South Central Cartel

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South Central Cartel
Origin South Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, G-funk
Years active 1991–present
Labels G.W.K., Pump, Quality, Def Jam
Associated acts Havoc & Prodeje
Young Murder Squad
DJ King Assassin
Members Havoc & Prodeje
Havoc (Havoc Da Mouthpiece)
Prodeje (or Big Prodeje)
Havikk the Rhime Son
L.V.
DJ Kaos
DJ Gripp
Young Prodeje (1993-present)

South Central Cartel is a Los Angeles-based gangsta rap group. Some of their popular songs include "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis", "Pops Was a Rolla", "Ya Getz Clowned", "Gang Stories", "Servin 'Em Heat", "Knocc on Wood" (Remix), and "All Day Everyday" & "Eastside-Westside" & "It's an S.C.C Thang".

Members[edit]

  • Prodeje (or Big Prodeje) (Austin Patterson)
  • Havoc (or Havoc Da Mouthpiece) (Cary Calvin)
  • Havoc & Prodeje (as a duo)
  • L.V. (Larry Sanders)
  • Havikk the Rhime Son (Brian West)
  • Young Prodeje (Patrick Pitts)
  • DJ Kaos (Gregory Scott)
  • DJ Gripp (Perry Rayson)

Biography[edit]

As one of the original early-'90s West Coast gangsta collectives to follow N.W.A.'s lead, South Central Cartel first appeared with their debut album South Central Madness in 1991, before releasing a succession of albums throughout the remainder of the decade. After their follow-up, 1994s 'N Gatz We Truss, generated a sizable amount of attention in the gangsta rap underground. Def Jam Recordings signed the group, eventually resulting in their most commercially successful album, 1997s All Day Everyday.

During this same era, group leaders Havoc & Prodeje together released a string of albums on Pump Records as well, helping garner a small yet healthy cult audience. Despite their lack of mainstream success, the group does stand alongside fellow early-'90s West Coast colleagues such as N.W.A., Compton's Most Wanted, and Above the Law as gangsta rap pioneers.

Havoc is the son of Robert Squirell, member of The Chi-Lites music group.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[1]
Billboard 200 R&B/Hip-Hop
1992 South Central Madness - 51
1994 'N Gatz We Truss 32 4
1995 Murder Squad Nationwide 106 12
1995 Tales from the Hood (soundtrack) 16 1
1997 All Day Everyday 178 35
1999 Concrete Jungle Vol. 1 - -
2001 Gangsta Conversation - -
2002 We Have the Right to Remain Violent - -
2003 South Central Hella - -
2005 Westurrection - -
2006 Random Violence - -
2006 Tha Hoodz in Us - -
2009 ChucC N It Up - -

Compilations[edit]

  • 1996 : L.V. - The Gangstas In South Central
  • 1997 : Havoc & Prodeje - Prelude To The Peace (UK only)
  • 2003 : Greatest Hits ''(Japan only)''
  • 2006 : The Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Japan only)
  • 2007 : Cartel or Die: SCC's Most Gangsta ''(Greatest Hits)''
  • 2010 : SC Cartel Camp Presents Hood Favorites ''(Greatest Hits)''

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[2] Album
Hot rap singles Hot R&B/Hip hop songs
1992 "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis (Gangsta Luv)" #30 - South Central Madness
"Ya Getz Clowned" - -
1993 "Pops Was a Rolla" #19 -
"Servin' Em Heat" - - 'N Gatz We Truss
1994 "Gang Stories" (featuring Mr. 3-2 & Big Mike) #12 #63
"It's a S.C.C. Thang" (featuring The Chi-Lites) - -
"Seventeen Switches" - -
1997 "All Day Everyday" - - All Day Everyday
"S.C.G.'z" - -

Other related releases[edit]

  • 1993 : Havoc & Prodeje - Livin' in a Crime Wave
  • 1993 : Rhyme Poetic Mafia - Reign Of Terror
  • 1994 : Havoc & Prodeje - Kickin' Game
  • 1995 : Murder Squad - S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad Nationwide
  • 1995 : Mel-Low - It's a Bg Thang
  • 1996 : Killafornia Organization (SCC, CMW, Bonaphyde, Dazzie Dee, Killa, Tray Dee, Hard Times & Wize Guyz) - Killafornia Organization
  • 1996 : Young Murder Squad - How We Livin'
  • 1996 : Sh'Killa - Gangstrez from da Bay
  • 1996 : L.V. - I Am L.V.
  • 1997 : Young Rome & Evil Skeem - The War is On
  • 1997 : Havoc & Prodeje - Truez Neva Stop
  • 1998 : Young Prodeje - Diablo Flame On - Movie On Wax
  • 1998 : Rhyme Poetic Mafia - The Root Of All Evil
  • 2000 : Hava Rochie (aka Havoc) - Self Made Legend: It's My Time to Shine
  • 2000 : L.V. - How Long
  • 2002 : L.V. & Prodeje - The Playground
  • 2002 : Gangsta Reese (YMS) - Full Metal Jacket
  • 2003 : Young Murder Squad - Don't B Scared
  • 2004 : Big Prodeje - Hood Music
  • 2004 : Big Prodeje - Random Violence (released in Japan)
  • 2005 : Big Prodeje - If the Chucc Fits, Wear It!
  • 2007 : Big Prodeje - Hood 2 Da Good
  • 2007 : Hot Dolla (Murder Squad) - Streetz On Lock (EP)
  • 2008 : Havikk the Rhime Son - The Rhime Son
  • 2008 : Havikk the Rhime Son & Hirntot Posse - Worldwide Cartel
  • 2008 : L.V. & Prodeje - Hood Affiliated
  • 2008 : Young Prodeje - Gangsta Life
  • 2010 : L.V. - Hustla 4 Life
  • 2010 : Big Prodeje & Dj AK - What Side U On ?
  • 2012 : Big Willie & Big Prodeje - Everythang Hood (EP)
  • 2013 : Big Prodeje AKA Mr. Hood Good - The Realest Shit Ya Never Heard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums chart history". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Singles charts history". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 

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