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|Birth name||William A. Lewis|
|Also known as||Spliff, Spliff Steezy, Street Corner Colonel, Fat Man Son, Fat Head|
|Born||April 16, 1975|
|Origin||East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Labels||Conglomerate Records, Paperrock, Violator|
|Associated acts||Flipmode Squad, Busta Rhymes, Lab Ratz, DNS, Dem Jointz|
William A. Lewis (born April 16, 1975), better known as Spliff Star, is an American rapper. Raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, he is of Trinidadian descent. Lewis first appeared alongside Busta Rhymes as the Flipmode Squad in 1996 on his album The Coming.
Lewis graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1996.
The Flipmode Squad as a Brooklyn crew released their debut album The Imperial Album in 1998. Every member kept busy guesting on each other's albums and mixtapes as well as promoting their respective careers.
Lewis released his first (digital-only) solo indie project, Contraband - The Street Album in 2008 via his label Paperrock Records, on the Flipmode/Paperrock imprint. He helped found Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate record label in 2011.
He appears in almost all of Busta Rhymes' music videos, normally standing next to Busta or having an actual verse. Some of the videos he's been included in are "Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up", "Break Ya Neck", "Make It Clap", "I Know What You Want" in which he is credited along with the Flipmode Squad, "Touch It" and "Don't Touch Me". He also appears alongside Busta Rhymes in almost all of his shows as his hype man.
Albums and mixtapes
- 2003: Blood & Sweat
- 2007: Let the Streets Decide (hosted by Big Mike)
- 2007: Contraband (mixtape version) (Flipmode/Paperrock) (hosted by Big Mike)
- 2008: Contraband (street album) (Flipmode/Paperrock)
- 2009: One Shot Willy (Flipmode/Paperrock)
With Flipmode Squad
- 1998: The Imperial Album
Film and media appearances
- 1998: Wayan Bros. (as himself)
- 1999: The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards (as himself)
- 2000: Da Hip Hop Witch (as himself)
- 2001: Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E The Videos, Volume 1 (as himself)
- 2003: Chappelle's Show (musical guest - as himself)
- 2003: Brother Ber (as Old man bear)
- 2004: The Shady National Convention (as himself)
- 2004: Full Clip (actor)
- 2004: Busta Rhymes: Everything Remains Raw (performer)
- 2005: Negermagasinet Season 2, Episode 9 (as himself)
- 2006: Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops (as himself)
- 2007: Nick Cannon: Short Circuitz (as himself)
- Orgy World: Brown & Round 7 (as himself) (cameo)