Dice (rapper)

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Dice
Birth name Robert Boyd
Also known as Dice, Monkey Joe
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Rapping
Years active 1992–present
Labels
  • Fallen Angelz


Associated acts
Website www.fallenangelzent.com

Dice (born Robert Boyd) is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

Biography[edit]

Dice began his career in 1992, signing with World One Records, who released his debut album, The 40 Made Me Do It through Raw Dogg Records.[1][2] After touring with Ultramagnetic MCs, Ice Cube and Da Lench Mob, Dice began his association with Reel Life Productions,[2][3] although he did not sign a contract with the label.[1] Following appearances on Natas' Doubelievengod and Mastamind's EP Lickkuidrano,[4] Dice released the album The Neighborhoodshittalka on Reel Life in 1996.[5] Dice estimated that the album sold 200,000 copies, and claims to have received no royalties from the album.[1]

Dice left Reel Life in 1996.[1] After signing with another label, Dice formed Fallen Angelz entertainment with Russell Culvin[6][7] and released the album Black Monday. Fallen Angelz recorded new material to complete the album.[7] After recording another album, Red Rain, with Fallen Angelz, Dice claimed that Culvin took his name off the Fallen Angelz ownership papers and did not fairly compensate him for his services.[7] Culvin claims that Dice agreed to put up $30,000 to bankroll the label, but never came up with his half to become part owner of the label.[7] Culvin said that Dice left owing him three more albums and four concert performances. To cover the concerts, Culvin wore a hoodie and performed in place of Dice.[8]

In 2003, Dice formed his own label, Big Head Records and released the mixtape Drug Abuse.[1][2] In 2013, he started a new label called Self Medicated Records which went into a joint venture with producer, record executive Ralpheal "Bigg Reez" Dixon, to release, Morfein.[9]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Davison, Kahn (2006-07-19). "Dice roll". Metro Times. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dice Acid Rap legend still strong". PR Log. August 10, 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Turner, Khary (June 2000). "The Motown Lowdown: Detroit Hip-Hop City". CMJ New Music Monthly (82): 79. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  4. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Lickkuidrano - Mastamind". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Neighborhoodshittalka - Dice". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d Davison, Kahn (2006-11-29). "Still rollin' dice". Metro Times. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/family-feud/Content?oid=2179518
  9. ^ Virkki, Mika. "Interview with Dice". Redrum-187.com. Jarno Laaksonen. Retrieved 9 May 2013.