Mr. Collipark

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Mr. Collipark
Birth nameMichael Crooms
BornOctober 13, 1970
College Park, Georgia
GenresHip hop, crunk
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1992–present
Associated actsYing Yang Twins, Bubba Sparxxx, Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris

Michael Crooms, better known by his stage name Mr. Collipark and also known as DJ Smurf, is a hip hop producer and the president of his own Atlanta-based record label, Collipark Music, which was started in 1999.[1]

The name Collipark was derived from the city of College Park, Georgia. Crooms is credited as playing a major role in the career of the Ying Yang Twins,[2] Soulja Boy, Taurus, Hurricane Chris, V.I.C., and Vistoso Bosses.

In 2007, Mr. Collipark won BMI's "Songwriter of the Year" award.[3] He was also nominated for a 2008 Grammy for his work with Soulja Boy.[4]

In 2011, Mr. Collipark debuted his mixtape Can I Have the Club Back Please, which features tracks from artists including Translee, Treal Lee & Prince Rick and the Ying Yang Twins.[5]

Other ventures[edit]

Collipark Music[edit]

Collipark Music
Founded1999
FounderMichael "Mr. Collipark" Crooms (CEO)
StatusActive
GenreSouthern hip hop, crunk, snap, pop
Country of originUnited States
LocationAtlanta, Georgia (2000-present)

Crooms founded his record label Collipark Music in 1999. He has signed various artists to the label including Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins and Vistoso Bosses. As of 2013, there are rumors of Mr. Collipark signing a distribution deal with Epic Records for the label.

Current artists
  • Mr. Collipark
  • Solace
  • Tex James
  • Translee
  • Treal Lee & Prince Rick
  • Ying Yang Twins
Former artists
Producers
  • The Package Store
    • Mr. Collipark
    • Mr. Hanky
    • Tom Slick

Albums released on label[edit]

Albums released on Collipark Music label
Artist Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B US
Rap
FRA NZ UK
Ying Yang Twins
  • Title: Thug Walkin'
  • Released: April 25, 2000 (U.S.)
  • Singles: "Whistle While You Twurk", "Ying Yang in This Thang"
54
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 4 4 1 132 9 195
V.I.C. 73 12 7
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 43 8 2 134

The Package Store and record producing[edit]

Mr. Collipark, along with his production/writing team The Package Store, have produced and written artists including Kilo Ali, Hurricane Chris, Mike Jones, Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, Soulja Boy, DJ Unk, E-40, Bubba Sparxxx, and Nia Chongg.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1995: Versastyles
  • 1998: Dead Crunk
Mixtapes
  • 2011: Can I Have The Club Back Please

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivey, Nile (March 29, 2008), Spring Bling Reminds Mr.Collipark of Home, Black Entertainment Television, archived from the original on June 22, 2008.
  2. ^ "Interview with Bryan Leach". HitQuarters. April 5, 2004. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. Collipark, Pharrell Williams Take Top BMI Urban Honors". BMI.com. September 7, 2007.
  4. ^ "50th Annual Grammy Nominations Complete List Announced". December 6, 2007.
  5. ^ "Tough Love! Mr. Collipark Talks Artistry vs. Business, Music Industry Change and More!". UrbLife.com. April 10, 2011.

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