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Lil' Flip

Lil' Flip (born Wesley Weston, Jr.) is a American rapper from Houston, Texas. He is known as the "Freestyle King" and a member of the Screwed Up Click. Rapper Lil Flip File links The following pages link to this file: Lil Flip ... Rapper Lil Flip File links The following pages link to this file: Lil Flip ... Alphanumeric List 1-9 1200 Techniques 2 Live Crew Fresh Kid Ice Luke Skyywalker Mr. ... Skyline of Downtown Houston from Eleanor Tinsley Park Located in southeast Texas, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and one of the two largest economic areas in Texas. ...

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Biography

Lil' Flip is one of the most gifted rappers hailing from Houston. As he was growing up he was involved in rapping at his high school. He was soon realized by the legendary DJ Screw and was quickly influenced to rap at freestyle battles to gain respect in his Cloverland neighborhood. At the age of 16 he was signed to Sucka Free Records, a local label founded by CEO, Daune "Humpty Hump" Hobbs and Lil' Flip himself. He was a part of the rap group H.S.E. (Hustlaz Stackin' Endz) and the group release an album that introduced the world to Lil' Flip. DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis, Jr. ...


He quickly launched his career when he released his first album The Leprechaun. The album was quickly gaining national attention which spawned the hit single "I Can Do That". The album sold over 100,000 regionally and by that gained attention from Def Jam South, A & R, Scarface. He was briefly signed to Def Jam for a few years, but abruptly left the label after concerns about his financial earnings. He was soon signed to Loud Records and began recording his first national debut album. The Leprechaun is first album released independently from Houston rapper Lil Flip. ... Def Jam is a hip-hop record label founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons with artists like LL Cool J, Run DMC and The Beastie Boys. ... Scarface (born Brad Jordan, November 1969) is a rapper from the United States deep south, originally known for his work as a member of the Geto Boys. ... Loud Records is a subsidiary of Arista Records See also List of record labels Categories: Record label stubs | Record labels ...


While recording his album, he was apparently shot by unknown assilants in a drive-by shooting. He survived the attack and pressed on to finish his album. At the age of 20, Lil' Flip released his sophomore album Undaground Legend, the first album released nationally with the hit single "The Way We Ball", and a remix to his hit "I Can Do That". The album reached platinum status even through it didn't get much promotion from Loud Records or a second video. Lil' Flip is known for his unique style of freestyling screwed (a form of slowed down rap technique) and always releasing double disc CDs whenever he releases an album. He claims all of his success to the late DJ Screw and tattooed his name on his arms. Quickly Lil' Flip was garnishing fame. He was credited for his lyrics to Three Six Mafia, David Banner, Fam-Lay, Young Buck, UGK, Ludacris, among others. He was announcing himself as the "King of The South" among the "Freestyle King". Originally called Backyard Posse, Triple 6 Mafia were a group of US rap musicians from Memphis, TN. The group had many members (including Gangsta Blac, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca & chief producers Juicy J and DJ Paul) and are best known for their gruesome lyrics, extolling drugs, pornography, and... mississipii producer ... There are multiple uses of the term Young Buck. ... UGK (short for Underground Kingz) is a Southern hip hop act from Port Arthur, Texas. ... Christopher Bridges (born September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. ...


He recorded his third album U Gotta Feel Me? on Sony Records. His newest album is more commercial and featured Ludacris, Three Six Mafia, and others. The album debut at Number #7 on the Billboard chart and Number #3 on the Hip-Hop/R & B charts. The album quickly became a crossover success with the single "Game Over". The single used the Namco Pac-Man beat and showed Lil' Flip getting a tattoo while rapping to the single. The single reach Number #1 on the hip-hop charts and became an instant success for Lil' Flip. His follow-up single, a lover anthem "Sunshine" featuring newcomer Lea, became the second single on Lil' Flip album. It was gaining numerous requests while being on MTV 2 and BET. The album was certified double platinum. U Gotta Feel Me? is the third album from Sony Recording Artist Lil Flip in which featured the hit singles Game Over and Sunshine. Album tracklisting Disc One R.I.P. DJ Screw I Came To Bring The Pain ft. ... Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... Monitor Orientation: Vertical Type: Raster, standard resolution (224 x 288) 16 Colors Notes Developed during the Golden Age of Arcade Games. ... MTV (acronym for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ...


