From Nothin' to Somethin'

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From Nothin' to Somethin'
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Studio album by Fabolous
Released June 12, 2007 (2007-06-12)
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 63:24
Label Desert Storm, Def Jam
Producer Reefa, Freebass, Akon, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Just Blaze, Polow da Don, Big Tank, Steve Morales, Versatile, Don Cannon, Amadeus, Nova, Neo da Matrix
Fabolous chronology
Real Talk
(2004)
From Nothin' to Somethin'
(2007)
Loso's Way
(2009)
Singles from From Nothin' to Somethin'
  1. "Diamonds"
    Released: April 3, 2007
  2. "Return of the Hustle"
    Released: May 2007
  3. "Make Me Better"
    Released: June 9, 2007
  4. "Baby Don't Go"
    Released: August 12, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
DJBooth.net 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[5]
The Independent (unfavorable)[6]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[7]
RapReviews.com 8/10 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[10]

From Nothin' to Somethin' is the fourth studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on June 12, 2007, by Desert Storm Records and Def Jam Recordings. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 159,000 copies in its first week and 500,000 worldwide.[11] The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA[12] for sales of 542,000.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "From Nothin' to Somethin'" (Intro) Reefa 2:54
2. "Yep, I'm Back"   Freebass 4:27
3. "Change Up" (featuring Akon) Akon 4:26
4. "Make Me Better" (featuring Ne-Yo) Timbaland 4:13
5. "Baby Don't Go" (featuring T-Pain) Jermaine Dupri 3:36
6. "Return of the Hustle" (featuring Swizz Beatz) Just Blaze 3:44
7. "Gangsta Don't Play" (featuring Junior Reid) Reefa 4:23
8. "Real Playa Like" (featuring Lloyd) Polow da Don 4:07
9. "First Time" (featuring Rihanna) Big Tank 3:53
10. "Diamonds" (featuring Young Jeezy) Steve Morales, Raymond "Sarom" Diaz 4:16
11. "Brooklyn" (featuring Jay-Z & Uncle Murda) Versatile 3:56
12. "I'm the Man" (featuring Red Cafe) Reefa 3:28
13. "Joke's On You" (featuring Pusha T) Don Cannon 4:31
14. "What Should I Do" (featuring Lil' Mo) Amadeus 4:41
15. "This Is Family" (featuring Paul Cain, Freck Billionaire, Red Cafe, Joe Budden & Ransom) I.N.F.O., NOVA 6:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Credits[edit]

  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Ashaunna Ayars – marketing
  • David Brown – engineer
  • Shari Bryant – marketing
  • Miguel Bustamante – mixing assistant
  • Don Cannon – producer, engineer
  • Jermaine Dupri – producer, mixing
  • Aaron Heick – saxophon
  • John Horesco IV – engineer
  • Josh Houghkirk – mixing assistant
  • Ken Ifill – executive producer
  • Terese Joseph – A&R
  • Just Blaze – producer, mixing
  • Jeff Kievit – trumpet
  • Tai Linzie – photography, art coordinator
  • Jonathan Mannion – photography
  • Rob Mathes – arranger
  • Darryl "Big Baby" McClary – keyboards
  • Steve Morales & Sarom – producer
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Wen Qian – violin
  • TaVon Sampson – art direction
  • Alan J. Stepansky – cello
  • Phil Tan – mixing
  • Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson – drums, producer
  • Versatile - producer
  • Andrew Roettger "Versatile" - producer
  • Timbaland – producer
  • Dan Tobiason – mixing assistant
  • Steve Tolle – mixing assistant
  • Ryan West – engineer, mixing
  • Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young – engineer, mixing
  • Rebecca Young – viola

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabolous - From Nothin' To Somethin' - Fabolous From Nothin To Somethin (Def Jam)". Rap.about.com. 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  2. ^ Andy Kellman (2007-06-12). "From Nothin' to Somethin' - Fabolous | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Fabolous - From Nothin’ to Somethin’ | Album Review, Stream". DJBooth. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  4. ^ Vozick, Simon (2007-06-08). "From Nothin' to Somethin'". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Fabolous - From Nothin' To Somethin'". HipHopDX. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  6. ^ Going out?. "Album: Fabolous - Reviews, Music - The Independent". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  7. ^  . "Fabolous: From Nothin To Somethin". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Feature for June 12, 2007 - Fabolous' "From Nothin' to Somethin'"". Rapreviews.com. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Fabolous: From Nothin’ To Somethin’". Slant Magazine. 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Listen Up: Keith's 'Daddy' fulfills, confounds". Usatoday.Com. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  11. ^ "Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  12. ^ RIAA.com
  13. ^ "Fabolous Inspired By Film On Concept Album". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  14. ^ "Fabolous Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Fabolous. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Fabolous Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fabolous. Retrieved October 23, 2014.