8Ball & MJG

8Ball & MJG

Infobox musical artist
Name = 8Ball & MJG

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Birth_name = Primrose Smith (8Ball),
Marlon Jermaine Goodwin (MJG)
Alias = Ball & G, Fatboy & MJ
Born = 1972
Died =
Origin = Memphis, Tennessee,
United States
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Genre = Hip hop
Occupation = Rappers
Years_active = 1991 to present
Label = Liberia Music
Associated_acts = Lil Flip
Three 6 Mafia
David Banner
Young Buck
Al Kapone
URL = [http://www.8ballandmjg.com 8ballandmjg.com]
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8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of rappers 8Ball and MJG.

They first appeared on the rap scene with their 1993 album "Comin' Out Hard". The album was successful commercially as well as critically and established the group as a prominent act in the then emerging Southern Rap scene. Their subsequent albums in the 1990s including 1994's "On the Outside Looking In", and 1995's "On Top of the World" cemented their status as some of the South's best rappers and would later allow them to declare on their 2004 album that they were "Living Legends" (as the album was titled).

For their later releases they signed with Bad Boy Records. Their first album for Bad Boy Records, "Living Legends", was certified Gold by the RIAA. Their second album on Bad Boy Records was titled "Ridin High" and was released in March 2007.

Comercially one of the high points of 8Ball & MJG's career was their being featured on Three 6 Mafia's hit song "Stay Fly" in 2005. That song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is the biggest hit of Three 6 Mafia's career and the biggest hit for 8Ball & MJG. The song was a collaboration between two of the most successful rap groups from the state of Tennessee, where Three 6 Mafia also hail from.

Today 8Ball and MJG also head their own record labels. 8Ball heads 8 Ways Entertainment, while MJG heads MJG Muzik. On their label are the young, up and coming Memphis duo, Da Volunteers, who are widely known throughout the Southern United States for their 2006 single, "What's Yo Favorite Color?", which glorifies their neighborhood of Orange Mound.

In March 2008, MJG signed a deal in Atlanta with 404 Music, Inc. to release his newest solo album entitled, "This Might Be The Day". The album is scheduled for release June 2008.

These two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

The group has recently announced that they have signed on to T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle.


tudio Albums

*"Comin Out Hard"
**Released: July 6 1993
**U.S. sales: 567,147 [http://www.realrnb.com/forum/archive/index.php?t-4175.html]
**Singles: "Armed Robbery", "Mr. Big"

*"On the Outside Looking In"
**Released: May 24 1994
**Singles: "Playaz Night Out", "Lay It Down"

*"On Top of the World"
**Released: February 11 1995
**Chart positions: 8 U.S.
**RIAA certification: Gold [http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH Searchable Database] . RIAA. Accessed August 24 2007.]
**Singles: "Pimp In My Own Rhyme", "Space Age Pimpin"

*"Lyrics of a Pimp"
**Re-released: December 23 1997
**Singles: –

*"In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1"
**Released: May 18 1999
**Chart positions: 10 U.S.
**RIAA certification: Gold
**Singles: "Don't Flex"

*"Space Age 4 Eva"
**Released: November 21 2000
**Chart positions: 39 U.S.
**Singles: "Pimp Hard", "Buck Bounce"

*"Memphis Under World"
**Released: February 20 2002
**Singles: –

*"Living Legends"
**Released: May 11 2004
**Chart positions: 3 U.S.
**U.S. sales: 600,000 [Peters, Branden J. (June 2007). "Push 'Em Back". "XXL" magazine, p. 102.]
**RIAA certification: Gold
**Singles: "You Don't Want Drama", "Straight Cadillac Pimpin", "Forever", "Don't Make"

*"Ridin High"
**Released: March 13 2007
**Chart positions: 8 U.S.
**U.S. Sales: 142,000Fact|date=October 2007
**W.W. Sales: 197,600Fact|date=October 2007
**RIAA certification:
**Singles: "Relax and Take Notes", "Cruzin", "Clap On", "Ridin High"

**Released: May 13 2008
**Chart positions: TBA
**U.S. Sales: TBA
**W.W. Sales: TBA
**RIAA certification:

8Ball albums

**Released: May 19 1998
**Chart positions: 5 U.S.
**RIAA Certification: 2XPlatinum Fact|date=April 2008
**Singles: "Pure Uncut"

*"Almost Famous"
**Released: November 20 2001
**Chart positions: 47 U.S.
**Singles: "Stop Playin' Games"

*"Lay It Down"
**Released: August 13 2002
**Singles: –

*"Light Up the Bomb"
**Released: October 10 2006
**Chart positions: –
**U.S. sales: 26,295 [ [http://indiehq.com/2007/03/07/independent-sales-chart-3-7-07/#more-394 IndieHQ 2.0 » Independent Sales Chart 3-7-07 ] ]
**RIAA certification: –
**Singles: "Time2hitdaclub"

