Webster Gradney, Jr. who performs under the mononym Webbie, is an American rapper and actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's been signed to the independent Trill Entertainment label since 2003. In 2005 he came into the hip hop scene with "Gimme That" featuring Bun B, his songs "Bad Bitch" and "Swerve" were featured on Gangsta Musik, his 2003 group album with Lil Boosie, in the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow. Webbie's second album, Savage Life 2, was released in early 2008 with the hit single "Independent" featuring Lil Boosie and Lil Phat. Webbie was born in Louisiana, his mother died when he was nine years old so his parental care was split between his father and grandmother. Since he was five years old, he had been writing rhymes, throughout his childhood he had become an avid fan of hardcore rap artists including Southern hip hop performers Master P, Eightball & MJG, the Geto Boys, UGK Along With DjTrillReed.. Webbie first appeared on Lil Boosie's album For My Thugz on the track "Gotta Get It" in 2001.
He and Lil Boosie released Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. As Webbie's solo track "Give Me That" featuring Bun B was featured in mixtapes, as a label Trill Entertainment was growing in popularity & was signed for a distribution deal at Asylum Records along with. After he was signed there, his major-label debut Savage Life was released in 2005, debuting at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart. Trill began a deal to sign Webbie to the subsidiary label Atlantic Records. Singles from his next album, Savage Life 2, include "Independent" featuring Lil Phat, it is Webbie's most successful song to date, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching the top of the Rap Songs chart. Webbie released his third studio album Savage Life 3 on November 2011 under Trill Ent; the first single from the album was "What's Happenin'". The album has sold over 50,000 copies. Webbie's fourth album Savage; the first single from the album "What I Do" was released on April 16, 2013. The album was released on November 19, 2013.
He has made an independent biographical movie, Ghetto Stories in October 2010, with Lil Boosie, based on their lives and lyrical themes. He appeared in the music film "Video Girl" which featured actress Meagan Good. On the October 14, 2011 episode of BET’s 106 & Park, Webbie was banned from further appearances on the countdown show. Webbie appeared that day on the show as a guest judge for Freestyle Friday; the reason behind his ban was tied to allegations that he made sexually inappropriate comments to the show's hostess, Rocsi. On September 13, 2012 Webbie was arrested in Baton Rouge on suspicion of battery, he was alleged to have kicked and pushed a woman down the stairs, proceeding to steal $340 from her purse. Studio albums2005: Savage Life 2008: Savage Life 2 2011: Savage Life 3 2013: Savage Life 4 2016: Savage Life 5 2018: Savage Life 6 Collaboration albums2003: Ghetto Stories 2003: Gangsta Musik 2007: Trill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest 2010: Trill Entertainment Presents: All or Nothing 2016: Trill Entertainment Presents: Trill Fam - Respect Is a Must TBA: Gangsta Musik 2 On The Grind Ghetto Stories: The Movie Video Girl Savage Life: The Movie Trill Ent.
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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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U. S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana, it is the 99th most populous city in the United States, second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is the 16th most populous state capital; as of the U. S. Census Bureau's July 2017 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 227,549, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015; the city of Baton Rouge is a major industrial, medical, motion picture, growing technology center of the American South. It is the location of Louisiana State University, the LSU System's flagship university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, it is the location of Southern University, the flagship institution of the Southern University System, the only black college system in the nation.
The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the 10th-largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships. The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico; this allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas; the city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples brought to North America as slaves or indentured servants. It was ruled by seven different governments: French and Spanish in the colonial era. Human habitation in the Baton Rouge area has been dated to 12000–6500 BCE, based on evidence found along the Mississippi and Amite rivers. Earthwork mounds were built by hunter-gatherer societies in the Middle Archaic period, from the fourth millennium BCE.
