Big Pokey

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Big Pokey
Birth nameMilton Powell
Also known as
  • Pokey
  • PoYo
  • Sensei
  • Podeine
  • Croc Bull
  • CHarb the Don
Born (1977-12-04) December 4, 1977 (age 42)
OriginHouston, Texas
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1995–present
Labels
Associated acts

Milton Powell (born December 4, 1977), better known by his stage name Big Pokey, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. Pokey is associated with chopped and screwed music, and is one of the original members of the Screwed Up Click.[1][2]

Rap career[edit]

Big Pokey began rapping with Houston producer DJ Screw in the early 1990s releasing songs on many of DJ Screw's mixtapes. Big Pokey was featured on DJ Screw's mixtape "June 27th Freestyle" which became a landmark album in chopped and screwed hip hop.[3][4][5]

His first full-length album appeared in early 1999, Hardest Pit in the Litter.[6] The following year, Pokey returned with D-Game 2000, another album of mid-tempo 808-driven beats featuring several of his Houston peers as guests. In 2001, he collaborated with the Wreckshop Wolfpack for Tha Collabo and then returned in 2002 with another solo album, Da Sky's Da Limit. In 2004, a clip of Pokey's song "Who Dat Talkin Down" was featured in the pilot episode of HBO's Entourage.[7] In 2005 Pokey was featured on Paul Wall's track "Sittin' Sidewayz" which peaked at #93 on US Billboard Hot 100.[8]

Film appearance[edit]

In 2001, Pokey appeared in the film "Soldiers United for Cash." He also starred in the movie Dirty Third 2: Home Sweet Home [9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and information
Year Title Peak chart positions
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] Independent Albums[11] Heatseekers Albums[12]
1999 Hardest Pit in the Litter
  • Label: Chevis Entertainment
72 47
2000 'D-Game 2000
  • Label: Chevis Entertainment
71 31 38
2001 'Tha Collabo (with The Wreckshop Wolfpack)
  • Label: Wreckshop Records
74 21 31
2002 'Da Sky's Da Limit
  • Label: Wreckshop Records
47 46 46
2008 'Evacuation Notice 75

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2001: Chopped & Screwed
  • 2003: Mob 4 Life (with Chris Ward)
  • 2004: A Bad Azz Mix Tape Vol. 3
  • 2004: The Best Of Big Pokey II (8ighted & Chopped)
  • 2005: Since The Grey Tapes Vol. 3 (with Lil' Keke)
  • 2007: On Another Note
  • 2008: Keep On Stackin, Vol. 3: Smoked Out... Beatin!!! (with Lil C)
  • 2008: Screwed Up Gorillaz (with E.S.G.)
  • 2010: Warning Shot

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Big Pokey | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Lac, J. Freedom du; Shin, Annys (September 15, 2012). "A $23 million mansion heads to foreclosure as an entrepreneur's fortune vanishes". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Matt (June 27, 2016). "Why June 27 should be a Houston holiday for hip hop fans". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Nathan (2014-06-27). "Meet Big DeMo, the Screwed Up Click's Mysterious "Mr. June 27"". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  5. ^ "Z-Ro - June 27th Lyrics | MetroLyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Serrano, Shea (2010-04-08). "Y'all Musta Forgot: Big Pokey's Hardest Pit In The Litter". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  7. ^ "Music from Entourage S1E01". Tunefind. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  8. ^ "Paul Wall Chart History". Hot 100. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Milton Powell". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  10. ^ "Big Pokey Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Big Pokey Chart History". Independent Albums. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Big Pokey Chart History". Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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