Freak Nasty

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Freak Nasty
Birth nameCarlito Thomas
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresHip hop[1][2]
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer, songwriter, disc jockey
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1994–present
LabelsHard Hood Records
Associated actsPMW

Carlito Thomas[1], professionally known as Freak Nasty, is an American hip hop recording artist[1][2] and record producer from Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] He is best known for his Top 40[1] single "Da Dip" released in 1996[2] which was a sleeper hit,[2] and ultimately went mainstream in the summer 1997;[2] it later peaked number 15[3] on the Hot 100. Later he released "Do What U Feel"[3] from the album Which Way is Up,[3] but it failed to reach the success of the previous song, making it to 87 on the Hot R&B charts.[3]

Music career[edit]

Freak Nasty began his career as a DJ and a hip hop producer. He was one of two, in a group called PMW. He then found success in Atlanta, Georgia with his first album Freak Nasty, selling close to 300,000 units.[citation needed] His next album Controversee... That's Life... And That's the Way It Is, was a much bigger hit and sold over 5 million units,[citation needed] mainly due to his smash hit single "Da' Dip", which peaked at number 15[3] on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2007, the single "Do It Just Like a Rockstar", peaked at number 45[3] on the Billboard Hot 100.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Freak Nasty (1994)[4]
  • Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It Is (1996)
  • Freak Nasty Da' Dip (1997)
  • Which Way Is Up? (2000)
  • Freak Nasty World (2002)
  • Zahira Sims (Party Mix) (2005)
  • Freaknotic/Crunk City (2007)

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100
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U.S. R&B
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U.S. Rap
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Album
1996 "Da' Dip" 15 16 4 Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It Is
1998 "Do What U Feel" - 87 33 Which Way Is Up
2007 "Do It Just Like a Rockstar" 45 - - Freaknotic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Freak Nasty Last fm Information". Lastfm. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Erlewine, Steve. "Freak Nasty All Music Bio". AllMusic. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Music VF Information". MusicVF. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "All Music Discography". All Music. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Freak Nasty Music News & Info". Billboard.

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