Three Times Dope

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Three Times Dope is a hip hop trio from Philadelphia consisting of EST (Robert Waller), Chuck Nice (Walter Griggs) and Woody Wood (Duerwood Beale). 3xD, as they were called for short, were a part of the Hilltop Hustlers Crew (which also included Steady B, Cool C, Da Youngstas, Mentally Gifted, and others).[1] At first, they recorded under the name 3-D.

Their debut LP, Original Stylin' was well-received, peaking at #122 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart[2] and the group became well known for the terminology they created, such as “Acknickulous” and “The Giddy Up”. The album's lyrics centered on comedic material and boasting.

3xD's follow-up album Live from Acknickulous Land was an attempt at a more serious work.[3] Despite spawning two minor hits, it failed to chart on the Billboard 200. It did, however, peak at #30 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart.[4]

3xD later became closely associated with rapper/producer Kwamé. Their third album, Da Sequel, was not released until 1998.

EST would eventually go on to become an award-winning songwriter for top-tier acts, most notably a Grammy nomination in 2005 for Destiny's Child's "Cater 2 U".

Discography[edit]

As 3-D[5][edit]

  • 1987 Crushin & Bussin' (12")
  • 1988 From Da Giddy Up (12")
  • 1988 Original Styling (LP)

As Three Times Dope[6][edit]

  • 1988 The Greatest Man Alive (12")
  • 1988 Original Stylin' (LP)
  • 1989 Funky Dividends (12") – #22 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop[7]
  • 1989 Original Stylin' (12")
  • 1990 Live From Acknickulous Land (LP)
  • 1990 No Words (12")
  • 1990 Mr. Sandman (12")
  • 1990 Weak At The Knees (12") – #41 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop[8]
  • 1991 Peace Ya'Self (12") – #85 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop[9]
  • 1994 Da Sequel (12")
  • 1999 The Sequel 3 (LP)

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