Mr. Capone-E

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Fahd Azam aka Mr. Capone-E
Genres Hip hop, G funk
Occupation(s) 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 or Fahd Azam is a Pakistani rapper . After allegedly being released from prison* in 1998 he decided to become a rapper. It is unclear as to when and why he adopted the Mexican Chicano culture, but many were upset that he was not open and tried to hide the fact that he was born in Pakistan and has no hispanic blood connection, especially when attempting to speak Spanish slang and even after recording what some say a disrespectful "corrido", a popular Mexican song. 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, a Pakistan national non-hispanic 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 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
Connected (Lil Flip & Mr. Capone-E album) (with Lil' Flip)
  • Released: November 14 , 2006
  • Label: Hi-Power (2058)
  • Format: CD, digital download
-
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

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  • 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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