Kane & Abel (group)

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Kane & Abel
Background information
Also known as Double Vision
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Southern hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels No Limit, Priority, Elektra, Geffen, MCA, Entertainment Solutions, E1
Associated acts Master P, Outlawz, Snoop Dogg, Solé, Fat Joe, Mystikal, C-Murder, Magic, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Ruda Real
Members Daniel "Kane" Garcia
David "Abel" Garcia

Kane & Abel, formally known as 'Double Vision', is an American hip hop duo formed by twin brothers Daniel and David Garcia that were founded by Master P in late 1995. They were best known for their time with No Limit Records.

Music career[edit]

1995: Keep You Eyes Open[edit]

In early 1995 Kane & Abel would sign to independent label Doral Records as Double Vision, they would then release their debut album entitled Keep You Eyes Open.

1996: 7 Sins[edit]

In 1996 Kane & Abel would sign to Master P's record label No Limit Records. On October 8, 1996 Kane & Abel would release their second album & first for No Limit entitled 7 Sins it would be moderately successful, peaking at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 and No. 29 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

1998: Am I My Brother's Keeper[edit]

On July 7, 1998 Kane & Abel would release their third album entitled Am I My Brother's Keeper it would be highly successful, selling 250,000 copies its first week, it would peak at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

1999: Rise To Power[edit]

In 1999 Kane & Able would disband from No Limit Records & would start their own label entitled Most Wanted Empire & would later secure a new label deal with Elektra Records. On September 21, 1999 Kane & Able would release their fourth album entitled Rise to Power it would peak at No. 61 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

2000-02: Most Wanted & The Last Ones Left[edit]

In 2000 Kane & Able would secure a new label deal with Geffen & MCA. On September 26, 2000 Kane & Able would release their fifth album entitled Most Wanted it would peak at No. 194 on the Billboard 200 and No. 40 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. On October 15, 2002 Kane & Able would release their fifth album entitled The Last Ones Left the album would be released via Entertainment Solutions due to Kane & Able getting dropped from Geffen & MCA due to their legal issues at the time, the album would fail to chart any of the Billboard's due to Kane & Able's lack of promotion due their incarceration at the time.

2010: Back On Money[edit]

In 2010 Kane & Able would secure a new label deal with E1 Music. On September 26, 2010 Kane & Able would release their sixth album entitled Back On Money it would be their first album released in 6 years.

Other ventures[edit]

Author's[edit]

On April 1, 1999 Kane & Able released their first written novel entitled Eyes of a Killer/Behind Enemy Lines.[1]

Legal issues[edit]

In 1999 Kane & Abel became entangled in a federal case involving the activities of convicted New Orleans drug lord Richard Pena. Investigators alleged that Kane & Abel distributed cocaine for Pena. During the investigation, they were asked to testify against No Limit Records CEO Master P, but the rappers refused, Master P was never charged in the case. In June ( two years after Pena had pleaded guilty on his own), Kane & Abel would agree to a plea bargain that would allow the brothers to plead guilty to drug possession with intent to distribute. Under the agreement, they would serve six months in a prison boot camp & the rest of the 24-month sentence in a halfway house or home detention.[2] On May 7, 2001 Kane & Abel's lawyers reached an agreement with prosecutors in which they admitted to committing misprision of a felony by refusing to report to federal agents about the activities of drug lord Richard Pena.[3] On September 14, 2001 it was reported that Kane & Abel were sentenced to three years in jail in the federal case due to them admitting to committing misprision of a felony.( which means that they refused to report, or CONCEALED a crime.https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/4)[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B
Keep You Eyes Open
(as Double Vision)
7 Sins 179 29
Am I My Brother's Keeper
  • Released: July 7, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
5 1
Rise to Power
  • Released: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Most Wanted, Elektra
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
61 11
Most Wanted
  • Released: September 26, 2000
  • Label: Most Wanted, Geffen, MCA
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
194 40
The Last Ones Left
  • Released: October 15, 2002
  • Label: Most Wanted, Entertainment Solutions
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Back On Money[5]
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Most Wanted, E1
  • Format: CD, MD, LP

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Welcome Home
(with The Most Wanted Boys)
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Most Wanted
  • Format: CD, MD, LP

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
US R&B
I'm Bout It
(with Various artists)
4 1
I Got the Hook Up
(with Various artists)
  • Released: April 7, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
3 1
  • RIAA: Platinum
Foolish
(with Various artists)
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
32 10
  • RIAA: Gold

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
We Can't Be Stopped
(with No Limit)
  • Released: September 28, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP
19 2
Street Legends: The Underground Tapes
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Entertainment Solutions
  • Formats: CD, MD, LP

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Gangstafied"
(featuring Master P & Mo B. Dick)
1996 7 Sins
"Time After Time"
(featuring Master P & O'Dell)
1998 18 Am I My Brother's Keeper
"Straight Thuggin'"
(featuring Twista & Solé)
1999 Rise to Power
"Shake It Like a Dog"
(featuring 5th Ward Weebie & PNC)
2000 57 5 Most Wanted
"Toot It Up"
(featuring 5th Ward Weebie & Hotboy Ronald)
"Quick 2 Buss"
"Excursionz"
"Slide It Off"
(featuring 5th Ward Weebie)
"Super Clean"[6]
(featuring Lil Boosie)
2010 Back On Money
"Toot It Up"
(featuring Slim of 112 & Steve O)
"Big Shot"
(featuring Yung Joc)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Hot Boys and Girls"
(Master P featuring Mystikal, Mia X, Silkk the Shocker and Kane & Abel)
1999 87 MP da Last Don

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 1997
  1. "Pop Goes My 9" off the TRU album Tru 2 da Game
  2. "West to South' off the Steady Mobb'n album Pre-Meditated Drama
  3. "For Realz" off the I'm Bout It soundtrack
  4. "Mama's Family" of the Mia X album Unlady Like
  5. "5 Hollow points" of the Mr. Serv-On album Life Insurance
  6. "Throw 'em Up" off the Master P album Ghetto D
  • 1998
  1. "What Gangstas Do" off the Silkk The Shocker album Charge It 2 da Game
  2. "Soldiers" off the C-Murder album Life or Death
  3. "Tell Me What You're Lookin' For" off the I Got The Hook Up soundtrack
  4. "What Cha Mean" off the Fiend album There's One in Every Family
  5. "N.L. Party" off the Soulja Slim album Give It 2 'Em Raw
  6. "Hot Boys and Girls" off the Master P album MP da Last Don
  7. "Wooo" off the Mac album Shell Shocked
  8. "Gimpin'" off the Magic album Sky's the Limit
  9. "Money Makes.." off the Prime Suspects album Guilty 'til Proven Innocent
  10. "Puttin' It Down" off the Mia X album Mama Drama
  11. "It's a Riot" off the We Can't Be Stopped compilation
  • 1999
  1. "Tank Nigga" off the Mr. Serv-On album Da Next Level
  2. "Ghetto Boy" off the C-Murder album Bossalinie
  3. "Yes Indeed" off the Foolish soundtrack
  • 2001
  1. "Fearless" off the Graveyard Soldjas album 3 Time Losers
  2. "Swamp" off the Off The Tank compilation
  3. "Let Me Get Up In Ya" off the Off The Tank compilation
  4. "At Yo' Service" off the Lil Italy album Full Blown
  5. "Money" of the Partners-N-Crime album World Premiere
  6. "Souljaz" off the 812 Souljaz album Four Corner Hustler
  • 2004
  1. "Can I Ball" off the Masa' Smoke album The Mandingo Warrior

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