Cold 187um

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Cold 187um
Birth name Gregory Fernan Hutchison
Also known as Big Hutch
Born (1967-08-04) August 4, 1967 (age 51)
Pomona, California, United States
Origin Pomona, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, G-funk, gangsta rap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • Record Producer
  • Entrepreneur
Instruments Trumpet, Piano, Drums, Guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels
Associated acts

Gregory Fernan Hutchison (born August 4, 1967 in Pomona, California), better known by his stage names Big Hutch and Cold 187um (pronounced "cold one-eighty sev-um"), is a rapper and producer, and the lead act of the rap group Above the Law. Cold 187um is credited for being one of the first creators of G-funk and "rock soul." He currently records for his self-founded label.

Biography[edit]

Hutchison is the nephew of late R&B singer Willie Hutch.[1]

Above the Law signed to Ruthless Records in late 1989,[2] releasing their debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers, in 1990. The album was overseen and co-produced by producer Dr. Dre, who would soon leave the label and start up Death Row Records, and featured members of the group N.W.A.[3]

187um contributed to the success of Ruthless after Dre's departure and the breakup of N.W.A. During his tenure on the label he produced for Eazy-E's 5150: Home 4 tha Sick and It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, MC Ren's The Villain in Black among other projects.

Hutch and his group parted ways with Ruthless in 1996. In mid-1999 the producer was brought in by Suge Knight to replace Daz Dillinger as head producer for Death Row Records.[4] During his tenure there, 187um would oversee production on numerous albums. In 2004, Above the Law was put on hold, as 187um was jailed for drug trafficking.[5] Upon his release the group resumed recording and touring. As a solo artist, Hutch released Fresh Out the Pen in August 2008, and both "EF U Hutch" in November 2010 and Only God Can Judge Me in April 2011 in collaboration with Big Shot Music Group.

In 2011, as Big Hutch, Hutchinson toured with Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie as part of the American Psychos Tour in October.[6] Hutchinson was a featured artist on "Where Do We Go From Here?", which was recorded during that tour.[7] Later in the year, it was announced that Hutchinson had signed with Psychopathic Records, and his album The Only Solution was released on October 22, 2012. Hutchinson left Psychopathic in 2013 due to poor sales.[8]

On April 1, 2014 Hutchinson released his self-produced new album titled The Big Hit. Shortly after the release of "The Big Hit" Cali Barnes released "Remember Me", produced by Cold 187um, but the single failed to chart.

In August 2015, Cold 187um was featured on Dr. Dre's album Compton on the track "Loose Cannons".

On October 24, 2015 The Hip Hop Foundation released an article on their website titled "5 Legendary Hip Hop Producers You Never Hear About" giving Cold 187um the number one spot. The article credits him for being a legend that pioneered a generation of west coast hip hop sound G-Funk.[9]

In 2016 Netflix Original released Hip-Hop Evolution. Hutchison appears in Episode 4, "The Birth of Gangsta Rap".

On October 10, 2016 Cold 187um released "The Black Godfather," a double album featuring numerous guest artists.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • From Pomona With Love (2011)

Extended plays[edit]

  • EF U Hutch (2010)

Production credits[edit]

Year Artist Song(s) Album
1990 N.W.A "100 Miles and Runnin'" 100 Miles and Runnin'
1992 Eazy-E "Neighborhood Sniper" 5150: Home 4 tha Sick
1993 Mz Kilo "All Over a Ho" Menace II Society soundtrack
1993 Eazy-E "Any Last Werdz" It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
1994 Kokane Entire album Funk Upon a Rhyme
1995 Frost Various tracks Smile Now, Die Later
1995 Kam "Givin' It Up" Made in America
1996 MC Ren 6 tracks The Villain in Black
1996 Mac Mall "Opening Doors" Untouchable
2001 2Pac 3 tracks Until the End of Time
2013 Big Hoodoo 2 tracks ("Crystal Skull" and "Happily Ever After") Crystal Skull
2014 Shaelyn Rolf 3 tracks ("Tick Tick" "Intoxicated" "Not the Same) Shaelyn Rolf EP
2014 Cali Barnes "Remember Me" Cali Barnes EP
2014 Cold 187um Entire album The Big Hit
2014 Cali Barnes and Shaelyn Rolf "My Life" The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce soundtrack
2015 Dr. Dre "Loose Cannons" Compton
2016 Cold 187um Entire album The Black Godfather

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary by Garth Cartwright". London: Guardian.co.uk. October 4, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090408094639/http://www.worldwideconnected.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=355. Archived from the original on April 8, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Above The Law - Livin' Like Hustlers (CD, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  4. ^ "With Suge Behind Bars, Big Hutch Is In Charge". MTV.com. 2001-07-18. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  5. ^ "// Big Hutch aka Cold 187um (Above The Law) Interview (February 2008) // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  6. ^ "Big Hutch Interview - 3/9/12 on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  7. ^ "Psychopathic Family with Big Hutch - Where Do We Go From Here? - Music Video". YouTube. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  8. ^ "Cold187um no longer on Psychopathic". Faygoluvers.net. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  9. ^ "5 Legendary Hip Hop Producers You Never Hear About". The Hip Hop Foundation. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  10. ^ http://www.dubcnn.com/2016/09/29/cold-187um-the-black-godfather-artwork-tracklist-release-date/

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