Mann (rapper)

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MANN
Birth nameDijon Shariff Thames
Born (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 31)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresPop-rap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present
Labels

Dijon Shariff Thames (born July 17, 1991), better known by his stage name Mann (often stylized as MANN), is an American rapper from West Los Angeles, California discovered by record producer J. R. Rotem. He's perhaps best known for his singles "Buzzin'" (featuring 50 Cent) and "The Mack" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Iyaz).[1] Mann was formerly signed to Mercury Records, a division of The Island Def Jam Music Group. He founded, owns and operates the independent imprint Peace Life Quality Recordings, which is currently home to artists Tone Oliver and LanaaMak.[2]

Since 2008, Mann has released four albums and six mixtapes, having collaborated with the likes of Jason Derulo, Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, and Ty Dolla Sign, among others.[3]

MANN's latest album The Grey Area was released on the June 24, 2014.[4]

Early life[edit]

Thames grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Alexander Hamilton High School.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Fairfax & Pico (2017)

Independent albums[edit]

  • "West LA Diaries Vol. 1: Vintage Cutz (2010)
  • "West LA Diaries Vol. 2: Near Life Experience (2011)
  • West LA Diaries Vol. 3: Birthday Philosophy (2011)

Official mixtapes[edit]

  • Tell A Friend (2011)
  • The Re-Introduction (2012)
  • FMOV: Freshmann On Varsity (2012)
  • The L.I.S.A. EP (2013)
  • The Expansion Tape (2013)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US R&B
[6]
US Rap
[7]
AUS
[8]
IRE
[9]
SCO
[10]
UK
[11]
"Ghetto Girl"
(featuring Sean Kingston)
2008 Non-album single
"Text"
(featuring Jason Derülo)
2010 Mann's World
"Buzzin'"
(solo or remix featuring 50 Cent)
61 70 13 20 8 6
"The Mack"
(featuring Snoop Dogg and Iyaz)
2011 68 36 28
"Bend Ya"
(featuring Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean)
2013 - - - - - - -
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Pop
[5]
UK
[11]
"Music Sounds Better with U"
(Big Time Rush featuring Mann)
2011 26 61 Elevate
"Dance With You"
(Lucien featuring Mann)
2012 Non-album singles
"Dominoes"
(Jess Wright featuring Mann)
2013
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Crew Party" 2012 YMTK, Symba
"Nineties" Audio Push Inland Empire
"Cat Daddy" (Remix) The Rejectz, Tyga, Dorrough, Chamillionaire
"Get Money" Timati, Mims SWAGG

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mann interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' May 2011. Bluesandsoul.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-29.
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Mann". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ HipHopDX (17 June 2013). "Mann Discusses His Top Albums". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Mann Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Mann Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Rap Songs. Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-29.
  8. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 1st August 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  9. ^ >> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >> Archived 2011-11-24 at the Wayback Machine. Irma.ie (2011-07-21). Retrieved on 2011-07-29.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  11. ^ a b Archive Chart. Theofficialcharts.com (2011-04-16). Retrieved on 2011-07-29.