Mr. Serv-On

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Mr. Serv-On
Birth name Corey Smith
Also known as Serv-On, Serv 4000
Born (1969-09-18) September 18, 1969 (age 45)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994–present
Labels No Limit/Priority (1995-99)
Lyfetime Entertainment (2000-08)
Hot City Music 2009-Present
Associated acts Master P, Big Pun, Three 6 Mafia, Silkk the Shocker, TRU, Mystikal, Fiend, Mia X, Magic, Ghetto Commission, Steady Mobb'n, Big Ed, Mercedes, Mac, Soulja Slim, Prime Suspects, C-Murder

Corey Smith (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Mr. Serv-On, is an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Serv-On is best known for his time spent with No Limit Records, out of New Orleans, in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Early Career[edit]

A high school friend of Master P, Mr. Serv-On was one of the first rappers signed to No Limit. First appearing on albums by Master P, TRU and Mia X. His first appearance was on Soulja Slim's (Then known as Magnolia Slim) album "Soulja fa Lyfe", in 1994.

Solo Career[edit]

Life Insurance, Da Next Level & after No Limit[edit]

Serv-On's debut album, Life Insurance was released on August 12, 1997. Life Insurance was met with commercial and critical success, peaking at #23 on the US charts and #5 on the R&B charts. In 2013, it was ranked 20th on a list of the top 25 No Limit releases.[1][2] Two years later, Da Next Level was released to bigger commercial success, making it to #1 on the R&B charts.[2] Part of the reason he gained more mainstream attention is because of his featuring of the rapper Big Pun on his album. The guest verse from Pun was ranked on a list of his best guest verses.[3] Despite the success, Serv-On left No Limit Records later in 1999. His third album, War Is Me, Pt. 1: Battle Decisions, was released independently for Lifetime Entertainment and only made it to #75 on the R&B charts.[2] Mr. Serv-On signed to Killa C's Dirty Thug Records in 2009 and released "Gangsta 1 More Time". On December 20th, 2013, he announced the release of his new mixtape "Guaparation Canal", which is slated to be released in February 2014.[4] On September 18th, Serv-On announced his next release will be Boss Certified with a release date of October 28, 2014. This album will be distributed through Serv-On`s own label, Hot City Music. On December 2, 2014, Mr. Serv-On released his ninth solo album "Street Dreams." This album was released through Timez Up. Ent. and was executive produced by DJ Suckafree.

Pop Culture References[edit]

In 2014, Mr. Serv-On was mentioned on a track by Gucci Mane, featured on his mixtape "Brick Factory Vol. 1." Gucci`s track was named "Mr. Serv-On" and featured Peewee Longway and Quavo. This track was later remixed by the Migos and named "Mr. Serv-On" as well. [5]

Acting Career[edit]

Mr. Serv-On appeared in the movie "I'm Bout It" in 1997, and in a documentary 10 years later called "Grittin 2 Get It In Tha Rock." In 2008, Mr. Serv-On was interviewed for the Underground Kingz Magazine DVD. In 2014, Mr. Serv-On appeared in the documentary "We Are One: Street Music of New Orleans."

Other Work[edit]

In 2008, Mr. Serv-On wrote a dating book for black women.[6] In October of 2014, Mr. Serv-On participated in a gun buy-back program in New Orleans. [7] Mr. Serv-On along with fellow New Orleans rappers teamed up with avant-garde artist Kirscha Kaechelle in the city's largest gun buy back program ever.

