Dr John Epps was an English physician and homeopath. He was a political activist, known as a champion of radical causes on which he preached and wrote in periodicals. Epps, the eldest son of John Epps, was born into a Calvinist family in Sevenoaks, Kent in 15 February, 1805. George Napoleon Epps was his half-brother. Epps became disillusioned with the religious atmosphere of his childhood. After education at a dissenting academy and Mill Hill School, he served an apprenticeship to an apothecary of the name of Dury or Durie. In 1824, at the age of 18, Epps went to Edinburgh to study medicine, in 1827 graduated at the age of 21, he conceived of medicine as'a tool of liberation for the poor and lower classes'. After graduating Epps moved back to London where he began to practice settling in Great Russell Street. In 1831 he married, he became Medical Director of the Royal Jennerian and London Vaccine Institution, on the death of John Walker. Epps had no license from the Royal College of Physicians. Epps lectured on chemistry and materia medica, in London locations.
This was at the Aldersgate Medical School, Windmill Street. There was a medical school in Brewer Street, set up by William Birmingham Costello and Michael Ryan. Epps and Ryan joined George Darby Dermott in giving lectures at the Western Dispensary in Gerrard Street. Epps lectured publicly and extensively for the rest of his life on phrenology and homoeopathy, in London and elsewhere; when his health failed he continued to lecture in his own home. Introduced to it by his anatomy teacher William Sleigh while still a teenager, Epps embraced the phrenology of Franz Joseph Gall and Johann Spurzheim. While in Edinburgh he became friends with the phrenologists George and Andrew Combe, he began to lecture on phrenology in 1827. For Epps, phrenology was integrated with his Baptist Calvinism. With John Elliotson, he supported applications of "phreno-mesmerism". Epps was influenced not only by continental phrenologists, he took from Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. His views were an idiosyncratic mixture from different sources, permitting an optimistic outlook within Calvinist views.
In the 1830s and early 1840s, the Anthropological Society of London was a phrenological group holding meetings, associated with the Christian Physician and Anthropological Magazine edited by Epps. John Isaac Hawkins acted as president. Other members were William Mattieu Williams. After 1842 it became part of the Christian Phrenological Society. Epps was drawn to homoeopathy in about 1837 after reading the works of Dr Paul Francis Curie, he had a "very large homoeopathic practice among the lower middle and lower classes of society". His patients included Charlotte and Emily Brontë. At odds with Frederic Quin, the earliest British physician who practised homoeopathy, Epps did not join the British Homoeopathic Society, he associated with Curie in the English Homoeopathic Association. On 31 January 1869 Epps was attacked by paralysis, he died, at the age of 64, on 12 February, he is interred at Kensal Green Cemetery, 19 February 1869. The grave lies on a main path, close to the main entrance. Epps, like his father, became involved as a Liberal and abolitionist.
He wrote in his diary " come to consider all creatures as being important in the scale of creation as myself. He helped organise the National Political Union, attended the Radical Club, he opposed "Church Rates, despots, corn laws, other old institutions", enjoyed giving political addresses. His activism brought him into contact with Joseph Hume, Lady Byron, George Wilson, Giuseppe Mazzini, Thomas Slingsby Duncombe, James Stansfeld, Lajos Kossuth, Robert Owen. Epps was involved in procuring the repeal of the Test Acts and, along with Francis Place, William Johnson Fox, Francis Burdett and others, with the passing the Reform Bill of 1832, he became a Chartist, in 1847 he stood for parliament, in Northampton, with Chartist backing. He was an active member of the Anti-Corn Law League and joined organizations in favor of the Polish, Italian and American nationalities, he stood bail for the Fourierist and revolutionary Simon François Bernard in 1858 Orsini affair. Epps supported "Knowledge Chartism", opposed medical jargon.
