Real Talk (Fabolous album)

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Real Talk
Studio album by Fabolous
Released November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
Genre East Coast hip hop, hip hop
Length 75:07
Label Desert Storm, Atlantic
Producer DJ Khaled, The Neptunes, Trackmasters, J. R. Rotem, Just Blaze, Scott Storch, JV, Hotrunner, Flame Throwers, Gerard Harmon, Keith Wilkins, Reefa, Dangerous
Fabolous chronology
More Street Dreams, Pt. 2: The Mixtape
Real Talk
Loso's Way
Singles from Real Talk
  1. "Breathe"
    Released: August 31, 2004
  2. "Baby"
    Released: March 24, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
MV Remix (6.0/10)[4]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Situation 4/5 stars[7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[8]

Real Talk is the third studio album by East Coast hip hop artist Fabolous. It was received lukewarm from a critical standpoint, but was a minor commercial success. It peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 with 179,000 copies sold in one week and had two charting singles. The two charting singles are "Breathe" which is produced by Just Blaze and "Baby" which is produced by Flame Throwers and contains guest vocals from Mike Shorey. Videos were created for the singles "Do the Damn Thing" featuring Young Jeezy, which received minor airplay on BET, and "Tit 4 Tat" featuring Pharrell, which includes a portion of the album track "Round and Round."

It sold over 550,000 copies according to Billboard,[9] being originally certified gold by RIAA on December 13, 2004.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Exodus"     Black Ice 1:25
2. "Don't Stop Won't Stop"   J. Jackson, J. Alexander JV 3:37
3. "Real Talk (123)"   J. Jackson, D. Murchinson, T. Lovelace Hotrunner 4:26
4. "Gangsta"   J. Jackson, K. Khaled DJ Khaled 3:42
5. "Tit 4 Tat" (featuring Pharrell) J. Jackson, P. Williams, C. Hugo The Neptunes 4:38
6. "Baby" (featuring Mike Shorey) J. Jackson, D. Thornton Flame Throwers 4:55
7. "Girls"   J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier Trackmasters 3:41
8. "Church" (featuring Charlie Murphy) J. Jackson, G. Harmon, K. Wilkins, C. Murphy Gerard Harmon, Keith Wilkins 4:55
9. "Can You Hear Me" (featuring Jasmin Lopez) J. Jackson, J. Rotem, J. Lopez J. R. Rotem 4:57
10. "Do the Damn Thang" (featuring Young Jeezy) J. Jackson, J. Jenkins, S. Slater Reefa 4:23
11. "Holla At Somebody Real" (featuring Lil' Mo) J. Jackson, C. Loving, S. Slater Reefa 3:47
12. "It's Alright" (featuring Sean Paul) J. Jackson, J. Smith, S. Henriques Just Blaze 3:45
13. "Breathe"   J. Jackson, J. Smith Just Blaze 4:28
14. "Young & Sexy" (featuring Mike Shorey & Pharrell) J. Jackson, P. Williams, C. Hugo The Neptunes 4:18
15. "Round and Round"   J. Jackson, S. Storch Scott Storch 3:40
16. "In My Hood"   J. Jackson, H. Campbell, T. Crawford, P. Pitts Dangerous 5:19
17. "Ghetto" (featuring Thara) J. Jackson, S. Storch, T. Prashad Scott Storch 4:16
18. "Po Po" (featuring Nate Dogg & Paul Cain) J. Jackson, K. Pratt, J. R. Rotem, P. Cain, N. Hale J. R. Rotem 4:39


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Dutch Top 100 Album Chart[11] 66
French Albums Chart[11] 119
UK Albums Chart[11] 66
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 6
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[13] 2