Ludacris |

Ludacris |

Net Worth: $25 million – 2018

Quotes:

I’m just basically spillin’ out my emotions to the world. ‘Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I’m feelin’, ’cause that’s what it’s all about.

Live Interview Videos:

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Bio & Career stats:

Ludacris
Ludacris 2008.jpg

Ludacris at the premiere of Max Payne, 2008
Born Christopher Brian Bridges
September 11, 1977(age 41)
Champaign, Illinois, US
Residence Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
  • record producer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s)
Eudoxie Mbouguiengue (m. 2014)
Children 3
Relatives Richard Pryor (cousin)
Awards List of awards and nominations
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
  • Disturbing tha Peace
  • Def Jam
  • Def Jam South
Associated acts
  • 2 Chainz
  • Big K.R.I.T.
  • Bobby V
  • Ciara
  • Jeremih
  • Lil Jon
  • Monica
  • Usher
Website ludaversal.com

Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977),[1] known professionally as Ludacris (/ˈldəkrɪs/), is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential “Dirty South” rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled “Hip-Hop Cash Kings”, as he earned $8 million.[2]

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album Incognegro in 1999, followed by Back for the First Time also in 2000, which contained the singles “Southern Hospitality” and “What’s Your Fantasy”. In 2001, he released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in 2003 and The Red Light District in 2004. He took a more serious approach with his next two albums, Release Therapy (2006), and Theater of the Mind (2008). His next record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the tone of his previous albums. Ludaversal was released on March 31, 2015. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year’s Eve (2011). He is best known for playing Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious film series.

Contents

 

  • 1Early life
  • 2Music career
    • 2.11998–2000: Incognegro and Back for the First Time
    • 2.22001–2003: Word of Mouf and Chicken-n-Beer
    • 2.32004–2007: The Red Light District and Release Therapy
    • 2.42008–2010: Theater of the Mind and Battle of the Sexes
    • 2.52012–2015: Ludaversal
    • 2.62017–present: Upcoming tenth studio album/Super Bowl LII/2018 Winter Oplymics Game/Cry Pretty (Album)
  • 3Personal life
  • 4Business ventures
  • 5Philanthropy
  • 6Controversy
    • 6.1T.I.
    • 6.2Bill O’Reilly and Pepsi
    • 6.32008 presidential election
  • 7Discography
  • 8Filmography
  • 9See also
  • 10References
  • 11External links

Early life

Christopher Brian Bridges was born in Champaign, Illinois, the only child of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He later moved to the Chicago area, where he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park and Oak Park & River Forest High School for one year.[3][4] He then moved to Centreville, Virginia and attended Centreville High School for one year.[5] He attended Banneker High School in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated in 1995.[1] From 1998 to 1999, he studied music management at Georgia State University.[6] Bridges is of African American, English, and Native American ancestry.[7][8][9] He is a distant cousin of late comedian Richard Pryor.[10] Bridges wrote his first rap song at age nine when moving to Atlanta, and joined an amateur rap group three years later.[11]

Music career

1998–2000: Incognegro and Back for the First Time

Bridges served as an intern and then a DJ at Atlanta’s Hot 97.5 (now Hot 107.9) under the name “Chris Lova Lova”.[12] He was also known for DJ’ing during Freaknik at one point. Ludacris collaborated with Timbaland on the track “Phat Rabbit” from his album Tim’s Bio: Life from da Bassment. This song was a hit in many countries. In Ludacris’ early music career he collaborated with Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri.

In 1998, Ludacris began to record his debut album “Incognegro”. This album was the defining example of Ludacris’ fast, wild, and comedic flow, a unique style for southern rappers. Timbaland handled part of the production. Despite its poor sales, it was never deleted and is still sold today. Ludacris also appeared on Timbaland’s 1998 debut on “Phat Rabbit,” a track that would later be used on his re-issue of “Incognegro” called “Back for the First Time”. In 2000, Ludacris released his major label debut, Back for the First Time. The album reached number four on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was a major success. Ludacris made his mark on the industry with singles such as “Southern Hospitality” and “What’s Your Fantasy”, along with his first ever single the “Phat Rabbit”, from two years prior. Guest appearances included 4-Ize, I-20, Shawnna, Pastor Troy, Timbaland, Trina, Foxy Brown, UGK, and others. Ludacris stated in an interview on MTV’s hip hop program Direct Effect that he came up with his stage name based on his “split personality” that he considered “ridiculous” and “ludicrous”.[13]

