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Fabo
Fabo
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Fabo in 2007
Background information
Lefabian Williams
Born (1983-11-30) November 30, 1983 (age 35)
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresHip hop
Rapper, record producer
InstrumentsKeyboards
2003-present
Websitegikcity.com

Lefabian Williams (born November 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Fabo, is an American rapper, songwriter and producer. He is best known for his work as a founding member and frontman of the snap music group D4L, and their single "Laffy Taffy", which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in January 2006.[1] The song made Nielsen SoundScan history with digital download sales of over 175,000 copies, marking a new one-week high for sales of a single track, and went on to be certified 3x multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2][3]

In November 2013, Complex magazine named D4L with the likes of industry greats Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Timbaland as one of The 10 Major Influences on Today's Rap Sound. The magazine credits D4L for influence on current California production style as well as the obvious "ringtone" rap, pop rap and dance-style rap music. Complex goes on to say, "And no doubt group member, Fabo, a true star, was influential, particularly in the South."[4]

After a brief hiatus from the music scene, Fabo, who now goes by the stage name 2$ Fabo, returned in 2013 with a new single called "Catch Me on That Molly," which was produced by King Dominus.[5] In 2014, 2$ Fabo released the well-received We Amongst U, which Stereogum called their mixtape of the week and "a hell of a good time."[6] Additionally, Fader called "We Amongst U" the "most fun mixtape of 2014." It goes on to describe the song "Krazy Bout That Money," as being "nothing short of ecstatic, a twinkling, Nard & B-reminiscent production over which Fabo delivers the most impassioned love letter to cash I've ever heard. It feels like hearing "The World's Greatest" for the first time.[7]

Discography

Mixtapes

Title Album details
We Amongst U
  • Released: 2014
  • Format: Digital download
GIK Tales
  • Released: 2010
  • Format: Digital download
Kandy Man
  • Released: 2008
  • Format: Digital Download

Singles

As featured performer

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2000 "It's On Da Map" (Drama ft. Pastor Troy & Fabo) Raheem Presents Tight 4 Life Training Camp
2005 "Laffy Taffy" (D4L) 1 15 6 Down for Life
"Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" (D4L) 72 23 13 Down for Life
"Gorilla" (R. Kelly ft. Fabo) Non-album release
2006 "Wuz Up" (Bohagon feat. Diamond and Princess of Crime Mob, Fabo and Lil Jon) 78 Hated on Mostly
"Spaceships on Bankhead" (Fabo Ft. Young Jeezy) I am the Street Dream
"Do It to It" (remix) (Cherish ft. Young Joc, Jody Breeze, Chingy & Fabo) Non-album release
"Tatted Up" (The Alliance feat. Fabo) Goin Digital
"Look at Her" (One Chance feat. Fabo) 53 Non-album single
2007 "Dukey Love" (Pitbull feat. Trick Daddy and Fabo) Boatlift
"Cupid Shuffle" (remix) (Cupid feat. Fabo & DJ Unk) Non-album single
"I'm a J" (Lil Jon feat. Gucci Mane & Fabo) Non-album single
"U So Thick" (Kitty Katt feat. Diamond & Fabo P.By H Snow Beatz) Non-album single
"Smile" (Jibbs feat. Fabo) 120 Jibbs Featuring Jibbs
"Do the Lasso" (Chingo Bling feat. Mistah F.A.B. and Fabo) They Can't Deport Us All
"Digital" (Pastor Troy feat. Fabo & 2Dolla) Tool Muziq
"Do It Like I Love It" (NLT feat. Fabo) Non-album release
2009 "You're a Jerk (remix)" (New Boyz feat. Fabo) - Non-album single
2010 "My Own Step" (Roscoe Dash feat. T-Pain & Fabo) 89 Ready Set Go!
2013 "Quez" (Trinidad James feat. Fabo, Danny Brown & Playa Fly) - 10 PC. Mild
2013 "Get It" (Lil Jazz feat. 2$ Fabo) - Non-album single
2014 "Bitch Please" (Trinidad James feat. 2$ Fabo, Scotty ATL & Goldyard) - Non-album single
2015 "51 Bandz" (Brodinski feat. 2$ Fabo and Phlo Finister) - Brava
2016 "Like a Boss" (Brenmar feat. 2$ Fabo) - Non-album single

References

  1. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2006) "'Laffy Taffy': So Light, So Sugary, So Downloadable", The New York Times, January 12, 2006, retrieved 14 July 2011
  2. ^ XXL (magazine) (2010)" Flo Rida, D4L & Shop Boyz Among RIAA's Top Selling Artists of Decade, "XXL Magazine", 19 Feb., 2010, retrieved October 21, 2014
  3. ^ Atlantic Records (2006)" D4L's "Laffy Taffy" Smashes SoundScan Digital Sales Record; Atlanta Hip-Hop Group Is #1 on Billboard Chart for Second Week, "Market Wired", January 5, 2006, retrieved October 21, 2014
  4. ^ Complex (magazine) (2013)" The 10 Major Influences On Today's Rap Sound, "Drake, David" Complex (magazine), 20, November 2013, retrieved October 21, 2014
  5. ^ "2$ Fabo's Biography." 2$ Fabo's Official Website. N.p., n. d. Web. 16 Sep. 2013. <http://www.gikcity.com/bio>.
  6. ^ Breihan, Tom (8 January 2014). "Mixtape Of The Week: 2$ Fabo We Amongst U". Stereogum. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (2014)"Mixtape Saturday: 2$ FABO, L'A Capone, ZMoney, Test" Fader, January 11, 2014; retrieved 19 October 2014

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