He supported the proposal of Thomas Wakley for a London College of Medicine, speaking in support of it at a meeting in 1831, with his colleague George Dermott. Epps was brought up in a Calvinist family. From an early age he declared himself an enemy to church establishments and a paid ministry, which can be seen in some of the parliamentary reforms he pushed for. Epps opposed church rates, he denounced the larger Protestant churches as being the "harlot daughters of Rome ". While in Edinburgh he joined the Scotch Baptists, who had no fixed minister, but those who were moved spoke. In this environment, at the age of 19, Epps became a preacher. However, when he returned to London h
Epps 1907 Monoplane
The Epps 1907 Monoplane was a pioneering aircraft built and flown in 1907 by Ben T. Epps of Athens, Georgia from an original design; the aircraft consisted of an open framework suspended below a wire-braced monoplane wing. The undercarriage consisted of three bicycle wheels, one at the front of this frame, two behind it. A buggy seat was located beneath the wing for the pilot. A 15-horsepower two-cylinder Anzani motorcycle engine was mounted behind the seat and drove a two-bladed propeller from an exhaust fan mounted pusher-fashion behind the wing's trailing edge. A biplane elevator unit was carried on struts at the front of the aircraft, a single rudder on struts to its rear; the airframe was made from scrap timber collected from a sawmill, with the flying surfaces covered in cotton. Only the undersurfaces of the wings were covered. Inspired by the Wright Brothers and pioneering European aviators, Epps first conceived of the design at the age of sixteen. In 1907, he built the aircraft in the workshop of his bicycle, electrical contracting, automobile repair business on Washington Street, Athens.
In October 1907, he flew the machine from a cow pasture near Brooklyn Creek. After rolling downhill, Epps took off and flew around 100 yards at a maximum altitude of around 50 feet; the flight made Epps Georgia's first aviator. In 1949, Lola Trammel told The Atlanta Journal Magazine that Epps had made a successful flight in the machine prior to the public demonstration, testing the machine by moonlight with the help of friends at two o'clock in the morning. In his 2016 book "To Lasso the Clouds," and his 2017 article published in Air & Space Magazine, Dan A. Aldridge Jr. documents how this plane first flew in 1909, not 1907. The book shows how the Epps aircraft was the first monoplane to fly in the United States, predating the monoplane flight of Henry Walden, credited with the historic milestone; the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida has a replica of the aircraft on display. Bearing the registration N1907, it was constructed by John D. Pruett. Data from The Georgia Historical Society et al 2007General characteristics Crew: One pilot Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in Powerplant: 1 × 2-cylinder Anzani, 15 hp Aued, Blake.
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Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician's job and went to Washington, D. C.. He was shipped to New Orleans, purchased by a planter, held as a slave for 12 years in the Red River region of Louisiana in Avoyelles Parish, he remained a slave until he met a Canadian working on his plantation who helped get word to New York, where state law provided aid to free New York citizens, kidnapped and sold into slavery. His family and friends enlisted the aid of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, Northup regained his freedom on January 3, 1853; the slave trader in Washington, D. C. James H. Birch, was arrested and tried, but acquitted because District of Columbia law prohibited Northup as a black man from testifying against white people.
In New York State, his northern kidnappers were located and charged, but the case was tied up in court for two years because of jurisdictional challenges and dropped when Washington, D. C. was found to have jurisdiction. The D. C. government did not pursue the case. Those who had kidnapped and enslaved Northup received no punishment. In his first year of freedom, Northup published a memoir, Twelve Years a Slave, he lectured on behalf of the abolitionist movement, giving more than two dozen speeches throughout the Northeast about his experiences, to build momentum against slavery. He disappeared from the historical record after 1857, although a letter reported him alive in early 1863; the details of his death have never been documented. Northup's memoir was adapted and produced as the 1984 television film Solomon Northup's Odyssey and the 2013 feature film 12 Years a Slave; the latter won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, at the 86th Academy Awards. Solomon's father Mintus was a freedman, a slave in his early life in service to the Northup family.
Born in Rhode Island, he was taken with the Northups when they moved to Hoosick, New York, in Rensselaer County. His master, Capt. Henry Northup, a great grandson of Stephen Northup, manumitted Mintus in his will. After being freed by Henry Northup, Mintus adopted the surname Northup as his own; the name appears interchangeably in records as Northrup. Mintus Northup married and moved with his wife, a free woman of color, to the town of Minerva in Essex County, New York, their two sons and Joseph, were born free according to the principle of partus sequitur ventrem, as their mother was a free woman. Solomon described his mother as a quadroon, meaning that she was one-quarter African American, three-quarters European. A farmer, Mintus Northup was successful enough to own land and thus meet the state's property requirements. From 1821 on, when it revised its constitution, the state retained the property requirement for black people, but dropped it for white men, thus expanding their franchise, it is notable that Mintus Northup was able to save enough money as a freedman to buy land that satisfied this requirement, registered to vote.