2001–2003: Word of Mouf and Chicken-n-Beer

Ludacris promptly completed his next album, Word of Mouf and released it at the end of 2001. The video for the lead single, “Rollout (My Business)”, was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award, and Ludacris performed it live at the awards’ pre-show. He released singles “Saturday (Oooh Oooh)” with Sleepy Brown, “Move Bitch” with Mystikal and I-20, and “Area Codes” with Nate Dogg.

During the spring of 2003, Ludacris returned to the music scene after a brief hiatus with a new single, “Act a Fool”, from the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack. At around the same time, he released the lead single from his album Chicken-n-Beer, called “P-Poppin” (short for “Pussy Poppin'”). Neither of his new singles were as well received by either the urban or pop audiences as his previous songs had been, and both music videos received only limited airplay. Chicken-N-Beer opened strongly, but without a popular single, the album fell quickly. Guest appearances include Playaz Circle, Chingy, Snoop Dogg, 8Ball & MJG, Lil’ Flip, I-20, Lil Fate, and Shawnna.

In the fall of 2003, Ludacris rebounded with his next single, “Stand Up”, which appeared on both Chicken-n-Beer as well as the soundtrack for the teen hip hop/dance movie, You Got Served. Produced by Kanye West, “Stand Up” went on to become one of Ludacris’ biggest mainstream hits to date, hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 garnering heavy airplay on mainstream pop, rhythmic, and urban radio stations, as well as on MTV, MTV2, and BET. Ludacris was sued by a New Jersey group called I.O.F. who claimed that “Stand Up” used a hook from one of their songs, but in June 2006, a jury found that the song did not violate copyrights. “I hope the plaintiffs enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame,” Ludacris said after the verdict.[14]

The album’s next single, “Splash Waterfalls”, was released in early 2004. A huge pop hit (despite its steamy video and explicit, adult-oriented lyrical content and themes), it subsequently became a success at urban radio and BET, and is the only time he has produced two consecutive top 10 singles from a solo album,[citation needed] except for Release Therapy (an unedited version of the video could only be viewed on BET’s Uncut program). It was Ludacris’ most sexual video yet, an R&B remix that featured Raphael Saadiq and sampled Tony! Toni! Tone!’s “Whatever You Want”. Ludacris received his first Grammy Award with Usher and Lil Jon for their hit single “Yeah!”. Ludacris next released “Blow It Out”, which was accompanied by a low-budget music video.

2004–2007: The Red Light District and Release Therapy

Ludacris during a 2011 New Year’s Day concert in a Miami Beach nightclub

Ludacris took a more mature approach to his fourth album, The Red Light District. Sohail Khalid helped produce this album with various artists such as T.I., Lil Flip and Bun B. Ludacris openly boasted that he may be the only rapper able to keep the Def Jam label afloat on the opening track. Ludacris filmed and recorded the single “Get Back” in which he was featured as a muscle-bound hulk who was being annoyed by the media and warned critics to leave him alone. He first appeared on Saturday Night Live as a special guest performing with musical guest Sum 41 on a season 30 episode hosted by Paul Giamatti. He then recorded “Get Back” with Sum 41 to make a rock crossover single. The follow-up single was the Austin Powers-inspired “Number One Spot”. It was produced by New York City’s Hot 97 personality DJ Green Lantern. It used the Quincy Jones sample of “Soul Bossa Nova” and sped it up to the tempo of Ludacris’ rap flow. Featured artists on the album include Nas, DJ Quik, DMX, Trick Daddy, Sleepy Brown and Disturbing tha Peace newcomers Bobby Valentino, Dolla Boi and Small World. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.

