Dem Franchize Boyz

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Dem Franchize Boyz
Also known asDFB
OriginAtlanta, Georgia
GenresSouthern hip hop
Years active2002–2012
LabelsUniversal, So So Def, Virgin, Capitol, E1
Websitewww.demfranchizeboys.com
MembersParlae
Buddie
Pimpin'
Jizzal Man

Dem Franchize Boyz was an American rap group from Atlanta signed to E1 Music. The group had four members: Parlae (born Maurice Gleaton), Pimpin' (Jamal Willingham), Jizzal Man (Bernard Leverette), and Buddie (Gerald Tiller).

History[edit]

The group signed to Universal Records in 2004 after performing unsigned. Universal released the group's self-titled debut album in September of that year with hit single "White Tee", which BET featured for some time. In 2005, record producer Jermaine Dupri signed Dem Franchize Boyz to his label So So Def after transferring it from Arista Records to Virgin Records. Dem Franchize Boyz' remix of their earlier track "Oh I Think They Like Me" was retitled simply "I Think They Like Me" and featured Dupri, Bow Wow, and Da Brat and topped the Billboard R&B chart. So So Def released On Top of Our Game in 2006, and single "Lean wit It, Rock wit It" followed. "Lean wit It" was among several "snap music" singles popular in early 2006, such as "Laffy Taffy" by D4L and "Play" by David Banner.[1]

Parlae (Maurice Gleaton) was arrested on June 13, 2006 after police raided a studio and found drugs, weapons, and money.[2] All charges were later dropped.[3] He was also arrested as the prime suspect in the murder of Kenneth Kemp that same year. The case was dismissed on a technicality. [4] Another member, Pimpin' (Jamal Willingham), was also arrested for a DUI in October of 2007. [5]

Dem Franchize Boyz collaborated with Korn to produce a mash-up of "Lean wit It, Rock wit It" and "Coming Undone" called "Coming Undone wit It".[6] They are also featured in Monica's single "Everytime tha Beat Drop". They released their third album, Our World, Our Way on Koch Records on September 30, 2008.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
  • Voltron (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy (2006). "Dem Franchize Boyz > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  2. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jay-Z, White Stripes, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Hicks, Diddy & More". MTV News. June 14, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Drug Possession Charges Dropped against Maurice “Parlae” Gleaton, Dem Franchize Boyz. All the other members later died. (March 28, 2007). "Thestreetreporter's Weblog". Accessed March 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Supremes dismiss murder charge against Dem Franchize Boyz rapper". Atlanta Unfiltered. November 9, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Pimpin of Dem Franchize Boyz Busted For DUI". AllHipHop. October 29, 2007. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  6. ^ Moss, Corey (April 14, 2006). "Are Korn Coming Undone? Rockers Turn To Crunk, Acoustic Songs". MTV News. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Dem Franchize Boyz - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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