Real Talk (Explicit Version)

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Maybe it's his sly, laid back style or maybe it's his "Hollywood-ready good looks" (Rolling Stone), but who knew that when John Jackson chose to call himself "Fabolous," the name would define his career? Real Talk is Fab's third studio album featuring such notables as Sean Paul, Lil' Mo and T.I. Hit makers like Just Blaze, Scott Storch and the Neptunes contribute to this amazing sounding collection of joints. On this latest set he continues to walk the line between massive mainstream hits and satisfying the streets simultaneously. Real Talk promises to deliver. If you speak about it, be about it. REAL TALK.

Specifications

Label Atlantic/q Records
SKU 63910675
UPC 075678375422
UPC 14 00075678375422
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/2004
Links
Author Fabolous
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Totally Hip-Hop
Compilation Appearance Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Special Occasion
Compilation Appearance Professional Part 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii
Compilation Appearance Brutha
Compilation Appearance Brutha
Compilation Appearance Ryan Leslie
Compilation Appearance Total Dance 2009
Compilation Appearance Goon Affiliated(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tm 103(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tm 103
Compilation Appearance It's About Time
Compilation Appearance Da Hit Man Reggaeton Latino
Compilation Appearance Second Chance
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Grillz 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tm 103 Hustlerz Ambition(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dance Again:hits
Compilation Appearance Quality Street Music(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Red(Bonus Tracks)(w/ Book)
Compilation Appearance No Love Lost(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance M.O. [edited]
Compilation Appearance Testimony
Compilation Appearance TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Testimony
Compilation Appearance TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance AFTER HOURS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Me I Am Mariah The Elusive Chanteuse
Compilation Appearance ME I AM MARIAH THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE (Clean, Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance ME I AM MARIAH THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE (Deluxe Edition Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance VII(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance VII(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vii
Compilation Appearance TBD(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance TBD(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance 5 Million Stories Vol 1 & 2
Artist Influence Diddy
Artist Influence Jay-Z
Artist Influence Mase
Artist Influence Nas
Artist Influence Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
Artist Influence The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Contemporary Cassidy
Artist Contemporary DMX
Artist Contemporary Game
Artist Contemporary J. Cole (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Jadakiss
Artist Contemporary Jay-Z
Artist Contemporary Juelz Santana
Artist Contemporary Lil Wayne
Artist Contemporary Lil' Cease
Artist Contemporary Lloyd Banks
Artist Contemporary Meek Mill
Artist Contemporary Memphis Bleek
Artist Contemporary Nelly
Artist Contemporary Pusha T
Artist Contemporary Shade Sheist
Artist Contemporary The Hot Boys
Artist Follower Big Sean
Technical Info
Engineer Paul Gregory
Producer Just Blaze; DJ Khaled; Javonn "JV" Alexander; Keith Wilkins; Roberto Fantauzzi; Reefa; Gerard Harmon; Scott Spencer Storch; Trackmasters; The Neptunes; Just Blaze
CatalogID 7567837542
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 11/08/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 74m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678375422
Musical Guests
Sean Paul
Lil' Mo
Pharrell Williams
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Fabolous; Robert Larow, Jeremy Skaller, Scott Jacoby (keyboards); Lil' Mo, Mike Shorey, Nate Dogg, Paul Cain, Pharrell Williams, Sean Paul, Young Jeezy, Black Ice, Thara, Charlie Murphy.
Recording information: Right Track Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
On Fabolous's third studio record, REAL TALK, he claims that there is much more to him than his string of radio-friendly singles might indicate. That's not to say that the New York City rapper doesn't serve up simple, ready-for-radio moments in abundance, but even the first single, "Breathe," with its Supertramp sample and unusual path to a stunning hook, reveals an artist with much more depth.
"Don't Stop Won't Stop," which follows the striking intro, sports a sinister, Geto Boys-style backdrop and lyrics that embrace the familiar trappings of guns, cars, women, and pride, but with unexpected flashes of Zen beyond the usual laid-back bearing. Fabolous goes the more straightforward route on "Tit 4 Tat" and "Baby," both certainly capable of lighting up the radio. However, the highlight of REAL TALK may be on the mid-album track "Church," where, with the aid of the ever-entertaining Charlie Murphy, Fabolous envisions himself a preacher, a man who can convert people with the power of the words in his arsenal. Fabolous possesses a mind brimming with phraseology, and he brandishes his skills with power and ease, even as he continues to develop, making for an intriguing record rich with high hopes for the future.
Artist Overview
While Fabolous's style is all about flash, there's nothing particularly showy, unique, or groundbreaking about the NYC rapper's game; however, with a knack for bringing out the best in some of hip-hop's top producers and a flow that is consistently, comfortably solid, Fabolous rose to become one of the '00s masters of the hip-hop jam. Singles like 2001's "Can't Deny It" and 2004's "Breathe" featured the MC's swaggering, dragging drawl over hook-heavy Bad Boy-style beats, and soared to the upper portions of both the rap and pop charts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.172) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "'Breathe,' an epic Just Blaze production, is a small masterpiece of lyrical economy in the face of musical bombast."
Disc 1
1 Exodus
2 Don't Stop Wont Stop
3 Real Talk (123)
4 Gangsta
5 Tit 4 Tat
6 Baby
7 Girls
8 Church
9 Can You Hear Me
10 Do the Damn Thang
11 Holla at Somebody Real
12 It's Alright - (Patois)
13 Breathe
14 Young & Sexy
15 Round & Round
16 In My Hood
17 Ghetto
18 Po Po
Product Attributes
Artist Fabolous
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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