Genre Hip Hop
City Brooklyn, New York
Years active 1998–present
Fabolous was born John David Jackson on November 18, 1977 of African American & Dominican descent. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
While in high school in twelfth grade, Fabolous began to pursue a rap career. He was invited to rap live on DJ Clue's radio show and on WQHT Hot 97, where he was signed to Desert Storm Records. He was featured on several DJ Clue mixtapes and mixtapes with Roc-A-Fella artists.This earned Fabolous and Desert Storm a distribution deal with Elektra Records.