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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 He originally made his mark on the southern underground scene in the early 90s as part of the trio 3Grand, before signing a short-term solo recording contract with Warlock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 1995s Being Myself. His big break came when he signed to the pioneering New Orleans underground label, Cash Money Records. Cash Money, like the citys other leading label, Master Ps 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. Juveniles second recording, 1996s Solja Rags, was one of the albums responsible for Cash Moneys success, selling over 200, 000 copies without any mainstream exposure and helping to alert major labels to southern hip-hop. The in-house...