Gambino Family (group)

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For the crime family, see Gambino crime family.
Gambino Family
Background information
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1997 (1997)-1998 (1998)
Labels No Limit/Priority
Associated acts Master P, Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Fiend, Soulja Slim, Big Ed, Mr. Serv-On,
Members Gotti
Melchior
P'heno
Regginelli

The Gambino Family was an American hip hop group founded by Master P in 1997, named after the Gambino crime family. The four members of the group were Lil Gotti (After John Gotti), Malachi, Pheno and Reginelli (After Marco Reginelli).

Biography[edit]

After appearing on numerous No limit releases in 1998, including Steady Mobb'n's Black Mafia, Soulja Slim's Give It 2 'Em Raw and Fiend's There's One in Every Family, the group's debut album entitled Ghetto Organized was released on October 20, 1998. Though it found decent success on the Billboard charts, peaking at #17 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 1999 Malachi and Reginelli formed the group Young Guns, appearing on Lil Soldiers' Boot Camp album and Master P's Only God Can Judge Me. They joined TRU Records in 2000, appearing together on C-Murder's Trapped In Crime, and on C-Murder's albums: Reginelli on www.cp-3.com, Malachi on Tru Dawgs and Screamin' 4 Vengeance.

Members[edit]

  • Lil Gotti (birth name Jonathan Miller)
  • Melchoir
  • Pheno (birth name Edward Jamal Bell Jr.)
  • Reginelli

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Ghetto Organized 17 3