Sons of Funk

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Sons of Funk
Origin Richmond, California, USA
Genres R&B, Hip hop soul
Years active 1997—1999, 2014-present
Labels No Limit, Priority
S.O.F Music LLC
No Limit Forever
Associated acts Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Mo B. Dick, Fiend, Mac, Mr. Serv-On, Magic, Steady Mobb'n, Clyde Carson, Too Short, Young Know, Lil Kano
Website https://www.instagram.com/therealsonsoffunk/
Members Joshua Lorenzo "Zo" Chew
Jerry "JP" Perkins
Desmond "Dez Dynamic" Mapp
Rico Crowder
Past members Gregory "G-Smooth" Mapp
Ricky J

Sons of Funk is an American R&B from Richmond, California, that were formally artists on No Limit Records. They had great success in the late 1990s and are best known for their hit singles "Pushin Inside You" & "I Got the Hook Up!".

Music career[edit]

1997-98: The Game of Funk[edit]

On April 21, 1998 Sons of Funk would release their debut album The Game of Funk on No Limit Records & Priority Records. The album would chart at #44 on the Billboard 200. In late 1999 the group would retire from the music industry due to unknown reasons.

2014-present: Reunion & The Lost Files, Vol. 1[edit]

In 2014 the group would reunite, on January 8, 2015 they would release their second album together entitled The Lost Files, Vol. 1 via S.O.F. Music LLC, Sons of Funk also has new music video for the first single from the album entitled "Inside of You".[1][2][3]

2016- The Lost Files, Vol. 2[edit]

Record production[edit]

The group also produced songs on Silkk the Shocker's Made Man and Mo B. Dick's Gangsta Harmony.

Members[edit]

  • Zo
  • Dez Dynamic, Jerry JP Perkins, Rico Crowder

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
The Game of Funk 44 14
The Lost Files, Vol. 1
  • Released: January 8, 2015
  • Label: S.O.F.
  • Formats: MD, 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

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
"Pushin' Inside You" 1997 97 I'm Bout It: Music from the Motion Picture & The Game of Funk
"Sons Reasons" 1998 The Game of Funk

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 Certifications Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Take My Pain"
(Fiend featuring Master P, Silkk The Shocker and Sons of Funk)
1998 11 There's One in Every Family
"I Got the Hook Up!"
(Master P featuring Sons of Funk)
16 11 1 I Got the Hook Up: Music from the Motion Picture
"No Hope"
(Magic featuring C-Murder, Lady TRU & Sons of Funk)
Sky's the Limit
"Goodbye to My Homies"
(Master P featuring Mo B. Dick, Sons of Funk and Silkk the Shocker)
1999 27 38 5 MP da Last Don

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