Fly Union

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Fly Union
Also known as Fly Dot U
MnkeyWrench
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Rapper, Producer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Fly Union Records
Hype Music[1][2]
The Greater Than Club
Associated acts Dom Kennedy, BJ the Chicago Kid, Pusha T, King Chip
Website Official website
Members Iyeball (MnkeyWrench)
Jay Swifa (MnkeyWrench)
Jerreau

Fly Union (sometimes stylized as Fly.Union) is an American hip hop group from Columbus, Ohio. The group consists of rap/production duo MnkeyWrench (Iyeball + Jay Swifa) and MC Jerreau.[3][4][5] They are most notable for their debut studio album, TGTC (The Greater Than Club), which reached the number one spot on iTunes' New Hip Hop chart in 2011.[6]

Career[edit]

Fly Union has worked with popular artists such as Big Sean,[7] Casey Veggies,[8] Chip Tha Ripper,[9] Curren$y,[10] Dom Kennedy,[11] Kendrick Lamar,[12] Naledge,[13] Pusha T,[14] Schoolboy Q,[15] Talib Kweli,[16] and Willie the Kid.[17]

In 2012, Fly Union was one of the artists featured in BET's Music Matters Tour.[18]

Recognition[edit]

On December 11, 2012, Fly Union was featured on XXL's We Got Next.[19]

On July 27, 2013, it was announced that the song "Long Run" would be featured on the soundtrack to NBA 2K14.[20]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes & EPs[edit]

  • Value Pack 1 (2009)
  • Value Pack 2 (2009)
  • Value Pack 3 (2009)
  • Value Pack 4 (2010)
  • Value Pack 5 (2010)
  • Value Pack 6 (2010)
  • Until Forever (MnkeyWrench) (2011)
  • Value Pack 7 (Zenith) (2012)

Production discography[edit]

Track 20. "Never Over (Remix)"
Track 06. "Stay Up (Feat. Fly Union)"
Track 07. "When You See The Kid"
Track 02. "Been Thuggin"
Track 00. "Pies"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fly Union – The Greater Than Club". iTunes February 14, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fly Union – The Greater Than Club". Amazon February 14, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fly Union Bio". MTV. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fly Union Discusses Groups Origin". Vibe. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fly.Union - TGTC (The Greater Than Club)". Atlanta Got Sole. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Topic: Fly Union". BET. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fly.Union - Poed Up (Feat. Big Sean)". WorldStarHipHop December 25, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Casey Veggies - Customized Greatly Vol. 3". 2dopeboyz April 9, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fly.Union – Value Pack 5". PisForProps July 18, 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Curren$y Feat. Fly Union - Stay Up (Prod. By Fly Union)". hiphopstan. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album". 2DopeBoyz June 22, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fly.Union, Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar". 2dopeboyz June 22, 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Naledge Feat. Fly Union - Never Over (Remix)". Indy Live Mixtapes. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pusha T – Pies (Prod. By Fly Union)". NahRight August 03, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Fly.Union, Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar". 2dopeboyz June 22, 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Talib Kweli - The MCEO Mixtape". ILLROOTS 10 March 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Fly.Union – Value Pack 3". 2DopeBoyz September 23, 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Fly Union x BET Music Matters Tour '12". Vibe December 18, 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "We Got Next: Introducing Fly Union". XXL December 11, 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "NBA 2K14 soundtrack revealed". GameSpot July 26, 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Naledge - Never Over (Remix) (Prod. By Fly Union)". Indy Live Mixtapes September 10, 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Curren$y – Jet Files". 2DopeBoyz September 29, 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Casey Veggies - When You See The Kid (Prod. By Fly Union)". Indy Live Mixtapes April 09, 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album". 2DopeBoyz June 22, 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Dom Kennedy Drops New Mixtape, Yellow Album". XXL June 22, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Pusha T – Pies (Prod. By Fly Union)". NahRight August 03, 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 

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