Back when we included Fabo of D4L in the 2007 CL music issue, he seemed like the member of the Bankhead snap rap clique who was most likely to blow not the D4L boss and former trap star Shawty Lo, who wound up dropping two solo albums and a garnering a strong regional following in recent years. Fabo was also the member who drew the most criticism, mainly from hip-hop purists who felt the "Laffy Taffy" sound and Fabo's colorful dances were destined to kill the culture.
But just when it seemed his detractors were about to get the last laugh, Fabo seemed to disappear into the ether.
In the video clip above, he stops to talk to MTV's Shaheem Reid on the red carpet of the 09 BET Hip-Hop Awards, filmed in Atlanta earlier this month, and tells him that he returned to high school to get his diploma and is currently studying "business and management" at Ashworth College in Georgia.
I'm getting great grades. I ain't no honor roll student or nothing like that, but I'm making it. I'm trying to better myself, not wanting this to be the last stop for me. Having a couple of more kids and watching them grow, being there with them. I been in the streets all my life, it's time to do something for me and my family, you feel me? So I went back to school. That's a great thing!"
Way to go, Fabo. He also says he has a new deal with Atlantic Records, so be on the lookout.
(BET Hip-Hop Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. on BET)
Since then, the man
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