WC (rapper)

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Background information
Birth name William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr.
Born (1970-08-09) August 9, 1970 (age 44)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Origin Westmont, Los Angeles, California U.S
Genres Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Years active 1987–present
Labels Lench Mob, Big Swang
Associated acts Low Profile, WC and the Maad Circle, Westside Connection, Ice Cube, Mack 10, Chilly Chill, The Game, Allfrumtha I, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, Crazy Toones, Daz Dillinger, Kokane, Knoc-turn'al
Website www.dubconline.com

William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. (born August 9, 1970), better known by his stage name WC (pronounced "Dub-C"), is an American rapper. He was born in Houston, Texas,[1] but moved to South Central Los Angeles at an early age. He originally was a rapper in the group Low Profile, and later formed his group WC and the Maad Circle, who first succeeded with the single "Curb servin'". He later started a solo career and has released four solo albums. He is also well known for being a member of the rap supergroup Westside Connection.

Early life[edit]

William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. was born on August 9, 1970 in Houston, Texas. He moved to South Central Los Angeles at an early age and became a member of the Westside 111th Neighborhood Crips Gang.WC And The MAAD Circle members are Big Gee,Coolio,PS & Grandma, WC is the older brother of Crazy Toones. With DJ Aladdin, WC formed the group Low Profile in 1987.

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

A longtime staple of the gangsta rap scene, WC began his career with the group Low ProfileDJ Aladdin . The group released one album called We're in This Together in 1989. He later formed his group WC and the Maad Circle, which also included fellow rapper & mentor Big Gee, Coolio, producer Sir Jinx and DJ Crazy Toones. He released two albums with his group, Ain't a Damn Thang Changed in 1991 and Curb Servin' in 1995.

Solo career[edit]

His solo debut The Shadiest One followed in 1998, landing in the pop Top 20 in its first week of release. "Better Days" and "Just Clownin'" were moderate R&B hits, and his second record, 2002's Ghetto Heisman, entered the pop charts as well. In 2007, he released his third solo album, Guilty by Affiliation on Lench Mob Records. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Game all made an appearance on his album Guilty by Affiliation. He released his fourth solo album, Revenge of the Barracuda, on March 8, 2011. The album has featured guests like Ice Cube, Young Maylay, Daz Dillinger and Kokane. He was featured on the Danish rapper L.O.C track "Jetlag" in 2012. WC was Featured in Vicky Chand's new single Still Westsidin' in 2012

Rounding out 2012 WC features alongside Necro (rapper) and Big Dave (rapper) on the collaboration single 'Can't Hold Me' taken from Big Dave's debut album 'Self Made'.

Westside Connection[edit]

In 1996, WC formed Westside Connection with Mack 10 and Ice Cube. The group's debut album, Bow Down, was released in 1996. The album reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200, and was certified Platinum in 1996. Bow Down, the single reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The group released their second album Terrorist Threats in 2003, featuring the lead single "Gangsta Nation", which was produced by Fredwreck and featured Nate Dogg. In 2005, the group disbanded due to a conflict between Mack 10 and Ice Cube.

Discography[edit]

Main article: WC discography

Studio albums[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • West Side Heavy Hitter (2005)
  • That's What I'm Talking About EP (2010)

Filmography[edit]

Trivia[edit]

His stage name, WC, is an abbreviation for the West Coast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WC biography". July 5, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 

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