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Fabolous was born John David Jackson on November 18, 1977, of African American and Dominican descent.[2][3][4] He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.[5][6] While in high school in twelfth grade, Fabolous began to pursue a rap career.[1] He was invited to rap live on DJ Clue's radio show and on WQHT Hot 97, where he was signed to Desert Storm Records.[1][7] He was featured on several DJ Clue mixtapes and mixtapes with Roc-A-Fella artists.[citation needed] This earned Fabolous and Desert Storm a distribution deal with Elektra Records.[4] Before receiving mainstream popularity, Fabolous released a press statement confirming allegations of attempted murder before releasing his "coded" single in 1998 titled "If They Want It" under his moniker,"Fabolous Sport". It was released by Def Jam Recordings on the album DJ Clue? The Professional and as a bonus track on his debut album Ghetto Fabolous. It is also available on the DJ Kool Kid mixtape, Pound For Pound featuring Fabolous and Jadakiss. In 2000, he released a second single through Elektra Records titled "Gotta Be Thug", which was put on DJ Clue Presents Backstage Mixtape (soundtrack)