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40 Cal.
Birth name Calvin Alan Byrd
Born (1981-08-31) August 31, 1981 (age 32)
Genres Rap
Years active 2004–present
Labels Diplomat Records (2004–present)
Koch Records (2004-2007)
Babygrande Records (2007–present)
Cleopatra Records (2006–present)Interscope Records
Associated acts The Diplomats Skeme team A-mafia

Calvin Alan Byrd, better known as 40 Cal, is an American rapper. He is a member of Harlem based Hip-Hop group The Diplomats.

40 Cal made his first appearance on the self-titled theme song, "40 Cal" for the Dipset album Diplomatic Immunity 2.[1] He took a part on MTV2's Fight Klub MC battles.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Date Title Label Charted Country
Albums
Aug 8, 2006 Broken Safety Diplomat
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #81[3]
US
Sep 11, 2007 Broken Safety 2 Diplomat, Koch
  • The Billboard 200 #151[4]
  • Top Heatseekers #3[5]
  • Top Independent Albums #20[6]
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #27[7]
  • Top Rap Albums #12[8]
US
August 2008 Mooga

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2006 40 to Life
  • 2006 Trigger Happy
  • 2007 Trigger Happy 2
  • 2007 40 to Life Part 2
  • 2008 The Yellow Tape
  • 2008 Leader of the New School
  • 2008 Dip Masters
  • 2009 New Jack (Da Carter After Nino, Like New)
  • 2010 Trigganometry
  • 2011 God's Gift to an iPod
  • 2012 Watch The Chrome
  • 2012 Target Practice
  • 2012 2nd Hand Smoke

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Family Ties" 2004 Cam'ron, Hell Rell Diplomatic Immunity 2
"40 Cal." S.A.S.
"I'm in Love With a Thug" 2005 Jim Jones Harlem: Diary of a Summer
"Tupac Joint" Jim Jones, Hussein Fatal
"Triple Up" 2006 Cam'ron Killa Season
"Gutta" J.R. Writer Writers Block 3
"Code Red" Jim Jones, Max B, Stack Bundles The Seven Day Theory
"Too High" Jim Jones, Max B A Dipset X-Mas
"The Pit" J.R. Writer, Hell Rell Fresh Prince of Harlem Vol. 1
"Grand Finale" Hell Rell, J.R. Writer Streets Wanna Know
"Getting Money" J.R. Writer Dipset: The Movement Moves On
"Pay Homage" J.R. Writer History in the Making
"Don't Do It" 2007 JR Writer, Hell Rell Block Work
"Business Before Plessure" iLLmacuLate, OnlyOne The Rain Check: Mixtape
"3 Shots" Hell Rell, JR Writer Eat With Me or Eat a Box of Bullets
"Telling Lies" Hell Rell New Gun In Town
"Over Drive" J.R. Writer Writer's Block 4
"Welcome to the Set" 2008 S.A.S. Where Is S.A.S.?
"Swagga Talk" Cam'ron, Hell Rell Public Enemy #1
"Troublemakers" Cam'ron, Penz
"Woo Hoo" 2009 Cam'ron, Byrd Lady Crime Pays
"#1 Movement" Hell Rell Get In Line or Get Lined Up
"Young Black & Strapped"
"Streets Is Gettin' Hot" Tek, Ali Vegas, Beenie Man, Big Pooh, Chirie Vegas, Doo Wop, Icadon, Mic Geronimo, Stat Quo I Did It My Way
"Not at All" 2012 J.R. Writer ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik
"Money dans le jean" 2013 Dan-D X Ronnie Ron Slowmotion

References[edit]

  1. ^ " Diplomatic Immunity, Vol. 2 at Allmusic". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ 40 Cal. bio at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Broken Safety at Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". August 26, 2006. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard 200". September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Heatseekers". September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Independent". September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Rap Albums". September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]

40 Cal Is Now Managed By Masar (Max B Engineer & Designer) 1st-n-o

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