John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper and recording artist. Growing up in the Brooklyn area of New York City, he was among the first East Coast rappers influenced by Southern hip-hop sounds and first became popular through his hit single "Can't Deny It" in 2001, from his debut album Ghetto Fabolous. Fabolous has released six albums, which have collectively sold millions in the United States. Most recently he released a collaborative album with Jadakiss entitled Friday on Elm Street, with a top 10 Billboard debut.