Street Dreams (Fabolous album)

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Street Dreams
Fabolous street dreams cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003
Recorded2002
GenreHip hop
Length79:42
LabelDesert Storm, Elektra
ProducerRick Rock, Trackmasters, Heavy D, Just Blaze, DJ Clue, Kanye West, Timbaland, Precision, Omen, DURO, Mr. Fingaz, Linx, LZ, Madd Phunk
Fabolous chronology
Ghetto Fabolous
(2001)
Street Dreams
(2003)
Real Talk
(2004)
Singles from Street Dreams
  1. "This Is My Party"
    Released: March 24, 2003
  2. "Can't Let You Go"
    Released: May 27, 2003
  3. "Into You"
    Released: July 15, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(51/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable)[3]
Billboard(positive)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyD[5]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[6]
RapReviews6.5/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[8]
Q3/5 stars[1]
Stylus MagazineD+[9]

Street Dreams is the second studio album by American rapper Fabolous. The album was released on March 4, 2003, by Desert Storm Records and Elektra Records, it was received moderately from a critical standpoint and was a minor commercial success. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week.

It had four charting singles, but only "Into You", which featured Tamia (and an alternate version, featuring Ashanti) and "Can't Let You Go" were major successes. Produced by Just Blaze and guest vocals from Lil' Mo and Mike Shorey, "Can't Let You Go" reached number one on the Rhythmic Top 40, and number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Into You" with the help of Ashanti/Tamia also reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The remix of "Trade It All", which featured P. Diddy and Jagged Edge reached number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.

Commercial performance[edit]

It sold over 1.3 million copies as reported by Billboard,[10] but it was originally certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on September 22, 2003, because of selling over one million copies by that time on Billboard.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" DJ Clue0:17
2."Not Give a Fuck"J. Jackson, R. ThomasRick Rock3:18
3."Damn"J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. OlivierTrackmasters3:24
4."Call Me"J. Jackson, S. Barnes, J.C. Olivier, D. MyersTrackmasters, Heavy D3:44
5."Can't Let You Go" (featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey)J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. SmithJust Blaze, E-Bass (add.)3:43
6."Bad Bitch"J. Jackson, L. GatesPrecision3:37
7."Why Wouldn't I" (featuring Paul Cain)J. Jackson, P. Cain, S. BrownOmen4:58
8."Up On Things" (featuring Snoop Dogg)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO3:42
9."Sickalicious" (featuring Missy Elliott)J. Jackson, M. Elliott, C. ElliotChad Elliot4:03
10."This Is My Party"J. Jackson, T. GayeLinx, Mr. Fingaz4:32
11."Into You" (featuring Ashanti)J. Jackson, T.Kelley, B. Robinson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:34
12."Change You or Change Me"J. Jackson, S. BrownOmen4:31
13."Respect"J. Jackson, L. ReevesLZ4:09
14."Forgive Me Father"J. Jackson, L. GayeMr. Fingaz & Linx4:20
15."Never Duplicated"J. Jackson, K. Wilkins, G. HarmonMadd Phunk4:00
16."My Life" (featuring Mary J. Blige)J. Jackson, K. WestKanye West4:24
17."Throw Back" (Bonus track)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO3:45
18."Keepin It Gangsta (Remix)" (Bonus track) (featuring Styles P, Jadakiss, M.O.P. & Paul Cain)J. Jackson, J. Grinnage, E. Murray, D. Styles, J. PhillipsDJ Clue, DURO5:09
19."Trade It All (Part 2)" (Bonus track) (featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge)J. Jackson, B. Casey, C. Hawkins, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:34
20."Into You (Remix)" (Bonus track) (featuring Tamia)J. Jackson, E. Shaw, K. IfillDJ Clue, DURO4:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Street Dreams by Fabolous". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  2. ^ John Bush (2003-03-04). "Street Dreams - Fabolous | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (2003-04-22). "Street Dreams · Fabolous". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ "Billboard.com". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 1, 2003. Retrieved 2015-08-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2003-03-14). "Street Dreams Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 66. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  6. ^ K.B. Tindal (2003-03-13). "Fabolous - Street Dreams". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  7. ^ "Fabolous :: Street Dreams :: Desert Storm/Elektra". Rapreviews.com. 2003-03-11. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  8. ^ Fabolous (2006-04-24). "Rolling Stone : Fabolous: Street Dreams : Music Reviews". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on April 24, 2006. Retrieved 2015-08-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Fabolous - Street Dreams - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  10. ^ "Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  11. ^ "New Fabolous Set Allows Fans To 'Mix'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  12. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.