Lil' Flip

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Lil' Flip
Lil' Flip performing in 2014
Lil' Flip performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameWesley Eric Weston Jr.
Also known asFliperaci
Born (1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 41)
Cloverland, Houston, Texas, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer, songwriter
Years active1999–present
Labels
Websitelilflipmusic.net

Wesley Eric Weston Jr.[1][2] (born March 3, 1981),[1] better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper. He embarked on his musical career as a freestyle and battle rapper before earning a record deal with Suckafree Records in 1999. Lil' Flip is best known for his singles "The Way We Ball", "Game Over" and "Sunshine".

Musical career[edit]

1999–2003: The Leprechaun and Undaground Legend[edit]

In 1999 Lil' Flip would sign his first record deal with independent Houston, Texas label Sucka Free. On July 18, 2000, Lil' Flip released his debut album The Leprechaun, catching the attention of DJ Screw, who added Flip into his rap group the Screwed Up Click. DJ Screw proclaimed Lil' Flip "The Freestyle King."[3]

In 2002, Columbia Records offered Flip a contract and Sucka Free a distribution deal. Flip stated "We felt that they not only respected what we'd already accomplished on our own, but they also saw the big picture of what me as an artist, and Hump and I as Sucka Free's CEOs were all about." Lil Flip released his second album Undaground Legend on August 27, 2002. The album was certified Platinum in December 2002. It contained his hit single "The Way We Ball". In 2003 Lil' Flip was also featured in David Banner single "Like A Pimp". Then he also made featured appearance on Yung Wun's charting single "Tear It Up". He also made another appearance on Three 6 Mafia single "Ridin' Spinners" that made the charts. In 2003, he also did a track with Ludacris called "Screwed Up".

2004–05: U Gotta Feel Me[edit]

In 2004 Lil' Flip released his third album & first double-disc album U Gotta Feel Me, his most successful album to date. Lil' Flip's label Columbia restructured and Flip ended up at Sony Urban Music, which he believed could promote his work better. The first single from the album was "Game Over (Flip)". After that he quickly released his second single, "Sunshine" featuring Lea Sunshine. This album sold 200,000 copies in its first week and was certified Platinum by August 2004. Lil' Flip also made an appearance on the "Naughty Girl (Remix)" with Beyoncé in 2004. He was also featured on Chingy's Powerballin' on the remix of Chingy's successful hit single "Balla Baby". In 2004 he also made a remix to his hit single "Game Over (Flip)" which featured Young Buck and Bun B. He also made a guest appearance on Nelly's successful 2004 album "Sweat". He also collaborated with Jim Jones and The Game on the "Certified Gangstas (Remix)" in 2004. In 2005 Lil' Flip & Z-Ro made a collaboration album titled Kings of the South. Also in 2005 Lil' Flip was featured in Chamillionaire's first single "Turn It Up". He was also featured in the remix of Bun B's single "Draped Up".[3] Lil' Flip was also featured on the " 2 Fast 2 Furious" soundtrack with the track Rollin' on 20s featuring fellow Houston rapper "Yung Redd".

2007–09: I Need Mine and Respect Me[edit]

In 2007 Lil' Flip left Columbia records, founding his own label Clover G Records & would sign a new label deal with Asylum & Warner Bros. Lil' Flip would release his third album & second double-disc album titled I Need Mine on March 27, 2007, the album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 with 43,000 copies sold in its first week. Only two singles were released from the album, "What It Do" & "Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away)".

His planned fifth album Ahead of My Time was originally set to be released as early as 2007, but was pushed back many times. Lil' Flip released two "album-before-the-album's" in 2009 to help promote the release of Ahead of My Time.[4][5] On September 29, 2009, Lil' Flip would release his fifth album titled Respect Me to promote Ahead of My Time, it would be distributed by High Powered Entertainment & E1 Music. On December 24, 2009, Lil' Flip would release his first independent album titled Underground Legend 2 to promote Ahead of My Time, it would be distributed independently by Lil' Flip's self-owned label Clover G Records.[6]

2010–present: More independent releases[edit]

On July 6, 2010, Lil' Flip would release Ahead of My Time as his second independent album, and debuted his artist Damienn jones "Beauty and the Beast" album, it would be distributed independently by Lil' Flip's self-owned label Clover G Records.

