Alfamega

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Alfamega
Birth name Cedric Zellars
Origin Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2005–present
Labels Universal Records (2003 - 2004)
Grand Hustle Records (2005-2010)
Atlantic Records (2005 - Present)

Cedric Zellars, better known by his stage name Alfamega, is an American rapper who was previously signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.

Alfamega was born in Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, and he grew up in Techwood Homes, Atlanta.

Musical career[edit]

Alfamega's music career started in a small USP federal Atlanta prison cell. Despite being locked away from society, incarceration caused Alfamega's creative spirit to soar. He completed seventeen hundred songs, three screen plays and penned a non-fiction book. In 2002, upon release, Alfamega met Beanie Siegel through Sigel's mother and young sister, "Fat Baby". Alfamega rapped for Sigel and was offered a recording deal. However, he turned the recording deal down. Six months later, Alfamega recorded a song with David Banner that led to a deal with Universal Records.

In 2003, Alfamega began working on his own album. Also in 2003, Alfamega recorded "South of the Mason Dixon", "Holla" (featuring Jody Breeze) and "A Town Stomp" (featuring Lil Jon). He has recorded with The Southern Boys, T.I., Slim Thug and Trina. He also signed an endorsement deal with PACO Jeans.

In 2004, Alfamega was released from his recording contract with Universal Records due to undisclosed reasons. However, that did not deter the driven emcee. For the rest of 2004 until 2006, Alfamega was featured on over three hundred and fifty mix CDs and hosted over one hundred mix CDs across the country. He was also featured in Smooth Magazine twice, XXL (twice), The Source (Off the Radar), Lap Dance (Cover), Juice Magazine and Crunk Magazine.

In 2005, Alfamega signed to Grand Hustle Records. Alfamega toured ten cities with T.I. & performed at various events with him.

In 2009, T.I. & Grand Hustle reps. found out Alfamega was a former DEA informant and severed all ties with him.

I Am Alfamega[edit]

Alfamega eventually completed his debut album, I Am Alfamega. The album was planned to be released in January 2009, but since the public found out that he was a DEA informant, and his contract problem about being released from Grand Hustle, the album has reportedly been shelved. However, Alfamega's manager said that the contract is still in place until its duration, so the album will still be released under Grand Hustle Records.[1] The confirmed first single is "Uh Huh" featuring T.I. on the intro. The album currently has no release date due to Zellar's label issues.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • I Am Alfamega (TBA)
Mixtspes
  • Street Runnaz (2008)[2]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2008 "Uh Huh" (featuring T.I.) - 60[3] - I Am Alfamega

As featured performer[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2007 "Hurt" (T.I. featuring Alfamega & Busta Rhymes) - 89[4] - T.I. vs. T.I.P.

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]