Also known as Lil' Cesar, Cesar Leo de Janeiro, Cesar Leo, Lil' Cease
August 20, 1977
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Rapper, songwriter, producer
Atlantic, Bad Boy Records, Queen Bee Entertainment, Get Low
Junior M.A.F.I.A., The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Jay Z, Mase, The Commission, Chinx
James Lloyd (born August 20, 1977), better known by his stage name Lil' Cease, is an American [1 ] rapper and member of hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.. [2 ]
Cease released his first album,
, with Junior M.A.F.I.A. in 1995, and gained mainstream attention with a memorable verse on " Conspiracy Player's Anthem", the album's highest charting single. Frequent name dropping from mentor and cousin The Notorious B.I.G. throughout Cease's career helped keep the young rapper in the spotlight. Cease also featured on the Def Jam-released soundtrack for the 1997 comedy film alongside How to Be a Player LeVert, Cam'ron and fellow Harlem rapper Mase. He is also known for being a featured artist on Lil' Kim's record Crush on You from her debut album Hard Core, which was a number 1 hit on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Rapper Cam'ron revealed that his pen was behind the original rendition of the song Crush on You. [3 ]
After making guest appearances on other artists' albums, Cease released his debut and only studio album
in 1999. It peaked at #26 on the The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo and #3 on the Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and features Jay Z, Lil' Kim and Bristal. In 2005, Lil' Cease, Banger and MC Klepto reunited Junior M.A.F.I.A. and released the group's second album, . In January 2009, Lil' Cease released "Letter to B.I.G.", which sampled "Letter to B.I.G." by Riot Musik Jadakiss from the soundtrack to the film . Notorious [4 ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
He was portrayed by
Marc John Jefferies in the 2009 biopic film . Notorious [5 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Mixtapes [ edit ]
Guest Appearance [ edit ]
"Big Momma Thang"
( Lil' Kim featuring Lil' Cease and Jay Z)
"Crush on you"
( Lil' Kim featuring Lil' Cease)
"Cheat On You"
( Mase featuring Lil' Cease, Jay Z & 112)
"Lose My Cool"
( SWV featuring Lil' Cease)
Release Some Tension
"Back in You Again"
( Rick James, Lil' Cease & Lil' Kim)
"Can I Get Witcha"
( The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Lil' Cease)
"I'm Going Out"
( Mobb Deep featuring Lil' Cease)
( Mister Cee featuring Lil' Cease, Redman, Mr. Bristal & Tone Hooker)
How To Rob Cee
(Lil' Kim featuring Grace Jones & Lil' Cease)
The Notorious K.I.M.
"Off the Wall"
(Lil' Kim featuring Lil' Cease)
( DJ Clue? featuring Ja Rule, Lil' Cease & Memphis Bleek)
DJ Clue Presents - Backstage Mixtape
"What's His Name"
( DJ Whoo Kid featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Cease, Lil' Kim & Memphis Bleek)
(DJ Clue? featuring Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease & Junior M.A.F.I.A.)
The Professional 2
(DJ Clue? featuring Lil' Kim, Banger & Lil' Cease)
Stadium Series Part 1: Mixtapes For Dummies
"Set Us Free"
(Ameer featuring Lil' Cease)
The 25th - Hour Enter The Zone
"Talk Go Through Us"
( Fabolous featuring Lil' Cease)
Return Of Mr. Fab
(BMF featuring Lil' Cease, Blue Davinci & Oweee)
BMF - Street Certified
( Chinx featuring Lil' Cease)
( Mistah F.A.B. featuring Lil' Cease & Jay Rock)
The Grind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste Pt. 2
"Where You From"
( Smoothe da Hustler featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & Lil' Cease) Violenttimes Day 2
( Mr. Cheeks & The Lost Boyz Mafia featuring Lil' Cease, B.o.B, L.V. & P. Cardni)
"Money All The Time"
(F.T (Fuc-that) featuring Lil' Cease)
The Brooklyn Beast
"Bury The Hatchet"
( DJ Kay Slay featuring Outlawz & Lil' Cease)
Rhyme Or Die
Filmography [ edit ]
Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A. (2004)
Reality Check: Junior Mafia vs Lil Kim (2006)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Life After Death: The Movie (2007)
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]