In an issue of XXL, Ludacris was placed in the number nine spot for the most anticipated albums of 2006, for Release Therapy. The album Release Therapy was released on September 26, 2006. Ludacris formatted the CD to have two sides: a Release side and a Therapy side on a single CD. Guest appearances include Pharrell Williams, R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Field Mob, Bobby Valentino, Pimp C, C-Murder and Beanie Sigel. The first single, “Money Maker”, which features Williams, was released to U.S. radio outlets on July 17, 2006.[15] “Money Maker” reached number one on the BET program 106 & Park. It then went to become the rapper’s second number-one single after 6 years[citation needed]. His second single, “Grew Up a Screw Up”, featuring Young Jeezy, dispels rumors that the two are or ever were in a dispute. His third single, “Runaway Love”, soon peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and won Best Collaboration in the 2007 BET Awards. Release Therapy won the Best Rap Album award at the 2007 Grammy Awards. His album then reached number one on the Billboard 200 album charts with sales of 309,000 in its first week. With the release of this album, Ludacris marked a change in style in his career with his musical style. The new album itself features a departure of the lighthearted mood of his previous albums, and introduces a darker side. A change of hair accompanied this as he cut off his trademark braids for a more conventional “fade” cut. To promote the album, Ludacris returned to Saturday Night Live (as both host and musical guest) on November 18, 2006.

2008–2010: Theater of the Mind and Battle of the Sexes

The Preview, a mixtape to preview the album was released on July 28, 2008. Theater of the Mind, released on November 24, 2008 and in April 2008, the single “Let’s Stay Together” appeared on xxlmag.com; supposedly from the new album (“Let’s Stay Together” was expected to but was released as a bonus track on the CD). A song with Small World called “Pinky Shinin” was expected to be on the album, but it was dropped. In an interview with Complex Magazine he stated that Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I., Plies, Common, T-Pain, Jay-Z, Nas and The Game will be on the album; Game is featured in a track with Willy Northpole titled “Call Up the Homies”. T.I. was on the album on a track called “Wish You Would” squashing the long feud between them. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 with 213,493 sold first week. The album was released the same day as Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, which took the number-one spot.[16] His first single “What Them Girls Like”, featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett, peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 100. His second single, “One More Drink”, featuring T-Pain, peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 100. The third official single is “Nasty Girl”, featuring Plies. He confirmed a “sequel” titled Ludaversal[17] due to be released September 11, 2012.[18]

Ludacris’ eighth studio album was released on March 9, 2010, with his first promotional single for the album being “Everybody Drunk” which features Callum Smith, originally featuring Shawnna. The first concept idea of the album was to have Ludacris and Shawnna battle it out on the album back–to–back, but this was later axed upon Shawnna’s departure from Disturbing tha Peace, ending her contract on Ludacris’ label and joining T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Entertainment label. The first official single released from Battle of the Sexes was “How Low”, which was released on December 8, 2009. The follow–up single was “My Chick Bad”, released on February 23, 2010. The third single is “Sex Room”, peaking at number 69 on the Billboard 100. Ludacris’s Battle of the Sexes entered the chart at number one, with 137,000 sales in the first week. The album is currently certified gold.[19]

2012–2015: Ludaversal

Throughout 2012, Ludacris released 3 singles “Stairway To Heaven “, Representin and Rest of My Life, all of which were scrapped after the songs underperformed and the recording process for his upcoming album Ludaversal stalled.

On May 24, 2013, Ludacris released a mixtape entitled #IDGAF. He had been releasing a new song on Fridays as he is calling these releases IDGAF Fridays. These songs, in order of release, were “Raised in the South” featuring rapper Young Jeezy, released on April 19. That release was followed by “If I Ain’t Fucked Up” on April 26, “9 Times Out of 10” featuring rappers French Montana & Que on May 3, “Speak into The Mic” on May 10, and “I Don’t Give A Fuck” on May 17. The last song was released a week before the release of the mixtape. The mixtape had almost 60,000 downloads via datpiff.com within the first day. Ludacris reprised his role as Tej in the blockbuster movie Fast & Furious 6, which opened during Memorial Day Weekend, May 2013. Ludacris had this to say about his upcoming new album: “I think every album is like a progression, I’m working with different producers. Usher, We definitely have this album which is a great thing. Ne-Yo is also on the album and I have producers like David Guetta, we have Stargate, have trainees. [The] Kelly Rowland single just came out that you need to check out. It’s called ‘Representing'”.[20]

