Paradime

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Paradime
Birth name Frederick Beauregard
Also known as
  • Chubby Jon B
  • Dime
  • Paradizzle
  • Stank Breff
Origin Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 1991-present
Labels
  • Top Dog
  • Beats At Will
Associated acts
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Freddie Beauregard, professionally known by his stage name Paradime, is an American rapper and producer from Detroit, Michigan. He is a back-up vocalist, turntablist and touring member for Kid Rock and Twisted Brown Trucker Band.

He is a Northwood University Detroit Catholic Central alumni.[1]

Career[edit]

His first appearance was on the Detroit hip-hop scene in 1991 in the form of a solo album, which sold only a few hundred copies. He was discovered by Kid Rock in 1996 and was taken under Rock’s wing, performing with him and writing songs. Dime was signed with Rock's Top Dog record label[2] replaced Uncle Kracker as Kid Rock's DJ and hypeman, and became a back-up vocalist and turnlablist for Kid Rock & Twisted Brown Trucker Band on stage.[3]

In 1996 he formed his own independent record label, Beats At Will, and released his debut LP Paragraphs in 1999,[4] which was named the best selling Detroit hip-hop album of '99-'00 by Real Detroit Magazine. He followed up in 2001 with his sophomore record, Vices,[5] which is considered by many to be a Detroit hip-hop classic. It earned Paradime numerous awards and nominations at the Detroit Hip-Hop awards. His most critically acclaimed third full-length LP is 11 Steps Down[6] was dropped in 2004. He co-wrote Kid Rock's hits "Cowboy", "Forever", "Cocky" and "Hillbilly Stomp". On July 29, 2007 he released his fourth record Spill At Will.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Detroit Music Awards[7]
    • 2000 Outstanding Hip Hop Artist (nominated)
    • 2001 Outstanding Hip Hop Artist (won)
    • 2001 Outstanding Hip-Hop MC (won)
    • 2001 Urban/Funk Songwriter (nominated)
    • 2001 Urban/Funk Vocalist (nominated)
    • 2001 Urban/Funk/Hip Hop Recording (nominated)
    • 2002 Outstanding Hip-Hop MC (won)
    • 2002 Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group (won)
    • 2002 Outstanding Hip-Hop Recording - Vices (won)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2002: Stale Brew Vol 1
  • 2003: Stale Brew Vol 2
  • 2007: Stale Brew Vol 3
  • 2008: Fuck Ya Life (UK release only)
  • 2009: Stale Brew Vol 4

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni US | Northwood University, Saginaw, Michigan Area". alumnius.net. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  2. ^ Echlin, Hobey. "Brother, can you Paradime?". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  3. ^ https://ca.linkedin.com/in/freddie-paradime-beauregard-9a8b7a3b
  4. ^ "Paragraphs - Paradime | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Vices - Paradime | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  6. ^ "11 Steps Down - Paradime | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  7. ^ Inc., N Touch Designs,. "|[ Detroit Music Awards ]|". www.detroitmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 

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