*"The Vet & The Rookie (with Devius)"
**Released: October 9 2007
**Chart positions: –
**U.S. sales: –
**RIAA certification: –
**Singles: "Ery' Body Kno Me"

*"Doin' It Big (with E.D.I. Of The Outlawz)"
**Released:April 1 2008
**Chart Position: -
**U.S. Sales: 6,877 [ [http://forum.rapgodfathers.com/latest-news/229340-soundscan-album-sales-05-01-08-rnb-hip-hop-top-25-only.html Soundscan Album Sales 05-01-08 (Rnb/hip hop top 25 only) - Rap GodFathers Community ] ]
**RIAA certification

MJG albums

*"No More Glory"
**Released: November 18 1997
**Chart positions: 20 U.S.
**U.S. sales: –
**RIAA certification: Gold Fact|date=April 2008
**Singles: "That Girl"

*"Pimp Tight"
**Release Date: April 29 2008
**Chart positions: N/A
**U.S. sales: –
**RIAA certification: –
**Singles: "Small Town Girl"

*"This Might Be The Day"
**Release Date: July 15 2008
**Chart positions: N/A
**U.S. sales: –
**RIAA certification: –
**Singles: "Shades"


*"Suave House: The Album of the Year"
**Released: July 29 1997
**Singles: "Just Like Candy"

*"Off da Chain, Vol. 1"
**Released: June 20 2000
**Singles: –



Guest appearances

*M.O.V.E. - "(Speed Master)"
*Young Buck - "Dope Deals (Robbery)"
*Three 6 Mafia - "Stay Fly"
*Three 6 Mafia - "First 48"with al kapone, project pat, and dj Spanish fly
*Lil Jon - "White Meat"
*Lil Jon - "Diamonds"
*E-40 - "Rep Yo City"
*112 - "Watcha Gonna Do"
*Mase - "The Player Way"
*T.I. - "Bezzle"
*Ludacris - "Hard Times"
*Too Short - "Don't Stop Rappin"
*Foxy Brown - "Ride (Down South)"
*Tela - "Sho Nuff"
*Jayo Felony - "How Angry"
*Luniz - "In My Nature"
*Spice 1 - "Chocolate Philly"
*5th Ward Boyz - "FUCK Strugglin"
*MC Ren - "Who In The Fuck"
*Mr. 3-2 - "Hit The Highway"
*Devin the Dude - "Tha Funk"
*Young Buck - "Say It To My Face
*David Banner - "Air Force Ones" (remix)
*David Banner - "Gangster Walk"
*Big Gipp - "All Over Your Body"
*UGK - "Gold Grill"
*Jadakiss - "What You Ride For?"
*Mr. Mike - "Stop Lying"
*Mobb Deep - "Where Ya From"
*Kingpin Skinny Pimp - "TV's (24's & Wang)"
*Jermaine Dupri - "Jazzy Hoes"
*Heavy D - "On Point"
*Project Playaz - "Dirty Down South"
*Rappin' 4-Tay - "360 Degrees"
*Lil' Keke - Southside, Pt. 2
*Lil' Keke - "Bottom 2 Da Top"
*Lloyd Banks - "Iceman" (*8 Ball Only) (both appear on the remix)
*Krayzie Bone - "Pimpz, Thugz, Hustlaz & Gangstaz"
*Yo Gotti - "Gangsta Party"
*The Notorious B.I.G - "Spit your Game" (remix)
*Killer Mike - "Gorilla Pimpin'"
*Kia Shine - "Bluff City Classic"
*Lil' Flip - "Cant U Tell" Feat. Sqad Up & MJG
*Limp Bizkit - "Take A Look Around" (remix)
*Rich Boy - "D-Dude"
*Diddy - "Roll With Me"
*Master P - "Meal Ticket"
*Lil Keke - "Southside" (remix)
*Too Short - "Don't Stop Rappin"
*E-40 - "Ya Blind"
*Haystak - "Can't Tell Me Nothin"
*Heavy D - "On Point"
*Spice 1 - "Chocolate Philly"
*A+ - "Whatcha Weigh Me
*T-Pain - "Im In Love Wit A Stripper" (remix) (MJG only)
*OutKast- "Throw Your Hands Up"
*J. Holiday - "City Boy"
*Bun B - "You're Everything"


External links

* [http://www.8ballandmjg.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.badboyonline.com Bad Boy Online]
* [http://www.404music.net 404 Music, Inc.]
* [http://www.djbooth.net/index/interviews/entry/8ball-mjg-interview/ The DJ Booth: 8Ball & MJG Interview] (Mar '07)
* [http://www.memphisrap.com/artists/8Ball_and_MJG Eightball & MJG MemphisRap.com profile]
* [http://music.yahoo.com/ar-313402-bio--Eightball--MJG Yahoo! Music entry]

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