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Gudda Gudda
Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, and Gudda Gudda performing at General Motors Place.jpg
Gudda Gudda (far right) performing with Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, and Jae Millz at a concert at the General Motors Place in Vancouver.
Background information
Birth name Carl Lilly
Also known as Gudda
Born (1983-03-11) March 11, 1983 (age 31)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present[1]
Labels Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts Squad Up, Lil' Flip, 2 Chainz
Website www.guddaville.com

Carl Lilly (born March 11, 1983), better known by his stage name Gudda Gudda, is an American rapper from New Orleans. He was originally a member of Squad Up with Kidd Kidd and Lil Wayne. After forging a long-time friendship with Wayne, he signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and later Republic Records.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Gudda Gudda was born Carl Lilly on March 11, 1983 in San Jose, California.[2] When he was still a baby he moved to New Orleans. He grew up in the 9th Ward, where he befriended Lil Wayne at the age of fifteen, who he met at a dice game.[3] This was much before he had ever thought of rapping as a career.[4] As he begun to rap Wayne would mentor and inspire him, and actually wrote Gudda's first rap.[5] Together they formed the group Squad Up with rappers Dizzy and Kidd Kidd. Throughout 2002 and 2003, Gudda was featured on the seven mixtapes that Squad Up released over the time period.[2][3]

2005-2012: Guddaville series and collaborations[edit]

Gudda Gudda would be one of the first artists signed to Wayne's Young Money Entertainment upon its officially founding in 2005.[2] Gudda had been present the day Wayne had came up with the idea for Young Money.[4] That would shortly after result in a deal with Cash Money Records and Republic Records. On May 26, 2009, Gudda released Certified a collaboration album with fellow rapper Lil Flip on Real Talk Entertainment. The album was met with generally positive reviews.[6] On September 28, 2009, Gudda released his first official solo mixtape Guddaville, which featured guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, Tyga, Lil Twist, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Shanell, Mack Maine, Lil Flip, Tity Boi, Bow Wow, and Ya Boy among others.[7] He described the mixtapes theme to MTV saying, "I'm taking people on a walk through my eyes. Every time you heard me been a group project. Guddaville is just me expressing how I feel about a lot of different things, taking you in my world."[5]

Gudda was featured on Birdman's album Pricele$$ on the track "Hustle" and prominently featured on the Young Money group album We Are Young Money being featured on the hit singles "Every Girl" and "BedRock", along with another eight tracks. Both singles were very huge chart success', both peaking in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.[2] He was also featured on the track "I Don't Like the Look of It" on Lil Wayne's album I Am Not a Human Being. On June 7, 2010, Gudda released the sequel to his first mixtape titled, Back 2 Guddaville. His second official mixtape featured guest appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, Mack Maine, Jay Rock, Lil Wayne, Vado, Ya Boy and Jae Millz, among others.[8][9] Then for two years Gudda remained quiet recording music without releasing any.[3] He was featured on the remix to "I'm On" along with Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, and Bun B. On November 5, 2012, Gudda released the tracklist to his third official mixtape Guddaville 3. The tracklist revealed guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Mystikal, Crooked I, Trae tha Truth, Ace Hood, Future, Jae Millz, Birdman, Kevin Gates, Tyga, and Mack Maine.[10] Two days later on November 7, 2012, Gudda released Guddaville 3.[11] Around the time he formed the group Loyalty Amongst Thieves, featuring Kevin Gates, Flow and T-Streets, which he said planned to release a self-titled mixtape.[12]

2013-present: Redrum and Guddaville: The Album[edit]

On March 11, 2013, Gudda released his fourth official mixtape Redrum. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Boo, and Charlie Rock among others. Production was handled by Cardiak, Young Chop, I.N.F.O., and Jahlil Beats among others.[13] The mixtape was mainly a compilation of songs that did not make the final tracklist of Guddaville 3.[3] Following its release, Gudda announced in an interview that he was working on his debut studio album Guddaville: The Album, later confirmed for release in 2014.[12][14] He also said that he would release another mixtape Guddaville 4 prior to the album's release.[12] Additionally he revealed he was starting his own production company Gudda Music and the Loyalty Amongst Thieves mixtape had already been completed.[3][12] Billboard praised his verse on Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II track "Gunwalk" as "show stealing".[15] Gudda and Mack Maine would be the only rappers to be featured on The H a mixtape by Rick Ross and Birdman.[16] He was also featured on two tracks on the 2013 YMCMB compilation album Rich Gang, including "Panties To The Side" with Bow Wow, French Montana and Tyga.[17] He confirmed guest appearances on Guddaville: The Album to come from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Drake, while also saying his dream collaborations would be with Kool G Rap or Dr. Dre.[14] On March 11, 2014, Young Money released their second compilation album Young Money: Rise of an Empire, where Gudda was featured on two songs, "Fresher Than Ever" and "You Aleady Know".[18]

