow-up release, Street Dreams (2003) was moderately successful but did spawn two Top 10 singles, “Into You” and “Can’t Let You Go.” Fabolous released The Young OG Project, his sixth album, in 2014. In 2006, he founded the record label imprint Street Family Records as well as the clothing line Rich Yung Society.
That's a message to all the copycats around him. Copying the style of someone that succeeded, in order to achieve their goals, is a fact in these circles, we've watched the story so many times already repeating itself. So, he knows very well that they won't stop, but he's declaring that he won't stop either since they're not gonna hold him back from being genuine.
How things change when from nobody, you become somebody. People that you thought they were friends, suddenly appear to envy you and, in a -mysterious- way you become more attractive. It takes only one step forward for you to change in the eyes of other people, but not to change yourself the way they think you did.