504 Boyz

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504 Boyz
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupations Rappers, producers
Years active 2000–2006
Labels No Limit, Priority, New No Limit, Universal Records, Gutta, Koch
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, TRU
Past members Master P
C-Murder
Silkk The Shocker
Mystikal
Magic
Mac
Curren$y
Choppa
Krazy
T-Bo

504 Boyz was an American hip hop group led by Percy Miller, aka Master P of No Limit Records recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana formed in 2000 and disbanded in 2006. The group's name is a reference to the area code 504. Originally the group consisted of Master P, Mystikal and Silkk The Shocker (under the aliases Nino Brown, G. Money, & Vito respectively). Right before the release of their first album C-Murder & Krazy were added to the lineup. This lineup was intact on their debut, 'Goodfellas' which contained the hit "Wobble Wobble" produced by Carlos Stephens,[1] which peaked at #17 in the U.S.; the album was noted for showing a more direct influence from New Orleans' bounce music sound than had earlier No Limit releases.[2]

After No Limit Records moved over from Priority Records to Universal Records, their lineup was altered from the first album titled Goodfellas, C-Murder was incarcerated, Mystikal who had left the label not long after the Goodfellas album was released was also incarcerated so the only returning members were Magic, Krazy, Master P & Silkk The Shocker. Their new line up consisted of Choppa, Curren$y, Krazy, Magic, Master P, Silkk The Shocker & T-Bo for their second album, Ballers, which includes the hit single Tight Whips. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, 504 Boyz released their third and currently their final album, We Gon Bounce Back, released as a benefit compilation.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B
Goodfellas
  • Released: May 2, 2000
  • Label: No Limit / Priority
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
2 1
Ballers
  • Released: December 10, 2002
  • Label: New No Limit / Universal
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
49 13
Hurricane Katrina: We Gon Bounce Back
  • Released: November 8, 2005
  • Label: Guttar
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2000 "Wobble Wobble" (performed by Master P, Mac, Silkk the Shocker, Magic, Krazy, Mystikal & C-Murder) 9 2 1 Goodfellas
2000 "I Can Tell" (performed by Mac, Mercedes & Jamo) 14 9 3 Goodfellas
2000 "Whodi" (performed by Master P, Magic, Mystikal, Mr Marcelo, Silkk the Shocker ) 20 13 9 Goodfellas
2002 "Tight Whips" (performed by Master P, Lil Romeo Silkk the Shocker, Magic, Krazy, T-Bo, Lil D,) - 19 23 Ballers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soren Baker, "Record Rack: 504 Boyz, 'Goodfellas,' No Limit/Priority", Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2000.
  2. ^ Matt Miller, Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), ISBN 978-1558499362, pp. 126, 143-145. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. ^ Lewis Watts, Eric Porter, New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition, (University of California Press), 2013, ISBN 978-0520955325, p. 62. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  4. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: 504 Boyz". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 

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