Fabolous, From Nothing To ?

From Something To Nothing

1. From Nothin’ To Somethin’ (Intro)
2. Yep, I’m Back
3. Change Up Feat. Akon
4. Make Me Better Feat. Ne-Yo
5. Baby Don’t Go Feat. T-Pain
6. Return Of The Hustle Feat. Swizz Beatz
7. Gangsta Don’t Play Feat. Junior Reid
8. Real Playa Like Feat. Lloyd
9. First Time Feat. Rihanna
10. Diamonds Feat. Young Jeezy
11. Brooklyn Feat. Jay-Z & Uncle Murda
12. I’m The Man Feat. Red Cafe
13. Jokes On You Feat. Pusha T
14. What Should I Do Feat. Lil’ Mo
15. This Is Family (Bonus Track) Feat. Ransom, Freck Billionaire, Red Cafe, Joe Budden & Paul Cain

To be honest and personal for you viewers of PMD, but I have a been a fan of Fabolous since he was known as “Fabolous Sport”. I cop all of the albums even though I wasn’t a big fan of the mixtape ideas for store albums, but even so I was ridding with him. I always said how come he never made a song with Jay-Z or he was signed to the ROC or Def Jam (due the connection with DJ Clue). Now fast forward to the present time and both questions have been answered and I’m torn between being please and disappointed by From Nothing To Something.

Explanation:

After receiving the album from one of my favorite rappers of all-time, the From Nothing To Something Intro comes on and the beat is bananas and then T.I. starts rapping. Now I know you are saying what’s wrong with that, but it’s not T.I., Fab bit his whole flow. sorry but that is wack! In Yep, I’m Back, Fab was really back, it was his flow and and he was spitting fire. But the weird thing he does after that is the next 14 tracks are featuring somebody else and and 6 of them are R&B singers including (Baby Don’t Go)T-Pain and (Change Up) Akon (who are like the same artist). Neither song in my opinion was make or break from the album. Now the third single Make Me Better featuring Ne-Yo is a straight smash and I think this could help his sales, but the video may hurt the song but that is another situation. Return Of The Hustler featuring Swizz Beats is actual banger, preferable the club but you would never know this was the second single and it had a video since they never show or play it. He used two individuals who are hot right now Swizz Beats on the hook and a Jus Blaze beat, can’t go wrong with that.

Check this, Gangsta Don’t Play featuring Junior Reid is a hot song, and this is coming from person of American decent. The reason I say this is because Junior Reid is coming from Kingston, Jamaica and I can’t understand what he talking about on the hook, but the beat is crazy, and it falls together. Now the only problem I have is everybody is making this type of song after Game did it, I’m not hating on Junior; get your money King, but it is getting tired quick. The next two songs featuring more R&B singers, he could have really done without. Real Playa Like Feat. Lloyd (and Lloyd is my man 150 grand) and First Time Feat. Rihanna both respectively. Diamonds featuring Young Jezzy is cool but it shouldn’t have been the first single, I guess it was a ploy to get these blind young kids. I play them diamonds well/ when I got the jewelry on/ Maybe you should call me Carrot Jeter or Canary Bonds. Clever, being a baseball fan and all but a wack ass line, Loso! Watch the video

Now for the Cou De Gra: Brooklyn featuring Jay-Z & Uncle Murda. This song is not only my favorite song but it is my summer Brooklyn anthem. Big sample on the hook + dick riding Funk Flex in the beginning + a good verse from the Jigga man (his started off hot but died down towards the end, but I’ll allow it because it is Hov) + a great verse from the unknown Uncle Murda = New Anthem!!!

Fab & The Clipse have a good history and connection, this time Jokes On You just has Pusha T on it. And on What Should I Do featuring Lil’ Mo was a blast in the past because he hooked up with the Superwoman can make a cool concept, the song is about fan letters to him. He ended the album with the now popular idea of have a song with a bunch of rappers on it. This Is Family (Bonus Track) featuring Ransom, Freck Billionaire, Red Cafe, Joe Budden & Paul Cain is a continuous verbal assault by Street Fam members and affiliates. This was a cool way to the end the album promoting other rappers known and unknown around Fabolous.

I’m glad he is on Def Jam and I’m not mad about the song he did with Jay-Z but I’m a little disappointed by the selection of tracks and so many features. To buy honest, I still might buy this album to add to my collection of Fab discography.

4 Responses to “Fabolous, From Nothing To ?”

  1. NativeAmericaIndianX Says:
    June 3rd, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Fab is the best rapper from Ralph and Patchen!

  2. Korean Slap Boxer Says:
    June 4th, 2007 at 6:54 am

    Fab = Lazy Loso

  3. Mathis Says:
    June 4th, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Fab=Drab

  4. Beggar Says:
    June 6th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    From nothing To still nothing…

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