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its the f-a, b-o, l-o, u-s
on 13 June 2004
I bought this album after listening to Street Dreams. A friend has told me that Fabolous' debut was better than his sophomore effort, and he was right.
Ghetto Fabolous listens like a rough guide of how to create the perfect commercial rap album. Whilst the lyrics aren't exactly deep, they aren't totally cliched either, with the self-styled Brooklyn don pulling off his rhymes with style and a laid-back, chilled delivery.
This is combined with clean, tight East Coast beats supplied by DJ Clue and Timbaland among others, who ensure that every track is club and subwoofer friendly: the type of rap that's best enjoyed pumping out of your car on a summer's day.
Fabolous is not by any means going to change the game, but this debut shows that he has an excellent grasp of the main elements of entertaining, commercial hip-hop.