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Encyclopedia > Tony Yayo
Tony Yayo

Background information
Birth name Marvin Bernard
Born March 31, 1978 (age 28)
Origin Flag of United States Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
Genre(s) Hip-Hop
Occupation(s) Hip Hop Artist
Years active 2003 – present
Label(s) G-Unit, Interscope, Dumout Records
Associated
acts
G-Unit, Mazaradi FOX, Snoop from the Wire
Website TonyYayo.com

Tony Yayo (born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in Port of Prince, Haiti)[1] is an American hip-hop artist who is signed to the G-Unit Records label. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... yayo. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... NY redirects here. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Interscope Records is an American record label owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Jamal Green is an American rap artist commonly known by his rap name Mazaradi FOX. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York . ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The video for his new single, "It's A Stick Up", featuring Mazaradi FOX and Snoop from the Wire. Its A Stick Up is the name of the first single from Tony Yayos sophomore album Godfather of the Ghetto. ... Jamal Green is an American rap artist commonly known by his rap name Mazaradi FOX. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York . ...

Contents

Biography

He met 50 Cent in 1998 and with the addition of Lloyd Banks they formed the group G-unit. With the success of the their mixtapes, Yayo quickly made a name for himself in the underground circuit.[citation needed] For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Christopher Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in New Carrollton, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of the popular group G-Unit. ...


Before the recording of his debut album even started, rapper Tony Yayo was a lifelong friend of 50 Cent and a member of his G-Unit crew.[citation needed] Yayo had been with 50 during his career-building years in the world of mixtapes. Along with 50 Cent, Yayo was arrested on December 31, 2002 on weapons-possession charges. During a background check, police discovered Yayo had an outstanding warrant for a previous weapons-possession charge. Early 2003, he was sentenced for bail-jumping and would remain in jail until the beginning of 2004. He met Greg Fleming and Yayo has stated the great influence Gregory's Hair and "Bossman Status" has had on his career. During this time, 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew were becoming popular. Videos featured the group wearing "Free Yayo" shirts, but Yayo himself was unaware of all the attention he was getting. The prison inmates Yayo shared a television with preferred watching sports to music videos, but when Eminem and 50 Cent were scheduled to make an appearance during the Grammy Awards, he convinced everyone to change the channel.[citation needed] It was the first time he saw a "Free Yayo" shirt -- this time worn by Eminem. Inspired by the shirt, he started working extra hard on his rhymes while keeping in touch with the G-Unit crew let him know he was going to get his chance once he was a free man.[citation needed] Come January 8, 2004, Yayo was back on the streets, but presenting a forged passport to his parole officer a day later put him back in prison for a few weeks. Out again, Yayo was finally able to start work on his debut. Some mixtape appearances on the G-Unit Radio series announced his comeback at the street level while the "So Seductive" single let the rest of the world know in the summer of 2005. In August and while the single was dominating urban radio, MTV, and BET, Yayo dropped his debut, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon.[2] G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... So Seductive is a 2005 single by Tony Yayo featuring 50 Cent, taken from the album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. ... Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut album from rapper Tony Yayo. ...


Tony Yayo is currently working on his second album to be released in 2007 called Godfather of the Ghetto.


Yayo has also recorded a track with DMX along with 50 Cent on a track titled "50 Reasons" which will be on DMXs 2007 release The Dog. DMX can mean: DMX, alias for Earl Simmons, American Rap artist DMX Krew, an electronic music producer Digital Multiplex or DMX-512, a lighting communications protocol. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... DMX can mean: DMX, alias for Earl Simmons, American Rap artist DMX Krew, an electronic music producer Digital Multiplex or DMX-512, a lighting communications protocol. ... The Dog is the name of: The main character in the comic strip Footrot Flats A minor character in the television show Red Dwarf. ...


