Mr. Serv-On

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Mr. Serv-On
Birth name Corey Smith
Also known as Serv-On, Serv 4000
Born (1969-09-18) September 18, 1969 (age 47)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994–present
Labels Hot City Music, Timez Up (Current) No Limit, Priority, K.O.K., Street Level, Dirty Thug, Hustle Blooc (Former)
Associated acts Master P, Big Pun, Three 6 Mafia, Silkk the Shocker, TRU, Mystikal, Fiend, Mia X, Magic, Ghetto Commission, Steady Mobb'n, Big Ed, Mercedes, Mac, Soulja Slim, Prime Suspects, C-Murder

Corey Smith (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Mr. Serv-On, is an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Serv-On is best known for his time spent with No Limit Records, out of New Orleans, in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Music career[edit]

Music beginnings[edit]

A high school friend of Master P, Mr. Serv-On was one of the first rappers signed to No Limit. First appearing on albums by Master P, TRU and Mia X. His first appearance was on Soulja Slim's (Then known as Magnolia Slim) album "Soulja fa Lyfe", in 1994.

1997-99: TRU, No Limit, Life Insurance & Da Next Level[edit]

On August 12, 1997 Mr Serv-On's debut album, Life Insurance. Life Insurance was met with commercial and critical success, peaking at number 23 on the US charts and number 5 on the R&B charts, in 2013, it was ranked 20th on a list of the top 25 No Limit releases.[1][2]

On February 16, 1999 Mr. Serv-On would release his second album Da Next Level it would be released to a bigger commercial success, making it to number 1 on the R&B charts. Part of the reason he gained more mainstream attention is because of his featuring of the rapper Big Pun on his album. The guest verse from Pun on the first single from the album titled "From N.Y. To N.O." was ranked on a list of his best guest verses.[2][3] After the album's release Mr. Serv-On would disband from No Limit Records & start his own label, Lifetime Entertainment.

2000-03: War Is Me, Pt. 1: Battle Decisions, Take a Sip & No More Questions[edit]

On June 20, 2000 Mr. Serv-On would release his third album & first independent album titled War Is Me, Pt. 1: Battle Decisions, it only made it to number 75 on the R&B charts.[2] On October 30, 2001 Mr. Serv-On would release his fourth album titled Take a Sip via Lifetime, K.O.K., Street Level, the album would fail to make any of the Billboard charts. On March 18, 2003 Mr. Serv-On released his fifth album & second independent album titled No More Questions via Lifetime, the album would fail to make any of the Billboard charts.

2008-09: Life Insurance 2 (Heart Muzik) & Gangsta 1 More Time[edit]

On March 18, 2003 Mr. Serv-On would release his sixth album & third independent album titled Life Insurance 2 (Heart Muzik) via Lifetyme, the album would fail to make any of the Billboard charts. Mr. Serv-On signed to Killa C's Dirty Thug Recordz in 2009 & would release his seventh album titled Gangsta 1 More Timeon November 17, 2009, the album would fail to make any of the Billboard charts. On March 18, 2003 Mr. Serv-On would release his eighth album titled Internet Platinum via Lifetyme, Hustle Blooc the album would fail to make any of the Billboard charts.

2013-present: Street Dreams & The Fallen Soldier[edit]

On December 20, 2013, he announced the release of his new mixtape "Guaparation Canal", which was slated to be released in February 2014.[4]

On September 18, Serv-On announced his next release would be Boss Certified with a release date of October 28, 2014. This album will be distributed through Serv-On`s own label, Hot City Music. On December 2, 2014, Mr. Serv-On released his ninth album Street Dreams, this album was released through Timez Up. Ent. & was executive produced by DJ Suckafree. On June 19, 2015 Mr. Serv-On would release his tenth album titled The Fallen Soldier via Hot City Music & Timez Up.

Other ventures[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Mr. Serv-On appeared in the movie "I'm Bout It" in 1997, and in a documentary 10 years later called "Grittin 2 Get It In Tha Rock." In 2008, Mr. Serv-On was interviewed for the Underground Kingz Magazine DVD. In 2014, Mr. Serv-On appeared in the documentary "We Are One: Street Music of New Orleans."

Author[edit]

In 2008, Mr. Serv-On wrote a dating book for black women.[5]

Pop Culture References[edit]

In 2014, Mr. Serv-On was mentioned on a track by Gucci Mane, featured on his mixtape "Brick Factory Vol. 1." Gucci`s track was named "Mr. Serv-On" and featured Peewee Longway and Quavo. This track was later remixed by the Migos and named "Mr. Serv-On" as well.[6]

Philanthropy[edit]

In October 2014, Mr. Serv-On participated in a gun buy-back program in New Orleans.[7] Mr. Serv-On along with fellow New Orleans rappers teamed up with avant-garde artist Kirscha Kaechelle in the city's largest gun buy back program ever.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
Life Insurance 23 5
Da Next Level
  • Released: February 16, 1999
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
14 1
Take a Sip
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Lifetime, K.O.K., Street Level
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Gangsta 1 More Time
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label: Lifetyme, Dirty Thug
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Internet Platinum
  • Released: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Lifetyme, Hustle Blooc
  • Format: MD, LP
Street Dreams
  • Released: December 2, 2014
  • Label: Hot City, Timez Up
  • Format: MD, LP
The Fallen Soldier
  • Released: June 19, 2015
  • Label: Hot City, Timez Up
  • Format: MD, LP

Independent albums[edit]

List of independent albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US R&B
[2]
War Is Me, Pt. 1: Battle Decisions
  • Released: June 20, 2000
  • Label: Lifetime
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
75
No More Questions
  • Released: March 18, 2003
  • Label: Lifetime
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Life Insurance 2 (Heart Muzik)
  • Released: May 27, 2008
  • Label: Lifetyme
  • Format: CD, MD, LP

