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Trick Daddy

One of the most thuggish rappers ever embraced by the mainstream, Trick Daddy broke out of the South in 2001 with "I'm a Thug" and established himself as an unlikely national superstar. Before his breakthrough, he scored a few regional hits here and there but remained largely an underground rapper. In particular, he became known for his club anthems, which were characterized by their rousing beats and his rowdy lyrics. "Nann N**ga" and "Shut Up" became his best-known early successes, each featuring a feisty young rapper named Trina, who would go on to her own success in subsequent years. When Trick Daddy finally did break into the mainstream in 2001 with the appropriately titled "I'm a Thug," it came as somewhat of a surprise. No one questioned his talent, but his image hardly matched that of other mainstream rappers. He certainly lived up to his thug billing, known as much for his rapping as his trademark omnipresent grimace, bald head, prickly whiskers, forearm tattoos, and gold grill. Nevertheless, thug or not, Trick Daddy became a national superstar, earning substantial mainstream airplay and climbing atop the Billboard charts.

Born Maurice Young in Miami, FL, the rapper originally known as Trick Daddy Dollars earned his stripes in 1996 as one of the lead rappers on Luke's "Scarred," the leadoff track from the former 2 Live Crew leader's Uncle Luke album. The song became a sizable hit among the booty crowd, and listeners were drawn to the remarkably fluid and quick flow of Trick Daddy Dollars. Among those drawn to him was Ted Lucas, a former concert promoter who signed the rapper to his newly formed Slip-n-Slide Records. The debut Trick Daddy Dollars album, Based on a True Story, came soon after, released in late 1997. The album sold well for an independent release, driven by some regional hits, but didn't impress too many people outside of the Miami area.

A year later everything changed with the release of www.thug.com (1998). Trick Daddy dropped the "Dollars" from his name and scored himself a breakout hit with "Nann N**ga," a club-banger that pitted him against a female nemesis, the then-unknown Trina. The hit spread throughout the South and even trickled out into the Midwest and Southwest, so much so that Atlantic Records took interest and signed Trick Daddy to a record deal. The first Atlantic release, Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47 (2000), fulfilled its promise, setting the stage for the rappers eventual commercial breakthrough. Driven by "Shut Up," a rowdy club hit similar to "Nann N**ga" and again featuring Trina, Book of Thugs extended Trick Daddy's reputation from coast to coast and established him as one of the Dirty South's more promising talents.

The big payoff came a year later with the release of Thugs Are Us (2001), the album that catapulted Trick Daddy alongside Ludacris and Mystikal as one of the few nationally championed Dirty South rappers, and it similarly catapulted him onto the playlist of every urban radio station in America, not to mention MTV. In particular, the album boasted "I'm a Thug," Trick Daddy's biggest hit yet, and more importantly, his most accessible. Despite his tattoos, gold grill, and overall thuggish aura, Trick Daddy earned mainstream airplay and climbed the Billboard charts. A year later he did so again with his fifth album in six years, Thug Holiday (2002), and its lead single, "In da Wind," perhaps Trick Daddy's most inventive work yet. Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets appeared two years later, boasting the hit "Let's Go," a Lil Jon production notable for its heavy sampling of Ozzy Osbourne's heavy metal classic "Crazy Train." Returning to the street sound that made him famous, the 2006 release Back by Thug Demand was a more traditional Trick Daddy album. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Comments

Love usher
Love ths s**t
Baby cuz im a thug all day everyday lol yup
Love some Trick Daddy.
mypennyn
My Favorite Thug!!!!!!!! Love Him To Death!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
Hialeah my ,,,,Scenario . . . Am Blackaneese, , , , My Bilingual scenario.... .
Hi
No NO NO !!!!!
No child support bills just swallow my kids hoe..daddy dollars
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tanner5817
Cool beans
Another real n**ga
Say iPhone 5 5 times say a color and post this on 5 other times
Trip Lee Andy Mineo KB KJ-52 Tedashii
Lecrae Bizzle Canon Derek Minor Flame
Follow for follow
Follow for follow
Follow for follow
Dat song beast
Awesome sause
Trick daddy fo real classic
Real n**ga s**t
Where u at trick daddy
Trick keep jammin mane
Where you at we need another album from you
Go f**k yourself b**ches! BROKE BACK Marlett sucks!
BAD A**
These bois the SHITT BABYGURL HOLLA AT ME
WHATS GUD I LOVE THIS MUSIC FROM BKBIN THE DAY BABYGURL AMY RENAE
This is as real as it gets. DADE
But u no mail n**ga
I like your singing
charltonw82
Good 2 hear some Tricc Daddy
F**k all yall it's dirty south get left in da dirt
Who cares
Ho cares
That's the s**t lol


What nothing for boy to get a straight fade
My mommies song
Let's go. FOLLOW ME!!!!
1.say ur name 2.close ur eyes 3.say ur crushes name 4.post this on five different songz and the next time u see them they will ask u out
My babbys song
4Rm Da 912,205,954, 5 6 1 , 3 0 5 , 7 8 6 , 7 5 4 , n all around. YOOOOOOOOOO! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
813 Checkin In...
mwimbush16
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i...i...i LETS GO!
♡♥ I LOVE THIS MAN ♥♡
Classic
Right On Florida
laura_parfai t e
FLORIDA been on the map since Uncle Luke days. Trick is hands down one of the realist rappers that EVER came out my city. Glad he took Iceberg under his wings .
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