The Medicine Men
The group is composed of the former In-house super production team (KLC, Mo B. Dick, Craig B, Odell) for Master P's No Limit Records from 1995-1999, as well as some new artists, and was responsible for the production of the majority of the releases from No Limit Records during the days it was distributed by Priority Records, which includes the production of songs by Master P, Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Fiend, Mia X and 6 Shot. The group is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since leaving No Limit Records, the group operates under the company Overdose Entertainment which produces artists Fat 2sday (Calicoe The Champ, Byou2ful, Nesby Phips), The Young Hoggs (Slim reaper & Bizz), Khali. Beats by the Pound transformed No Limit Records from a little-heard underground West Coast label into a Southern powerhouse that sold over 50 million units and was nominated Producers of the Year by the The Source magazine awards in 1999, and ranked #1 in The Source magazine Power 30 producers the same year. The group signed an artist–album deal with Tommy Boy Records in the late 1999. Two years later, the group released its first album, The Actual Meaning—performed by "6 Shot" and released by Street Level and, in 2006, two mixtapes called Overdose Entertainment & The Medicine Men present Live From The Infirmary Vol.1 and Calicoe the Champ, Ground Hog Day. They was supposed to drop an album called "The Medicine Men presents : Beats By The Pound" back in 2006, but was never release. Most recently, on February 12, 2013 the band group "Fat2sday" dropped their debut mp3 album called "Lundi Gras", under Overdose Entertainment & Grand Theft Audio Productions. Also because of Louisiana Voodoo & Blacklisting from Master P, The Medicine Men aka Beats By The Pound never got recognize real well after leaving No Limit Records back in 1999!.
KLC was born Craig Stephen Lawson in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the lead producer of The Medicine Men. He grew up in the Melpomene Projects, and then moved into a house on Parkway Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. Lawson's father was a saxophonist, which fueled his musical interest from childhood and he was nicknamed The Drum Major even before he joined the band at Green Middle School. He became attached to the cadences of a marching band's snare—the sound that would later influence his beats. He has stated that his one-year-old daughter, Crashan, was playing with his sound equipment one day and inadvertently helped him to develop the beat for his flagship track, "Bout It, Bout It." He made his rapping debut on Mia X's "Mama's Family from the album Unlady Like. His most notable tracks include "Bout It, Bout It", "No Limit Soldiers", "Hoody Hoo" by TRU (group)), "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" (by Master P), "Down 4 My Niggaz" (by Snoop Dogg featuring C-Murder and Magic (rapper)) and "Move Bitch" (by Ludacris featuring Mystikal and I-20). He is credited for producing hundred of songs for rap artists including Master P, Mystikal, Fiend, C-Murder, Bun B, Soulja Slim, T.I., David Banner, Ludacris, and Paul Wall. He currently produces music and also rhymes. He also owns a record label called Overdose Entertainment featuring artists Calicoe the Champ, Byou2ful, and producers DJ Don Juan, Elvin Presley and Richard Weber.
Raymond E. Poole, aka Mo B. Dick, was born in Morgan City, Louisiana. He briefly used the pseudonym Ruhi Anubis Yazid to avoid challenges during a legal battle between Master P and No Limit Records regarding publishing rights. He is known by his fans and colleagues as the beatsmith and hooksmith for No Limit Records and is co-founder of Beats by the Pound. He is also the cousin of the hip hop mogul and former No Limit CEO Master P. The former No Limit producer comes with the solo joints, preferring down-tempo R&B over gruff, Dirty South Gangsta jams. Tracks are slow and smooth, reveling in moody keyboard soliloquies and high-pitched crooning . He released his very first solo track was on the "CC Waterbound" Critical Condition album called "All This Dick." His second single was on the "I'm Bout It" movie soundtrack I'm Bout It (Soundtrack), with a song called "That Thing Is On." He also sings the chorus on songs such as "I Miss My Homies", "Mr. Ice Cream Man", "Gangstafied" and "Pop Goes My 9". His third solo song was on the "Mean Green" Presents" compilation album titled "Tell Me When" followed by "Xxxtra Skin" (The Actual Meaning - 6-Shot). Also has new Mp3 singles "U Made Me Do It", "Yo Body", "2012", "Google Me, B*tch!", "Bangkok", "Shawty Wanna Strip", "Snap Out Of It", "Molly, Molly, Molly (Git Up Outta Here!)", "Dedicated 2 The Greatest (feat. KLC)", "O. I. N. D" (Often Imitated Never Duplicated) . His first solo project was the R&B-themed release "Gangsta Harmony," (1999 Priority Records). Mo B. Dick still produces, sings & raps. He Produce tracks for artists such as King Kun, R&B group The Essentials with Pure Soul, DA and Kazmere Johnson, Janelle Nadine, Lok Akim, Cash Crop, Tbks, Dubbs from the group 2R Tina, Wonder from The Purple Pimpalishus Orchestra. He is also the Leader in the band Merge-N-Traffic, plays keyboards and sings.
Craig Damian Bazile of New Orleans, Louisiana was a member of No Limit's in-house production team, Beats by the Pound. Craig has been producing music since the early nineties. His style is Bass (sound) & Groove (music) Some of his more popular works include "The Party Don't Stop" (Mia X feat. Master P & Foxy Brown (rapper)), "Woof" (Snoop Dogg feat. Mystikal & Fiend (rapper)) and "It Ain't My Fault" (Silkk The Shocker & Mystikal). Still produces today with help of little brother Dominic Bazile.
Odell Vickers, Jr. Born May 22, is a Louisiana-based musician who was an in-house musician for Cash Money Records before moving over to No Limit Records in the mid-1990s. One of the most notable contributions by Odell was his keyboard work on the Manny Fresh-produced "Drag ’Em N Da River" by U.N.L.V. (group), a Mystikal diss song at the time. Odell produced many of the harsh-themed, dramatic tracks that played in various movies released by No Limit, including C-Murder's first and second albums intros and outros. He sang on many Beats by the Pound -produced albums for artists such as C-Murder, Master P, Mystikal, Mr. Serv-On and Mia X. Odell also has a song and video on the Foolish movie soundtrack named "Nothing Stays the Same" featuring Porsha. Currently, Odell has his own firm, Dellsong RM, from which has released a project from Shreveport/Bossier artist Khali titled Tragedy and Hope. DsRM has also released a free jazz music sampler titled "Let The Music Happen" that contains previously un-released (un-mixed) mp3 tracks "Sunset Trippin', "Stop-N-Go", "Fastlane", "Rubbasoulshoe" & "Never Alone" with more projects slated to be released from Dellsong RM #DsRM in the near future.