Fiend (rapper)

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Fiend
Birth name Richard Jones
Also known as International Jones, Sleepy Jones
Born (1976-05-13) May 13, 1976 (age 39)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels Fiend, Jet Life (Current) No Limit, Priority, Ruff Ryders, Interscope (Former)
Associated acts Master P, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Silkk the Shocker, DMX, Mystikal, Mia X, Juvenile, Yung Wun, Curren$y, Mr. Serv-On

Richard "Ricky" Jones (born May 13, 1976), better known by his stage names Fiend or International Jones is an American rapper and producer best known for his time spent with Master P's No Limit Records. Fiend was also briefly a member of DMX's label Ruff Ryders Entertainment, and is currently signed to Jet Life Recordings under Warner Bros.

Music career[edit]

1995: I Won't Be Denied[edit]

On November 14, 1995 Fiend would released his first album entitled I Won't Be Denied, via independent label Big Boy Records.

1997-98: No Limit Records & There's One in Every Family'[edit]

In 1997 Fiend would sign to Master P's record label No Limit Records, he would appear on Master P's Ghetto D and Mia X's Unlady Like before releasing his second album and first for No Limit, There's One in Every Family in 1998. The album was highly successful, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Also in that year, Fiend would appear on Snoop Dogg's successful single "Woof!".

1999: Street Life[edit]

In 1999, Fiend released his third album, Street Life. The album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Fiend left No Limit. In the same year 1998 he would marry Carly Liber who is also known as Fiend, they did a duet together called "Fiend for the D".

2000-02: Fiend Entertainment, Ruff Ryders, Da Headbusaz & Can I Burn?[edit]

In the early 2000's Fiend would disband from No Limit Records & would start his own label entitled Fiend Entertainment. On August 22, 2000 Fiend would release his third album & first independent album entitled Can I Burn?, it would chart at No. 52 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. In 2000 Fiend would also become a signed artist at Ruff Ryders Entertainment and would appeared on the label's third compilation album, Ryde or Die Vol. 3: In the "R" We Trust, before leaving in 2001. In 2000, Fiend & former No Limit label mate Mr. Serv-On collaborated on Three 6 Mafia's song "Touched Wit It", which lead to Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul And Juicy J to do a group album with Fiend to form a new group entitled Da Headbusaz the album would be entitled Dat's How It Happen to'M.

2003-06: Can I Burn? 2, Go Hard or Go Home & The Addiction[edit]

After the album, Fiend started his own label, Fiend Entertainment, and released three more albums. On May 13, 2003 Fiend would release his fourth album & second independent album entitled Can I Burn? 2, it would chart at No. 55 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. On August 31, 2004 Fiend would release his fifth album & third independent album entitled Go Hard or Go Home, it would chart at No. 55 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. On June 27, 2006 Fiend would release his sixth album & fourth independent album entitled The Addiction, it would chart at No. 70 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

2011-present: Jet Life Recordings, Street Aint Safe, Vol. 3 & Heart of a Ghetto Boy: Volume 1[edit]

On May 24, 2011 during a interview Fiend would announce that he had signed to fellow New Orleans, Louisiana rapper Currensy record label Jet Life Recordings, Fiend would also join Currensy's new group Jet Life & would aso announced that he had completed a sequel to second critically acclaimed album There's One in Every Family entitled There’s One in Every Family Pt. II.[1]

On July 10, 2015 Fiend would release his eighth album entitled Street Aint Safe, Vol. 3 via Fiend Entertainment, Rapbay, Urbanlife Distribution.[2] On August 21, 2015 Fiend would release his ninth album & fifth independent album entitled Heart of a Ghetto Boy: Volume 1 via independently Fiend Entertainment.[2]

Other ventures[edit]

Record production[edit]

Fiend also produces music, having done production for songs on Jadakiss' Kiss tha Game Goodbye and former labelmate C-Murder's The Truest Shit I Ever Said.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Fiend discography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiend Reveals Status Of Jay-Z Deal, And His Invitation To "Detox"". HipHopDX. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Street Aint Safe, Vol. 3 by Fiend on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 

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