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|Birth name||Cedric Zellars|
|Origin||Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Labels||Universal Records (2003 - 2004)
Grand Hustle Records (2005-2010)
Atlantic Records (2005 - Present)
In 2002, 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, documents surfaced that seemed to reveal that Alfamega was a former DEA informant. Shortly after, T.I. and his Grand Hustle imprint severed all ties with the rapper. Despite the accusations, Alfamega denied that he ever cooperated with authorities. "There wasn't no informant situation... I don't work for no motherf***in' DEA. I've never worked for the DEA. I had a gun charge, that's an ATF charge," Alfamega said.
I Am Alfamega
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. 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.
- Studio albums
- I Am Alfamega (TBA)
- Street Runnaz (2008)
|U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|2008||"Uh Huh" (featuring T.I.)||-||60||-||I Am Alfamega|
As featured performer
|Year||Song||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap||Album|
|2007||"Hurt" (T.I. featuring Alfamega & Busta Rhymes)||-||89||-||T.I. vs. T.I.P.|
- "Stop Drop" (Big K.R.I.T. featuring Alfamega) from See Me On Top 2
- "T.I.'s Snitch Posse". The Smoking Gun. May 5, 2009.
- "T.I. Boots Alfamega From Grand Hustle Following Informant Revelation". BallerStatus.com. May 8, 2009.
- "Alfamega Denies Snitch Accusations, Says He’s Never Worked With The DEA". BallerStatus.com. July 21, 2009.
- Jokesta (June 29, 2009). "Alfamega On T.I.: "I Thought It Was A Friendship," Still Part of Grand Hustle". Defsounds.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Uh Huh
- Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Hurt