Fabolous News

  • #TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
    #TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
    Jul 30, 2015 at 02:09pm
    At one point, there was no one hotter than NYC's Fabolous. Coming up in the Bedstuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab eventually started pursuing rap in high school. DJ Clue eventually invited him to come rap on his Hot 97 radio show, which lead to Fab getting signed to Clue's Desert Storm Records.
  • Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far)
    Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far)
    Jul 16, 2015 at 05:07pm
    2015 has truly been a landmark year for hip-hop. There have been countless quality album releases from rappers all over, impressive music videos, and the emergence of a new crop of rappers. The ambition and attention to detail on this year’s releases, exemplified by their authoring emcees is indicative of a current renaissance in hip-hop.
  • Meek Mill Celebrates #1 Album With Jay Z, Fabolous, & Kevin Hart
    Meek Mill Celebrates #1 Album With Jay Z, Fabolous, & Kevin Hart
    Jul 9, 2015 at 02:52pm
    After putting up whopper first week sales numbers, Meek Mill had great cause to celebrate. And celebrate he did, by getting down with Jay Z at Roc Nation HQ Wednesday afternoon, munching on gourmet miniature cupcakes and sipping on Ace of Spades champagne. Him and Jay then linked up with fellow Philadelphian Kevin Hart and Fabolous that night for Hart's show at Madison Square Garden.
  • Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
    Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
    Jun 24, 2015 at 07:18pm
    Jay Z and Budweiser are teaming up for another edition of their Made In America festival, and today they've revealed the 2015 line-up.
  • Summer Jam 2015 Recap
    Summer Jam 2015 Recap
    Jun 8, 2015 at 07:24pm
    Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 
  • Fabolous' Girlfriend Emily B Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    Fabolous' Girlfriend Emily B Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    Jun 2, 2015 at 01:16pm
    Fabolous is already very proud of his 7-year-old son, Johan, who recently graced the cover of The Young OG Project, and now he'll have another youngster in his life. His longtime girlfriend, Emily B, just gave birth to another son, who is the couple's second child together. The couple haven't shared a name yet, but did both post on Instagram about the birth, with Loso opting for a prayer hands emoji and a simple #GodBless, and Emily giving us a quote: "And what could be more beautiful, than bringing new life into the world?"
  • Fabolous Announces "Friday Night Freestyles" Mixtape
    Fabolous Announces "Friday Night Freestyles" Mixtape
    May 22, 2015 at 02:57am
    Over the past couple months, Fabolous has been treating our Friday nights with vicious freestyles over some classic 90’s themed instrumentals. Looking to capitalize off all its success, Fab has decided to compile all of his recent freestyles into a new mixtape simply titled Friday Night Freestyles of course.  
  • Stream Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
    Stream Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
    May 19, 2015 at 09:46am
    Led by the Kid Ink-featuring single "Baby's In Love," Jamie Foxx has been rolling out his new album for the better part of 2015, also sharing collaborations with Chris Brown and Wale along the way. Today marks Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses' official release date, so thusly, we've got a stream of Foxx's latest for you. Check out the full tracklist below, stream via Spotify below that, and purchase it on iTunes.
  • Lil Kim Announces New Reality Show "The Queen Bee"
    Lil Kim Announces New Reality Show "The Queen Bee"
    May 14, 2015 at 12:20pm
    Over the course of her career, Lil Kim been embroiled in scandals and drama galore, so it seems only right that she's about to get her own reality show. Announcing the news via a video, Kim says she'll have a new reality show called "The Queen Bee" airing soon.
  • Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
    Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
    May 10, 2015 at 09:39am
    We've hear DJ Clue in the booth every Friday night spinning for Fabolous during his Friday Night Freestyles. Now the renowned NYC DJ is back with his own project, Banned From CD 2015, and it's stacked with features Clue has earned from years in the industry. 
  • Who Had The Better Verse: Fabolous Vs. Lloyd Banks
    Who Had The Better Verse: Fabolous Vs. Lloyd Banks
    May 4, 2015 at 12:59pm
    New York has always had a strong lineage of lyrical rappers. The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Rakim, and Jay Z cultivated New York Rap with their lyrical candor and unblemished wordplay. While some tried to follow the blueprint of these rap aficionados, many failed. Despite there being a dearth of lyrical rappers representing NY, Fabolous and Lloyd Banks have undoubtedly left their marks. Neither is loud and boisterous, but each pack huge punches within their arsenal. When both men collide on a record, all you hear are #bars, making it pretty difficult to gauge who out-rapped the other.
  • Top Tracks: April 20- April 26
    Top Tracks: April 20- April 26
    Apr 27, 2015 at 05:10pm
    Last week was a game changer at the top of the Top 100. After a few weeks of relative consistency, the Top Ten was washed out in a wave of new music. Keep track of how those songs are doing below. 10) The Game ft. Dej Loaf – Ryda
  • Ranking Fabolous' Friday Freestyles From Worst To Best
    Ranking Fabolous' Friday Freestyles From Worst To Best
    Apr 24, 2015 at 03:10pm
    The first time I ever heard Fab was when I was 12. I heard “Can’t Deny It” and realized  that he was beyond nice. You see, Fabolous is a gladiator. You can throw him in the octagon and he’ll walk out unscathed. I always refer to him as the Vince Carter of rap because at any moment, he could unleash an array of tricks that could leave you in awe. Fab is an extraordinary talent that can mesmerize you with his pen game. Lyrically, he’s been as consistent as anybody else in the rap game. Every time he drops a bar, you’re liable to do the ugly face.
  • Fabolous Laces Up $9,000 Nikes In New Music Video
  • Nicki Minaj Calls Fabolous One Of The Best Punch Line Rappers Of The Last Decade
    Nicki Minaj Calls Fabolous One Of The Best Punch Line Rappers Of The Last Decade
    Apr 16, 2015 at 01:02pm
    Nicki Minaj's recent social media antics have sparked rumors of her engagement to current boyfriend Meek Mill, but before she sent the internet into a craze, the Young Money rapper was contemplating the best punchlines in hip-hop. More specifically, she was giving props to Fabolous, who she feels hasn't been given the respect he deserves for his lyrics.
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  • Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
    Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
    Apr 6, 2015 at 05:50pm
    Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
  • Summer Jam 2015 Lineup Revealed, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Big Sean & More
    Summer Jam 2015 Lineup Revealed, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Big Sean & More
    Mar 31, 2015 at 09:10am
    It's that time of year again! Ahead of the June 7th festival, Summer Jam has announced its 2015 lineup. The stadium stage will feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion and Childish Gambino. Peforming on the festival stage out in the parking lot will be Travi$ Scott, B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, DeJ Loaf and Teyana Taylor.
  • Top 5 "Shook Ones" Freestyles
    Top 5 "Shook Ones" Freestyles
    Mar 30, 2015 at 06:05pm
    Fabolous' latest giveaway is not your average freestyle--it was a major statement. Most rappers, wisely, would shy away from such a beat--"Shook Ones", the lead off Mobb Deep's legendary The Infamous. But Fabo gave it a good shot. The best? You decide.
  • Fabolous And Teyana Taylor Team Up For Ewing Athletics Collab
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