They Don't Bother Me
They Don't Bother Me is the third Independent album by rapper Young Buck. It was released on May 2007, through the independent label, Street Dance Records. Guest appearances include 50 Cent, Murda Ma$e, Spider Loc and more; this album's tracks were recorded with G-Unit Records, however the album was released through Street Dance Records to help promote Buck's second major studio album Buck The World
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, film producer, actor. He is cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in hip hop, with Rolling Stone placing him in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labeling him the "King of Hip Hop". After his debut album Infinite and the extended play Slim Shady EP, Eminem signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, his next two releases, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002's The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being certified diamond in U. S. sales and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards—making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. They were followed by Encore in another critical and commercial success. Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005 due to a prescription drug addiction.
He released Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year. Eminem's eighth album, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; these were followed by 2017's Revival and 2018's Kamikaze, the latter being the best-selling hip hop album of 2018. In addition to his solo career, Eminem is an original member of the Midwest hip hop groups Soul Intent and D12, he is known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9". Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records, with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent. Eminem has established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. In November 2002, he starred in the hip hop film 8 Mile playing himself, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself", becoming the first rap artist to win the award.
Eminem has made cameo appearances in the films The Wash, Funny People, The Interview, the television series Entourage. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 9 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, he is the only artist to have nine albums consecutively debut at number one on the Billboard 200. With over 220 million records sold globally, Eminem is among the world's best-selling artists of all time. Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae "Debbie". He is of English, German, Swiss and Luxembourgian ancestry, his mother nearly died during her 73-hour labor with him. Eminem's parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, playing in Ramada Inns along the Dakotas–Montana border before their separation. Eminem's father, referred to by his middle name Bruce, left the family, moving to California and having two other children: Michael and Sarah.
Debbie had son Nathan "Nate" Kane Samara. During his childhood and Debbie shuttled between Michigan and Missouri staying in one house for more than a year or two and living with family members. In Missouri, they lived in several places, including St. Joseph and Kansas City; as a teenager, Eminem wrote letters to his father, which Debbie stated all came back marked "return to sender". Friends and family remember Eminem as a happy child, but "a bit of a loner", bullied. One bully, D'Angelo Bailey injured Eminem's head in an assault. Eminem spent much of his youth in a working-class black, Detroit neighborhood, he and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, Eminem was beaten by black youths several times. As a child he was interested in storytelling, aspiring to be a comic-book artist before discovering hip hop. Eminem heard his first rap song on the Breakin' soundtrack, a gift from Debbie's half-brother Ronnie Polkinghorn, close to him and became a musical mentor to him; when Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.
Eminem's home life was stable. When her son became famous, Debbie was unimpressed by suggestions that she was a less-than-ideal mother, contending that she sheltered him and was responsible for his success. In 1987, Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann "Kim" Scott to stay at their home. After spending three years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades, he dropped out of Lincoln High School at age 17. Although he was interested in English, he never explored literature and disliked math and social studies. Eminem worked at several jobs to help his mother pay the bills maintaining that she threw him out of the house anyway; when she left to play bingo, he would write songs. At age 14, Eminem began rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby.
Chester Charles Bennington was an American singer, songwriter and actor. He was best known as the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, he was lead vocalist for the bands Dead by Sunrise, Grey Daze, Stone Temple Pilots. Bennington is regarded as one of the top rock musicians of the 2000s. Hit Parader magazine placed him at number 46 on their list of the "100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which became a commercial success; the album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums to hit that many sales. Linkin Park's following studio albums, from Meteora to One More Light, continued the band's success. Linkin Park has sold over 100 million records worldwide making them the best-selling band of the 21st century and one of the best-selling artists of all time. Bennington formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005.
