Red Café

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Red Café
Birth name Jermaine Denny
Also known as Arm & Hammer Man
Born (1976-09-19) September 19, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1999–present
Labels Street Family Records, Desert Storm, Konvict, Bad Boy, Interscope[1]
Associated acts Akon, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Omarion, Diddy, Rick Ross, Kay One, Jadakiss, Fat Joe
Website www.redcafe.tv

Jermaine Denny[2][3] (born September 19, 1976), better known as his stage name Red Café, is an American rapper. He was born to Afro-Guyanese parents and is signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik, Diddy's Bad Boy Records and Ciroc Entertainment and DJ Clue's Desert Storm label.

Biography[edit]

Red Café is a Brooklyn, NY rapper of Afro-Guyanese descent.[4] His nickname "Red" was his father's nickname;[5] in songs he refers to himself simply as "R".[citation needed] He was imprisoned for four years in 1992. After his release he joined the group Da Franchise, which was signed by Violator Records but was not successful and disbanded.[4] He was signed by Arista in 2003,[6] by Capitol (Hoo-Bangin' Records) in 2005, by Universal (Konvict Muzik) in 2006,[7] and then Interscope (Konvict Musik) in 2007,[2][8] but released no albums. His song All Night Long was included on the 2005 Coach Carter soundtrack.[9] He has also ghostwritten for many popular rappers over the years.[6] As an underground rapper, his work is not internationally recognized, though he has been rapping on the circuit since the late 1990s.

He released a mixtape with DJ Envy, The Co-Op, in 2007.[4] Remy Ma was featured on the album. Red Cafe made an original song, "Stick'm" for the game Grand Theft Auto IV. In 2009 he played Primo, the freestyle battle rapper, in the 2009 Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious.[2] In 2011 he performed at the debut event of the Urban Wrestling Federation.[10]

A new mixtape, Above the Cloudz, was released on March 17, 2011. He then released Hell's Kitchen on January 13, 2012. and American Psycho was released on December 12, 2012. American Psycho has featurings coming from The Game, French Montana, Chief Keef, Fabolous, Jeremih, T-Pain, Trey Songz, and 2 Chainz, with production from Young Chop, Reefa, Soundsmith Productions, and others.[11]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes
  • Hennessy And Haze (2006)
  • The Co-Op (with DJ Envy) (2007)[12]
  • Hottest In The Hood (2009)
  • No Witnesses (2010)
  • Muthafucka I'm Ill (2010)
  • Above The Cloudz (2011)
  • Hells Kitchen (2012)
  • American Psycho (2012)
  • American Psycho 2 (2014)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[13]
US
R&B

[13]
US
Rap

[13]
"All Night Long" 2005 Coach Carter: Music from the Motion Picture
"Bling Blaow"
(featuring Fabolous)
67 The Supplier
"Diddy Bop" 2006 95 The Arm and Hammer Man
"Dolla Bill"
(with DJ Envy featuring Fabolous)
2007 The Co-Op
"Things You Do"[14]
(with DJ Envy featuring Nina Sky)
115 106
"Paper Touchin'"
(featuring Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Fabolous)
2008 Eviction Notice
"Da Hottest in da Hood" 2009 77 Non-album single
"I'm Ill"
(featuring Fabolous)
2010 74 ShakeDown
"Heart and Soul of New York"
(featuring Pete Rock)
"Money Money Money"
(featuring Diddy and Fabolous)
68
"Faded"
(featuring Rick Ross)
2011 105 Above the Cloudz
"Above the Cloudz"
"We Get It On"
(featuring Omarion)
95[15]
"Fly Together"
(featuring Ryan Leslie and Rick Ross)
44 22 ShakeDown
"Let It Go (Dope Boy)"
(featuring Diddy)
2012 76
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Collaborations[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 "Dolla Bill" (with DJ Envy; feat. Fabolous) The Co-Op
"Things You Do"[14] (with DJ Envy; feat. Nina Sky)
2008 "Doin In Da Club" (with DJ King SamS; feat. Red Cafe) U Never No