Other Ventures

Clover G Records is a label started by Lil' Flip in 2004 and signed some of the former acts from Sucka Free to the roster and he's planning on releasing a compilation album in 2005.


Lil' Flip had recorded songs for the video games Electronic Arts Sports NFL Street and NBA Live 2004. Also he was featured as a fighter for the video game Def Jam Vendetta 2: Fight for NY. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


Lil' Flip also is involved in a children's foundation in which promotes non-violence through community activities and support groups.


Lil' Flip also invested in his own vodka company, Lucky Nites.


Disputes

While on tour, Lil' Flip and Hump had a dispute over the royalities from his albums sells. He and his cousin (an artist on the label also) left to form their own record label Clover G. Lil' Flip was being sued for breach of contract due to the fact he owed four albums to Sucka Free Records. Lil' Flip decide to form his own label to gain more creative freedom and earn more success from his next album.


NAMCO is suing Lil' Flip for the use of their trademark. The use of the Pac-Man beat for the hit single "Game Over". This lawsuit was one of the many lawsuits filed by RIAA and also federal courts now require all musicians to credit samples from music, even if they are video games. A trademark (Commonwealth English: trade mark)[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to identify itself and its products or services to consumers, and to set the business and its products or services apart from those of other businesses. ... The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a special interest group representing the U.S. recording industry, and the body responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in the USA. For more information about sales data see list of best selling albums and list of best selling...


Also Lil' Flip is engage in a battle with Atlanta rapper T.I. over the dispute on who should be the "King of The South". The two release numerous disses on the mixtapes and radio. The rapper had claimed that T.I. was jealous of his success and wanted to gain attention by dissing him. T.I. countered by stating that Lil' Flip has been disrespecting his name ever sense he's been in the music industry and he felt that he's got to prove to the world that Lil' Flip isn't lyrically strong. T.I. crashed a concert and distributed posters featuring Lil' Flip wearing his leprechaun suit (from his debut album) in gesturing him as a clown. T.I. brags about claiming victory against Lil' Flip in the beef. Most recently, Lil' Flip and T.I. had an alleged altercation in Houston. According to Allhiphop.com (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=4233), T.I. was on a Houston radio station talking about the situation between him and Lil' Flip, and he managed to take shots at the neighborhood that Lil' Flip grew up in. The rapper was confronted by Lil' Flip and C-Note, and a fight broke out between them. They both continue to feud to this date. T.I. T.I. (born Clifford Harris) is a Southern based rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Known for his rapid-fire delivery of lyrics, he is known as the King Of The South. He is also known as T.I.P. or The Rubberband Man. ...


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LiL' Flip - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music (496 words)
Flip took his success to the mainstream in 2004 with the release of his Top 5 charting platinum-plus CD, U Gotta Feel Me, that gave us the chart-topping summer smashes Sunshine, and the Pac Man spin-off Game Over.
A teenage Flip was discovered by DJ Screw and was knighted the Freestyle King by Screw for his ability to drop rhymes quicker than most of his counterparts.
Soon after that, Flip started his own label at the age of sixteen (16) with a partner and caught the attention of the nation.
Lil' Flip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1559 words)
Lil' Flip was given the title of "Freestyle King" by the late DJ Screw.
Lil' Flip was sued for breach of contract due to the fact he owed four albums to Sucka Free Records.
T.I. Lil' Flip was also engaged in a high-profile battle with Atlanta rapper T.I., who heard that Flip insulted him onstage at a concert in Atlanta while he was incarcerated.
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