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|Birth name||James Savage|
|Also known as||Peer Pressure, One Shot Kill, Bullet Loco, Uno|
December 18, 1972 |
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
|Origin||Southeast San Diego, San Diego, California, United States|
|Genres||West Coast Hip Hop, Hip hop|
|Labels||Def Jam, JMJ,|
|Associated acts||Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound, Glasses Malone, E-40, Method Man, Spider Loc, 40 Glocc, DMX, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Scarface,|
James Savage, better known by his stage name Jayo Felony, is an American rapper from southeast San Diego, California who has sold millions of albums worldwide. His music has been featured on other prominent rap artists' albums, and in video games and films. He is known for being the first San Diego rapper to be signed to a major label. Felony was a member of the Neighborhood Rollin 40's, a Crip gang stretching from the Chollas View to the Mount Hope neighborhoods of southeast San Diego.
In 1994 Jayo Felony was signed to the label owned by Jam Master Jay from RUN DMC called Jam Master Jay Records. That year, Jayo Felony released his debut album, Take a Ride. In 1998, He released his follow-up album, Whatcha Gonna Do? on Def Jam. It featured rappers like Method Man, DMX, Mack 10, WC, Redman, Kokane, Ice Cube, E-40 and 8 Ball & MJG.
Tha Dogg Pound
In 2001, Jayo Felony claimed that Snoop Dogg stole the song "Crip Hop" and started an altercation on the set of Baby Boy. Snoop and Tha Eastsidaz took shots at Jayo on the song "Fuck All That Yappin" Jayo responded with "You's A Character" explaining the Baby Boy situation. In 2003, Jayo Felony later became involved in a rivalry with Daz Dillinger, for collaborating with Kurupt, and creating a group with him called "The Riflemen". Now they are all on good terms and Kurupt is back together with Tha Dogg Pound and Snoop Dogg.
Grand Theft Auto V - Sherm Stick can be heard under West Coast Classics in the game. Sherm Stick is one of Jayo Felony's hit songs from his first album "Take a Ride" Released May, 17 1994 for Jam Master Jay/ Def Jam Records.