Sheek Louch

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Sheek Louch
Sheek Louch At the Sound Academy.jpg
Sheek Louch Performing at the Sound Academy 2014
Background information
Birth name Sean Divine Jacobs
Born (1976-11-09) November 9, 1976 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1995–present
Labels D-Block Records, Ruff Ryders, Real Talk Ent., Def Jam Recordings, Tommy Boy Entertainment
Associated acts The LOX, Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Jim Jones

Sean Divine Jacobs (born November 9, 1976), better known as Sheek Louch (also known as Donnie Def Jam and "Donnie G"), is a rapper and member of The LOX and founder of D-Block Records, along with Styles P and Jadakiss.

Personal life and career[edit]

At around the age of 12, he was inspired to rhyme by his friend Jason Phillips (Jadakiss). He and Jason would later form The LOX with Styles P. Mary J. Blige "discovered" the trio, and they would soon be signed to Sean Combs's Bad Boy Records. Their first album, Money, Power & Respect, was released on January 13, 1998.

Sheek and his fellow LOX members later parted ways with Bad Boy Records, and joined the Ruff Ryders group, which included DMX. The group's second album, We Are the Streets, was released on January 25, 2000. Meanwhile, Sheek, an aspiring entrepreneur, began working on their D-Block brand, building a studio, and looking for new talent to join their roster. He also opened a D-Block car wash and D-Block "fitteds" around the same time.

Sheek released his solo debut Walk Witt Me on Universal Records through D-Block Records. Early promotional material, such as within the liner notes of Styles P's album A Gangster and a Gentleman, indicate that the album's original title was Walk With Me.

He was also featured on an episode of World's Wildest Police Videos, which demonstrated his notorious past[citation needed].

He has worked somewhat prolifically with Ghostface Killah. They collaborated on a joint album titled Wu Block featuring members of Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block after drawing inspiration from one another while touring and recording.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions RIAA certifications
US US R&B US Rap
2003 Walk witt Me 9 3
2005 After Taxes
  • Released: November 8, 2005
  • Label: D-Block Records, Koch Records
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
23 3 2
2008 Silverback Gorilla
  • Released: March 18, 2008
  • Label: D-Block Records, Koch Records
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
41 8 5
2009 Life on D-Block
  • Released: May 19, 2009
  • Label: D-Block Records, Real Talk Entertainment
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
168 26
2010 Donnie G: Don Gorilla
  • Released: December 14, 2010
  • Label: D-Block Records, Def Jam Recordings
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
198 2 2
2015 Silverback Gorilla 2
  • Released: December 4, 2015[1]
  • Label: D-Block Records, Tommy Boy Records
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B

US
Rap

Wu Block
(with Ghostface Killah)
  • Released: November 27, 2012
  • Label: E1
  • Formats: CD, digital download
90 15 9

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Gorillaween[2]
  • Released: October 31, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[3][4][5] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2003 "Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up)" (featuring D-Block & J-Hood) 65 Walk witt Me
"OK" 92
2005 "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" (featuring Styles P) After Taxes
"One Name" (featuring Carl Thomas) 71
2008 "Good Love" 66 21 Silverback Gorilla
"Keep Pushin'" (featuring Mike Smith)
2009 "Time 2 Get Paid" Life on D-Block
2010 "Party After 2" (featuring Jeremih) Donnie G: Don Gorilla

Featured singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1998 "Get at Me Dog" (DMX featuring Sheek Louch) 39 19 6 It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
2012 "Mad Work" (D Block featuring Sheek Louch) Road Killa

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
"Who Want a Problem" (Remix) 2006 Styles P, Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss Time Is Money
"If You Love Me" 2010 Havoc, Cassidy Joell Ortiz N/A
"This Hip Hop" 2011 Termanology, Joell Ortiz Da Cameo King 2
"Street Shit" Styles P Master of Ceremonies
"Uhh-Ohh"
"Empire State High" 2012 Styles P The World’s Most Hardest MC Project
"Sicker Than Your Average" DJ Kay Slay, Uncle Murda, Reek da Villian Grown Man Hip-Hop
"Bullet Proof"[6] 2013 DJ Kay Slay, Raekwon, Styles P Grown Man Hip Hop Part 2 (Sleepin' With The Enemy)
"Hater Love"[7] Styles P Float
"The Sound Of NYC" DJ Kay Slay, Vado, Styles P The Last Champion
"Bars"[8] Tony Touch, Styles P, Jadakiss The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs
"Rumors" Peter Jackson Good Company
"90s Flow"[9] 2014 DJ Kay Slay, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, McGruff, N.O.R.E., Lil' Fame, Prodigy, Rell Rhyme or Die and The Rise of a City
"When We Ride"[10] DJ Kay Slay, Styles P, Uncle Murda The Rise of a City
"NYC Shine"[11] DJ Kay Slay, Joell Ortiz, Sauce Money The Last Hip Hop Disciple
"Keep Calm RMX"[11] DJ Kay Slay, French Montana, Rico Love, Chinx, Gooney, Styles P

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiere: Listen to Sheek Louch's "What's on Your Mind" f/ Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg". Complex Media Inc. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sheek Louch - Gorillaween Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2015-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Walk Witt Me - Sheek Louch | Awards". AllMusic. 2003-09-09. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  4. ^ "After Taxes - Sheek Louch | Awards". AllMusic. 2005-11-08. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Silverback Gorilla - Sheek Louch | Awards". AllMusic. 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  6. ^ Homie, Big (2013-01-23). "New Music: DJ Kay Slay Ft. Raekwon, Sheek Louch & Styles P "Bulletproof"". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  7. ^ "Styles P f. Sheek Louch - Hater Love | New Hip Hop Music & All The New Rap Songs 2014". HipHopDX. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Piece Maker 3 - Return of the 50 MCs by Tony Touch". Itunes.apple.com. 1969-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  9. ^ Kramer, Kyle (January 15, 2014). "DJ Kay Slay Enlists Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, McGruff, N.O.R.E., Lil Fame, Prodigy and Rell for "90s Flow"". Complex. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Big Homie (January 24, 2014). "New Mixtape: DJ Kay Slay The Rise Of The City". RapRadar. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Rose Lilah (May 8, 2014). "DJ Kay Slay - The Last Hip-Hop Disciple". HowNewHipHop. Retrieved May 10, 2014.