On August 3, 2013, Ludacris confirmed to VIBE.com he will be working with Anita Baker. “I don’t know if the cat’s out the bag. Yeah, Anita Baker is definitely on the album,” admitted Luda. “She’s on that particular song. [It] is really about my father and growing up and me being a kid and trying to get him to stop and me dealing with that.”[21]

After a lengthy hiatus, Ludacris returned to the music on January 30, 2014, with the release of a single “Party Girls” featuring Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa and Cashmere Cat. The song takes a cue from Aqua’s 1997 song “Barbie Girl”, however, the single did not appear on the new album.[22] On October 9, 2014, Ludacris announced that Ludaversal would be released on March 31, 2015; which will be preceded by an EP titled Burning Bridges due for release on December 16, 2014.[23][24] On October 31, 2014 Ludacris premiered the first single from the “Burning Bridges” EP titled “Good Lovin'” featuring American singer Miguel.[25]

Due to its moderate success, “Good Lovin” would go on to serve as the first single from Ludaversal. On March 3, 2015 Ludacris held a listening party for Ludaversal with Def Jam. The tracks “Intro”, “Not For Long” featuring Usher and “Come N See Me” featuring Big K.R.I.T. were revealed to the public[26] After 3 years worth of delays, Ludaversal was released March 31, 2015 to generally positive reviews and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

2017–present: Upcoming tenth studio album/Super Bowl LII/2018 Winter Oplymics Game/Cry Pretty (Album)

In March 2017, Ludacris confirmed that he was working on his tenth studio album in an interview with Complex magazine.[27] On March 31, 2017, Ludacris released a new single called “Vitamin D” featuring Ty Dolla Sign.[28]

In 2017, Ludacris will hosted YouTube’s Best.Cover.Ever show.[29]

In 2018, he was featured on country singer Carrie Underwood’s single “The Champion”. The song peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the opening song for Super Bowl LII and 2018 Winter Olympics and Cry Pretty. on May 8, 2018 Ludacris received three nominations and one win for the 2018 CMT Music Awards.[30]

Personal life

Ludacris has a daughter named Karma Bridges (born August 2001) from a relationship with an attorney from Atlanta.[31][better source needed] Since 2009 he has been dating model Eudoxie Mbouguiengue.[32] He has a daughter, Cai Bella Bridges (born December 2013), with Tamika Fuller, a longtime friend.[33][34] In Costa Rica on December 26, 2014,[35]Ludacris became engaged to Mbouguiengue,[36][35] and the two married later that same day.[37][38] In early June 2015, Eudoxie announced that the couple had welcomed a baby girl.[39]

Business ventures

Heel window of the Clyde x Luda Puma Clyde sneaker showing the Disturbing tha Peace logo

Ludacris is the founder of his own record label, Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. He is the co-owner of Conjure Cognac liquor. In 2011 Ludacris released his own line of headphones called “Soul By Ludacris” manufactured by Soul Electronics.[40]He also has various real estate holdings.[41]

In 2006, Ludacris appeared in a television and print advertising campaign for Puma, which released 3 limited edition models of a “Clyde x Luda” Puma Clyde sneaker, with Ludacris’ image on the heel of the insole and “DTP” (for Disturbing tha Peace) on the heel window.

In November 2016, Ludacris opened up a restaurant named “Chicken N Beer” at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.[42]

Philanthropy

In 2011, Ludacris joined a joint effort between Do Something and Better World Books to collect books to help restock library shelves in New Orleans. He filmed a public service announcement in support of the Epic Book Drive.[43]

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges also started the Ludacris Foundation at the beginning of his music career in 2002. The aim of the foundation is to inspire the youth through education, memorable experiences and helping the youth help themselves. The focus is what Ludacris calls the “3Ls”: Leadership and Education, Living Healthy Lifestyles, and LudaCares.[44]

Controversy

T.I.

Tensions began when T.I. saw Disturbing tha Peace rapper I-20’s video in which a man wearing a shirt with the words “Trap House,”[citation needed] was being beaten. T.I. believed the man’s shirt actually said “Trap Muzik,” perhaps interpreting this to be a reference to his album of the same name. Later, G-Unit artist Young Buck asked these two fellow Southern rappers to appear on his new record on the track “Stomp”. T.I. recorded a verse which contained a line that Young Buck considered to be an insult towards Ludacris, “Me gettin’ beat down?/That’s ludicrous”. Young Buck spoke to Ludacris about his interpretation of the event. Ludacris then later recorded a verse that can be found on the album, “Straight Outta Cashville”.[45] T.I’s record company wanted Ludacris to change his verse before they sanctioned it but Ludacris refused and T.I. was therefore replaced by Game on the album version.

