Volume 10

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Volume 10
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1993-present
Labels RCA Records
Immortal Records
Warrior Records
Street Institute Records
Pump Productions
Associated acts Freestyle Fellowship

Volume 10 is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He was a member of the Heavyweights crew along with Freestyle Fellowship, Ganjah K, and Medusa, among others.[1]

History[edit]

Volume 10's debut single "Pistolgrip Pump" was released to critical acclaim despite being edited for radio and referred to simply as "Pump" in 1994. The single is also affiliated with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[2][3] He was also featured on Freestyle Fellowship's 1993 album Innercity Griots.[4]

He released the first album, Hip-Hopera, in 1994.[5] The second album, Psycho, was released in 2000.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Hip-Hopera (1994)
  • Psycho (2000)
  • Pawn Shop (2007)

EPs[edit]

  • Servin' and Dippin' (1998)

Singles[edit]

  • "Pistolgrip Pump" (1993)
  • "Sunbeams" (1994)
  • "Raised in the Hood" (1998)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Freestyle Fellowship - "Heavyweights" from Innercity Griots (1993)
  • The Whoridas - "Top Notch" from High Times (1999)
  • Fat Jack - "Hooray!" from Cater to the DJ (1999)
  • The A-Team - "O.G. Crew (Heavyweights Round 3)" from Who Framed the A-Team? (2000)
  • Abstract Rude + Tribe Unique - "Heavyweights Round 4" from P.A.I.N.T. (2001)
  • Casual - "Take It Back" from Truck Driver (2004)
  • Fatlip - "Freaky Pumps" from The Loneliest Punk (2005)
  • Neila - "Mercy Refused" from Better Late Than Never (2009)
  • Otherwize - "Big Girls Don't Cry" from Point of View (2010)
  • Self Jupiter & Kenny Segal - "Altered States" from The Kleenrz (2012)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Heavyweights Round 2" on Project Blowed (1995)
  • "Liquor Store Run" on Rhyme & Reason (1997)
  • "Raised in the Hood" on Blade II (2002)
  • "What It Do?" on Project Blowed 10th Anniversary (2005)

Chart history[edit]

Albums
Title Year U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
Hip-Hopera 1994 66
Singles
Title Year Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
"Pistolgrip Pump" 1994 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Volume 10 - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Volume 10 Biography - ARTISTdirect Music". Artistdirect. 
  3. ^ "Volume 10 - Chart history". Billboard. 
  4. ^ Vladimir Bogdanov, ed. (2003). All Music Guide to Hip-hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. Backbeat Books. 
  5. ^ Steve 'Flash' Juon (December 2, 2008). "Volume 10 :: Hip-Hopera :: Immortal/RCA Records". Rap Reviews. 
  6. ^ Smoov (December 7, 2005). "Volume 10 - Hip-Hopera LP". Vinyl Addicts. 

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