Genres: Urban
Tags: rap hip-hop dirty south southern rap hip hop new orleans gangsta rap Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Terius Gray, 26 March 1975, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This highly talented New Orleans, Louisiana, USA-based rapper earned his name from a youth spent on the streets. He originally made his mark on the southern underground scene in the early 90s as part of the trio 3Grand, before signing a short-term solo recording contract with Warlock Records, who released 1995’s Being Myself. His big break came when he signed to the pioneering New Orleans underground label, Cash Money Records. Cash Money, like the city’s other leading label, Master P’s No Limit Records, was responsible for establishing southern rap as a viable alternative to the east coast/west coast domination of the late 90s hip-hop scene. Juvenile’s second recording, 1996’s Solja Rags, was one of the albums responsible for Cash Money’s success, selling over 200, 000 copies without any mainstream exposure and helping to alert major labels to southern hip-hop. The in-house...

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