Ghetto Fabolous

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Ghetto Fabolous
Ghetto fabolous cover.jpg
Studio album by Fabolous
Released September 11, 2001
Recorded 2000–01
Genre Hip hop
Length 63:21
Label Desert Storm, Elektra
Producer DJ Clue, The Neptunes, Rockwilder, Timbaland, Rick Rock, Just Blaze, DURO, Omen, Rush Da Spyda, Armando Colon, DJ Envy, Mono
Fabolous chronology
Ghetto Fabolous
Street Dreams
Singles from Ghetto Fabolous
  1. "Can't Deny It"
    Released: June 19, 2001
  2. "Young'n"
    Released: January 15, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews 6/10 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[6]

Ghetto Fabolous is the first album by East Coast hip hop artist Fabolous. The album was released on September 11, 2001 the same day the 9/11 attacks occurred coincidentally, and was received critically by mixed views, but was a commercial success. It reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 143,180 copies sold and had three singles which were all Rhythmic Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 hits. The first of those singles is "Can't Deny It", produced by Rick Rock, and features a chorus by Nate Dogg that alters lyrics from Tupac Shakur's "Ambitionz Az a Ridah". It reached #25. The other charting singles are "Young'n (Holla Back)", produced by The Neptunes (#33), and "Trade It All", featuring vocals from Jagged Edge and produced by DJ Clue and DURO. It reached #20, becoming the highest-charting single from the album.

It sold over 1.05 million copies by 2003 as Billboard[7] has reported and it was certified platinum on February 6, 2003, by the RIAA.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Click & Spark"   DJ Clue, DURO 2:04
2. "Keepin' It Gangsta"   DJ Clue, DURO 4:07
3. "Young'n (Holla Back)"   The Neptunes 3:26
4. "Get Right"   Rockwilder 4:35
5. "Ride for This" (featuring Ja Rule) DJ Clue, DURO 3:18
6. "One Day"   Omen 4:38
7. "Trade It All" (featuring Jagged Edge) DJ Clue, DURO 3:44
8. "Right Now & Later On"   Timbaland 4:00
9. "Take You Home" (featuring Lil' Mo) DJ Clue, DURO 3:58
10. "Get Smart"   Rush Da Spyda 3:45
11. "Can't Deny It" (featuring Nate Dogg) Rick Rock 5:06
12. "Ma' Be Easy"   Just Blaze 3:45
13. "We Don't Give a Fuck"   Armando Colon 3:17
14. "Bad Guy" (featuring Pain in Da Ass) DJ Envy, Mono 2:59
15. "Gotta Be Thug"   DJ Clue, DURO 3:58
16. "If They Want It"   DJ Clue, DURO 4:39


Chart positions[edit]


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200 3
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 2


Year Song Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hot Rap Tracks Rhythmic Top 40 Top 40 Tracks
2001 "Can't Deny It"
(featuring Nate Dogg)
25 13 11 5 38
2001 "Young'n (Holla Back)" 33 17 8 9 32