Fabo

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Fabo
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Fabo in 2014
Background information
Birth name Lefabian Williams
Born (1983-11-30) November 30, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 2005-present
Labels Atlantic Records
Associated acts D4L, Soulja Boy Tell Em
Website gikcity.com

Lefabian Williams (born November 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Fabo, is an American rapper, producer, song-writer and former frontman of the snap music group D4L.[1] Fabo is currently signed to Atlantic Records, and has gone solo.[2] Fader called Fabo "an unquestioned living legend for certain segments of the rap community" and said that "Young Thug even paid tribute in his breakout 'Stoner.'"[3]

D4L's breakout song Laffy Taffy dethroned Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[4] "Laffy Taffy" made Nielsen SoundScan history with digital download sales of over 175,000 copies, marking a new one-week high for sales of a single track. This achievement smashes the previous record set by Kanye West's "Gold Digger," more than doubling the latter's one-week sales figure of 80,500.[5] D4L earned recognition by the RIAA for highest certified master ringtone honors, going 3x multi-platinum for their song, Laffy Taffy.[6]

In November 2013, Complex (magazine) named D4L with the likes of industry greats Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Timbaland as one of The 10 Major Influences on Today's Rap Sound. The magazine credits D4L for influence on current California production style as well as the obvious "ringtone" rap, pop rap and dance-style rap music. Complex goes on to say, "And no doubt group member, Fabo, a true star, was influential, particularly in the South." [7]

After a brief hiatus from the music scene, Fabo, who now goes by the stage name 2$ Fabo, returned in 2013 with a new single called "Catch Me on That Molly," which was produced by King Dominus.[8] In 2014, 2$ Fabo released the well-received We Amongst U, which Stereogum called their mixtape of the week and "a hell of a good time."[9] Additionally, Fader called "We Amongst U" the "most fun mixtape of 2014." It goes on to describe the song "Krazy Bout That Money," as being "nothing short of ecstatic, a twinkling, Nard & B-reminiscent production over which Fabo delivers the most impassioned love letter to cash I've ever heard. It feels like hearing "The World's Greatest" for the first time.[10]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
We Amongst U
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
GIK Tales
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Kandy Man
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital Download

Singles[edit]

Solo[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2007 "How You Do That" (feat. Young Dro) Non-album single
"Take Off" (feat. 8Ball)
"She Ready"
2008 "Pork N Beans" LeFabian Stories
"She Get Loose"
2009 "Gik Pop"
2013 "Catch Me on Dat Molly"
2014 "Flying Cars"
2014 "I Took it All"
2014 "On The Table" (produced by Mr. Collipark)

As featured performer[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2000 "It's On Da Map" (Drama ft. Pastor Troy & Fabo) Raheem Presents Tight 4 Life Training Camp
2005 "Laffy Taffy" (D4L) 1 15 6 Down for Life
"Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" (D4L) 72 23 13 Down for Life
"Gorilla" (R. Kelly ft. Fabo) Non-album release
2006 "Wuz Up" (Bohagon feat. Diamond and Princess of Crime Mob, Fabo and Lil Jon) 78 Hated on Mostly
"Spaceships on Bankhead" (Fabo Ft. Young Jeezy) I am the Street Dream
"Do It to It" (remix) (Cherish ft. Young Joc, Jody Breeze, Chingy & Fabo) Non-album release
"Tatted Up" (The Alliance feat. Fabo) Goin Digital
"Look at Her" (One Chance feat. Fabo) 53 Non-album single
2007 "Dukey Love" (Pitbull feat. Trick Daddy and Fabo) Boatlift
"Cupid Shuffle" (remix) (Cupid feat. Fabo & DJ Unk) Non-album single
"I'm a J" (Lil Jon feat. Gucci Mane & Fabo) Non-album single
"Smile" (Jibbs feat. Fabo) 120 Jibbs Featuring Jibbs
"Do the Lasso" (Chingo Bling feat. Mistah F.A.B. and Fabo) They Can't Deport Us All
"Digital" (Pastor Troy feat. Fabo & 2Dolla) Tool Muziq
"Do It Like I Love It" (NLT feat. Fabo) Non-album release
2009 "You're a Jerk (remix)" (New Boyz feat. Fabo) - Non-album single
2010 "My Own Step" (Roscoe Dash feat. T-Pain & Fabo) 89 Ready Set Go!
2013 "Quez" (Trinidad James feat. Fabo, Danny Brown & Playa Fly) - 10 PC. Mild
2014 "Bitch Please" (Trinidad James feat. 2$ Fabo, Scotty ATL & Goldyard) - Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2006) "'Laffy Taffy': So Light, So Sugary, So Downloadable", The New York Times, January 12, 2006, retrieved 14 July 2011
  2. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009) "D4L's Fabo, Now A College Student, Doesn't Feel Outshined By Shawty Lo", MTV, October 26, 2009, retrieved 14 July 2011
  3. ^ Turner, David (2014)"D4L's Fabo is Starting To See "Flying Cars" on Bankhead" Fader, June 23, 2014; retrieved 19 October 2014
  4. ^ Billboard, (2006)" D4L's 'Taffy' Dethrones Mariah On Hot 100" "Billboard," January 5, 2006, retrieved 21 October 2014
  5. ^ Atlantic Records (2006)" D4L's "Laffy Taffy" Smashes SoundScan Digital Sales Record; Atlanta Hip-Hop Group Is #1 on Billboard Chart for Second Week, "Market Wired", January 5, 2006, retrieved October 21, 2014
  6. ^ XXL (magazine) (2010)" [ http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2010/02/flo-rida-d4l-shop-boyz-among-riaa%E2%80%99s-top-selling-artists-of-decade/ Flo Rida, D4L & Shop Boyz Among RIAA’s Top Selling Artists of Decade], "XXL Magazine", 19 Feb., 2010, retrieved October 21, 2014
  7. ^ Complex (magazine (2013)" The 10 Major Influences On Today's Rap Sound, "Drake, David" Complex (magazine), 20, November 2013, retrieved October 21, 2014
  8. ^ "2$ Fabo's Biography." 2$ Fabo's Official Website. N.p., n. d. Web. 16 Sep. 2013. <http://www.gikcity.com/bio>.
  9. ^ Breihan, Tom (8 January 2014). "Mixtape Of The Week: 2$ Fabo We Amongst U". Stereogum. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (2014)"Mixtape Saturday: 2$ FABO, L'A Capone, ZMoney, Test" Fader, January 11, 2014; retrieved 19 October 2014

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