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 Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week.

Street Dreams
Fabolous street dreams cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003
Recorded2002
GenreHip hop
Length79:42
LabelDesert Storm, Elektra
ProducerRick Rock, Trackmasters, Heavy D, Just Blaze, DJ Clue, Kanye West, Timbaland, Precision, Omen, DURO, Mr. Fingaz, Linx, LZ, Madd Phunk
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
Metacritic(51/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable)[3]
Billboard(positive)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyD[5]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[6]
RapReviews6.5/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[8]
Q3/5 stars[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 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 performanceEdit

Street Dreams debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week. On September 22, 2003, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a million copies.[10] As of August 2004, the sold over 1.3 million copies in the United States, as reported by Billboard,[11]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" DJ Clue0:17
2."Not Give a Fuck"J. Jackson, R. ThomasRick Rock3:18
3."Damn"J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. OlivierTrackmasters3:24
4."Call Me"J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier, D. MyersTrackmasters, Heavy D3:44
5."Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey)J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. SmithJust Blaze, E-Bass (add.)3:43
6."Bad Bitch"J. Jackson, L. GatesPrecision3:37
7."Why Wouldn't I" (featuring Paul Cain)J. Jackson, P. Cain, S. BrownOmen4:58
8."Up On Things" (featuring Snoop Dogg)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO3:42
9."Sickalicious" (featuring Missy Elliott)J. Jackson, M. Elliott, C. ElliotChad Elliot4:03
10."This Is My Party"J. Jackson, T. GayeLinx, Mr. Fingaz4:32
11."Into You" (featuring Ashanti)J. Jackson, T.Kelley, B. Robinson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:34
12."Change You or Change Me"J. Jackson, S. BrownOmen4:31
13."Respect"J. Jackson, L. ReevesLZ4:09
14."Forgive Me Father"J. Jackson, L. GayeMr. Fingaz & Linx4:20
15."Never Duplicated"J. Jackson, K. Wilkins, G. HarmonMadd Phunk4:00
16."My Life" (featuring Mary J. Blige)J. Jackson, K. WestKanye West4:24
17."Throw Back" (Bonus track)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO3:45
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. PhillipsDJ Clue, DURO5:09
19."Trade It All (Part 2)" (Bonus track) (featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge)J. Jackson, B. Casey, C. Hawkins, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:34
20."Into You (Remix)" (Bonus track) (featuring Tamia)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:54

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Street Dreams by Fabolous". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  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". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 1, 2003. Retrieved 2015-08-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  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". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on April 24, 2006. Retrieved 2015-08-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Fabolous - Street Dreams - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  12. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Fabolous – Street Dreams". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.