Ghetto Fabolous

Fabolous is certainly living up to his name. With stellar guest turns on some of the summer's biggest hits, the Brooklyn, N.Y.

Fabolous is certainly living up to his name. With stellar guest turns on some of the summer's biggest hits, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native remains true to form on Ghetto Fabolous, his debut for Desert Storm/Elektra. "Can't Deny It," the album's lead single, serves more as a declaration than a song. Featuring labelmate Nate Dogg, the infectious single is already in heavy rotation at radio and music video outlets. Although his laid-back flow has been compared to former Bad Boy recording artist Mase, Fabolous holds his own on the autobiographical "One Day"; a dark piano sample serves as a backdrop for Fab's rags-to-raps story. Other stand-out tracks include the Neptunes-produced "Young'n" and the Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam-inspired "Take You Home" featuring Lil' Mo.—RH