Personal life[edit]

As of early 2013, Gudda Gudda was living in Houston, Texas and Cash Money Records headquarters Miami, Florida. He indicated most of his time was spent in the studio, with the rest of his time going towards being with his children.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Guddaville: The Album TBR TBR TBR
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of collaboration studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US
Rap
Certified (with Lil' Flip) 131 98 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
We Are Young Money[19]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[19]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Rich Gang[20]
  • Released: July 23, 2013 (US)[20]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 2 2
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[21]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[21]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
TBR TBR TBR

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Mixtape details
Guddaville
Back 2 Guddaville
  • Released: June 7, 2010
  • Format: Free download
  • Label:Young Money Entertainment
Guddaville 3
  • Released: November 7, 2012
  • Format: Free download
  • Label:Young Money Entertainment
Redrum
  • Released: March 11, 2013
  • Format: Free download
  • Label: Young Money Entertainment

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[22]
US
R&B

[23]
US
Rap

[24]
CAN IRE NZ UK
2009 "Every Girl" 10 2 2 We Are Young Money
"BedRock"
(featuring Lloyd)
2 2 1 12 17 21 9
  • US: 3× Platinum[25]

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[26]
"Fuck Today"
(Lil Wayne featuring Gudda Gudda)
2010 76 Non-album single

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[26]
US
R&B

[27]
2009 "Pass the Dutch"
(featuring Short Dawg)
119 We Are Young Money
"Gooder" 109
2013 "Gunwalk"
(Lil Wayne featuring Gudda Gudda)
49 I Am Not a Human Being II
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Dedication 3"[28] 2008 Lil Wayne, Willie the Kid, Mack Maine Dedication 3
"Bang Bang"[28] Lil Wayne, Jae Millz
"The Other Side"[28] Lil Wayne, La the Darkman, Jae Millz
"She's a Ryder"[28] Lil Wayne
"Magic"[28]
"Whoever You Like"[28] Lil Wayne, Jae Millz
"Get Bizzy"[28] Lil Wayne
"Put On for the Game"[28] Lil Wayne, Tyga
"Psycho"[29] 2009 Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz Beam Me Up Scotty
"Skit #1"[30] Lil Wayne No Ceilings
"Break Up"[30] Lil Wayne, Short Dawg
"Hustle"[31] Birdman, Lil Wayne Priceless
"Smell It on Me"[32] 2010 Yukmouth, 2 Chainz, D-Golder Free at Last
"YM Banger"[33] Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, Tyga I Am Not a Human Being
"YM Salute"[33] Lil Wayne, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Jae Millz, Nicki Minaj
"I Don't Like the Look of It"[33] Lil Wayne
"Bricksquad"[34] Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
"Throwed Off"[35] 2011 Lil Wayne Sorry 4 the Wait

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Gudda Gudda | Topics". BET. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
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  6. ^ Review by David Jeffries (2009-05-26). "Certified - Lil' Flip | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
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  11. ^ Title Artist Name. "Gudda Gudda Mixtapes - Guddaville 3 (Hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Scoob Doo)". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
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  15. ^ "Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  16. ^ "Rick Ross, Birdman Release 'The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1' Mixtape". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  17. ^ "New Music: Bow Wow, French Montana, Tyga & Gudda Gudda "Panties To The Side"". Rap Radar. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  18. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/rise-of-an-empire-mw0002620510
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  20. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Gang – Rich Gang". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  21. ^ a b "Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United States:
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States:
  24. ^ Peak chart positions for Rap Songs in the United States:
  25. ^ a b "Young Money searchable database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  26. ^ a b "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  27. ^ Peak chart positions for other charted R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States:
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h Purdom, Clayton. "Dedication 3 Gangsta Grillz – DJ Drama > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Beam Me Up Scotty – Nicki Minaj > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
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  31. ^ Jeffries, David. "Pricele$$ – Birdman > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Free at Last – Yukmouth > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
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  34. ^ Jeffries, David. "Flockaveli – Waka Flocka Flame > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Sorry 4 the Wait – Lil Wayne > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 

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