Street Dreams (Fabolous album)

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Street Dreams
Fabolous street dreams cover.jpg
Studio album by Fabolous
Released March 4, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 79:42
Label Desert Storm, Elektra
Producer Rick Rock, Trackmasters, Just Blaze, DJ Clue, Kanye West, Timbaland, Precision, Omen, DURO, Mr. Fingaz, Linx, LZ, Madd Phunk
Fabolous chronology
Ghetto Fabolous
Street Dreams
Real Talk
Singles from Street Dreams
  1. "Can't Let You Go"
    Released: May 27, 2003
  2. "Into You"
    Released: July 15, 2003
  3. "This Is My Party"
    Released: March 24, 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]
Stylus Magazine D+[9]

Street Dreams is the second studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on March 4, 2003, by Desert Storm Records and Elektra Records. 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.

It had four charting singles, but only "Into You", which featured Tamia (and an alternate version, featuring Ashanti) and "Can't Let You Go" were major successes. Produced by Just Blaze 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,[10] but it was originally certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on September 22, 2003, because of selling over one million copies by that time on Billboard.[11]

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 Chad Elliot 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 P. 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


Chart (2003) Peak
US Billboard 200[12] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 3


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  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (2003-04-22). "Street Dreams · Fabolous". Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on March 1, 2003. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  5. ^ Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2003-03-14). "Street Dreams Review". Entertainment Weekly: 66. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
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  8. ^ Fabolous (2006-04-24). "Rolling Stone : Fabolous: Street Dreams : Music Reviews". Archived from the original on April 24, 2006. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Fabolous - Street Dreams - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  11. ^ "New Fabolous Set Allows Fans To 'Mix'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  12. ^ "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Fabolous. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fabolous. Retrieved October 23, 2014.