V.I.C. (rapper)

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V.I.C.
Birth name Victor Grimmy Owusu
Also known as Victorious In Christ, Mr. Get Silly, King of the Jungle, Genius
Born (1987-07-20) July 20, 1987 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin Queens, New York City, NY, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Tommy Boy Records, Warner Bros. Records, Young Mogul Records, Big H Entertainment
Associated acts Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Mr. Collipark, Bun B, Unk

Victor Grimmy Owusu (born July 20, 1987), better known by his stage name V.I.C., is an American rapper. His single, "Get Silly", reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2008.

Early life[edit]

V.I.C. was born Victor Grimmy Owusu in 1987 in Queens, New York[citation needed]He is Ghanaian.[1] At ten he wrote his first song, a drug awareness rap for his elementary school.[1] Later that year he moved with his family to College Park, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.[1] After graduating from high school he worked as a freelance barber.[1]

Music career[edit]

2008-09: Beast[edit]

His debut album Beast was released on August 26, 2008. The album charted at number 73 on the billboard 200 selling 8,000 the first week.

2016-present: Revenge of the Beast[edit]

He is currently[when?] working on his sophomore album, Revenge of the Beast which is set for a release on Young Mogul Records, Reprise Records and Big H Entertainment. Back in August 6, 2009, his first single was Say Bow featuring former SODMG artist J. Futuristic and the song is produced by Mr. Hanky.[2] It will have guests including Bow Wow, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Unk, Olivia, Tyga, T-Pain, Trevor Jackson, Lady Leshurr, Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, André 3000, and numerous others.

He has already made songs with Rich Kid$,[3] Mario,[4] and Bobby V.[5] He plans to not only remaster, but remake "Take Me Home" prod. by Haz Da Futcha, "Party Ova Here" prod. by Outsyders, and "G.A.(Georgia, Atlanta)" for the album. It will include production from Mr. Collipark, Hit-Boy, Metro Boomin, Young Fyre, Big K.R.I.T., DJ Mustard, The Runners, Young Chop, The Beat Bully, and many other producers. On April 6, 2012, he released a single called "Twerk It" and the song is produced by Dee Money.[6] In 2015, he made an interview where he announced his name change to "Genius". [7] A few months later, he changed his name back to V.I.C and released a single called "Snapchat (Pose For The Camera)". [8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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

US
Rap

Beast 73 12 7
Revenge of the Beast To be released

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2009: DJ J1 Present V.I.C. In HD
  • 2009: DJ Jay Rock Presents V.I.C. Lord Ova Beats
  • 2010: DJ Grady Presents V.I.C. Swagg Thru Da Roof
  • 2012: Big H & Tommy Boy Entertainment Presents V.I.C. Lord Ova Beats (Hosted by DJ Grady, DJ J1 & DJ Iceberg)[9]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[10]
US
R&B

[11]
US
Rap

[12]
"Get Silly" 2008 29 13 5 Beast
"Wobble" 94 77 -
"Say Bow (feat. J-Futuristic)"[14] 2009 - 87 - Revenge of the Beast
"Toilet Paper Paid (feat. Cassidy)"[15] 2011 - - - Non-album singles
"Twerk It"[16] 2012 - 69 -
"Snapchat (Pose For The Camera)"[17] 2015 - - - Revenge of the Beast
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B
[11]
"Hey Big Girl"[18] 2011 - Non-album singles
"Turn Up (feat. Zoey Clarke)"[19] 2013 -
"All I Know"[20] 2014 -
"Throw That Butt (feat. Yung Cyph)[21] -
"Throw That Butt (feat. Waka Flocka Flame & LiveLikeDavis)[22] -
"Go To Work (MF Banger)[23] -

Recorded Tracks For Revenge of the Beast[edit]

  • "Say Bow" (featuring J. Futuristic; produced by Mr. Hanky, KB)
  • "Mad Love" (featuring Mario; produced by Brandon Finale of 78 Elements)
  • "Stuntin' Hard" (produced by K.E.)
  • "Snapchat (Pose For The Camera)"

Remastered/Remade Tracks For Revenge of the Beast[edit]

  • "G5 (Come Fly Wit Me)" (featuring Rich Kid$ & Truth Turner; produced by Mr. Hanky, Mr. Collipark)
  • "Have It All" (featuring Bobby V)
  • "Take Me Home" (featuring Ja-Bar; produced by Haz Da Futcha)
  • "Party Ova Here" (produced by Outsyders)

Possible Tracks For Revenge of the Beast[edit]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "V.I.C. - GET SILLY". Official Biography from Warner Bros. Records. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/say-bow-feat.-j-futuristic/id325687203
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxSD-ZBQJn0
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5UpcU2DQKg
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNhf3qWyjY
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/twerk-it-radio-edit-single/id517688876
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG01TaX3dGE
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufuQv_KYsQ
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZwmw3tlouk
  10. ^ "V.I.C. Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "V.I.C. Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  12. ^ "V.I.C. Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  13. ^ "Gold & Platinum: V.I.C." Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/say-bow-feat.-j-futuristic/id325758027
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/toilet-paper-paid-single/id425649466
  16. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/twerk-it-single/id528564487
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/snapchat-single/id1072023189
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hey-big-girl-single/id475891547
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turn-up-feat.-zoey-clarke/id706094210
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-i-know-single/id906545717
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/throw-that-butt-feat.-yung/id914984935
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/throw-that-butt-feat.-waka/id942795524
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/go-to-work-mf-banger-single/id899789579

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