Fabolous To Release From Nothin To Somethin
Posted on February 14, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter
Brooklyn-born rapper Fabolous, the newest mega-signing to the Def Jam Recordings artist roster, will release his long-awaited new fourth album, FROM NOTHIN' TO SOMETHIN', on March 27th. The album, featuring special guest appearances from fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo with producer Timbaland (on "Make Me Better"), Steve Morales (on "Diamonds"), and Jazzy Pha, will arrive in stores via DJ Clue?'s Desert Storm. Fabolous, who the New York Times recently touted as "slick and underrated," is currently heating up the airwaves alongside Young Jeezy on the blazing "Diamonds," the first single from From Nothin' To Somethin'.
"The album is called FROM NOTHIN' TO SOMETHIN'," Fabolous recently told MTV News. "That's the movement we going with, man. It's a new year, everybody's on their hustle.For everybody that's trying to turn nothing into something, we're trying to make motivational music for them."
Starting in 2001, Bed-Stuy's Fabolous (John Jackson) was featured on a number of singles and album tracks, most notably Lil' Mo's Top 10 crossover hit "Superwoman." Fab's singles chart debut happened that summer with his career-defining "Can't Deny It," featurČing Nate Dogg, on Desert Storm (via Elektra's East-West division). It was followed by the second solid pop/R&B/rap crossover "Young'n (Holla Back)," both from the nearly self-titled debut album Ghetto Fabolous (one of history's fateful albums to be released Sept. 11, 2001), which reached #2 R&B and #4 pop, and was certified RIAA platinum.
In early-2002, the Barbershop movie soundtrack album spun off a new Top 20 hit by Fabolous, "Trade It All" (featuring P. Diddy and Jagged Edge). The track was later added as a bonus track on Street Dreams, Fab's second Desert Storm album, released March 2003. The platinum album also contained the massive Top 5 hits "Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo and Desert Storm's Mike Shorey) and "Into You" (featuring Tamia). The subsequent mixtape released in November, More Street Dreams Pt. 2, climbed to Top 10 R&B and Top 30 pop.
It has been more than two years now since the release of Real Talk in November 2004, the third album by Fabolous on Desert Storm (this time via Atlantic). The album rose to #2 on the R&B and rap charts and #6 on the pop side on the strength of its breakout first single, "Breathe," which crossed from #2 rap and #4 R&B to Top 10 pop. FROM NOTHIN' TO SOMETHIN' marks the first new album released by Fabolous in more than two years.