On June 24, 2007, at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California, T.I. was involved in a physical altercation. During a luncheon held by Kevin Liles of Warner Music Group (parent company of T.I.’s label, Atlantic Records), the MC got into a fight with Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu. According to witnesses, T.I. punched Zulu in the face and choked him and a small, brief melee ensued.[46]

T.I. was awarded honors for Best Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards, and took the opportunity to apologize for his scuffle with Disturbing tha Peace executive Chaka Zulu earlier in the week. While accepting his award, he expressed regret over the situation. “They say it’s a fine line between brilliance and insanity,” he said, in an apparent reference to his troublesome alter ego, T.I.P. During the broadcast, cameras showed his onetime rival Ludacris smiling in the audience.

The two rappers have resolved their disagreement and have collaborated on four songs: “Wish You Would” off Ludacris’s sixth studio album, Theater of the Mind, “On Top of the World” off T.I.’s sixth studio album, Paper Trail and “We in This Bitch” off DJ Drama’s album, Quality Street Music. The original version of the latter had Kanye West. The two have also collaborated on Big Boi’s song called “In The A,” released on the 2012 album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

Bill O’Reilly and Pepsi

On August 27, 2002, political pundit Bill O’Reilly called for all Americans to boycott Pepsi products.[47] The next day, O’Reilly reported that Pepsi had fired Ludacris.[47] Six months later, Russell Simmons and his hip hop action summit threatened a boycott of all PepsiCo products on the grounds that Pepsi had subsequently hired Ozzy Osbourne for a commercial even though Osbourne is notable for use of profanity and explicit lyrics. Eventually an agreement was reached which resulted in PepsiCo donating $3 million to Ludacris’ foundation and other inner city charities.[48]

This is referenced in the 2003 songs “Hoes in My Room” as well as “Blow It Out” from Chicken n’Beer. Three years later, this would be referenced again in the song “Number One Spot”. During a summer 2003 appearance on MTV’s The New Tom Green Show, Ludacris and host Tom Green launched copies of Bill O’Reilly–authored books into a dumpster using a homemade catapult. In an interview with RadarOnline.com in 2010, Ludacris stated that he and O’Reilly had made amends after having a conversation at a charity event.[49]

2008 presidential election

The song “Politics as Usual” from Ludacris’ mixtape The Preview has stirred controversy due to lyrics in the song criticizing Jesse Jackson; “Now Jesse talkin’ slick and apologizin’ for what? If you said it then you meant it” (in reference to Jackson stating that he would “like to cut Obama’s nuts off”); John McCain “McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed”; President George W. Bush “Yeah I said it, ‘cuz Bush is mentally handicapped/Ball up all of his speeches and throw ’em just like candy wraps/’Cuz what you talkin’ I hear nothin’ even relevant/you the worst of all 43 presidents”; Hillary Clinton “Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant”, in reference to Hillary’s campaign comments against Obama.[50]

Italy Alessandro Del Piero  |

Italy Alessandro Del Piero |

Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – ESTP

Net Worth: $25 million – 2018

Quotes:

‘I don’t understand Buffon

 

Live Interview Videos:

 

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Alessandro Del Piero
Italian footballer
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Alessandro “Alex” Del Piero, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a deep-lying forward, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions. Since 2015, he has worked as a pundit for Sky Sport Italia.

First name
Alessandro
Last name
Del Piero
Nationality
Italy
Date of birth
9 November 1974
Age
44
Country of birth
Italy
Place of birth
Conegliano
Position
Attacker
Height
173 cm
Weight
73 kg
Alessandro Del Piero

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Yo Gotti |

Yo Gotti |

Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type -ESTP

Net Worth: $5million – 2018

Quotes:

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Yo Gotti
Yo Gotti 2013.jpg

Yo Gotti in February 2013.
Background information
Birth name Mario Mims[1]
Also known as Lil Yo[2]
Born May 19, 1981 (age 37)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1996–present
Labels
  • Collective
  • Epic
  • Roc Nation (current)
  • RCA
  • Polo Grounds
  • J
  • Cash Money
  • TVT
  • Inevitable (former)[3]
Associated acts
  • Gucci Mane
  • Jeezy
  • Mike Will Made It
  • Nicki Minaj
Website yogottimusic.com

Mario Mims (born May 19, 1981), better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta’s On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo. He went on to release From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game (2000), Self-Explanatory (2001), Life (2003), Back 2 da Basics (2006), Live from the Kitchen (2012), I Am (2013), The Art of Hustle (2016) and I Still Am (2017).