On October 31, 2013, Lil' Flip released his third independent album The Black Dr. Kevorkian, it would also be distributed independently by Lil' Flip's self-owned label Clover G Records & would sell over 10,000 copies its first week.

On March 17, 2015, Lil' Flip released his sixth album titled El Jefe, it was distributed by SoSouth Records.[7][8] The lead single from the album was titled "Game Over II", which was sequel to his single "Game Over (Flip)".[9] The second single from the album, was titled "In My Pimp C Voice", which was a dedication song towards deceased artist Pimp C.[10] The third single from the album, was titled "Bestfriend" the single would feature artist's E.J. Carter & Rev City.[11][12]

Other ventures[edit]

Clover G Records[edit]

Clover G Records
Founded2004
FounderWesley "Lil' Flip" Weston Jr. (CEO) & (President)
StatusActive
Distributor(s)Asylum, Warner Bros. (2007–2008)
GenreHip-hop, pop, crunk, R&B
Country of originUnited States
LocationHouston, Texas (2004-present)

Clover G Records or Clover G La Familia is a record label owned by Houston, Texas rapper Lil' Flip, it was created in 2004.

Fashion designing[edit]

In 2004 Lil' Flip released his shoe line titled "Clover Footwear" which is branded off his self-owned label Clover G Records.[13] Lil' Flip also has a fashion clothing line titled "Clover G Clothing" which is also branded off his self-owned label Clover G Records.[14]

Author[edit]

On April 15, 2014, Lil' Flip released his first book titled Don't Let the Music Industry Fool You!, the book was released with a soundtrack album.[15][16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

Soundtrack album[edit]

  • 2014: Don't Let the Music Industry Fool You

Bibliography[edit]

  • Don't Let The Music Industry Fool You! by Wesley "Lil' Flip" Weston (2014: Harris Royal Bloodline Publishing, April 15, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason (2008). "Lil' Flip: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Proctor, Becky (April 18, 2002). "Lil' Flip OK after shooting, still plans to release album" (Fee required). Houston, Texas: University Wire. Retrieved August 17, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Lil' Flip Biography". Archived from the original on February 26, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). Pandora.com
  4. ^ Arnold, Paul W (September 18, 2009). "Lil Flip Talks "Respect Me," Rap-A-Lot Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Chicken N Beer: Where are they now?" Archived April 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine BET
  6. ^ "iTunes – Music – Underground Legend 2 by Lil' Flip". iTunes. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "El Jefe". iTunes. March 17, 2015. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: El Jefe [Explicit]: Lil' Flip: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Game Over II – Single". iTunes. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "In My Pimp C Voice – Single". iTunes. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lil Flip "Bestfriend" feat. E.J. & Rev City | Hip Hop Weekly". Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Bestfriend (feat. E.J. & Rev City) – Single". iTunes. February 14, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "Lil Flip Launches Clover Footwear and Clothing Line". SoJones. May 9, 2004. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Clover G Clothing – Online". Clover G Clothing. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015.
  15. ^ Amazon.com: Don't Let The Music Industry Fool You! eBook: Wesley "Lil' Flip" Weston: Kindle Store. Harris Royal Bloodline. April 15, 2014. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
  16. ^ "Don't Let the Music Industry Fool You (Soundtrack)". iTunes. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
  17. ^ "iTunes – Music – King by Lil' Flip". iTunes. March 24, 2018. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  18. ^ "iTunes – Music – Life by Lil' Flip". iTunes. March 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 3, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "iTunes – Music – The Art of Freestyle 2 by Lil' Flip". iTunes. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "iTunes – Music – The Music Machine by Lil' Flip". iTunes. November 29, 2019. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "iTunes – Music – Feelings by Lil' Flip". iTunes. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – No Feelings by Lil' Flip". iTunes. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  23. ^ "iTunes – Music – The Leprechaun 2 by Lil' Flip". iTunes. March 17, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  24. ^ "iTunes – Music – The Art of Freestyle 3 by Lil' Flip". iTunes. August 26, 2022. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  25. ^ "iTunes – Music – Fondren Flip by Lil' Flip". iTunes. November 11, 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.

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