Yayo has not received critical acclaim for his commercial releases, and his mundane mix tape appearances have not been successfully translated to mainstream success. Recently, Tony Yayo's question as to the development of Hip Hop has been questioned. Many avant Hip Hop fans have objected Tony Yayo's financial ambitions in front of his seriousness of music. Tony Yayo has since replied: "This new album, I'm calling it 'I'm 50 Cent's Tax Write-Off.' I really don't care if it sells or generates any money towards Interscope, because Interscope only cares about three people: Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. I'm not going to sit here and grow gray hairs over it." [3]


Recently, on March 20, 2007, there was a skirmish allegedly involving Tony Yayo and 50 Cent, when they spotted a 14 year old boy, the son of Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond a young rapper under the name Lil Henchmen, the owner of Czar Entertainment, a company which before had a disagreement over the use of unauthorized 50 cent material, ending in a lawsuit. When asked why the boy was wearing a czar management t-shirt, Tony Yayo allegedly pushed the boy up against the wall and slapped him.[4][5] The boy says he is considering pressing charges. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Tony Yayo was arrested for the alleged assault and was released on March 27, 2007 with a $5,000 bail. March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Discography

Albums

Cover Album information
Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
Godfather of the Ghetto

Image File history File links The CD cover of Tony Yayos 2005 album Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. ... The RIAA Logo. ... So Seductive is a 2005 single by Tony Yayo featuring 50 Cent, taken from the album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. ... I Know You Dont Love Me is the fourth single off Tony Yayos album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. ... Image File history File links Nocover. ... Godfather Of The Ghetto is the sophmore album from G Unit rapper Tony Yayo and this album said to be way better than the last one. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Its A Stick Up is the name of the first single from Tony Yayos sophomore album Godfather of the Ghetto. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop US Rap UK Singles Chart
2005 "So Seductive" (feat. 50 Cent) #48 #7 #12 #28 Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2005 "Curious" (feat. Joe) - #85 - - Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2005 "Pimpin" - #66 - - Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2005 "I Know You Don't Love Me" (feat. 50 Cent, Young Buck, & Lloyd Banks) - Street Single (Played Mostly On New York Radio Stations such as Hot 97 and Power 105.1 - - - Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2005 "Drama Setter" (feat. Eminem & Obie Trice) - Street Single (Played Mostly On New York Radio Stations such as Hot 97 and Power 105.1 - - - Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2005 "It's A Stick Up" (feat. Mazaradi Fox & Snoop From The Wire) - - - Godfather of the Ghetto

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... The Hot Rap Tracks chart lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in hip hop-focused or exclusive markets. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... So Seductive is a 2005 single by Tony Yayo featuring 50 Cent, taken from the album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Joe Lewis Thomas (born on July 5, 1973 in Columbus, Georgia), is an American R&B singer and record producer. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Young Buck (born March 15, 1981) is an American rap artist. ... Christopher Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in New Carrollton, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of the popular group G-Unit. ... NY redirects here. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ... WWPR-FM (Power 105. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem, is an American Grammy and Academy Award Winning rapper, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... NY redirects here. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ... WWPR-FM (Power 105. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Jamal Green is an American rap artist commonly known by his rap name Mazaradi FOX. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York . ... Felicia Snoop Pearson (also known as Snoop From The Wire) born on May 18, 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland is an African American actor and rapper, known for her role on the HBO series The Wire as a character named after herself. ... Godfather Of The Ghetto is the sophmore album from G Unit rapper Tony Yayo and this album said to be way better than the last one. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1739834/
  2. ^ http://www.tonyyayo.gunitworld.com.com/
  3. ^ Andres Tardio "Tony Yayo Is Calling Out Names" HipHopDX.com.
  4. ^ http://www.eminemlounge.com/index.php?id=news
  5. ^ http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6843
  6. ^ http://billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?aid=720809&cr=album&or=ASCENDING&sf=length&pid=511240&kw=Thoughts+of+a+Predicate+Felon
  7. ^ a b http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2005/09/07/1205935.html
  8. ^ http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30721&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=brie%20larson&start=25%3C/ref%3E.%3Cp%3E

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