Contents

  • 1Career
    • 1.12000–06: Career beginnings
    • 1.22009–12: Live from the Kitchen
    • 1.32013–present: I Am and The Art of Hustle
  • 2Collective Music Group
    • 2.1Artists
  • 3Discography
  • 4Awards and nominations
    • 4.1BET Hip Hop Awards
    • 4.2Soul Train Music Awards
  • 5References
  • 6External links

Career[edit]

2000–06: Career beginnings[edit]

Mims grew up in Ridgecrest Apartments in the Frayser neighborhood located in Memphis, Tennessee .[4] He began his music career around the age of 14, rapping as Lil Yo, affiliated with DJ Sound and his crew.[2] Between 2000 and 2006, Yo Gotti released a string of independent albums: From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game (2000), Self-Explanatory (2001), Life (2003), and Back 2 da Basics(2006).[5][6]

2009–12: Live from the Kitchen[edit]

Gotti in July 2009.

After several delays, Yo Gotti released his major label debut studio album Live From The Kitchen on January 10, 2012.[7][8] The album’s original first single was titled “5 Star” and it was released on May 20, 2009.[9] The single peaked at 79 on the Hot 100, 19 on U.S R&B and 11 on U.S Rap.[10][11] “Women Lie, Men Lie” featuring Lil Wayne the album’s second single was released on December 11, 2009.[12] The song peaked at 81 on 100, 22 on the U.S R&B and 12 on the U.S Rap.[10][11] “Look In the Mirror” was the third single released 7 months after the second single on July 27, 2010.[13] The song peaked at 97 on the U.S R&B chart.[10]Live From The Kitchen debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200, with 16,000 copies sold in its first week of sales in the United States.[14] After three weeks on the chart the album has sold 36,000 copies in the United States.[15] In 2012 due to Gotti’s views of the low sales of his debut album he took his departure from RCA Records & Polo Grounds Music.[16] On October 17, 2012, he released the 7th version of his well-known mixtape series Cocaine Muzik entitled Cocaine Muzik 7: The World Is Yours.[17]

2013–present: I Am and The Art of Hustle

In early 2013, Gotti announced that he and his label CMG had been signed to a distribution deal with Epic Records from longtime business partner L.A. Reid.[18] On May 28, 2013, Yo Gotti announced that his sixth studio album would be titled I Am.[19] The first single from his sixth studio album I Am is titled “Act Right” and features Young Jeezy and YG.[20] The song debuted at #5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singleschart and at #39 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[21] As of September 21, it has peaked at #100 on the Hot 100, making it Gotti and YG’s third Hot 100 entry, #33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at #24 on the Rap Songs chart.[11][21][22] In July 2013, it was announced that the album would be released on November 19, 2013.[23] On August 22, 2013, he announced the I Am Tour Dates, a tour in promotion of I Am which ran from September 14, 2013, until November 19, 2013, with supporting acts including YG, Zed Zilla, Shy Glizzy and Cash Out.[24] On September 2, 2013, Yo Gotti released the mixtape Nov 19th: The Mixtape in promotion for the album.[25]

On October 7, 2013, the album’s second official single “King Shit” featuring T.I. was sent to mainstream urban radio in the United States.[26] On October 15, 2013, the music video for “King Shit” featuring T.I. was released.[27] “King Shit” has since peaked at five on the US BillboardBubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[28] On October 27, 2013, Yo Gotti premiered the album’s third single, “Cold Blood” featuring rapper J. Cole and Canei Finch.[29]

