Ghetto Fabolous is the debut studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on September 11, 2001, received mixed critical reviews, and 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 2Pac'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. All three singles had supporting music videos

Ghetto Fabolous
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2001
GenreHip hop, gangsta rap
LabelDesert Storm, Elektra
ProducerDJ 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
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews6/10 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]

It sold over 1.05 million copies by 2003 as Billboard[6] has reported and it was certified Platinum on February 6, 2003, by the Recording Industry Association of America.[7]

Track listingEdit

1."Click & Spark"John JacksonDJ Clue, DURO2:04
2."Keepin' It Gangsta"JacksonDJ Clue, DURO4:07
3."Young'n (Holla Back)"Jackson, Chad Hugo, Pharrell WilliamsThe Neptunes3:26
4."Get Right"Jackson, D. StinsonRockwilder4:35
5."Ride for This" (featuring Ja Rule)JacksonDJ Clue, DURO3:18
6."One Day"JacksonOmen4:38
7."Trade It All" (featuring Jagged Edge)JacksonDJ Clue, DURO3:44
8."Right Now & Later On"Jackson, Timothy MosleyTimbaland4:00
9."Take You Home" (featuring Lil' Mo)JacksonDJ Clue, DURO3:58
10."Get Smart"JacksonRush Da Spyda3:45
11."Can't Deny It" (featuring Nate Dogg)Jackson, Nathaniel Hale, Rahiem Prince ThomasRick Rock5:06
12."Ma' Be Easy"Jackson, Justin SmithJust Blaze3:45
13."We Don't Give a Fuck"JacksonArmando Colon3:17
14."Bad Guy" (featuring Pain in Da Ass)JacksonDJ Envy, Mono2:59
15."Gotta Be Thug" DJ Clue, DURO3:58
16."If They Want It" DJ Clue, DURO4:39



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ Seymour, Craig (2009-04-21). "Ghetto Fabolous". Archived from the original on April 21, 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ DeMarco Williams (2001-10-02). "Fabolous - Ghetto Fabolous". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ "Feature for September 18, 2001 - Fabolous' "Ghetto Fabolous"". 2001-09-18. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  5. ^ "Ghetto Fabolous : Fabolous : Review : Rolling Stone". 2001-10-01. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  6. ^ "Articles/News - 50 Cent Overtakes Norah Jones At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  7. ^ "Searchable Database - Search: Ghetto Fabolous". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  8. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Fabolous – Ghetto Fabolous". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.