Freekey Zekey

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Freekey Zekey
Birth name Ezekiel Giles
Also known as Freekey Zekey, Zeek
Born October 13, 1975
Origin Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, music executive
Years active 1998–present
Labels Koch, Big Cat, Diplomat, 730 Dips Records
Associated acts The Diplomats, ByrdGang

Ezekiel Giles, better known by his stage name Freekey Zekey, is an African-American rapper and music executive. He is best known as a founding member of The Diplomats and as Owner/CEO of 730 Dips Records.[1] He is also a member of fellow rapper Jim Jones' ByrdGang. Freekey has made a habit of yelling his name in songs; it is his signature on tracks, whether he is featured or the sole artist. He is the cousin of Dipset leader Cam'ron.

Zekey was shot on April 25, 2003, but has since recovered.[2]

Freekey Zekey spent almost three years in jail at Durham Correctional Center in Durham, NC on drug charges before being released on November 20, 2006.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications and sales
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 Book of Ezekiel 154 23 8
  • US Sales: N/A

Collaboration albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S.
R&B
U.S.
Rap
2003 Diplomatic Immunity (with The Diplomats) 8 1 *
2004 Diplomatic Immunity 2 (with The Diplomats) 46 8 *
TBA Diplomatic Immunity 3 (with The Diplomats) TBR TBR TBR

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2006: Kiss my Browneye
  • 2007: Henry
  • 2008: Blame It on the Henny
  • 2008: Henny & a Cigarette
  • 2010: Gangsta Ambition

Singles[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 "Hater What You Lookin' At" Book of Ezekiel
"Like This"
"Livin' It Up"
2009 "I'm Poppin'"[5]

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2003 "Built This City" (with The Diplomats) 94 Diplomatic Immunity
"Dipset Anthem" (with The Diplomats) 64
2004 "S.A.N.T.A.N.A." (with The Diplomats) 86 Diplomatic Immunity 2

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2004 "Hey Lady" (Cam'ron featuring Freekey Zekey) Purple Haze

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Disgusting" 2012 Young Cutta, Tito Green Where's The Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Brandon. "Freaky Zekey So Harlem Pt. 1", XXLmag.com, February 13, 2007. Accessed April 5, 2007.
  2. ^ Last.fm: "Freekey Zekey." Retrieved on September 4, 2010
  3. ^ Winn, Patrick (November 21, 2006). "Freaky Zekey' free from prison". The News & Observer. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Freaky Zekey Released From Prison". HHNLive.com. November 21, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ "I'm Poppin (Single)"