Dem Franchize Boyz

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Dem Franchize Boyz
Also known as DFB
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupations Rapping
Years active 2004–2012
Labels Universal, So So Def, Virgin, Capitol, E1
Website www.demfranchizeboyz.com
Members Jizzal Man
Parlae
Pimpin
Buddie

Dem Franchize Boyz was a Southern Rap group from Atlanta signed to E1 Music. The group had four members: Parlae (born Maurice Gleaton), Pimpin' (Jamal Willingham), Jizzal Man (Bernard Leverette), and Buddie (Gerald Tiller).

History[edit]

The group was signed to Universal Records in 2004 after performing unsigned. Universal released the group's self-titled debut album in September of that year with hit single "White Tee", which BET featured for some time. In 2005, record producer Jermaine Dupri signed Dem Franchize Boyz to his label So So Def after transferring it from Arista Records to Virgin Records. Dem Franchize Boyz' remix of their earlier track "Oh I Think They Like Me" was retitled simply "I Think They Like Me" and featured Dupri, Bow Wow, and Da Brat and topped the Billboard R&B chart. So So Def released On Top Of Our Game in 2006, and single "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" followed. "Lean Wit It" was among several "snap music" singles popular in early 2006, such as "Laffy Taffy" by D4L and "Play" by David Banner.[1]

Dem Franchize Boyz collaborated with Korn to produce a mash-up of "Lean wit It, Rock wit It" and "Coming Undone" called "Coming Undone wit It".[2] They are also featured in Monica's single "Everytime tha Beat Drop". They released their third album, Our World, Our Way on Koch Records on September 30, 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Parlae was arrested on June 13, 2006 after police raided a studio and found drugs, weapons, and money.[3] All charges were later dropped.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
  • Voltron (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy (2006). "Dem Franchize Boyz > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  2. ^ Moss, Corey (2006-04-14). "Are Korn Coming Undone? Rockers Turn To Crunk, Acoustic Songs". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  3. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jay-Z, White Stripes, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Hicks, Diddy & More". MTV News. 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  4. ^ Drug Possession Charges Dropped against Maurice “Parlae” Gleaton, Dem Franchize Boyz. (March 28, 2007). "Thestreetreporter's Weblog". Accessed 2010-03-26.

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