Lil Italy

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Lil Italy
Da Funk Mobb.jpg
From left to right: Lil Italy (then known as G-Note), K-1 and Mac Shawn.
Background information
Birth name Clifton Ray Dixon[1]
Also known as G-Note
Origin Vallejo, California
Genres Hip hop, West Coast Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994 — 2011
Labels No Limit, Priority
Associated acts Funk Mobb, UGK, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Magic, Master P, Fiend

Lil Italy is an American rapper who began his career as G-Note of California rap group Funk Mobb, who were signed to E-40's label Sick Wid It Records from 1994 to 1998, when the group disbanded.[2]

He joined No Limit Records[3] in 1998 under the new stage name of Lil Italy, and released his first and only album with No Limit, On Top of da World, in 1999. The record peaked at #99 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and featured guest appearances from the likes of Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, and Magic, but Lil Italy was soon dropped from the label due to poor sales.

Lil Italy's second album, Full Blown, was distributed by independent label K-Lou in 2001, but it did not chart. In 2011, he returned after a decade-long hiatus with the new release My Life, which is only available as an MP3 download.[4]


Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1999 On Top of da World 99 20
2001 Full Blown
  • Released: November 13, 2001
  • Label: K-Lou Records
2011 My Life
  • Released May 2011
  • Label: Bungalow Records