F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S turns 44 today (November 18), and to honor the Brooklyn legend, we complied some of his best quotes to live by.
Whenever Fabolous drops new music, hip-hop heads look forward to picking their favorite lyrics that could be used for social media captions or posts. Fab has so many quotes in the stash; you can choose one for any mood you’re feeling that day. Take a look:
“Never stressed of lil’ things/Like a hater/That’s something that comes when you eatin’, like a waiter.”
“And I hope you don’t think me give a sugar honey iced tea or a middle finger up. I just stay sucker-free, leave the lames where they be, and I let my chips pringle up.”
3. “Stand Up”
“Big boys, no youngins run it up, no Runyon.. Big rings, no Funyuns.. Lamb chops with no onions.. And a bad b*tch that knows money.. She so cold, have your nose running.”
“Look I talk it cause I live it, stand on my own pivot, I don’t need your credit, and you ain’t got it to give it.”
“Never tripping off the past, I would rather never mind ’em/Cause only fools trip over something that be hunted ’em.”
“When shorty come around, I clean up nice. Dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. Whoever don’t like it, is that man’s problem. And when I feel like I’m tired. Mami be takin’ me higher. I’m on fire. But shorty we burn it up!”
7. “Really Tho”
“Rather a real enemy than a fake friend. Rather know for sure than be mistaken. One thing you should know, when you play the game, lies always change. The truth remains the same.”
“When the startin lineup ain’t playin right, I come off the bench with her.It might sound like I’m gassin you. But it take time to get from the back seat to the passenger”
9. “We Good”
” They getting chips but I’m getting Doritos bout to get more Cheetos. I get you wet how you bust it like torpedoes”
10. “Bish Bounce“
“Don’t make excuses, make deposits. Ain’t even suppose to be here boy i come from the projects.”
“She can go to work or chill like a boss do. That n*gga ain’t ya n*gga unless he endorse you”
“Respect brought the money than it gave me power. Sneak dissin’ always been a fav of cowards”
13. “Young OG”
“N*gga, don’t tell me what niggas say about me. Tell me why they feel comfortable telling you!”
“I’ve made some changes in my life, don’t regret none of them, so if you ain’t heard from me, than you probably one of them.”
15. “Change Up”
“Being broke is a joke, I never found it funny. That’s why I count my blessings as much as I count my money.”
16. “Baby Don’t Go”
“It’s okay to lose your pride over someone you love. Don’t lose someone you love though over your pride!”
“Sweet thing, just to think of you dippin’ Would have me with the blue’s so hard, you would think I was crippin'”
18. “Trade It All”
“As long as Fabolous the only one you let that grin show for. You ain’t gotta spend no more, I’m a put a rock on your hand. You ain’t gotta say ‘we just friends’ no more.”
“No cup for the thirsty, she bad as controversy. Skin-tone like Hershey, body Lord have mercy. Yeah if this thing were a car, it’d be a Lamborghini Mercy”
“When you think of me, you think of the nicest. My slow flow’s a modern-day crisis, these freestyles are priceless. All you gon’ hear is God damns and Jesus Christes. While these 90s beats become religious sacrifices”
Fab dropped his debut album, Ghetto Fabolous on September 11, 2001. His witty, catchy, and fun bars caught the streets,’ and he would go on to release more classic mixtapes like The Soul Tape collection, The Young OG Project, Friday Night Freestyles, and the Summertime Shootout series. In Fab’s music, he blends rap and R&B in clever ways.
Fab’s pen game is underrated, but his longevity in the game proves he’s top tier. Fab was able to stand the test of time while hip hop is constantly evolving. Often, the O.G. rappers get pushed to the side and forgotten about when a new viral artist is getting shine. Fab has an understanding of that and embraces the new artists instead of getting intimidated by them. He’s worked with new artists like G Herbo, A Boogie, Lil Uzi, and more.
Fab also has the “true New York City” mentality, he once said, “There’s no New York rapper who’s out that is competing with me because first of all, I’m the best.” If the streets are a jungle, Fab is like a chameleon, constantly adapting to his habitat. While some artists ride other waves, Fab shows ’em how to surf.
The young O.G. contributes more than just dope lyrics for I.G. captions to the culture. He’s also stylish and a sneakerhead, a true Brooklynite. He also maintains a funny/cool guy persona on the Internet and posted funny hashtags on Twitter over the years.
Fab is a true veteran in the game, and we wish you many more birthdays!