Real Talk (Fabolous album)

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Real Talk
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
GenreHip hop
LabelDesert Storm, Atlantic
ProducerDJ Khaled, The Neptunes, Trackmasters, J. R. Rotem, Just Blaze, Scott Storch, JV, Hotrunner, Flame Throwers, Gerard Harmon, Keith Wilkins, Reefa, Dangerous
Fabolous chronology
Street Dreams
Real Talk
From Nothin' to Somethin'
Singles from Real Talk
  1. "Breathe"
    Released: August 31, 2004
  2. "Baby"
    Released: March 24, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews7.5/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]
USA Today3/4 stars[5]

Real Talk is the third studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on November 9, 2004, by Desert Storm Records and Atlantic Records. It was received lukewarm from a critical standpoint, but was a commercial success. It peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 with 179,000 copies sold in 1 week & had 2 charting singles. The 2 charting singles are "Breathe" which is produced by Just Blaze & "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, being originally certified gold by RIAA on December 13, 2004.[6] In 2019, the album is certified platinum according to RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

1."Exodus" Black Ice1:25
2."Don't Stop Won't Stop"J. Jackson, J. AlexanderJV3:37
3."Real Talk (123)"J. Jackson, D. Murchinson, T. LovelaceHotrunner4:26
4."Gangsta"J. Jackson, K. KhaledDJ Khaled3:42
5."Tit 4 Tat" (featuring Pharrell)J. Jackson, P. Williams, C. Hugo, H.P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan, Ferris Bueller, Jens Thele, Shahin Moshirian and Stephan Browarczyk, Scooter (band)The Neptunes4:38
6."Baby" (featuring Mike Shorey)J. Jackson, D. ThorntonFlame Throwers4:55
7."Girls"J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. OlivierTrackmasters3:41
8."Church" (featuring Charlie Murphy)J. Jackson, G. Harmon, K. Wilkins, C. MurphyGerard Harmon, Keith Wilkins4:55
9."Can You Hear Me" (featuring Jasmin Lopez)J. Jackson, J. Rotem, J. LopezJ. R. Rotem4:57
10."Do the Damn Thang" (featuring Young Jeezy)J. Jackson, J. Jenkins, S. SlaterReefa4:23
11."Holla At Somebody Real" (featuring Lil' Mo)J. Jackson, C. Loving, S. SlaterReefa3:47
12."It's Alright" (featuring Sean Paul)J. Jackson, J. Smith, S. HenriquesJust Blaze3:45
13."Breathe"J. Jackson, J. SmithJust Blaze4:28
14."Young & Sexy" (featuring Mike Shorey & Pharrell)J. Jackson, P. Williams, C. HugoThe Neptunes4:18
15."Round and Round"J. Jackson, S. StorchScott Storch3:40
16."In My Hood"J. Jackson, H. Campbell, T. Crawford, P. PittsDangerous5:19
17."Ghetto" (featuring Thara)J. Jackson, S. Storch, T. PrashadScott Storch4:16
18."Po Po" (featuring Nate Dogg & Paul Cain)J. Jackson, K. Pratt, J. R. Rotem, P. Cain, N. HaleJ. R. Rotem4:39


Chart (2004) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 2


  1. ^ Andy Kellman (2004-11-09). "Real Talk - Fabolous | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  2. ^ K.B. Tindal (2004-12-08). "Fabolous - Real Talk". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ "Fabolous :: Real Talk :: Desert Storm/Atlantic Records". 2004-11-09. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ Fabolous (2004-12-09). "Fabolous: Real Talk : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  5. ^ "Elton John's 'Peachtree Road': An unforgettable joy ride". Usatoday.Com. 2004-11-08. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  6. ^ "Fabolous Sets Date For Long-Delayed Album". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  7. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.