Jayo Felony

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Jayo Felony
Birth name James Savage
Also known as Peer Pressure, One Shot Kill, Bullet Loco, Uno
Born (1972-12-18) December 18, 1972 (age 44)
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Origin Southeast San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
Genres West Coast Hip Hop, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1993–present
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.[citation needed] 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.

Career[edit]

Late years[edit]

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.[1] 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.

In 1999, he released Underground. He was due to release his fourth album, Hotter Than Fish Grease, in 2000, but for legal reasons the album was never released.[citation needed]

Tha Dogg Pound[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Video games[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Jayo Felony". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.