Thompkins in 2016
|Birth name||Jeffrey Thompkins|
|Born||September 14, 1972|
Miami, Florida, United States
|Labels||Luke, Priority, Crunk City, Undeniable|
Jeffrey Thompkins (born September 14, 1972), known by his stage name JT Money, is an American rapper and the leader of Miami-based hip hop group Poison Clan. Thompkins began his career in the late 1980s as a protegé of Luther "Luke" Campbell–signing to Luke Records in 1990. His debut solo album Pimpin' on Wax was released in 1999 and spawned the successful single "Who Dat", which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Thompkins was discovered by Luke Skyywalker of the 2 Live Crew in a Miami talent show. Skyywalker signed JT Money and Debonaire as the group Poison Clan to his Luke Records. In 1990 JT Money and Debonaire released their first album as a group, 2 Low Life Muthas. After this Debonaire left Poison Clan to join another group, Home Team, with his brother, Drugzie also from the Poison Clan. This left JT Money as the main lyrical driving force of the group, which also featured members Madball, Uzi, Big Ram, and associates Shorty-T and Trigga.
The second Poison Clan album, 1992's Poisonous Mentality, featured the hit "Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya", which was listed by XXL magazine as one of the top 250 hip-hop songs of the 1990s. JT Money released two more albums under the Poison Clan name: Ruff Town Behavior in 1993 and Straight Zooism in 1995. Some other well known Poison Clan songs include "Action", "Bad Influence", "Dance All Night", "Fire Up This Funk", "The Girl That I Hate", and "Don't Sleep On A Hizzo".
In 1999 JT Money dropped the Poison Clan name for the album Pimpin' On Wax, now just recording under his own stage name. This album achieved mainstream commercial success with the major hit single "Who Dat", featuring Solé. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Top Rap Single at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. After this JT Money continued his solo career, releasing three more albums to date, none of which matched the commercial success of his solo debut.
|1999||Pimpin' on Wax||28||8|
|2001||Blood Sweat and Years||48||9|
|2002||Return of the B-Izer||-||-|
|2016||Pimpin Gangsta Party||-||-|
With the Poison Clan:
- 1990: 2 Low Life Muthas
- 1992: Poisonous Mentality
- 1993: Ruff Town Behavior
- 1995: Straight Zooism
|Year||Song||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap||Album|
|1999||"Who Dat"||#5||#2||#1||Pimpin' on Wax|
|2001||"Hi-Lo"||-||#64||-||Blood Sweat and Years/The New Guy/All About the Benjamins|
|2016||"We Hustle We Grind"||-||-||-||n/a|
|Year||Single||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap||Album|
|1999||"4, 5, 6" (Solé with J.T. Money and Kandi)||21||9||1||Skin Deep|
|2017||"Booty Cheeks" (JT Money ft Detroit's Filthiest)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|2017||"Tonite Its Goin Down" (Fresh Kid Ice featuring JT Money, Dee Goodson)||n/a||n/a||n/a||Breaking Glass Ceilings Vol. 1|
|1999||"Who Dat"||DC Coles|
|1999||"4, 5, 6" (w/ Solé and Kandi)||Gregory Dark|
|2001||"Super Chick"||Benny Boom|
|2014||"Chevy Game"||Eastside Hernandez|
- JT Money
- Strauss, Neil (April 28, 1999). "The Pop Life; Big Dreams And Short Shorts". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "JT Money Traces Miami Connection Of Debut Album". MTV. May 19, 1999. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "Bass Basics". Miami Herald. September 19, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "Solé Re-teams With JT Money For New Single". MTV. August 13, 1999. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "Britney and Backstreet Boys share glory". BBC News. December 9, 1999. Retrieved May 5, 2010.