Street Dreams (Fabolous album)

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Street Dreams
Studio album by Fabolous
Released March 4, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Label Desert Storm, Elektra
Producer Rick Rock, Trackmasters, Just Blaze, DJ Clue, Tim & Bob, Rick Rock, Kanye West, Timbaland, Precision, Omen, DURO, Mr. Fingaz, Linx, LZ, Madd Phunk
Fabolous chronology
Ghetto Fabolous
(2001)
Street Dreams
(2003)
Real Talk
(2004)
Singles from Street Dreams
  1. "Can't Let You Go"
    Released: May 27, 2003
  2. "Into You"
    Released: July 15, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (51/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (unfavorable)[3]
Billboard (positive)[4]
Entertainment Weekly D[5]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[6]
RapReviews 6.5/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
The Situation 3/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine D+[10]

Street Dreams is the second studio album by East Coast hip hop artist Fabolous. It was received moderately from a critical standpoint and was a minor commercial success. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week.

Singles[edit]

It had four charting singles, but only "Into You", which featured Tamia (and on alternate version, featuring Ashanti) and "Can't Let You Go" were major successes. Powered by a Just Blaze beat and guest vocals from Lil' Mo and Mike Shorey, "Can't Let You Go" reached number one on the Rhythmic Top 40, and number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Into You" with the help of Ashanti/Tamia also reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The remix of "Trade It All", which featured P. Diddy and Jagged Edge reached number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.

Commercial performance[edit]

It sold over 1.3 million copies as reported by Billboard[11] but it was originally certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on September 22, 2003[12] because of selling over one million copies by that time. Billboard[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     DJ Clue 0:17
2. "Not Give a Fuck"   J. Jackson, R. Rock Rick Rock 3:18
3. "Damn"   J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier Trackmasters 3:24
4. "Call Me"   J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier, D. Myers Trackmasters 3:44
5. "Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey) J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. Smith Just Blaze 3:43
6. "Bad Bitch"   J. Jackson, L. Gates Precision 3:37
7. "Why Wouldn't I" (featuring Paul Cain) J. Jackson, P. Cain, S. Brown Omen 4:58
8. "Up On Things" (featuring Snoop Dogg) J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. Ifill DJ Clue, DURO 3:42
9. "Sickalicious" (featuring Missy Elliott) J. Jackson, M. Elliott, C. Elliot Timbaland 4:03
10. "This Is My Party"   J. Jackson, T. Gaye Linx, Mr. Fingaz 4:32
11. "Into You" (featuring Ashanti) J. Jackson, T.Kelley, B. Robinson, E. Shaw, K. Ifill DJ Clue, DURO 4:34
12. "Change You or Change Me"   J. Jackson, S. Brown Omen 4:31
13. "Respect"   J. Jackson, L. Reeves LZ 4:09
14. "Forgive Me Father"   J. Jackson, L. Gaye Linx, Mr. Fingaz 4:20
15. "Never Duplicated"   J. Jackson, K. Wilkins, G. Harmon Madd Phunk 4:00
16. "My Life" (featuring Mary J. Blige) J. Jackson, K. West Kanye West 4:24
17. "Throw Back" (Bonus track) J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. Ifill DJ Clue, DURO 3:45
18. "Keepin It Gangsta (Remix)" (Bonus track) (featuring Styles P, Jadakiss, M.O.P. & Paul Cain) J. Jackson, J. Grinnage, E. Murray, D. Styles, J. Phillips DJ Clue, DURO 5:09
19. "Trade It All (Part 2)" (Bonus track) (featuring Diddy & Jagged Edge) J. Jackson, B. Casey, C. Hawkins, E. Shaw, K. Ifill DJ Clue, DURO 4:34
20. "Into You (Remix)" (Bonus track) (featuring Tamia) J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. Ifill DJ Clue, DURO 4:54

Samples[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single cover Single information
"This Is My Party"
  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • B-side: "Sickalicious", "Change You Or Change Me", "It's Alright"
"Can't Let You Go"
  • Released: May 27, 2003
  • B-side: "Damn"
"Into You"
  • Released: July 15, 2003
  • B-side: "Young'n", "Keepin' It Gangsta"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 3

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