The band's debut album, Out of Ashes, was released on October 13, 2009. He became the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 to release the extended play record High Rise on October 8, 2013, via their own record label, Play Pen, but left in 2015 to focus on Linkin Park, he appeared in cameo roles in several films, including Crank, Crank: High Voltage and Saw 3D. On July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead at his home in California, his death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona, his mother was a nurse, while his father was a police detective who worked on child sexual abuse cases. Bennington took an interest in music at a young age, citing the bands Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as his earliest inspirations, dreamed of becoming a member of Stone Temple Pilots, which he achieved when he became their lead singer. Bennington suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend, he was afraid to ask for help because he did not want people to think he was gay or lying, the abuse continued until he was 13 years old.
Years he revealed the abuser's identity to his father, but chose not to pursue him after he realized the abuser was a victim himself. Bennington's parents divorced; the abuse and his situation at home affected him so much that he felt the urge to kill people and run away. To comfort himself, he wrote poetry and songs. After the divorce, Bennington's father gained custody of him. Bennington started abusing alcohol, opium, meth, LSD, he was physically bullied in high school. In an interview, he said that he was "knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different". At the age of 17, Bennington moved in with his mother, he was banned from leaving the house for a time. He worked at a Burger King before starting his career as a professional musician. Bennington first began singing with a band called Sean Dowdell and His Friends? They released an eponymous three-track cassette in 1993. Dowdell and Bennington moved on to form a new band, Grey Daze, a post-grunge band from Phoenix, Arizona.
The band recorded three albums: Demo in 1993, Wake/Me in 1994, and...no sun today in 1997. Bennington struggled to find another band. Bennington was frustrated and ready to quit his musical career altogether when Jeff Blue, the vice president of artists and repertoire at Zomba Music in Los Angeles, offered him an audition with the future members of Linkin Park. Bennington quit his day job at a digital services firm and took his family to California, where he had a successful audition with Linkin Park, who were called Xero, he managed to record the song for his audition in a day, missing his own birthday celebration in the process. Bennington and Mike Shinoda, the band's other vocalist, made significant progress together, but failed to find a record deal. After facing numerous rejections, now a vice president of artists and repertoire at Warner Bros. intervened again to help the band sign with Warner Bros. Records. On October 24, 2000, Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, through Warner Bros.. Records.
Bennington and Shinoda wrote the lyrics to Hybrid Theory based on some early material. Shinoda characterized the lyrics as interpretations of universal feelings and experiences, as "everyday emotions you talk about and think about." Bennington described the songwriting experience to Rolling Stone magazine in early 2002, "It's easy to fall into that thing –'poor, poor me', that's where songs like'Crawling' come from: I can't take myself. But that song is about taking responsibility for your actions. I don't say'you' at any point. It's about. There's something inside me that pulls me down."Bennington served as Linkin Park's lead vocalist, but shared the role with Shinoda. All Music Guide described Bennington's vocals as "higher-pitched" and "emotional", in contrast to Shinoda's hip-hop-style delivery. Both members worked together to write lyrics for the band's songs. Bennington co-founded Dead by Sunrise, an electronic rock band from Los Angeles, with Orgy and Julien-K members Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck in 2005.
Dead by Sunrise made their live debut in May 2008, performing four songs at the 13th anniversary party for Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona. The band released their debut album Out of Ashes on October 13, 2009. In February 2013, Stone Temple Pilots parted ways with long-time lead singer Scott Weiland. Th
Aldrin Davis, professionally known as DJ Toomp, is an American record producer, DJ. DJ Toomp received his start in 1985, with Atlanta MC Raheem the Dream, producing Raheem’s self-titled record when he was only 16 years old. In the late 1980s, he was MC Shy-D's DJ and toured with him and the 2 Live Crew, as they performed at various venues across the country with other hip hop acts such as N. W. A. and Ice-T. After MC Shy-D left Luke Records, Toomp went on to DJ for the Poison Clan; when the 2 Live Crew broke up he worked on an album with former group member Brotha Marquis, called Indecent Exposure, under the moniker 2 Nazty. In 2006, Toomp partnered with hip hop veteran Bernard Parks, Jr. to launch NZone Entertainment, their own record label. DJ Toomp began to gain greater recognition by working with southern rapper T. I. who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. They first worked together on T. I.'s 2001 debut I'm Serious, since the two built a friendship and a work relationship, with him becoming T. I.'s main producer.