He provided an education for his two sons at a level considered high for free black people at that time. As boys and his brother worked on the family farm. Mintus and his wife last lived near Fort Edward, he died on November 22, 1829, his grave is in Hudson Falls Baker Cemetery. In 1828 or 1829, Solomon Northup married Anne Hampton. A "woman of color", she was of African and Native American descent. Between 1830 and 1834, the couple lived in Fort Edward and Kingsbury, small communities in Washington County, New York, they had three children: Elizabeth and Alonzo. They supplemented their income by various jobs. In his memoir, Northup describes his love for his wife as "sincere and unabated", since the time of their marriage, his children as "beloved". Northup held various jobs, including working as a raftsman, he was in high demand to play for local dances. Anne worked for local taverns, which served food and drink. After selling their farm in 1834, the Northups moved 20 miles to Saratoga Springs, New York, for its employment opportunities.
Northup played his violin at several well-known hotels in Saratoga Springs, though he found its seasonal cycles of employment difficult. He was busy during the summer, he worked at an assortment of jobs, constructing the Champlain Canal and the railroad, as a skilled carpenter. Anne worked from time to time as a cook at the United States Hotel and other public houses, she was praised for her culinary skills; when court was in session at the county seat of Fort Edward, she worked at Sherrill's Coffee House in Sandy Hill to earn extra money. In 1841, at age 32, Northup met two men, who introduced themselves as Merrill Brown and Abram Hamilton. Saying they were entertainers, members of a circus company, they offered him a job as a fiddler for several performances in New York City. Expecting the trip to be brief, Northup did not notify Anne, working in Sandy Hill; when they reached New York City, the men persuaded Northup to continue with them for a gig with their circus in Washington, D. C. offering him a generous wage and the cost of his return trip home.
Edward Kip "Half Sack" Epps is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Johnny Lewis. He is a prospect of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, which results in hazing and his being given undesirable tasks; the other members have a good-natured attitude towards Half Sack when giving him these difficult tasks. Kip Epps served in the United States Army during the Iraq War, he lost a testicle while serving in Iraq, prompting the nickname "Half Sack". A formidable fighter, he was the Junior Lightweight Champion of the Armed Forces boxing competition. After leaving the military, he began prospecting for the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club and worked as a mechanic at Teller-Morrow Automotive Repair, he was a vegetarian. To distract the police from their activities, Jax Teller, Chibs Telford, Juice Ortiz and Half-Sack acquire two dead bodies from the local morgue and set them up in a fake shoot-out; the set-up shooting is made to look like a racist murder involving the Nordics, a local skinhead gang.
On the way to Lodi, they are cut off on the road by a man driving a red muscle car. On the way back to Charming, they beat him up; the driver pulls out a pistol and attempts to shoot Jax, but is wrestled to the ground and killed by the Pakistani shop keeper who hits him with a fire axe. They flee the scene. While working at the auto shop one day, Half-Sack tells Tig Trager that Clay Morrow's wife, gives him a MILF chubby, unaware that Clay is within earshot. At the Devil's Tribe patch-over party, Half-Sac meets a woman named Cherry, the couple seem to be in love. Clay retaliates by having sex with Cherry; the club enters Half-Sack into a bare-knuckle boxing competition. During this time, he is trained by Chibs, who enforces Clays requirements that Half-Sack have "no booze, no weed and no pussy"; this means. Assigned by Clay to test Cherry's loyalty to Half-Sack, Bobby tries to have sex with her at his house, but she refuses his persistent advances. At the competition, Half-Sack reaches the final but is told by Chibs and Tig to take a dive, because they bet on his opponent.
