Streetlife (rapper)

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Streetlife
Birth name Patrick Charles
Born Bronx, New York, United States
Origin Staten Island, New York, United States
Genres East Coast hip hop
Years active 1993 - present
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Killa Beez

Patrick Charles, better known by the stage name Streetlife, is a hip hop artist who is a close associate of the Wu-Tang Clan, particularly of Method Man. He was born in the Bronx, moved to Houston, Texas, and later moved to Staten Island where he grew up.

Musical career[edit]

He made his debut with an appearance on "Mr. Sandman" from Meth's first album Tical, and was originally intended to appear on Ghostface Killah's Ironman on the track "Box In Hand" but the track was pulled from the album at the last minute (the track replacing it subsequently becoming known as "Box In Hand", it being too late to change the album packaging). The original version became known as "Box In Hand (Remix)." Street went on to make two appearances on the Clan's second album Wu-Tang Forever and numerous appearances on Method Man's second album Tical 2000: Judgement Day in 1997 and 1998 respectively, after which he continued to make appearances on Clan albums and on the members' various solo projects.

His own debut album was originally intended to be released in the busy 1998–1999 period but, as was soon to become the norm for Wu-Tang releases, it was repeatedly delayed, eventually seeing release titled Street Education in 2005. Though Method Man only made three short appearances on the album, he was billed as the executive producer. Alongside with Cappadonna, he has been featured on every group album besides their debut. He appeared on 8 Diagrams on the tracks "Starter" and "Tar Pit" (on the non-U.S. and limited edition Best Buy version); neither he nor Cappadonna were credited with guest appearances.

Street, like his partner Method Man, is also an avid video gamer, and claims to be able to play at SOCOM for as long as 18 hours straight. He used to play basketball as a teenager, and wanted to go to college, but a car accident damaged his knees. His love for the game remains as he coaches his son's basketball team. Street Life will be releasing new music with 1st cousin Hanz On.

He continues to closely record with the core clan.

Controversy[edit]

Streetlife and Wu-Tang producer Mathematics "were taken into custody on a Monday night after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of a large stash of marijuana and ecstasy on their tour bus" while traveling through Arkansas in November. According to police reports, "The bus was filled with smoke and the odor of marijuana." The cops then boarded the vehicle and discovered "marijuana blunts and residue... laying in plain sight". The officers reportedly also found 100 ecstasy tablets and $8,615 in cash.[1]

Discography[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Appears on[edit]

Year Song Title Album
1994 "Mr. Sandman" Method Man - Tical
1996 "Semi-Automatic: Full Rap Metal Jacket" High School High Soundtrack
1997 "Clash Of Titans" Killarmy - Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
1997 "Deadly Melody" Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
1997 "Hellz Windz Staff" Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
1998 "Dangerous Grounds" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Sweet Love" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Spazzola" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Suspect Chin Music" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Grid Iron Rap" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Play IV Keeps" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "Snuffed Out" Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day
1998 "S.O.S." Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm
1998 "Execute Them" Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm
1998 "One More To Go" Deadly Venoms - Antidote
1999 "Run 4 Cover" Method Man & Redman - Blackout!
1999 "9th Chamber" Inspectah Deck - Uncontrolled Substance
1999 "The Grand Prix" Inspectah Deck - Uncontrolled Substance
1999 "The Cause" Inspectah Deck - Uncontrolled Substance
1999 "Shaolin Worldwide" Next Friday (soundtrack)
2000 "Do You Really (Thang, Thang)" Wu-Tang Clan - The W
2000 "Glocko Pop" RZA - Digital Bullet
2001 "In The Hood" Wu-Tang Clan - Iron Flag
2001 "Rules" Wu-Tang Clan - Iron Flag
2001 "Who Wanna Rap" How High Soundtrack
2002 "The Earthquake" Protect Ya Neck Collection Vol. 1
2002 "Silent" GZA - Legend of the Liquid Sword
2003 "Shorty Right There" Inspectah Deck - The Movement
2003 "Gun Talk" Mathematics - Love, Hell or Right
2004 "The Drummer" Theodore Unit - 718
2004 "The Prequel" Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel
2004 "Who Ya Rollin Wit" Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel
2004 "Crooked Letter I" Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel
2004 "Whatever" Masta Killa - No Said Date
2006 "4:20" Method Man - 4:21...The Day After
2006 "Everything" Method Man - 4:21...The Day After
2007 "Starter" Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
2007 "Tar Pit" Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
2009 "How Bout Dat?" Method Man & Redman - Blackout! 2
2010 "Smooth Sailing (Remix)" Method Man, Ghostface Killah, & Raekwon -"Wu-Massacre"
2012 "Built for This" Method Man, Street Life, & Freddie Gibbs -"The Man with the Iron Fists"

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