Toomp was involved in T. I.'s first four albums. Toomp received critical acclaim in 2006, for producing T. I.'s hit single "What You Know", which peaked at #3 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100, The song earned both Toomp and T. I, their first Grammy Award. In 2007, DJ Toomp was recruited by American rapper and fellow record producer Kanye West, to contribute production on his third album Graduation. Toomp, alongside West, co-produced the singles "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life", as well as the album's outro "Big Brother", an ode to West's brotherly friendship with fellow American rapper Jay-Z. DJ Toomp at AllMusic DJ Toomp discography at Discogs
Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Jeezy, is an American rapper and an influential figure in southern hip hop. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers T. I. and Gucci Mane, Jeezy is credited for helping to pioneer and popularize trap music with a mainstream audience. Outside of his solo career, Jeezy is the de facto leader of the southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America, a former member of the Bad Boy Records' rap group, Boyz n da Hood. Jeezy began his music career as Lil J, with the release of Thuggin' Under the Influence, he joined Boyz n da Hood in 2005, the same year his solo major label debut Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released. Its lead single "Soul Survivor", which features R&B singer Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US, his subsequent albums, The Inspiration and The Recession, both yielded chart-topping singles as well. Jeezy has been featured on numerous hip hop and R&B hit singles, such as "Say I" by Christina Milian, "I'm So Paid" by Akon, "Hard" by Rihanna and "Love in This Club" by Usher, the latter of which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, in 2008.
Jay Wayne Jenkins was born on September 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina. When he was a toddler, Jenkins relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he lived with different family members, as a result of his parents separating. In an interview with XXL magazine, he described his childhood as "empty". At a point in time he lived in Ga at 600 N Lumpkin, he had lived in Macon, Ga at an older age where he befriended many Crip gang members and affiliated himself with the Crips and started his affiliation with Kinky B who helped his career along with many others. In 1994, Jeezy spent nine months in YCA, a boot camp in Fort Stewart, for narcotics possession. Four years in 1998, Jeezy launched the label imprint CTE World known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment. In 2001, under the name Lil J, Young Jeezy released his first independent album, Thuggin' Under the Influence; the album included features from artists Freddy J. Kinky B, Lil Jon, who produced some of the songs. In 2003, Jeezy independently released Come Shop wit Me, a two-CD set featuring new tracks along with some songs released on T.
U. I. In 2004, Jeezy signed with Bad Boy Records and joined the group Boyz n da Hood, whose self-titled album was released in June 2005 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In May 2004, Jazze Pha's manager, Henry'Noonie' Lee, showed Jeezy's demo to his friend Shakir Stewart Vice President Artist and Repertoire at Def Jam. Stewart "fell in love with it the first time heard it" and took it to L. A. Reid. Reid gave Stewart the green light to sign him. However, due to Jeezy's rising popularity, other record labels began pursuing him to sign with them, most notably and Interscope. Jeezy decided he wanted to be in business with Stewart and Reid and signed with Def Jam Records as a result. Jeezy released his major label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, on July 26, 2005; the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in its first week and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The debut single off his debut album, "And Then What" featured Mannie Fresh and reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The second single off the album, "Soul Survivor" featuring Akon, reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would become Jeezy's highest-charting single of his career. The third single, "My Hood", reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100. In an interview with HitQuarters, A&R Shakir Stewart said that Jeezy had recorded over 60 songs for the album. In interviews and on several records, Jeezy has affirmed his resistance to commercialism in his music. According to Jeezy, maintaining his street credibility, is of the utmost concern to him as an artist. In 2005, Jeezy was featured in several popular hip hop songs including Gucci Mane's "Icy" and Boyz n da Hood's "Dem Boyz". Although, he would leave the group after having established himself as a solo artist. In 2006, Jeezy was featured in Christina Milian's single "Say I"; that year, on December 12, he released his second major label album, The Inspiration. It topped the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 352,000 copies and would go on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album's first single "I Luv It" peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second single, "Go Getta" featuring R. Kelly, peaked at #18. Jeezy extended himself into gaming, portraying himself in the 3D hip-hop fighting game Def Jam: Icon, released in March 2007. In 2007, Jeezy's group U. S. D. A released Cold Summer; the album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200. On December 17, 2007 Jeezy and CTE started their week-long toy drive and charity event series called the Toyz N Da Hood Drive; the series presented 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids at various locations in Atlanta. The CTE Christmas Kickoff portion of the event ran from 10 pm to 5 am at Club Miami; the toy giveaway took place in the Unionville neighborhood of Macon and at the Old Fourth Ward Community in Atlanta. On September 2, 2008 Jeezy released The Recession, his third studio album and, what would be, his second consecutive number one album, it topped the Billboard 200, selling 260,000 copies in its first week and was certified gold by the RIAA.