Half-Sack agrees, but sees Clay and Cherry hugging at ring-side. This brings on a sudden surge of rage, he knocks his opponent out. Half-Sack is told he owes the club $35,000. In a bid to pay back the money, help the club, earn his patch, Half-Sack steals an ambulance, which he plans to sell; the club dismisses this stunt unnecessarily risky, however. The ambulance does come to good use when Cameron Hayes of the True IRA is shot and wounded by the Mayans. Half-Sack's girlfriend, Cherry, is arrested but broken out of jail. Happy smuggles her into Canada, she moves to Belfast, to stay with SOA's Belfast charter. After Piney Winston's daughter-in-law, Donna, is killed by the One-Niners, Piney travels to Oakland to get revenge. Jax sends Half-Sack to stop him from doing anything unnecessary. However, when they get to Oakland, Half-Sack is unable to stop Piney from starting a fight in a Niners bar, it ends with Piney holding a Niner at gunpoint. When Jax and Chibs arrive and try to stop Piney from causing further trouble, Half-Sack helps Jax disarm him.
They hold a meeting with Laroy, the Niners leader, who tells them that it is not he or his gang who killed Donna. The season ends with the rest of SAMCRO attending Donna's funeral. Half-Sack is still a prospect trying to get into SAMCRO, he seems to have a more prominent role in some of the club's dealings and is seen going on runs/errands with the other members. However, he remains the most member to be given surveillance duties. After a short absence, Half-Sack returns to the clubhouse, revealing he had surgery to receive a prosthetic testicle. Soon after the surgery, Half-Sack begins feeling discomfort, he cannot take it anymore and enlists Tara's help. In "Culling", Half-Sack reveals. Soon afterward and some of the others discuss how they feel about patching Half-Sack into the club. Clay remarks that he has "Half a sack, but a whole lot of balls". Half-Sack participates in an organized brawl with L. O. A. N. as one of SAMCRO's ten best fighters. In the season two finale, Half-Sack is tasked with watching over Gemma and Tara, but he cannot prevent Gemma from exacting revenge on Polly Zobelle.
He returns to Jax's home, not knowing he was followed by Cameron Hayes. After Hayes threatens to kill Abel Teller with a kitchen knife, Half-Sack rushes at him, only to be stabbed and killed, his death is discovered by Jax and Chibs. Half-Sack becomes the first main character to be killed off in the series. Kurt Sutter, series writer and creator, said that Half-Sack was killed off because Lewis wanted to leave the show due to creative differences, it wasn't my intent to try to be sensational and kill off a main character." In the season premiere, SAMCRO buries Half-Sack with over 50 full-patch members from California, Washington and Oregon as well as numerous former military colleagues in attendance. A three-piece kutte is draped over his casket during the service, implying that SAMCRO posthumously patched him in
Dedrick Epps is a former American football tight end. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round, 253rd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, he played college football for the University of Miami. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, New York Jets. Epps attended Huguenot High School in Virginia; as a senior in 2005, he caught 38 passes for eight touchdowns. He had four two-point conversions; as a junior in 2004, he caught 15 passes for three touchdowns. On defense as an outside linebacker, he recorded 75 tackles and made three interceptions, one which he returned for a 75-yard touchdown. Rated the No. 12 tight end by Rivals.com, Epps accepted a football scholarship from the University of Miami. Epps played for the Miami Hurricanes for four seasons and was a starter in his junior and senior seasons, his best season came as a junior, where he caught 22 passes for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns, while starting 10 games. He ended his college career with 49 receptions, 634 receiving yards, 6 touchdowns.
Epps was drafted by the Chargers in the seventh round, 235th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. On September 14, 2010, Epps was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad, he was waived on September 2, 2011. Epps was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on October 5, 2011, he was released on December 1, 2011. Epps was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on December 20, 2011. Epps was released by the Jets on September 1, 2012. Epps was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on September 10, 2012. Epps returned to the New York Jets' and was signed to the active roster from the Bears' practice squad on September 14, 2012. Epps was waived/injured on October 1, 2012. Miami Hurricanes bio
Tauheed Epps, known professionally as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper, media personality and basketball player. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he gained recognition for being one-half of the Southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his longtime friend and fellow rapper Earl "Dolla Boy" Conyers; the duo was signed to fellow Georgia-based rapper Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace label, are best known for their debut single "Duffle Bag Boy". In February 2012, Epps signed a solo record deal with Def Jam Recordings, an imprint of Universal Music Group; the following August, he released his debut studio album Based on a T. R. U. Story, to mixed reviews; the album spawned three successful singles: "No Lie," "Birthday Song," and "I'm Different", all of which charted in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 and were certified Gold or higher by the RIAA, along with the album being certified Gold. His second studio album B. O. A. T. S. II: Me Time was released on September 11, 2013. Epps began working with the TV Network Viceland on a show called Most Expensivest, which debuted its first episode on November 15, 2017, is in its second season.
