|Birth name||Wesley Eric Weston, Jr.|
|Born||March 3, 1981|
|Origin||Cloverland, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Labels||Clover G, Twenty Two Recordings, EMI, Capitol Music Group|
|Associated acts||David Banner, Young Buck, Lil Scrappy, Ludacris, Mike Jones, Gudda Gudda, Z-Ro, Chamillionaire|
Wesley Eric Weston, Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper. He is best known for his singles "Sunshine", "Game Over", "The Way We Ball", "I Can Do Dat" and "Rollin on 20's" from the 2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack.
Wesley Eric Weston, Jr.(born March 3, 1981),went to Worthing High School (Houston, Texas). He is known for his freestyle ability and claims to have been on 1000 mixtapes.
1999–2000: The Leprechaun
Lil' Flip, amid the growing underground rap scene in Houston, Texas, quickly rose to fame after independently releasing the 2000 album titled, The Leprechaun, which broke through to a national audience. Flip, as a teenager (he was 19 when he released the album) won the attention of the highly respected DJ Screw, who added the rapper into his loose-knit rap group called the Screwed Up Click, an affiliation that brought instant respect for Flip throughout Texas as well as the greater South. Later on before his untimely death, DJ Screw pronounced Lil Flip, "The Freestyle King."
2001–02: Undaground Legend
In 2002 Columbia Records offered Flip a contract and Suckafree a distribution deal. Flip stated "We felt that they not only respected what we'd already accomplished on our own, but they also saw the big picture of what me as an artist, and Hump and I as Suckafree's CEOs were all about." Lil Flip released his debut studio album Undaground Legend on August 27, 2002. The album was certified Platinum in December 2002. It contained his hit single "The Way We Ball". In 2003 Lil' Flip was also featured in David Banner single "Like A Pimp". Then he also made featured appearance on Yung Wun's charting single "Tear It Up". He also made another appearance on Three 6 Mafia single "Ridin' Spinners" that made the charts. In 2003, he also did a track with Ludacris called "Screwed Up". In 2004 Flip released his second album U Gotta Feel Me it was his most successful album to date. Lil' Flip's label Columbia restructured Flip ended up at Sony Urban Music which could promote his work better. The first single from the album was "Game Over (Flip)". After that he quickly released his second single, "Sunshine" featuring Lea Sunshine. This album sold 198,000 domestic copies in its first week and was certified double Platinum by August, 2004. Lil' Flip also made an appearance on the "Naughty Girl (Remix)" with Beyoncé in 2004. He was also featured on Chingy's Powerballin' on the remix of Chingy's successful hit single "Balla Baby". In 2004 he also made a remix to his hit single "Game Over (Flip)" which featured Young Buck and Bun B. He also made a guest appearance on Nelly's successful 2004 album "Sweat". He also collaborated with Jim Jones and The Game on the "Certified Gangstas (Remix)" in 2004. In 2005 Lil' Flip & Z-Ro made a collaboration album entitled Kings of the South. Also in 2005 Lil' Flip was featured in Chamillionaire's first single "Turn It Up". He was also featured in the remix of Bun B's single "Draped Up".
2013-present : Ahead of My Time
Ahead of My Time was originally set to be released as early as 2007, but was pushed back many times and was finally released on July 6, 2010. Lil' Flip released two "album-before-the-album's" in 2009 to help promote the release of Ahead of My Time. The two albums were: Respect Me and Underground Legend 2.
Clover G Records / Warner Bros.
|Founder||Wesley "Lil' Flip" Weston, Jr (CEO) & (President)|
|Distributor(s)||Asylum/Warner Bros. (2007-2008)|
|Genre||Hip-hop, pop, Crunk, R&B|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Houston, Texas (2004-present)|
Clover G Records and its subsequent Clover G La Familia Crew was founded by Lil Flip in 2004. Today, Clover G Records is home to talented artists from all over the USA.
Clover G Records | Clover G La Familia : ARTIST ROSTER
- Source: www.CloverG.com
|DJ Big Redd||@DJBigReddMusic|
While out of prison, T.I. had overheard people claiming that Lil' Flip had disrespected him at a show he did in Atlanta and he felt obliged to respond. He did so at WHTA/Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash. According to AllHipHop, T.I. and Lil' Flip had an altercation in Lil' Flip's neighborhood, the Cloverland section of Houston. It has been said that T.I. went there to create a DVD exposing Lil' Flip to be a fraud. When T.I. went to Cloverland with his entourage, he was met by Flip and his people. Then it was said a fight broke out with one of the members of Lil Flip's entourage started swinging on T.I. until one of T.I.'s bodyguards started shooting. The same day T.I. went on a Houston, Texas radio station talking about the altercation. He revealed that he had the tape and he was going to release it with an upcoming mixtape, but that did not happen because James Prince stopped him from distributing the tape. It is unknown whether T.I. still has the tape or not. The feud was squashed by Rap-a-Lot's Prince after having them sit down and resolve their feud. The feud was documented by the Houston Press.
Slim Thug claimed also that Flip took shots at him on Z-Ro's track "From The South," which also features Paul Wall. Although Slim heavily dissed Flip and Flip's crew, Sqad Up, Slim Thug said the beef is now squashed and he wanted to move on.Slim Thug has worked with Damienn Jones.
Damienn JonesLil Flip signed Damienn Jones in 2009,put Damienn under his wing as his protégé and he released two albums from Lil Flips Label Clover G Records with Warner Brothers Distribution.Damienn Jones departed from the label in late 2013. Mtv.comSource magazine