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|Birth name||James Savage|
|Also known as||Peer Pressure, One Shot Kill, Bullet Loco, Uno|
December 31, 1969 |
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
|Origin||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Genres||West Coast Hip Hop, Hip hop|
|Labels||Def Jam, JMJ|
|Associated acts||Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Glasses Malone, E-40, Method Man|
James Savage, better known by his stage name Jayo Felony, is a rapper from southeast San Diego, California. He is known for being the first San Diego rapper to be signed to a major label. Jayo Felony was a member of the Neighborhood Rollin 40's, a Crip gang stretching from the Chollas View to the Mount Hope neighborhoods of Southeast San Diego.
In 1994 Jayo Felony was signed to the label owned by Jam Master Jay called Jam Master Jay Records. That year Jayo released his debut album, Take a Ride. In 1998, Jayo released his follow-up album, Whatcha Gonna Do? on Def Jam. It featured rappers like Method Man, DMX, Mack 10, WC, Redman, Kokane, Ice Cube, E-40 and 8 Ball & MJG.
Tha Dogg Pound
In 2001, Jayo Felony claimed that Snoop Dogg stole the song "Crip Hop" and started an altercation on the set of Baby Boy. Snoop and Tha Eastsidaz took shots at Jayo on the song "Fuck All That Yappin" in addition Jayo responded with "You's A Character" explaining the Baby Boy situation. In 2003, Jayo Felony later became involved in a rivalry with Daz Dillinger, for collaborating with Kurupt, and creating a group with him called "The Rifleman". Now they are all on good terms and Kurupt is back together with Tha Dogg Pound and Snoop Dogg.