Lil Italy

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Lil Italy
Birth nameClifton Ray Dixon[1]
Also known asG-Note
Born (1962-09-08) September 8, 1962 (age 56)
OriginVallejo, California
GenresHip hop, West Coast Rap
Years active1994–2011
LabelsNo Limit, Priority
Associated actsFunk Mobb, UGK, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Magic, Master P, Fiend

Lil Italy (born September 8, 1962) is an American rapper who began his career as G-Note of California rap group Funk Mob, who were signed to E-40's label Sick With It Records from 1994 to 1998, when the group disbanded.[2]

He joined No Limit Records[3] in 1998 under the new stage name of Lil Italy, and released his first and only album with No Limit, On Top of da World, in 1999; the record peaked at #99 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and featured guest appearances from the likes of Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, and Magic, but Lil Italy was soon dropped from the label due to poor sales.

Lil Italy's second album, Full Blown, was distributed by independent label K-Lou in 2001, but it did not chart. In 2011, he returned after a decade-long hiatus with the new release My Life, which is only available as an MP3 download.[4]

He was born to Jamaican-American parents.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Release Peak chart positions
On Top of da World
  • Released: May 5, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
99 20
Full Blown
  • Released: November 13, 2001
  • Label: K-Lou
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
My Life
  • Released May 2011
  • Label: Bungalow
  • Format: digital download, LP
"—" denotes a recording did not chart.

Collaboration albums[edit]



Release Album
"Ghetto Fame"
(featuring Silkk The Shocker)
1998 On Top of da World
"All About You" 2011 My Life


  1. ^ "Excite News - Kenneth Franklin sues Master P". Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. ^ "♫ The Clicks D-Shot Presents: Boss Players Vol 1 - Boss Players". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2009-10-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "My Life". Retrieved 10 July 2012.