Featured singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2008 "Big Balla" (Mack 10 feat. Glasses Malone & Red Café) 90[citation needed] Soft White
2009 "Swagger" (Grandmaster Flash feat. Red Café, Snoop Dogg, MoU$e G & Lynn Carter) The Bridge (Concept of a Culture)
"Shootin" (Duo Live feat. Billionz, Joell Ortiz, Red Café, Uncle Murda & M.O.P.) NBA 2K10 OST
"Bigger Checks" (Beyond Belief feat. Red Café) Bigger Checks (Maxi Single)
2012
"Function (Remix) " (E-40 feat Problem, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, French Montana & Red Café)

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B

"Ocho Cinco"
(French Montana featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Diddy, Red Cafe and Los)
2013 52 Mac & Cheese 3 and Excuse My French
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"I'm The Man" 2007 Fabolous From Nothin' to Somethin'
"This Is Family" Fabolous, Paul Cain, Freck Billionaire, Joe Budden, Ransom
"Set It Off" (Remix)[16] N.O.R.E., Swizz Beatz, Cassidy, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli N/A
"Arab Money (Remix Pt. 2)" 2008 Busta Rhymes, Ron Browz, Rick Ross, Reek Da Villian, Spliff Star, N.O.R.E.
"There He Go" 2009 Fabolous, Paul Cain, Freck Billionaire Loso's Way
"Thug Luv" 2010 DJ Kay Slay, Maino, Papoose, Ray J More Than Just A DJ
"Night People" Masspike Miles, Freeway Superfly
"Dope Boy Swag" Masspike Miles
"Tonight" Fabolous There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP
"This And That" Maino The Art Of War
"Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho" 2011 Fabolous The S.O.U.L. Tape
"Battle" Omarion The Awakening
"Get It On"
"Self Made" DJ Drama, Yo Gotti Third Power
"Unfuckwitable" Fabolous There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3's
"Sicker Than Yo Average"[17] Fabolous, Trey Songz Bedrock Boyz
"Round N Round" 2012 Torch, Masspike Miles, Pusha T UFO
"Hab alles da" Haftbefehl Kanackiş
"Function" (remix) Problem, E-40, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, French Montana Welcome To Mollywood 2
"Shake Dat" Verse Simmonds, Gucci Mane Fuck Your Feelings
"Role Play" Bobby V Dusk Till Dawn
"Ocho Cinco" French Montana, Diddy, MGK, Los Mac & Cheese 3
"Whip Push" 2013 Kaboom, NH, Peedi Crakk, Gunplay Our Way Vol. 3: Miami Heat Baller Blockin' Edition
"With The BS" Tech N9ne, Big Scoob, Trae tha Truth Something Else

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (2010-05-06). "Red Cafe Joins Bad Boy / Interscope Records Partnership | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Watkins, Greg (2009-04-03). "Who's the hottest in the hood? Red Café wants to know". Delaware Online. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  3. ^ Red cafe Profile, Konvict Music. Accessed 2011-10-10.
  4. ^ a b c Cordor, Cyril. Red Café at AllMusic, Macrovision Corporation Accessed 2011-10-10.
  5. ^ "Who is Red Café?". Sixshot.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  6. ^ a b Rawlins, Asmi (2008) "FEATURES: Red Cafe – Doin’ It Big", XXL Magazine
  7. ^ Ivey, Michael (2007). "Red Café – A Shakedown's Upon Us". nobodysmiling.com. Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  8. ^ "DJ Envy & Red Café", Hip Hop Galaxy, 2007
  9. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (2004) "Kanye, Fabolous, Twista Make 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack A Slam Dunk", MTV
  10. ^ "UWF Tapes First PPV Live On June 3, 2011". 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  11. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.22191/title.red-cafe-american-psycho-mixtape-download-stream
  12. ^ The Co-Op at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
  13. ^ a b c "Red Café > Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  14. ^ a b "R&R: Going For Adds: Urban (Week Of: August 28, 2007)". Radio & Records. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  15. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of June 18, 2011". Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  16. ^ Burmy. "N.O.R.E - Set It Off (Remix) ft. Busta, Kweli, Cassidy, & Red Cafe". DJBooth.net. The DJ Booth LLC. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  17. ^ TheUrbanDaily Staff (August 26, 2011). "Fabolous ft. Trey Songz & Red Cafe Sicker Than Yo Average". TheUrbanDaily. Retrieved 28 October 2012.