2 Chainz was born Tauheed Epps in Georgia. He attended North Clayton High School, where he graduated second in his class. While in high school, he dealt marijuana and was arrested for felony cocaine possession when he was 15 years old, he attended Alabama State University on a scholarship, played on its basketball team from 1995 to 1997. When asked by Rolling Stone about longstanding rumors that he had graduated from Alabama State with a 4.0 GPA, reported on many sources including Wikipedia, 2 Chainz said: "Don't believe anything on Wack-ipedia. There's a lot of false stuff on there, to the point that every time I try to fix one thing, something else comes out." In fact, he transferred to Virginia State University due to circumstances he was reluctant to speak about. "I got into some trouble, went somewhere else, came back. But I graduated, that’s that; that was then," he said. Epps formed the hip hop duo Playaz Circle in College Park, Georgia in 1997, with his high school friend Earl Conyers, while Epps adopted "Tity Boi" as his moniker.
Following the release of an independent album titled United We Stand, United We Fall, the duo were introduced to fellow Atlanta rapper Ludacris, when he moved into their College Park apartment complex, whilst he was acting as a DJ. After taking interest in Playaz Circle, Ludacris began to record several songs with the group, playing some of them on his radio station. Ludacris soon became one of the highest-selling rappers in the Southern United States. After hearing of their situation, Ludacris requested of Epps that the duo join his newly formed record label Disturbing Tha Peace, a subsidiary of Def Jam Recordings. Epps agreed to sign, although Conyers did not join the label until his mother regained her health, a year after the initial signing, their debut album Supply & Demand, was released on October 30, 2007. The lead single and their debut single, became an urban hit single; the song features Lil Wayne, was performed by the duo at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The duo released their second studio album Flight 360: The Takeoff, on September 29, 2009.
In January 2010, Playaz Circle filmed a music video for their single "Big Dawg" featuring Lil Wayne and Birdman at Studio Space Atlanta. Shortly afterwards, Epps left Disturbing tha Peace, a move he claimed was taken in order to advance his career. Although Ludacris was reluctant to allow Epps to leave the label, he accepted the decision. Throughout Epps's career and fans alike have speculated the pseudonym "Tity Boi" was meant to be derogatory towards women, although he denied such accusations. In early 2011, Epps decided to change his stage name to 2 Chainz, as he perceived it to be more "family friendly." Following the name change, Epps released a mixtape entitled T. R. U. REALigion, which became his first mixtape to appear on the music charts, peaking at number 58 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Since the success of the mixtape, Epps has made numerous guest appearances on tracks by prominent recording artists such as Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. On March 24, 2012, Epps announced his debut studio album, whose title he had changed to Based on a T.
R. U. Story from its original title of T. R. U. to My REALigion, was set for an August 2012, release date. The album's lead single, "No Lie," features Canadian rapper Drake, was released on May 8, 2012. On May 11, it was under speculation that Epps had signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music label, after West tweeted: "2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he's G. O. O. D!!!!!" However, Epps denied those rumors, saying: "He just said I’m good, like I’m ill. But we was talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special. So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we ain't doing no more of that." On May 30, 2012, Ciara revealed 2 Chainz was featured on "Sweat," the intended first single from her fifth studio album, One Woman Army. Based on a T. R. U. Story debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200; the album was met with mixed reviews. As of September 23, 2012, the album has sold 288,000 copies in the United States. In September, Epps performed at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, alongside longtime
Michael Elliot Epps is an American stand-up comedian, film producer and rapper. He is best known for playing Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next, appearing in The Hangover as "Black Doug", he was the voice of Boog in Open Season 2. As of 2010, Epps was the executive producer on a documentary about the life story of a former member of Tupac Shakur's Outlawz, Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw, he is known for playing Lloyd Jefferson "L. J." Wade in Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction respectively. Epps was born and raised at in Indianapolis, the son of Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. While growing up on Epps got involved with the wrong crowd, dropping out of school and hanging out on the street corners. Epps explained in his biography "Unsuccessful Thug" that he was confused about what he wanted to do with his life so he turned to selling drugs. In 1989 he was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and spent two years behind bars at Marion County jail.
