St. Lunatics

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St. Lunatics
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1993–2010
Labels
Associated acts
Past members

St. Lunatics was an American hip hop group formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 1993. The group consisted of childhood friends Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, and City Spud.

Career[edit]

St. Lunatics's first local independent hit was "Gimme What U Got" in 1997.[citation needed] In 2000, Nelly was signed to Universal Records, followed by the rest of the group.[citation needed] While Nelly was working on his solo album Country Grammar, City Spud was arrested and sentenced to ten years in prison for robbery.[citation needed] After Nelly's breakthrough success in 2000, St. Lunatics released their debut album, Free City. In 2001, the songs "Summer in the City" and "Midwest Swing" were released. In 2002, Ali released his solo album Heavy Starch and Murphy Lee published Murphy's Law in 2003. Murphy later launched his own label, UC ME Entertainment.[citation needed] Nelly went on to have a successful solo career and, in 2011, he partnered with St. Louis-based Vatterott College to open a music production school in downtown St. Louis, called Ex'treme Institute (E.I.) by Nelly.[citation needed]

In 2009, St. Lunatics were reportedly working on a new album, City Free, to be released that summer.[citation needed] The album was postponed until 2011.[citation needed] A song titled "St. Lunatics" was leaked in early March 2009,[1] along with "Get Low 2 Da Flo", which was produced by Play-N-Skillz.[2] The first official single released from the album was "Money Talks", featuring rapper Birdman.[citation needed] The second official single released from the album was "Polo".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
CAN
[5]
2001 Free City 3 1 18

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
2006 Who's the Boss
  • Release date: February 21, 2006
  • Label: Fast Life Music
114 28

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US R&B
[9]
1997 "Gimme What U Got" Who's the Boss
2001 "Midwest Swing" 88 41 Free City
2010 "Money Talks" (featuring Birdman) non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City Free St Lunatics Album". 1VIBE.NET. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "St.Lunatics- Get Low To Da Flo". YouTube. April 30, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  5. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  6. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – May 19, 2020: St. Lunatics certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Music Canada Searchable Database". Music Canada. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  9. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved November 3, 2010.