On February 1, 2016, Yo Gotti released the official cover art for both the standard and deluxe versions of The Art of Hustle, and the release date of the album.[30] The album released on February 19, 2016, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200.[31] The album’s lead single “Down in the DM” (featuring Nicki Minaj on the remix) peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[22] In August 2016, singer Meghan Trainor released “Better” featuring Gotti, as the third single from her second major-label album, Thank You.[32] Gotti closed out 2016 with the announcement of a deal with Jay Z and his Roc Nation label, in partnership with his own CMG (Collective Music Group) imprint. [33]

On June 1, 2017, Gotti released a collaborative mixtape with record producer Mike Will Made It, titled Gotti Made-It.[34] The mixtape’s lead single, “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj, has so far peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became his highest charting single in the country.[22]

Collective Music Group

Collective Music Group also known as CMG, formerly known as Cocaine Muzik Group, is a record label founded by Yo Gotti. He currently is at the labels helm as President and CEO of the company. The label’s first official release was Yo Gotti’s sixth studio album I Am. The label released a collective project featuring the whole roster titled Chapter One in 2014.[35] The labels current president is Yo Gotti’s relative, Brandon Mims

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Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Born Name

Cameron Jibril Thomaz

Nick Name

Little Queer, Wiz Khalifa

wiz khalifa 2013

Concluded Personality is ESTP

Current net worth Forbes$45 million

Age

Wiz Khalifa is currently 31 according to his birthdate September 08, 1987

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Minot, North Dakota, United States

Residence

Nearby Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality

American

Education

Wiz attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Occupation

Singer, songwriter, rapper

Family

  • Father – Works in military
  • Mother – Works in military

Genre

Hip hop

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wiz Khalifa dated –

  1. Natalie Nunn (2010) – In 2010, the rapper was romantically linked to reality TV star, Natalie Nunn. On December 10, 2010, the duo was clicked getting cozy at a Pittsburgh club.
  2. Draya Michele (2011) – In December 2011, Wiz and actress Draya Michele were rumored to be dating when they were seen leaving nightclub together.
  3. Amber Rose (2011-2014) – After getting separated with Natalie, Wiz Khalifa found new love in the American model, Amber Rose. The rumors of their dating arose when they started tweeting each other on Twitter. The couple engaged on March 1, 2012, and married on July 8, 2013. The couple shares a son named, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz (b. February 21, 2013). The couple split on September 22, 2014, and this split was bitter.
  4. Deelishis (2014) – In November 2014, Wiz Khalifa had a fling with reality TV star, Deelishis. She is 10 years his senior.
  5. Carla Howe (2014) – British model Carla Howe and Wiz’s relationship became public when she revealed that the duo was making a s*x tape together.
  6. Rita Ora (2015) – RUMOR
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Distinctive Features

  • Body covered in tattoos
  • Ear piercing

Measurements

Wiz Khalifa is skinny at the moment.

Wiz Khalifa Body Tattoos

Shoe Size

He is likely to be wearing 11½ shoe size. (via RapGenius)

Brand Endorsements

Converse Shoes (2013), Flat Fitty Hats (2013)

Religion

He has not publicly spoken about his religious beliefs. But, Khalifa is a Muslim word, meaning “successor”, which he received from his grandfather, who was a Muslim.

But, Wiz Khalifa does not seem to practice this religion.

Best Known For

The Eurodance-influenced single, “Say Yeah” and his albums like Show and Prove(2006), Deal or No Deal (2009), Rolling Papers (2011), O.N.I.F.C (2012) and others.

First Album

Khalifa released his debut studio album Show and Prove on September 5, 2006, by Rostrum Records. The album contains 17 singles making it a total length of about 70 minutes. The rapper was able to sell 10,000 copies of the album.

First Film

Wiz Khalifa played Timmy in the 2012 film Gangs of Roses 2: Next Generation.

First TV Show

Khalifa was a musical guest at the late night talk show Late Show with David Letterman in 2011.

Personal Trainer

Wiz Khalifa does not seem to have much interest in a workout. He is skinny. Though, his wife, Amber Rose do take fitness seriously.

