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Lefabian Williams (born November 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Fabo, is an American rapper, producer, songwriter and former frontman of the snap music group D4L.Sanneh, Kelefa (2006) "[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/12/arts/music/12sann.html 'Laffy Taffy': So Light, So Sugary, So Downloadable]", The New York Times, January 12, 2006, retrieved 14 July 2011 Fabo is currently signed to Atlantic Records, and has gone solo.Reid, Shaheem (2009) "[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1624807/d4ls-fabo-now-college-student.jhtml D4L's Fabo, Now A College Student, Doesn't Feel Outshined By Shawty Lo]", MTV, October 26, 2009, retrieved 14 July 2011 Fader called Fabo "an unquestioned living legend for certain segments of the rap community" and said that "Young Thug even paid tribute in his breakout 'Stoner.'"Turner, David (2014)"[http://www.thefader.com/2014/06/23/fabo-flying-cars D4L's Fabo is Starting To See "Flying Cars" on Bankhead]" Fader, June 23, 2014; retrieved 19 October 2014

D4L's breakout song Laffy Taffy dethroned Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Billboard, (2006)"

[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/60127/d4ls-taffy-dethrones-mariah-on-hot-100 D4L's 'Taffy' Dethrones Mariah On Hot 100]" "Billboard," January 5, 2006, retrieved 21 October 2014 "Laffy Taffy" made Nielsen SoundScan history with digital download sales of over 175,000 copies, marking a new one-week high for sales of a single track. This achievement smashes the previous record set by Kanye West's "Gold Digger," more than doubling the latter's one-week sales figure of 80,500.Atlantic Records (2006)"

[http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/d4ls-laffy-taffy-smashes-soundscan-digital-sales-record-atlanta-hip-hop-group-is-1-on-671677.htm D4L's "Laffy Taffy" Smashes SoundScan Digital Sales Record; Atlanta Hip-Hop Group Is #1 on Billboard Chart for Second Week], "Market Wired", January 5, 2006, retrieved October 21, 2014 D4L earned recognition by the RIAA for highest certified master ringtone honors, going 3x multi-platinum for their song, Laffy Taffy.XXL (magazine) (2010)"

[http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2010/02/flo-rida-d4l-shop-boyz-among-riaa%E2%80%99s-top-selling-artists-of-decade/ Flo Rida, D4L & Shop Boyz Among RIAA's Top Selling Artists of Decade], "XXL Magazine", 19 Feb., 2010, retrieved October 21, 2014

In November 2013, Complex (magazine) named D4L with the likes of industry greats Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Timbaland as one of The 10 Major Influences on Today's Rap Sound. The magazine credits D4L for influence on current California production style as well as the obvious "ringtone" rap, pop rap and dance-style rap music. Complex goes on to say, "And no doubt group member, Fabo, a true star, was influential, particularly in the South."Complex (magazine) (2013)" [http://www.complex.com/music/2013/11/major-influences-todays-rap-sound/d4l The 10 Major Influences On Today's Rap Sound], "Drake, David" Complex (magazine), 20, November 2013, retrieved October 21, 2014

After a brief hiatus from the music scene, Fabo, who now goes by the stage name 2$ Fabo, returned in 2013 with a new single called "Catch Me on That Molly," which was produced by King Dominus."2$ Fabo's Biography." 2$ Fabo's Official Website. N.p., n. d. Web. 16 Sep. 2013. . In 2014, 2$ Fabo released the well-received We Amongst U, which Stereogum called their mixtape of the week and "a hell of a good time." Additionally, Fader called "We Amongst U" the "most fun mixtape of 2014." It goes on to describe the song "Krazy Bout That Money," as being "nothing short of ecstatic, a twinkling, Nard & B-reminiscent production over which Fabo delivers the most impassioned love letter to cash I've ever heard. It feels like hearing "The World's Greatest" for the first time.Garvey, Meaghan (2014)"[http://www.thefader.com/2014/01/11/mixtape-saturday-2-fabo-la-capone-zmoney-test Mixtape Saturday: 2$ FABO, L'A Capone, ZMoney, Test]" Fader, January 11, 2014; retrieved 19 October 2014