A solo emcee out of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Fabolous built a sturdy rep with appearances on assorted DJ Clue mixtapes. He took the industry by storm in 2001 when his ridiculously catchy, Nate Dogg-laced single "Can't Deny It" tore up the charts. His debut album, Ghetto Fabolous, provided an appealing blend of club bangers and bedroom ballads. It was a formula that Fabolous would mine for years to come with 2003's Street Dreams, which featured the Just Blaze-produced single "Can't Let You Go," and 2004's Real Talk. Though the latter album was well received by his fans, it failed to sell as many copies as the previous two, and Fab left Def Jam for Atlantic. On his 2007 Def Jam debut, From Nothing to Something, he reclaimed his spot as one of New York's most commercially successful rappers, thanks in large part to the hit single "Diamonds," which featured Young Jeezy. On Fab's fifth album, 2009's Loso's Way, the rapper continued to mesmerize with his indelible flow.