Freddie Foxxx

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Not to be confused with Freddie Fox.
Freddie Foxxx
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Background information
Also known as Bumpy Knuckles
Origin Long Island, New York
Genres Hip Hop
Years active 1986–present
Labels MCA
Epic/SME Records
Landspeed/Traffic
Barely Breaking Even
Associated acts Eric B., Gang Starr, Gang Starr Foundation, John Cena, Tha Trademarc
Website Freddie Foxxx at Myspace

Freddie Foxxx, (born James Campbell in 1969[1]) also known as Bumpy Knuckles, is an American rapper and music producer from Long Island, New York.[2]

Biography[edit]

Foxxx got his start rapping in the early 1980s.

In 1986, he recorded "You Gotta Come Out Fresh / Handling Things" as a member of the Supreme Force (other members were Cool Cee and Easy E) on NIA Records. On this occasion he rapped under the alias Freddie C. Later, in 1986, he was slated to meet with producer Eric B. who was searching for an MC to pair up with. Foxxx missed the meeting, and Eric B. ended up pairing up with MC Rakim and forming the group Eric B. and Rakim.

Despite this, Foxxx's first LP, Freddie Foxxx Is Here was produced entirely by Eric B. and himself and released in (1989) through MCA Records. He soon parted ways with the label and became a member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit establishment.[1] In 1993, only promo copies of his second album, Crazy Like A Foxxx, were circulated when Epic Records decided to shelve it.[1]

Foxxx then began to be known more for his cameos on songs by Boogie Down Productions, Naughty By Nature, M.O.P., O.C. and, most notably, his appearance on Gang Starr's The Militia from their Moment of Truth album (1998). The song was issued as a single, building a buzz for Foxxx and helping him to prep for his next full-length release.[1]

This time around he applied the lessons he'd learned from previous experiences with major record labels, and went the independent route. The LP featured production from hip hop heavyweights DJ Premier, Pete Rock and The Alchemist. The members of M.O.P. provided the album's only cameo.

After the success of Industry Shakedown, Foxxx released his third official album, The Konexion (2003) via Barely Breaking Even. A less commercially successful affair, the album was nevertheless faithful to its predecessor in terms of style and content and featured contributions from frequent collaborator DJ Premier and DJ Clark Kent.

Foxxx made significant contributions to the WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 soundtrack. He contributed two songs, and made a guest appearance on another song. He also produced all of the hip hop songs. He also appeared on John Cena's WWE released album You Can't See Me.[1]

In 2006, he released a mixtape called Street Triumph, in anticipation of his fifth album, Amerikkan Black Man.

Recently, his previously unreleased album Crazy Like a Foxxx was officially released on July 29, 2008 on Fat Beats Records.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2006: Amerikkkan Black Man (Unreleased)
  • 2006: Street Triumph Mixxxtape (Fat Beats Records)
  • 2006: Krupt Mob
  • 2007: Krupt Mob Vol.2
  • 2008: The OG Vol.1: Get Rich or Kill Tryin'
  • 2009: The OG Vol.2: Realmatic
  • 2011: "Leaks Vol.1"
  • 2011: "Leaks Vol.2"

Appearances[edit]

References[edit]