There is a fashion in the music industry of flirting with different genres, especially amongst rapper. But do you know who was the first person to begin it all and also did justice with it as well? John David Jackson also known as Fabolous was the man who started it all. He shot to fame with his massive hit song “Don’t Deny It’ and have been around ever since. Apart from his uniquely misspelled name, his rapping is also one of a kind. If you have ever been to his concert then you know exactly how and why he is different than the rest of them. That is why he won ASCAP Rhtym and Soul Music Award in 2008 in the category of Top Rap Song for his song "Make Me Better". A year later, in 2009, he won BET Hip Hop Award in the category of Viewer's Choice for his song "Throw It in the Bag".
Fabolous has the honor of performing with many other prestigious artists like Jay Z, The Dream, Lil Mo, Ne-Yo and Mike Shoray. He has been nominated for several awards for his performances like BET Hip Hop Award nomination for Best Hip Hop Collaboration for his song "Make Me Better". He also has been nominated twice for the much coveted Grammy Awards, once in 2005 for Best Rap - Sung Collaboration for his song "Dip it Low" which he performed with Christina Milian and another in 2010 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group for "Money Goes, Honey Stays" which he had performed with Jay-Z.
The 32 year old artist is of Dominican and African American decent and grew up in Brooklyn. He was still in high school when he started working on building up a musical career. Few kids have that clarity at such an early age and David was one of those rare ones. When he was invited to perform on a live rap show on DJ Clue's radio show, Desert Storm Records Company was so impressed by his talent that he was signed immediately. From then on, Fabolous was a commonly featured artist on DJ Clue mix-tapes of fellow Roc-A-Fella artists. This paved way for his deal with Elektra Records for distribution.
Fabolous released his first album in 2001 under the interesting title of Ghetto Fabolous. It landed straight at number four on Billboard 200 and was a massive hit with over hundred thousand sales in the very first week of its release. "Deny It" is an unforgettable single from this album. So far, he has released 5 highly successful albums. His sixth album is due to be released sometimes during 2010 and is highly anticipated for his fans know he is capable of producing fabulous work.
Fabolous tickets are going to sell fast for his popularity is higher than ever. It is the early bird that is going to get the worm so if you want to be in the middle of all the fun that you better grab Fabolous tickets pronto!