The speakers of the Proto-Muskogean language divided into its descendant languages by about 1000 BCE. The Eastern Muskogean language began to diversify internally in the first half of the first millennium AD; the early Muskogean societies were the bearers of the Mississippian culture, which formed around 800 CE and extended in a vast network across the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, with numerous chiefdoms in the Southeast, as well. By the time the Spanish made their first forays inland from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in the early 16th century, by some evidence many political centers of the Mississippians were in decline, or abandoned. At the time, this region appeared to have been occupied by a collection of moderately sized native chiefdoms, interspersed with autonomous villages and tribal groups. Other evidence indicates these Mississippian settlements were thriving at the time of the first Spanish contact. Spanish expeditions encountered the remains of groups who had lost many people and been disrupted in the aftermath of infectious diseases, chronic among Europeans, unknowingly introduced by the first expedition.
French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville led an exploration party up the Mississippi River in 1698. The explorers saw a red pole marking the boundary between the Houma and Bayogoula tribal hunting grounds; the French name le bâton rouge is the translation of a native term rendered as Istrouma a corruption of the Choctaw iti humma. According to Pénicaut, From there we went five leagues higher and found high banks called écorts in that region, in savage called Istrouma which means red stick, as at this place there is a post painted red that the savages have sunk there to mark the land line between the two nations, namely: the land of the Bayagoulas which they were leaving and the land of another nation—thirty leagues upstream from the baton rouge—named the Oumas; the location of the red pole was at Scott's Bluff, on what is now the campus of Southern University. It was a 30-foot-high painted pole adorned with fish bones; the settlement of Baton Rouge by Europeans began in 1721 when French colonists established a military and trading post.
Since European settlement, Baton Rouge has been governed by France, Spain, the Republic of West Florida, the United States, the Confederate States, the United States again. In 1755, when French-speaking settlers of Acadia in Canada's Maritime provinces were expelled by British forces, many took up residence in rural Louisiana. Popularly known as Cajuns, the descendants of the Acadians maintained a separate culture. During the first half of the 19th century, Baton Rouge grew as the result of steamboat trade and transportation. Baton Rouge was incorporated in 1817. In 1822, the Pentagon Barracks complex of buildings was completed; the site has been used by the Spanish, British, Confederate States Army, United States Army and was part of the short-lived Republic of West Florida. In 1951, ownership o
Trill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest
Trill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest is a compilation album by Trill Entertainment, featuring rappers Lil' Boosie and Webbie
Bad Azz (album)
Bad Azz is the third studio album by American rapper Lil Boosie. It was released on October 2006, by Trill Entertainment, Asylum Records and Warner Bros.. Records; the album debuted at number 66 on the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, titled "Zoom", was released on September 29, 2006; the song features guest vocals from American southern hip hop rapper Yung Joc, while its produced by Mouse
Savage Life 4
Savage Life 4 is the fourth studio album by American rapper Webbie. The album was released on November 2013, by Trill Entertainment; the album features guest appearances from Lil Phat, Lloyd and Lil Trill. On April 16, 2013, the album's first single "What I Do" was released. On May 20, 2013, the music video was released for "What I Do". On October 8, 2013, the album's second single "Bad Bitch 2" was released. On November 19, 2013, the music video was released for "Bad Bitch 2". Upon its release Savage Life 4 was met with mixed reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album two and a half stars out of five, saying "No dirty, C-Murder-like album this time out as the rapper offers his prom song 2013 nomination with the sweet and sugary "Realest," and speaking of high school, "Big" comes on with a Freshman-caliber marching band for its backbeat and offers motivational lyrics to support the home team's annual highlight reel; the coach and his selection committee don't stick around for the slice of life called "Mine", or the slippery strip club track "Too Much," where Webbie discovers his chosen dancer does "take out", but these gutter-minded songs are the easy and effortless highlights of the effort, coming off as much more natural than the plays for radio.
Trim away the fat and there's a lean, quite mean, mixtape inside this scattershot album." The album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 11,918 copies in the United States
For My Thugz
For My Thugz is the second studio album by American rapper Lil Boosie. It was released on January 2002, by Trill Entertainment. To date, the album has sold 90,000 in the United States