Fabolous From Nothin' To Somethin'
Published Jul 18, 2007Fabolous has the kind of monotone flow that will put you to sleep. Conscious of his lack of personality, he ducks behind the status of other artists to sell this album. He courts the reggae audience on "Gangstas Dont Play but its the smooth vocals from Junior Reid that sell it, not Fabs. Timbaland is at his snake charmer best on "Baby Dont Go, while Ne-Yo handles the chorus and Fab praises his better half. Its only on "First Time that Fab comes alive to recount a bunch of his firsts (date and sex). Together, Jay-Z and Biggie just barely save "Brooklyn. And even with the hit producers (Jermain Dupri and Swizz Beatz) From Nothin To Somethin is a bore. When Young Jeezy shows up for "Diamonds, he literally explains why Fab fails even when he surrounds himself with the best: "Damn what happened, he blindin erebody/Hey, it must be Jeezy outshining erebody. (Island/Def Jam)