Mr. Capone-E

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Mr. Capone-E
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, G funk
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000–present
Labels Hi-Power Entertainment, Thump, SMC, PMC, Koch
Associated acts Mr. Criminal, Twista, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Lil Flip, Game, Nate Dogg, Ray-J, Too Short, Baby Bash
Website myspace.com/mrcaponeetherealcom

Mr. Capone-E is an American rapper. After being released from prison in 1998 he decided to become a rapper. Capone-E established his own record label, Hi-Power Entertainment.[1] and later signed to Thump Records, where he released his later works including his 2003 album Dedicated 2 the Oldies in which he interpolated songs like "Angel Baby" by Rosie & the Originals.[2] Mr. Capone-E's first album to chart on the American Billboard charts was A Soldier's Story from 2006, which reached #30 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[3] Mr. Capone-E has described his music as "Sureño hip hop".[4]

In 2006, Capone-E collaborated with Twista for the single "Don't Get It Twisted". The song charted at #40 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart.[5]

Solo career[edit]

2001-2010[edit]

Mr. Capone-E released his first solo album in 2001 titled "Last Man Standing". His second solo album Reys Town[2] was released the following year in 2002 after signing a 3-year distribution deal with Thump Records, a partner of Universal Records. That year he met Mr. Criminal at a low rider car show and helped him have his first break. The two artists recorded a track called "Criminal Mentality", released on Capone-E’s Thump Records Music Group which gained widespread international popularity in 2003.

In 2002, Mr. Capone-E released his DVD, A Day in the Life of Mr. Capone followed by in 2003 his highly anticipated 3rd album, Mr. Capone-E: Dedicated to the Oldies,[2] which sold over half a million copies and still continues selling units today.

Mr. Capone-E went back to Thump who released his 5th album, Soldier Story, in 2005 and his sixth album, Zap & Mr. Capone-E Vol.1 & 2, which was widely accepted by the streets.[2]

Money issues began to surface between Mr. Capone-E and Thump, which ultimately led to unpaid royalties to Mr. Capone-E. He was advised to leave Thump based on the amount of albums he was selling per release and that any distribution house would sign him. Mr. Capone-E retained all the rights to his music released under Thump.

In 2006, Mr. Capone-E released his seventh album, distributed under SMC, Don’t get it Twisted, including the hit single “Don’t Get it Twisted” ft. Twista,[5] which peaked at #18 on the Top Heatseekers Album Chart, #25 on the Independent Albums Chart and #68 on the Billboard R&B/Rap Albums.[3]

In 2007, Mr. Capone-E signed an independent direct distribution deal with Koch and released his eighth album, Mr. Capone-E: Dedicated to the Oldies Part II in ’08, which peaked at #17 on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chart[3] and #66 on the Billboard R&B/ Hip Hop Album.[3]

In 2009, Mr. Capone-E released his ninth album, Diary of a G, including the hit single “Light my Fire” ft. Snoop Dogg and collaborations with The Game and Glasses Malone, which peaked at #18 on the Billboard Rap Album Charts and #24 on the Top Heatseekers Album Charts.[3]

Following the releases of his highly successful albums, Mr. Capone-E released The Blue Album in 2010 and Mr. Capone-E: Tears of a Soldier for his fans.[2]

Hi Power Entertainment[edit]

Mr. Capone-E began to sign more underground artists which was the birth of Hi-Power Entertainment, Mr. Capone-E’s record label.[6]

Under Hi Power Ent., Mr. Capone-E signed over 30 artists including heavy-hitters like the iconic Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Suga Free, MC Eiht and Lil Flip.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[3]
U.S. R&B U.S. Heat
2000 Mr. Capone-E & the Southsiders
  • Released: October 24, 2000
  • Label: Hi-Power Entertainment (2020)
  • Format: CD
2001 Last Man Standing
  • Released: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Thump (579060)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2003 Dedicated 2 the Oldies
  • Released: March 18, 2003
  • Label: Thump (579099)
  • Format: CD
2004 Always and Forever
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Label: Thump (900012)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2006 A Soldier's Story
  • Released: April 18, 2006
  • Label: Thump (579214)
  • Format: CD, digital download
30
Don't Get It Twisted
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Label: SMC (150)
  • Format: CD, digital download
68 18
2007 Dedicated 2 the Oldies 2
  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Label: Hi-Power (2051)
  • Format: CD, digital download
66 17
Still Connected (with Lil' Flip)
  • Released: November 6, 2007
  • Label: Hi-Power (2058)
  • Format: CD, digital download
68
2008 Love Jams
  • Released: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Hi-Power (2073)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2009 Diary of a Soldier
  • Released: August 25, 2009
  • Label: Hi-Power (2110)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2009 The Lost Chapters
  • Released: October 27, 2009
  • Label: Hi-Power Ent.
  • Format: CD, digital download
2010 The Blue Album
  • Released: June 15, 2010
  • Label: PMC (72149)
  • Format: CD, digital download
88
2010 Gang Stories
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: PMC (72163)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2011 South Side’s Most Wanted (with Mr. criminal)
  • Released: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Hi Power Ent. (72173)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2011 Tears of a Soldier
  • Released: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Hi Power Ent. (2181)
  • Format: CD, digital download

|- |align=center|2012 |align=left|Love Jams 2

  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Label: Hi Power Ent.
  • Format: CD, digital download

|align=center|— |align=center|— |} |- |align=center|2013 |align=left|Oldies for Life

  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Hi Power Ent.
  • Format: CD, digital download

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Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
U.S. Rhyth U.S. Latin Rhyth
2006 "Don't Get It Twisted" (featuring Twista) 40[5] 39[7] Don't Get It Twisted
2007 "You Should Be a Model" 32[8]
"Summertime Anthem" (featuring Fingazz) 29[9] Dedicated 2 The Oldies 2
"Mami Mira" (Mr. Criminal featuring Nate Dogg and Mr. Capone-E) 26[10] Ryder Muzic
2009 "Light My Fire" (featuring Snoop Dogg) 35[11] Diary of a G

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Capone-E". Mun2. March 28, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Birchmeier, Jason. "Mr. Capone-E > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Mr. Capone-E > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Capone-E vs. Sick Jacken". Mun2. September 30, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mr. Capone-E > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ hipowermusic
  7. ^ "Billboard chart search" (XML). Billboard.com. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Billboard chart search" (XML). Billboard.com. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Billboard chart search" (XML). Billboard.com. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Billboard chart search" (XML). Billboard.com. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Billboard chart search" (XML). Billboard.com. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

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