John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper of Dominican and African American descent. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Part of his early popularity arose from his hit single "Can''t Deny It" in 2001, from his debut album Ghetto Fabolous. The album reached number-three on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 1.05 million copies by 2003. His followup album, Street Dreams (2003), produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-four hits "Can''t Let You Go", featuring Lil'' Mo & Mike Shorey, and "Into You", featuring Tamia. In 2004, Fabolous released the album Real Talk, which peaked at number-six on the Billboard 200 with 169,000 copies sold in one week and contained the charting singles "Breathe" and "Baby". Following a three year hiatus since Real Talk, the artist released his fourth studio album, From Nothin'' to Somethin'' (2007), which debuted at number-two on the Billboard 200 and number-one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sold 159,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned the singles "Diamonds", "Return of the Hustle", "Make Me Better", featuring Ne-Yo, and "Baby Don''t Go", which featured Jermaine Dupri and T-Pain.