I-20 (rapper)

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I-20
Birth nameBobby Sandimanie
Born (1975-07-08) July 8, 1975 (age 47)
OriginDecatur, Georgia, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1996–present
LabelsDisturbing tha Peace, E1
Websitei20music.com
Children:
  • Destroy Lonely[1]

Bobby Sandimanie,[2] better known by his stage name I-20, is an American rapper. He was originally known as Infamous 2-0 (on Ludacris's first two albums Incognegro and Back for the First Time), but changed his name to reflect the interstate route that runs through the Southeastern United States. He was discovered by Ludacris, who signed him to the Disturbing tha Peace record label.[2] In 2002, he appeared on six songs from Disturbing Tha Peace's 1st album Golden Grain ("Break Somethin'", "Smokin' Dro", "Can't Be Stopped (I Know)", "A-Town Hatz", "N.S.E.W." & "Outro On Ya Ass") and in 2004, I-20 released his debut album, Self Explanatory. It peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200 and number five on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[3]

I-20 later appeared on Ludacris' seventh album Battle Of The Sexes on the song "B.O.T.S. Radio" along with Shawnna. Since that time he has teamed up with Platinum selling producer DJ Pain 1 to release multiple projects. He is also managed by Mark "ShaH" Evans.

I-20 is also known as the father of fellow rapper Destroy Lonely, who would later sign to Playboi Carti's label Opium.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2011: Interstate Trafficking (with DJ Noize)
  • 2011: 20/20 Vision (with DJ Kurupt)
  • 2011: The Grey Area (with DJ Bobby Black)
  • 2012: Celebrity Rehab
  • 2012: Celebrity Rehab 2
  • 2013: The Amphetamine Manifesto: Part One
  • 2013: The Amphetamine Manifesto: Part Two (Released 06/06/2013)

Personal life[edit]

Sandimanie's son, Bobby Sandimanie III, known professionally as Destroy Lonely, is a rapper signed to Playboi Carti's Opium label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Destroy Lonely Interview: Opium signee is on a path to superstardom". Our Generation Music. September 26, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "I-20 - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - I-20". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2008-12-10.

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