From Nothin' to Somethin' (2007) Fabolous rarely ventures outside his comfort zone on his fourth LP, From Nothin' to Somethin' . And why should he? Six years after the Brooklyn… 2007-06-12 Fabolous Hip-Hop/Rap
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From Nothin' to Somethin' (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 12, 2007; Lead Performance: Fabolous; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Fabolous rarely ventures outside his comfort zone on his fourth LP, From Nothin' to Somethin'. And why should he? Six years after the Brooklyn MC got his start, his rhymes flow as quickly and cleverly as ever from both of his familiar personae: the flashy Romeo (''First Time'') and the no-nonsense thug (''Joke's on You''). All of which makes the disc's sole surprise — ''What Should I Do,'' in which Fab convincingly adopts the perspective of an uncertain soldier shipped off to Afghanistan — that much more gripping. B+ DOWNLOAD THIS: Return of the Hustle

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints