Criminal Manne

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Criminal Manne
Also known asCrim
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1993–present
LabelsMoney And The Power LLC, Select-O-Hits, Rap-A-Lot, IMG Records
Associated actsThe Project Playaz, DJ Squeeky, Three 6 Mafia, 8 Ball & MJG, Al Kapone, Pastor Troy, Yo Gotti, Scarface, Master P, Frayser Boy
Websitewww.myspace.com/criminalmanne

Criminal Manne is an American rapper. He is a member of The Project Playaz. His Street Ways album reached number 97 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart.[1]

Career[edit]

He started his career during the underground rap scene with producer-DJ Squeeky/Mo Cheda Records, selling more than 200,000 mixtapes out of the trunk of his car and in various radio shops in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1990s with a total of over a million songs sold to date. They began getting recognition from their hit song titled "Buck & Naked" and later signing a deal with Relativity Records (after turning down Universal Records) back in 1998.

Criminal Manne was a part of the group Project Playaz and ultimately got their worldwide recognition and their first music video aired on "Rap City" (now 106 & Park) that premiered in 1998 titled "Buck With Me". Shortly after departing from Relativity Records in 2000, Project Playaz (Criminal Manne, Thugsta & Yo Lynch) signed a short deal with Warlock Records and later ventured to Rap-A-Lot Records in 2001 and dropped their album titled "The Return". Since the departure of Rap-A-Lot Records that occurred in 2002, Criminal Manne ventured into the Independent Music World and has built his own brand without the help of a major label.

Criminal Manne has released four albums and a series of mixtapes. Albums: "PlayTime's Over" in 2002. "Neighborhood Dope Manne" in 2003. "Street Ways" in 2005 and "Got Work" in 2009. Mixtapes: "daNeighborhood Dopeman" (hosted by the Aphilliates & DJ Drama), "The Takeover (with Frayser Boy)", "Atlanta to Memphis" (Criminal Manne & Pastor Troy), "Certified Dopeboy (hosted by DJ Scream)", "Got Work", "The Re-Up (hosted by DJ Scream)", "Certified Dopeboy Vol. 5", "Blow (hosted by DJ 5150)", "Blow 2 (hosted by DJ 5150)", "Blow 3 (hosted by DJ Scream & DJ 5150)", "Blow 3.5 Grams(hosted by Traps N Trunks & DJ Mic Tee)" and "The Come Up (hosted by Traps N Trunks)".

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2002: Play Time's Over
  • 2003: Neighborhood Dope Manne
  • 2005: Street Ways
  • 2009: Got Work

Collaborations[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • 1993: It's the Criminal Manne (Cassette only)
  • 1994: Solo Tape (Cassette only)
  • 1995: Greatest Hitz (Cassette only)
  • 1996: Da Compilation (Cassette only)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Da Supplyer Mixtape
  • 2007: Da Neighborhood Dopeman (Gangsta Grillz) (hosted by the Aphilliates & DJ Drama)
  • 2008: The Takeover (with Frayser Boy)
  • 2009: Certified Dopeboy (hosted by DJ Scream)
  • 2010: Certified Dopeboy 2: The Re-Up (hosted by DJ Scream)
  • 2010: Certified Dopeboy Vol. 3: Supply & Demand (hosted by DJ 007)
  • 2010: Certified Dopeboy Vol. 4
  • 2010: Certified Dopeboy Vol. 5: The Cook Up
  • 2011: Blow (hosted by DJ 5150)
  • 2011: Blow 2 (hosted by DJ 5150)
  • 2012: Blow 3 (hosted by DJ Scream & DJ 5150)
  • 2013: Blow 3.5 Grams(hosted by Traps N Trunks & DJ Mic Tee)
  • 2013: The Come Up (hosted by Traps N Trunks)
  • 2014: Arm & Hammer (hosted by Traps N Trunks)
  • 2014: Black Boston George
  • 2014: Kings Of The Trap (with OJ Da Juiceman) (hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Woogie)
  • 2015: Trap Talk (hosted by Trap-A-Holics)
  • 2016: Return Of The Neighbourhood Dopeman (hosted by Bigga Rankin & DJ Q)
  • 2017: King Kong
  • 2018: Underground King

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charts & Awards", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-07-10