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 ShakeDown, Street Family, Bad Boy, Interscope (current)[1]
Hoo-Bangin', Capitol, Arista, Desert Storm, Konvict, Universal (former)
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 is signed to Fabolous' Street Family Records, Diddy's Bad Boy Records and is managed by Diddy's Ciroc Entertainment.

Early life[edit]

Red Café is a Brooklyn, NY rapper.[4] His nickname "Red" was his father's nickname;[5] in songs he refers to himself simply as "R".[citation needed] During an interview Café stated he was born in Guyana, South America, but him & his family had moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 6.[6]

Music career[edit]

After his release from jail 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,[7] by Capitol (Hoo-Bangin' Records) in 2005, by Universal (Konvict Muzik) in 2006,[8] and then Interscope (Konvict Musik) in 2007,[2][9] but released no albums. His song All Night Long was included on the 2005 Coach Carter soundtrack.[10] As an underground rapper, his work is not internationally recognized, though he has been rapping on the circuit since the late 1990s.

He released an album 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.

On March 17, 2011 Café released his retail mixtape, Above the Cloudz. On January 13, 2012 Café released his mixtape Hell's Kitchen. On December 12, 2012 Café released his mixtape American Psycho. 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]

On February 17, 2014 Café released his mixtape American Psycho 2.[12][13] On July 29, 2014 Café released his latest single entitled "Pretty Gang" featuring frequent collaborator & close friend Fabolous.[14] In 2014, Café left Bad Boy Records.

Other ventures[edit]

Co-writing[edit]

He has also ghostwritten for many popular rappers over the years.[7]

Acting career[edit]

In 2009 Café played Primo, the freestyle battle rapper, in the 2009 Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious.[2] In 2011 he performed at the debut television event of the Urban Wrestling Federation, though the show was never released.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He was born to Afro-Guyanese parents & is of Afro-Guyanese descent.

Legal issuses[edit]

He was imprisoned for four years in 1992.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
ShakeDown To Be Released
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
The Co-op
(with DJ Envy)
  • Released: October 9, 2007 (US)[16]
  • Label: Koch
  • Format: Digital download

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US
Rap
In Us We Trust: The Compilation[17]
  • Released: December 1, 2014
  • Label: Shakedown Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B
The Supplier
(Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)
  • Released: December 12, 2005 (US)
  • Label: Howie McDuffie Music Group
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
88
Hennessy And Haze
(Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid & Clinton Sparks)
  • Released: March 6, 2006
  • Label: Howie McDuffie Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Arm & Hammer Man
(Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)
  • Released: January 16, 2007
  • Label: ShakeDown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Eviction Notice
(Hosted by DJ Envy)
  • Released: July 10, 2008
  • Label: ShakeDown, Konvict Muzik
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Hottest In The Hood
(Hosted by Diddy)
  • Released: May 19, 2009
  • Label: ShakeDown, Konvict Muzik, Bad Boy
  • Formats: digital download
No Witnesses
(Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar)
  • Released: May 24, 2010
  • Label: ShakeDown, Konvict Muzik, Bad Boy
  • Formats: digital download
Above The Cloudz
  • Released: March 17, 2011
  • Label: ShakeDown, Bad Boy
  • Formats: LP, digital download
Hells Kitchen
(Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid & DJ Ill Will)
  • Released: January 13, 2012
  • Label: ShakeDown, Bad Boy
  • Formats: digital download
American Psycho
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: ShakeDown, Bad Boy
  • Formats: digital download
American Psycho 2
  • Released: February 17, 2014
  • Label: ShakeDown, Street Family, Bad Boy
  • Formats: digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[18]
US
Rap

[18]
"Fly Together"
(featuring Rick Ross and Ryan Leslie)
2011 44 22 ShakeDown
"Pretty Gang"
(featuring Fabolous)
2014

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[18]
US
Rap

[18]
"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
"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[19]
"Let It Go (Dope Boy)"
(featuring Diddy)
2012 76 ShakeDown
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Collaboration singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[18]
US
Rap

[18]
"Dolla Bill"
(with DJ Envy featuring Fabolous)
2007 The Co-Op
"Things You Do"[20]
(with DJ Envy featuring Nina Sky)
115 106
"Doin In Da Club"
(with DJ King SamS featuring Fabolous)
2008 Non-album single

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)[21] 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"[22] 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]

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  3. ^ Red cafe Profile, Konvict Music. Accessed 2011-10-10.
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  9. ^ "DJ Envy & Red Café", Hip Hop Galaxy, 2007
  10. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (2004) "Kanye, Fabolous, Twista Make 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack A Slam Dunk", MTV
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  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pretty-gang-feat.-fabolous/id900280129
  15. ^ "UWF Tapes First PPV Live On June 3, 2011". 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
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  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-us-we-trust-compilation/id942131978
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  19. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of June 18, 2011". Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  20. ^ "R&R: Going For Adds: Urban (Week Of: August 28, 2007)". Radio & Records. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
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