In his adulthood Epps moved to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1994. Epps starred in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. Epps began his professional career by joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995 and starred in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts, he has been criticized by disability campaigners for mocking physically and mentally disabled children. Epps' first on-screen appearance came in Vin Diesel's directorial debut, Strays in 1997. In 1999, Epps was cast as Ice Cube's co-star in the sequel, Next Friday; this came after weeks of auditions after Ice Cube attended a stand-up set Epps did, asked Epps to try out for the role of Day-Day Jones. His role as Day-Day Jones was a breakthrough for the new actor, familiar to much of the audience from his stand-up work; that year, Epps had a cameo in 3 Strikes, supported Jamie Foxx in Bait. Epps had a voice role in the 2001 movie Dr. Dolittle 2 as Sonny the Bear and finished the year with a featured role as comical pimp Baby Powder in How High, starring Method Man and Redman.
Epps reunited with Ice Cube in 2002 as the bumbling thief to Ice Cube's bounty hunter in All About the Benjamins, again re-teamed with Cube in Friday's second sequel Friday After Next. Epps got to voice another bear character in the 2008 film Open Season 2 after Martin Lawrence declined the role. In 2010, Epps released a stand-up comedy special, Under Rated & Never Faded, hosted the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards. Epps' name has become synonymous with a particular style of humor, through his appearance with several other African-American artists in the same genre. Aside from featuring Cube, the common thread of these films was the hilarious prominence of marijuana-smoking comic characters, like the ones portrayed by Epps. Epps most starred alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the 2012 remake of Sparkle, in his first non-comedic role as the main antagonist, Satin. A stand-up comic by day, an evil and abusive drug kingpin by night in engaged in an affair with the titular character's sister.
Epps' performance was well received by audiences. Epps is working on a baseball-themed movie, entitled Bad Behavior, alongside teen quartet Mindless Behavior, in which he plays their coach, André Parker. On August 26, 2014, it was announced that Epps landed the coveted role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels, despite Nick Cannon publicly campaigning for the role and Pryor's family stating that Marlon Wayans or Terrence Howard should get the role. Epps will star alongside Oprah Winfrey. Epps had a small part in the song A Bay Bay by Hurricane Chris, doing the Rick James move, he appeared in the music video "Gangsta Nation" by Westside Connection. He hosted a Jim Jones and Skull Gang album entitled Jim Jones & Skull Gang Present A Tribute To Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps. Epps has made a song called "Trying to Be a Gangsta" with Pooh Bear. Epps hosted G Unit's 2008 mixtape Elephant In The Sand, appearing on the track Hollow Thru Him. Epps has a song called "Big Girls", which came out in 2008.
It was recorded by Bow Wow featuring Yung Joc. The song is on iTunes and can be found on his album, Funny Bidness: Da Album, released October 27, 2009. Epps has featured in rapper French Montana's Mac Wit Da Cheese mixtape, released on April 19, 2009. Epps is featured on the Dom Kennedy song "Intro/Hard Work" on his FutureStreet/DrugSounds mixtape. Part of his standup in Under Rated & Never Faded was sampled for the song "I'm on Everything" by Bad Meets Evil on their second LP, Hell: The Sequel. On Runaway, Born Sinner the second album from J. Cole. Mike Epps was known in his hometown of Indianapolis as the CEO of Naptown Records. In 2006 he signed local artist Philthyphil; this artist had just been released from prison after serving 3 years for a drug indictment in which Philthyphil was the suspected distributor of large amounts of narcotics. The record deal, worth $175,000 was terminated after Phillip "Philthyphil" White was charged with 1st degree murder in Oakland, CA in 2007. Reports state that Phillip"Philthyphil" White was said to be the sole mastermind behind the drug distribution which ran as far as Atlanta and his hometown of Muncie, Indiana.
Epps appears in the Tee Grizzley music video of "No Effort". He appears in 21 Savage's "Bank Account" music video. Epps served as the "Super Bowl ambassador" in his native Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl, he was featured in commer