Extended Play's[edit]

List of EP's, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
Show & Prove[8]
(with J.P.)
  • Released: March 4, 2014
  • Label: Money By Any Meanz
  • Format: CD, EP

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of collaboration albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
Known Associates
(with S.C.)
  • Released: March 4, 2014
  • Label: Revolution Entertainment
  • Format: CD, 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

Mixtapes[edit]

Mr. Serv-On's mixtapes and details
Title Mixtape details
Guaparation Canal
  • Released: September 10, 2014
  • Label: Hot City Music
  • Retail mixtape
Boss Certified
  • Released: July 31, 2015
  • Label: Hot City Music
  • Hosted by DJ Willie Flight

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
US
R&B
Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'
(with Various artist)
  • Released: October 31, 1995
  • Label: No Limit/Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP
139 13
West Coast Bad Boyz II
(with Various artist as West Coast Bad Boyz)
  • Released: January 10, 1997
  • Label: No Limit/Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP
17 6
Mean Green: Major Players Compilation
(with Various artist)
  • Released: September 28, 1998
  • Label: No Limit/Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP
9 6
Who U Wit?
(with Various artist)
  • Released: May 25, 1999
  • Label: No Limit/Priority
  • Formats: CD, LP
62 22

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
"My Best Friend "
(featuring Master P)
1997 Life Insurance
"From N.Y. To N.O."
(featuring Big Pun)
1999 Da Next Level
"Gotta Get That" 2001 Take a Sip
"Calmdown Na"
"Hot" 2007 N/A
"Stacks Up" 2008 Life Insurance 2 (Heart Muzik)
"Crazy"
(featuring Izzy White)
"Like Aww"
(featuring Trouble)
2014 N/A

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured 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
"I Wanna Be With You"
(Mia X featuring Master P and Mr. Serv-On)
1996 N/A

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Artists Album
1994 Magnolia Slim Soulja fa Lyfe
1995 TRU True
1995 Tre-8 Ghetto Stories
1995 Various Artists Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'
1996 Various Artists The Substitute
1996 Master P Ice Cream Man
1997 Various Artists West Coast Bad Boyz II
1997 TRU Tru 2 da Game
1997 Various Artists I'm Bout It
1997 Various Artists Million Dollar Dream: The High Powered Double Album
1997 DJ Screw Chapter 188: Pay Like You Weigh
1997 Mia X Unlady Like
1997 Master P Ghetto D
1998 C-Murder Life or Death
1998 Various Artists I Got the Hook Up
1998 Soulja Slim Give It 2 'Em Raw
1998 Master P MP da Last Don
1998 Mac Shell Shocked
1998 Kane & Abel Am I My Brother's Keeper
1998 Big Ed The Assassin
1998 Various Artists Mean Green Major Players Compilation
1998 Skull Duggery These Wicked Streets
1998 Prime Suspects Guilty 'til Proven Innocent
1998 Gambino Family Ghetto Organized
1998 Mia X Mama Drama
1998 Steady Mobb'n Black Mafia
1998 Ghetto Commission Wise Guys
1998 Various Artists We Can't Be Stopped
1999 C-Murder Bossalinie
1999 Various Artists Foolish
1999 Mo B. Dick Gangsta Harmony
1999 Various Artists Who U Wit?
1999 TRU Da Crime Family
1999 Mercedes Rear End
1999 DJ Screw Chapter 173: 99 Live
2000 Big Ed Special Forces
2000 Various Artists Young Southern Playaz, Vol. 3
2000 Three 6 Mafia When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1
2000 5th Ward Weebie Ghetto Platinum
2000 Spice 1 The Playa Rich Project
2000 Wicket Shop with Me
2000 Clout Nine G to the Game
2001 E-Dubb The Prezident
2001 Oak Cliff Assassin Target Practice
2001 Lou Calhoun Stukk N Da System
2001 Iced Out Raw And Unkut
2001 Various Artists Off the Tank Compilation
2001 Poetic-1 Presents Unforgiven 2: Addicted
2001 Various Artists Somethin' For The Whodi's
2001 Big Ed Edward Lee Knight 1971–2001
2001 Various Artists Legends, Gangsters & Bosses
2002 Spice 1 The Playa Rich Project 2
2002 Thug Dirt Presents Texxxas Underground Vol. 2
2002 Spice 1 Thug Disease
2002 Brotha Lynch Hung The Appearances: Book 1
2002 Thug Dirt Texxxas Undaground, Vol. 2
2002 Various Artists Crossing State Lines: Chopped and Screwed, Vol. 1
2003 Various Artists Thuggin', Ballin' and Pimpin'
2003 Hard Knox This Is Real
2003 Rob Run South Rituals
2003 Various Artists How to Hustle
2003 Various Artists Kings of the South, Vol. 1
2004 DJ Screw Chapter 113 - Barre
2004 Ghetto Idols Ghetto Idols, Vol. 1
2005 Ace Deuce What Do You See? The Block Star!
2005 TRU The Best of TRU
2006 Praise Money The Bigger the Risk, The Bigger the Profit
2006 Big Wheel Texas Most Wanted: Tha Compilation
2006 Ace Deuce The Block All Star
2006 KLC The Drum Major
2007 Various Artists No Limit Greatest Hits Vol. 1
2007 Fiend The Best Of Fiend: Mr. Whomp Whomp
2007 Various Artists I'm Bout It [Mixed Repertoire]
2008 Project Boss Meeting of Da Bosses

[9]

Filmography[edit]

1997 I'm Bout It
1998 I Got The Hook Up
2007 Grittin 2 Get It In Tha Rock
2008 Underground Kingz Magazine DVD

See also[edit]

References[edit]