|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (December 2008)|
|Also known as||Bumpy Knuckles|
|Origin||Long Island, New York|
Barely Breaking Even
|Associated acts||Eric B., Gang Starr, Gang Starr Foundation, John Cena, Tha Trademarc|
|Website||Freddie Foxxx at Myspace|
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 unknowns 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. In 1993, only promo copies of his second album, Crazy Like A Foxxx, were circulated when Epic Records decided to shelve it.
Foxxx then began to be known more for his cameos on songs by Boogie Down Productions, Naughty By Nature, M.O.P., Missin Linx 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.
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, 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.
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.
- 1989: Freddie Foxxx Is Here (MCA Records)
- 1994: Crazy Like a Foxxx (Fat Beats Records)
- 2000: Industry Shakedown (Landspeed Records)
- 2003: The Konexion (BBE)
- 2008: Crazy Like a Foxxx (Official Re-Release) (Fat Beats Records)
- 2010: Music From The Man Vol.1 (with Jesse West)
- 2011: Royalty Check (with KRS-One)
- 2011: Lyrical Workout (with Statik Selektah)
- 2012: The Kolexxxion (with DJ Premier) #US 195 #US R&B 31 #US Rap 22 #US Independent 33
- 2012: Ambition (with Statik Selektah)
Mixtapes & Other Albums
- 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"
- 2006: Amerikkkan Black Man
- 1986: "You Gotta Come Out Fresh"/"Handling Things" 12" release by Supreme Force (NIA Records) - No Album
- 1990: "Money in the Bank" (from the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo album Wanted:Dead or Alive)
- 1991: "Heal Yourself" (from the H.E.A.L. Foundation 12" single)
- 1992: "Ruff Ruff" and "The Original Way" (from the Boogie Down Productions album Sex and Violence)
- 1993: "Hot Potatoe" (from the Naughty by Nature album 19 Naughty III)
- 1994: "One of Those Nightz" (from The Almighty RSO EP Revenge of da Badd Boyz)
- 1997: "Win the G (as Bumpy Knuckles)" (from the OC album Jewelz)
- 1997: "M.U.G. (as Freddie Foxxx)" (from the OC album Jewelz)
- 1998: "The Militia" (from the Gang Starr album Moment of Truth)
- 1998: "I Luv" (from the M.O.P. album First Family 4 Life)
- 1998: "M.O.B" (from the Hussein Fatal album In the Line of Fire)
- 2000: "U Don't Wanna B.D.S." (from the De La Soul album Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump)
- 2001: "Mind Frame" (from the Pete Rock album PeteStrumentals)
- 2001: "How We Ride" (from Da Beatminerz album Brace 4 Impak)
- 2002: "Scram" (from the DJ Jazzy Jeff album The Magnificent)
- 2002: "Family Ties" (from the Missin' Linx EP Exhibit A)
- 2003: ""Capture (Militia Pt. 3)" (from the Gangstarr album The Ownerz, also featuring Big Shug)
- 2005: "Flow Easy", "Keep Frontin'", "Know the Rep", and "Bad, Bad Man" (from the John Cena album You Can't See Me)
- 2008: "If We Can't Build" (from Akrobatik album Absolute Value)
- 2008: "Prison Planet" (from the East Coast Avengers album Prison Planet)
- 2008: "Damage" (feat. Blaq Poet) (from the DJ Revolution album King of the Decks)
- 2009: "Bumpy's Message" (skit on the MF DOOM album Born Like This)
- 2009: "B. Boy" (feat. Big Scoob, Kutt Calhoun & Skatterman) (from the Tech N9ne album K.O.D.)
- 2010: "Take Money" (feat. Rock) (from the Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx album The eXXecution)
- 2011: "DAMU" (feat. Skatterman, Messy Marv & Jay Rock) (from the Big Scoob album Damn Fool)
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