Hip-Hop discourse is rife with athletic analogies, so apologies in advance for contributing to the canon. Still, basketball seems an apt comparison when it comes to Fabolous’ career. He’s had big hits on urban radio, and even had two songs on his sophomore album Street Dreams reach as high as number four on the Billboard Hot 100. He’s widely respected as a lyricist, and his ability to consistently feed the streets while crafting radio singles is unmatched.
After being in the game over a decade, where does Fabolous ranks among rap’s greats? Where are the Grammies? Which of his albums can stand up to the best of his era? Where is the huge crossover appeal? Simply put: Is Fabolous a hall of famer? Or is he Mitch Richmond: Good, but not good enough?
Listen to his latest track “So NY” while firing off in the comments section.
Fabolous – “So NY”