Street Dreams (Fabolous album)

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 commercial success. It reached number three on the US Billboard 200, with 185,000 copies sold in its first week.[10]

Street Dreams
Fabolous street dreams cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003
Recorded2002
GenreHip hop
Length79:42
LabelDesert Storm, Elektra
Producer
Fabolous chronology
Ghetto Fabolous
(2001)
Street Dreams
(2003)
Real Talk
(2004)
Singles from Street Dreams
  1. "This Is My Party"
    Released: March 24, 2003
  2. "Can't Let You Go"
    Released: May 27, 2003
  3. "Into You"
    Released: July 15, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic51/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable)[3]
Billboard(positive)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyD[5]
HipHopDX[6]
RapReviews[7]
Rolling Stone[8]
Q[1]
Stylus MagazineD+[9]

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 US 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 20 on the chart.

Critical receptionEdit

Street Dreams was met with "mixed or average" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 51 based on 13 reviews.[1]

Commercial performanceEdit

Street Dreams debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week.[10] This became Fabolous' second US top-ten debut.[10] In its second week, the album dropped to number seven on the chart, selling an additional 92,600 copies.[11] In its third week, the album dropped to number eight on the chart, selling 64,000 more copies.[12] On September 22, 2003, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a million copies.[13] As of August 2004, the album sold over 1.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.[14]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" DJ Clue0:17
2."Not Give a Fuck"Rock3:18
3."Damn"Trackmasters3:24
4."Call Me"
  • Jackson
  • Olivier
  • Barnes
  • Dwight Myers
3:44
5."Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey)3:43
6."Bad Bitch"
  • Jackson
  • Larry Gates
Precision3:37
7."Why Wouldn't I" (featuring Paul Cain)
Omen4:58
8."Up On Things" (featuring Snoop Dogg)3:42
9."Sickalicious" (featuring Missy Elliott)
C. Elliot4:03
10."This Is My Party"
  • Jackson
  • L. Gaye
  • Taiwan Green
  • Linx
  • Mr. Fingaz
4:32
11."Into You" (featuring Ashanti)
  • DJ Clue
  • DURO
4:34
12."Change You or Change Me"
  • Jackson
  • Brown
Omen4:31
13."Respect"
  • Jackson
  • Laban Reeves
LZ4:09
14."Forgive Me Father"
  • Jackson
  • Gaye
  • Linx
  • Mr. Fingaz
4:20
15."Never Duplicated"
  • Jackson
  • Keith Wilkins
  • Gerard Harmon
Madd Phunk4:00
16."My Life" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
West4:24
Bonus track(s)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Throw Back"
  • Jackson
  • Shaw
  • Ifill
  • DJ Clue
  • DURO
3:45
18."Keepin It Gangsta (Remix)" (featuring Styles P, Jadakiss, M.O.P. & Paul Cain)
  • DJ Clue
  • DURO
5:09
19."Trade It All (Part 2)" (featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge)
  • DJ Clue
  • DURO
4:34
20."Into You" (featuring Tamia)
  • Jackson
  • Kelley
  • Robinson
  • Richie
  • LaPread
  • DJ Clue
  • DURO
4:54

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies additional producer

Sample credits

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ John Bush (2003-03-04). "Street Dreams - Fabolous | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (2003-04-22). "Street Dreams · Fabolous". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ "Billboard.com". Archived from the original on March 1, 2003. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  5. ^ Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2003-03-14). "Street Dreams Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 66. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  6. ^ K.B. Tindal (2003-03-13). "Fabolous - Street Dreams". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  7. ^ "Fabolous :: Street Dreams :: Desert Storm/Elektra". Rapreviews.com. 2003-03-11. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  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. ^ a b c "50 Cent Overtakes Norah Jones At No. 1". Billboard. March 12, 2003. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1". Billboard. March 19, 2003. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  12. ^ "50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200". Billboard. March 26, 2003. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "American album certifications – Fabolous – Street Dreams". Recording Industry Association of America.
  14. ^ "Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
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  20. ^ "The Official UK Albums Chart 2003" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  22. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Fabolous – Street Dreams". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Street Dreams in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.