The album's lead single, "Put On", featured Kanye Westand reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Recession earned Jeezy a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap performance by a duo. Other singles
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. known professionally as T. I. and Tip, is actor. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Harris is known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Harris has released ten studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Harris has released several successful singles, including Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life", the replaced the former atop the chart and helped Harris join a select group of artists to replace themselves at number one and occupy the top two positions.
Harris began to gain major recognition in 2003, following his first high-profile feature, on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's single, "Never Scared". Harris earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik, which includes the Top 40 songs, "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away"; the next year, Harris appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit, "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne, released his third album Urban Legend. His subsequent albums, King and T. I. vs. T. I. P. generated high record sales and were supported by popular singles, such as "What You Know" and "Big Shit Poppin'", respectively. Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail, became his most successful project, with the album being certified gold for first-week sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States, additionally making it his third consecutive number one album. In 2013, Harris was featured on Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts.
In November 2013, Harris announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, after his 10-year contract with Atlantic came to an end. He released his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, Harris announced he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. Harris has won three Grammy Awards. Harris has served two terms in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U. S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison, he released No Mercy. Harris has had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Get Hard, Identity Thief, the Ant-Man films, he is a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph, both of which were released to moderate success. Harris has starred in the American reality television series T. I.'s Road to Redemption, T. I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, The Grand Hustle. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, the son of Clifford "Buddy" Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan.
He was raised by his grandparents in Atlanta's Center Hill neighborhood just off Bankhead Highway. His father resided in New York City, he would go there to visit. Buddy Harris died from the disease. Through his grandmother, he is of Cherokee descent. T. I. Began rapping at age eight, he attended Douglass High School, but dropped out. His stage name came from his childhood nickname "Tip", after his paternal great-grandfather, he was once known as Rubber Band Man, a reference to the custom of wearing rubber bands around the wrist to denote wealth in terms of drugs or money. In 1996, T. I. befriended local rapper Big Kuntry King, together they sold mixtapes out of the trunk of their car. Kawan "KP" Prather, a record executive, discovered T. I. and signed him to his record label Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment. Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 1999, he shortened his name from Tip to T. I. out of respect for Arista label-mate Q-Tip. T. I. relays the situation as: we was trying to release my first album.
The people who had to market, and, you know, just spread the word on it communicated that it was somewhat difficult or confusing to have two Tips in one building. So out of respect and just the legendary reputation and career that preceded that situation, I conceded. My problem, or conflict, at the time, was now this is what I've been called all my life, what do I change my name to? So, I guess, that began to hold my project up.'What are we gonna call him?' You know what I'm saying? So at that point we had to come to some sort of a resolution, and KP, who signed me to LaFace, he just said,'OK, look man, how about T. I.?' Cause on this one record I had, it was like,'T-I-P.' I was like, ` Wait wait a minute. No; that was — you left out a letter still!' You know what I'm saying? He was like, "Well, listen man. You got something better?','No, I don't have — I don't have anything better."Well, that's what we going with, man.' So it's kinda. T. I. released his debut album, I'm Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records.
The album spawned the eponymous single. T. I.'s debut single, "I'm Serious," was released on June 26, 2001. The single failed to chart; the album features guest appearances from his Southern hip hop group P$C, Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Tro