John David Jackson
(born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name, Fabolous
, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York.His first release was the 2001 Ghetto Fabolous
, which spawned the hit singles "Can't Deny It" and "Young'n (Holla Back)". His second release was the 2003 album Street Dreams
, which spawned the two top-10 hits "Can't Let You Go" with Lil' Mo and Mike Shorey, and "Into You", with Tamia/ Ashanti.He is also known for his songs, "Breathe", "Make Me Better" from the 2007 album From Nothin' to Somethin', "My Time" and "Throw It in the Bag" from his album Loso's Way
. Fabolous is also signed to Diddy's Ciroc Management company.FamilyIn an interview with XXL
, Fabolous revealed that he has been in a long-term relationship with stylist Emily Bustamante, who recently appeared in VH1's Love & Hip Hop
, that began in 2001. He and his girlfriend had a son in February 2008 named Johan Jackson.
In January and March 2003, Fabolous was arrested for possessing an unlicensed gun in his car. His bodyguard later showed proof of ownership for the gun.He was shot in his right leg, on the morning of October 17, 2006 in Manhattan after exiting Justin's, a restaurant owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Fabolous was treated at a local hospital and was released eight days later.In June 2010 the NYPD was investigating a possible link between Fabolous and the murder of an upstart rapper named G-Baby near a Queens nightclub as he was shown leaving seconds after the murder occurred.