Fabolous Explains The Misconceptions About Him & Street Fam's Reputation

Fabolous says that Plaxico Burress wrongfully dry-snitched on him and Street Fam. He reminds fans that his music has never been about "tough guy" tactics.

Def Jam Records star Fabolous appeared on Power 105's Breakfast Club show this week. The Brooklyn, New York native addressed a number of issues, including a time when his hometown appearances required extensive security detail by NYPD. "They was just hatin'—they just said I brought out the whole New York City, and a lot of bad energy and stuff like that." Fab added that it was never his intentions. "I can't wager or figure who comes out when I have an event so they took it in their hands to monitor and stuff like that, I guess. I used to couldn't get into my own birthday parties."

Charlamagne and Angela Yee asked Fab about his 2006 shooting, which surrounded that era. "I think I got shot by mistaken identity or somethin'." He further addressed his affiliates and record label, Street Family (a/k/a Street Fam), which has included artists such as Red Cafe, Paul Cain, Broadway and Freck Billionaire. Referring to the reputation of his affiliates, Fab deduced, "All that other stuff, I just heard—you just heard a lot of things. Of course I'm gonna be very generic with stuff that crimes are being said...I even had a lil' issue with Plaxico [Burress]," said Fab of the former New York Giants Wide Receiver who famously shot himself with a gun hidden in his pocket. "'Cause one time he had went to a newspaper, sayin' the reason that he carried a gun and shot his-self was ''cause Fab and the Street Fam was robbin' athletes and stuff. I was just like, 'Whoa.' It was a throw-under-the-bus situation." Fab was upset with the former now, who is currently with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I don't know why [Plaxico Burress] chose to throw our names or make me any kind affiliation with that." He touted, "It was a dry-snitch-type situation."

As to why Street Fam as an organization has such a speckled reputation, Fab explained. "We was kinda just gettin' a bad rap, I think. Once things started happening—or you know how the streets talk; they just say lil' things." However, the artist touring with Pusha T also stated that his music is far from violent. "At the same time, I was never—that's not what I do. I don't even advertise that in my music. I don't try to be a tough guy in my music or anything. My peoples in the streets are my peoples in the streets, and that's what that do. And that's what they don't do. Whatever."

Watch the full interview below:

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  • 8979uu

    well with the crop circles and all lets just say their here.

  • chsss2

    well tar man was a dead alian it wasent a dead person. army bases put hole bunch of them in their.

  • pedmont grassie

    if you look out the window youll se a 20 foot vampire horse stareing rite at you.


    fsboulous will for ever be a b class rapper with no deep fan base and never anyones favourite rapper. Him curren#y and pusha t are all in the middle of the food chain in which people casually listen once in a while but never regard any of these middle class rappers as being one of the best.

  • pedmont grassie

    the crazy howelling dog will take your face put it on turn it around start running real fast after mother fuckers then youll just wake up too see more crazy mother fuckers.rite on the hoowlling vampire

  • uiiii8

    bitch will throw him around

  • uiiii8

    youll wake up with a mother fucker walking you out.

  • uiii8

    well if the son of a gun wakes up hes gonna have to deal with that mother bitch rite their

  • crazy kevin from 711

    they will put don vietos face on tar man from retutn of the living dead tar man will come rite after ya while don viets face is still snoreing. come rite at ya in your room.

  • pedmont grassie

    if u lost weight still come after em

  • pedmont grassie

    fuck the meat prices looking for rick ross to see whats in the son of a bitch

  • pedmont grassie

    told them put them over the son of a bitch

  • pedmont grassie

    fucking cock sucker.told the lady wth the baby in the belly. get a fucking cat let him jump in ya keep the babby company.lady walking around with demons getting thrown at em.

  • pedmont grassie

    mother fucker jumped rite threw his car window with a dogs face on while the dog was still crying.going crazy went down the streets rest of the dog pisser was chaseing son of a bitches .

  • adam

    I agree w/ many of these comments (Hiphop Fan, Anonym, ..Stand Up).....Fabolous has been stuck in 2ns gear since he came out in 1999 on DJ Clue's mixtapes. He throw you 3 to 4 good songs per album and some decent guest verses here and there but other than that he has shown no growth as an artist over the last 13+ years he has been around. The only reason why he is still relevant is because he has joined all the other late 90's/early 2000s rappers in dickriding the souths style (see: Fat Joe, Jadakiss, etc.) and also his loyal fan base who thinks he is still tight because of punchlines. That shit was cool in like 2004.

  • Hip Hop Fan

    Hiphopdx is wack for reporting that from a 33 minute interview. I guess negativity will bring you more vistors, super wack. Fabolous always brings the same formula for every album he does, I personally think he never grew as an artist. Also, Fabo has been in the game for so long and made so much money so why doesn't he fix that damn tooth already. Also, I remember hearing about the Street Fam robbing Sebastian Telfair, but people should know that Fab's brother is still a street and so is his crew.

  • the predder

    hey little buddy have you seen niki manij the kid with the skateboard and back pack oh its at the game store playing t2 ok thanks

  • Anonymous

    Fab looking like mc hammer

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay-Z has held Fab back for too long. Fab is much more talented and lyrical than Jay. Fab should shine and Jay needs to fall back.

    • the real dentaldamboy

      both of you faggots stop pretending to be me, jay is awesome and he's better than wayne whom of which i dont work for, Jay-Z is in the same league as nas, big, pac eminem and dre.

    • dentaldamboy


  • Anonymous

    yeah, like anyone's even ** thinking ** about fucking Fab, let alone making him topic of goddamn conversation. Fab is a good rapper but he can't make an album to save his life and he can barely make a song... His guest spot on Ghostface "Wizard of Poetry" ** was ** fucking great, however. too bad he can't even put it together in a way that matters.



  • dentaldamboy

    I actually am not a accountant, I gotta come clean. I'm 14 and live in my grandparents house (my mom gave me up cause she was a crack-head and never met my dad). I do this trolling thing because it makes me feel like I matter to SOMEONE at least ! Now that the jokes over, I just want to apologize for being such an troll and all my fake opinions...please don't be too mad, this site is all I have ...

  • Will The Real NYC Mc's Stand Up.

    nigga is since 2000 still average as fuck with 4 or 5 dope songs on each album and the rest is filler. Now he is just like other new york pussy sucking dirty south dick

  • simpleTOM

    punchline wise, Fab has very few peers Soul Tape 2 > most albums the past 3 to 5 years. too bad, def jam will require him to make about 3 to 4 r&b songs before they put any marketing dollars to promote him.

    • Anonymous

      yea thats been the formula since he signed to def jam, the song with ne-yo, the one with the dream, n this new one with chris brown those soul tape mixtapes are better than all of his albums

  • Anonymous

    born into a street fam that means that the blocks my mom so this baby glock i palm holds eight just like octomom

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