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Entrepreneur Network partner Kelsey Humphreys chats with rapper, entrepreneur Fabolous about his eight keys to sustained success.
Kelsey: Talk about your social media brand. What to post. What not to post.
Fab: I mix all of it up. My social media tag is 'MyFabolousLife,' so I kinda try to show what I do in my daily life. I show people what I'm doing. The things that I'm involved in. Advertise whatever I'm doing as well. My following came from me just doing that.
Kelsey: How do you keep track of your ideas? How do you know if something is a good idea or bad idea? On the creative side of things.
Fab: On the creative side, you just gotta shoot your shot kinda.
Kelsey: Blood's Thicker, your new fashion line. How did that come about? What was the inspiration?
Fab: Blood's Thicker, it was a merchandise line. It comes from blood's thicker than water, which is a line that plays on the family. That's where that came from and I kinda started using it as we're a merchandise line. I kinda looked at my fans as family.
Recently, I put out these series of mixtapes called Summertime Shootout. The artwork for the cover was a design that was played off of pop art of Roy Lichtenstein. We took it and made our own version of it and people gravitated to it and loved it. We ended up putting it on shirts. And people wanted the shirts and whatever we would put it on.
Fabolous also talked about doing pop-up merch shows in his hometown on Brooklyn, New York, making fans a part of the show, his first record deal, DJ Clue and more.
We'd like to congratulate Fabolous for recently being recognized for his many accomplishments during his nearly two decade career.
On March 7, he received the Icon Award. A special dinner held in his honor was attended by Omari Hardwick, DJ Clue, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie and more.
"Congratulations to my brother Fab for being the secret weapon," Swizz said. "I call him the secret weapon. He’s the secret weapon for fashion, the secret weapon for music, the secret weapon for creativity. He’s the secret weapon behind a lot of artists doing what they do today. We gotta support Fab by any means necessary because the culture ... they need Fab."
On March 9, Eric L. Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn gave the "Make Me Better" hit maker the key to his hometown and announced that a street would be named after him, during an event at Borough Hall.
"Thank You to the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams for presenting me with a Citation, the Key to Brooklyn, & honoring me by naming a street in Brooklyn after me later this year!" Fab captioned an Instagram photo. "I will continue to live by the words of your presentation & keep 'bending the wire.'"
Well deserved Fab, keep doing your thing!