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.

Ghetto Fabolous, the debut album, was released on the tragic September 11th, 2001. Hits such as the Neptunes-produced "Young'n (Holla Back)" and the Nate Dogg-featured "Can't Deny It" helped the record garner success on the sales charts, radio, and music television stations. 

Fabolous has continued to churn out albums and mixtapes at a busy rate over the past 15 years, with his most recent project, The Young OG Project, being released in December of last year. But today, we're focusing on his early output, the stuff he released from 2001-2005.