Wiz Khalifa Favorite Things

  • Rappers – Bone, Cam’ron, Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg
Source – Redbull

Wiz Khalifa Facts

  1. His parents divorced when he was about 3 years old.
  2. 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) was declared as the Wiz Khalifa Day by Pittsburgh City Council in the city.
  3. Khalifa is a fan of all the sports teams of his town like Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL),  Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Pittsburgh Power (Football).
  4. He smokes daily and also uses marijuana. He is believed to spend $10,000 monthly on just this marijuana drug.
  5. He had a tattoo on his body by his stage name “Wiz Khalifa” on his 17th birthday.
  6. Khalifa’s musical influences include the personalities such as Jimi Hendrix, The Notorious B.I.G., Camp Lo, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
  7. He received his name Khalifa from his grandfather, which is taken from Arabic.
  8. Wiz has moved to different countries during his childhood like Japan, UK, and Germany due to his parents’ military jobs.
Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Net Worth: $100 million – 2018

Quotes:

My childhood, I wouldn’t say it was bad. It helped me grow up. I stayed out of trouble. My parents taught me what’s wrong and right, and knowing that I had a little brother following me, I had to make sure I was doing the right thing so he knows what’s right, too. I was in the house nine days out of 10. There wasn’t nothing good outside for me.

Live Interview Videos:

Bio & Career stats:

Russell Westbrook of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder has drawn attention for his explosive scoring performances and creative outfits.

Synopsis

Born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California, Russell Westbrook learned to play basketball from his hoops-loving father. After joining the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, he led his team to the 2012 NBA Finals and became one of the league’s most dynamic players. Known for his eccentric outfits, Westbrook has collaborated with Barneys New York and launched an eyewear brand.

Early Years and Schools

Russell Westbrook III was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California, and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. He learned to play basketball from his dad, a playground star who devised drills for Westbrook and younger brother Raynard to follow. Russell Sr. and mom Shannon Horton also made sure their two boys focused on academics, with Westbrook eventually becoming an honor student.

Westbrook attracted little attention as 5’8″ freshman at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California, and the following year he endured a personal tragedy when teammate Khelcey Barrs died after a pickup game. Westbrook played his way into the starting lineup as a junior, and that summer he underwent a growth spurt that suddenly transformed him into a major college basketball prospect. As a senior, he averaged more than 25 points per game and dunked for the first time, and was recruited to play for Ben Howland at UCLA.

The athletic, explosive Westbrook helped UCLA reach the Final Four in both of his seasons at UCLA, earning all-conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics, which officially became the Oklahoma City Thunder a few days later.

Pro Basketball Stardom

Westbrook was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging more than 15 points per game in his first season, and by his third season he became just the fifth player in league history to accumulate 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds by that point of his career. Paired with fellow All-Star Kevin Durant, Westbrook helped a young, exciting Thunder team reach the 2011 Western Conference Finals.

The 6’3″ point guard averaged 23.6 points per game during the 2011-12 season and led the Thunder to an NBA Finals matchup against the Miami Heat. Although billed a showdown between scoring champion Durant and Heat superstar LeBron James, Westbrook often stole the show with his explosive drives and tenacious play before Miami pulled away to win in five games. Later that summer, he earned an Olympic gold medal as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team.

Westbrook underwent surgery after suffering a torn meniscus during the 2013 playoffs, and a second operation a few months later ended his streak of 394 consecutive regular-season games played. Although he returned to the lineup early in the 2013-14 NBA season, Westbrook underwent a third operation on the knee at the end of December and missed two more months.

Following years of criticism that he didn’t pass the ball enough as a point guard, Westbrook became his team’s top scoring option when Durant was sidelined with a foot injury for much of the 2014-15 NBA season. After scoring a near-record 41 points to win All-Star MVP honors, Westbrook embarked on an incredible run in which he delivered six triple-doubles in eight games. He wound up leading the league with an average of 28.7 points per game, an accomplishment rendered bittersweet when the Thunder were eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the season.

Fashion Design & Other Interests

Along with his dazzling play, Westbrook has drawn attention for his colorful and creative outfits. His fashion interests led to a collaboration with luxury department store Barneys New York, which began selling the Westbrook XO Barneys New York line in 2014. He also launched the Westbrook Frames eyewear brand that year, and in early 2015 he was named marketing creative director of True Religion’s spring campaign.

The NBA star founded the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation in 2012 to support community based education and family service programs. Among his personal interests, he enjoys playing video games, bowling and spending time with his fiancée, Nina Earl, and family.

 

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