Guilty Simpson

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Guilty Simpson
Simpson posing backstage in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2008
Simpson posing backstage in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2008
Background information
Birth nameByron Dwayne Simpson
Born (1980-01-11) January 11, 1980 (age 40)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1996-present
LabelsStones Throw
Associated acts

Byron Dwayne Simpson (born January 11, 1980), better known as Guilty Simpson, is an American rapper and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan whose recording career spans more than 20 years. He is signed to Stones Throw Records and known for being a favorite of the late producer J Dilla.[1] His debut album, Ode to the Ghetto includes production from J Dilla, as well as other frequent record producers Madlib and Black Milk. Along with Sean Price and Black Milk, Guilty Simpson formed the rap trio Random Axe until Sean Price died in 2015. Simpson is also affiliated with the Detroit hip hop collective Almighty Dreadnaughtz. His major influences were Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A., Scarface and Kool G Rap.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Top Heatseekers
2008 Ode to the Ghetto 69 23
2010 O. J. Simpson (produced by Madlib)
  • Released: May 18, 2010
  • Label: Stones Throw
62 37
2015 Detroit's Son (produced by Katalyst of Quakers)[2]
  • Released: September 11, 2015[3]
  • Label: Stones Throw

Collaborations[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S.
200
U.S.
R&B
2011 Random Axe with Black Milk & Sean Price 83 15
2012 The Mission EP with Eric Lau
  • Released: February 3, 2012
  • Label: Kilawatt Music
2012 Dice Game with Apollo Brown
  • Released: November 13, 2012
  • Label: Mello Music Group
2013 Highway Robbery with Small Professor
  • Released: September 24, 2013[4]
  • Label: Beat Goliath/Coalmine
2014 The Simpson Tape with Oh No
  • Released: September 27, 2014
  • Label: Stones Throw
2020 LSD with Leonard Charles as the Leonard Simpson Duo[5]
  • Released: January 31, 2020[6]
  • Label: Jakarta

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Stray Bullets (mixed by DJ Rhettmatic) (Stones Throw)
  • 2009: Madlib Medicine Show Vol.1: Before the Verdict (Feat. Guilty Simpson) (produced by Madlib)
  • 2010: Ghettodes (Beats by Oh No)
  • 2010: OX to the D (With Roc C) (produced by Soul Professa)

Singles[edit]

  • 2007: "Man's World" 12" (Prod. J Dilla)
  • 2007: "Getting Bitches" 12" (Prod. Mr Porter) b/w "She Won't Stay At Home" (Prod. Madlib)
  • 2008: "Ode To The Ghetto" 12" (Prod. Oh No) b/w "Home Invazion (Madlib Robbery Remix)" (Prod. Madlib)
  • 2008 "Guilt Trip" b/w "Trusted (Lying Bitch)" Digital Single (Prod. L.G.P)
  • 2008: "Footwork (Size 12 Version)" 7" (Prod. Madlib)
  • 2009: "Stress" 12" (Prod. J Dilla)
  • 2009: "Coroners Music" 12" (Prod. Madlib) b/w "OJ Simpson" (Prod. Madlib)
  • 2009: "Acquired Taste" 7" (Prod. Metro)
  • 2013: "Gees" 7" (Prod. Musca)
  • 2014: "Assam" 7" (Prod. Musca)

Appearances[edit]

2001

2002

  • "Dirty District Theme" (with MarvWon (billed as Guilty & Marv )) by Slum Village from Dirty District

2003

2004

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

  • "My Guitar Whales (Remix)" by Paul White from And The Purple Brain

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guilty Simpson – Stones Throw Records". Stonesthrow.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Guilty Simpson". Real Detroit Weekly. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son [Explicit]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. ^ "iTunes – Music – Highway Robbery by Guilty Simpson & Small Professor". iTunes. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ Van Nguyen, Dean (February 4, 2020). "The Leonard Simpson Duo: LSD Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "LSD by The Leonard Simpson Duo". Apple Music. Retrieved February 7, 2020.

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