Filmography[edit]

1997 I'm Bout It
1998 Master P Presents: The No Limit Video Compilation Vol. 1
2007 Grittin 2 Get It In Tha Rock
2008 Underground Kingz Magazine DVD

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
1997 Life Insurance 23[2] 5[2]
1999 Da Next Level 14[2] 1[2]
2000 War Is Me, Pt. 1: Battle Decisions - 75[2]
2001 Take a Sip - -
2003 No More Questions - -
2008 Life Insurance 2 (Heart Muzik) - -
2009 Gangsta 1 More Time - -
2011 Internet Platinum - -
2014 Guaparation Canal (Mixtape) - -
2014 Street Dreams - -

Collaboration Albums[edit]

Year Artists Album
2014 SC & Mr. Serv-On Known Associates

Appearances, Soundtracks, and Compilations[edit]

Year Artists Album
1994 Magnolia Slim Soulja fa Lyfe
1995 TRU True
1995 Tre-8 Ghetto Stories
1995 Various Artists Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'
1996 Various Artists The Substitute
1996 Master P Ice Cream Man
1997 Various Artists West Coast Bad Boyz II
1997 TRU Tru 2 da Game
1997 Various Artists I'm Bout It
1997 Various Artists Million Dollar Dream: The High Powered Double Album
1997 DJ Screw Chapter 188: Pay Like You Weigh
1997 Mia X Unlady Like
1997 Master P Ghetto D
1998 C-Murder Life or Death
1998 Various Artists I Got the Hook Up
1998 Soulja Slim Give It 2 'Em Raw
1998 Master P MP da Last Don
1998 Mac Shell Shocked
1998 Kane & Abel Am I My Brother's Keeper
1998 Big Ed The Assassin
1998 Various Artists Mean Green Major Players Compilation
1998 Skull Duggery These Wicked Streets
1998 Prime Suspects Guilty 'til Proven Innocent
1998 Gambino Family Ghetto Organized
1998 Mia X Mama Drama
1998 Steady Mobb'n Black Mafia
1998 Ghetto Commission Wise Guys
1998 Various Artists We Can't Be Stopped
1999 C-Murder Bossalinie
1999 Various Artists Foolish
1999 Mo B. Dick Gangsta Harmony
1999 Various Artists Who U Wit?
1999 TRU Da Crime Family
1999 Mercedes Rear End
1999 DJ Screw Chapter 173: 99 Live
2000 Big Ed Special Forces
2000 Various Artists Young Southern Playaz, Vol. 3
2000 Three 6 Mafia When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1
2000 5th Ward Weebie Ghetto Platinum
2000 Spice 1 The Playa Rich Project
2000 Wicket Shop with Me
2000 Clout Nine G to the Game
2001 E-Dubb The Prezident
2001 Oak Cliff Assassin Target Practice
2001 Lou Calhoun Stukk N Da System
2001 Iced Out Raw And Unkut
2001 Various Artists Off the Tank Compilation
2001 Poetic-1 Presents Unforgiven 2: Addicted
2001 Various Artists Somethin' For The Whodi's
2001 Big Ed Edward Lee Knight 1971–2001
2001 Various Artists Legends, Gangsters & Bosses
2002 Spice 1 The Playa Rich Project 2
2002 Thug Dirt Presents Texxxas Underground Vol. 2
2002 Spice 1 Thug Disease
2002 Brotha Lynch Hung The Appearances: Book 1
2002 Thug Dirt Texxxas Undaground, Vol. 2
2002 Various Artists Crossing State Lines: Chopped and Screwed, Vol. 1
2003 Various Artists Thuggin', Ballin' and Pimpin'
2003 Hard Knox This Is Real
2003 Rob Run South Rituals
2003 Various Artists How to Hustle
2003 Various Artists Kings of the South, Vol. 1
2004 DJ Screw Chapter 113 - Barre
2004 Ghetto Idols Ghetto Idols, Vol. 1
2005 Ace Deuce What Do You See? The Block Star!
2005 TRU The Best of TRU
2006 Praise Money The Bigger the Risk, The Bigger the Profit
2006 Big Wheel Texas Most Wanted: Tha Compilation
2006 Ace Deuce The Block All Star
2006 KLC The Drum Major
2007 Various Artists No Limit Greatest Hits Vol. 1
2007 Fiend The Best Of Fiend: Mr. Whomp Whomp
2007 Various Artists I'm Bout It [Mixed Repertoire]
2008 Project Boss Meeting of Da Bosses

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