White Dawg

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White Dawg
Birth nameBilly Alsbrooks, Jr.
Also known asWhite Dawg
BornFlorence, Alabama
OriginFort Lauderdale, Florida
GenresCrunk, Dirty South
Occupation(s)Rapper - record producer - author - motivational speaker
Years active1990–present
LabelsWhite Dawg Records, Joey Boy Records, Paper Chasers
Websitebillyalsbrooks.com

Billy Alsbrooks, Jr.,[1] better known by his stage name White Dawg, is an American rapper and record producer. His recordings include the single "Restless" off his second LP Thug Ride. In 2001, White Dawg produced the album Dunks and D's by Thrill da Playa of the group 69 Boyz and produced the Money Hungry Compilation for the Clientel Family.[2] Alsbrooks later started his own label, White Dawg Records.

Career[edit]

Born in Alabama, son of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio guitar player Billy Alsbrooks Sr. and musician Terrie Fleming, White Dawg moved to Broward County, Florida, in 1990. He began distributing his music by giving away tapes at a local record store, Kotam Stereo, in the Oakland Park flea market,[3] and joined the Jam Pony DJs. White Dawg attended the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute majoring in Music and Video Business. He started a recording studio with a friend he met while working at Kotam.[citation needed]

White Dawg released his first single, "I Wanna Lick the Pussy" (1994), from his self-titled debut album, and without airplay the song became a club hit.[4] He released "Slang That Thang" on Miami-based label Joey Boy Records in 1997. His first full-length album, Thug Ride, was released in 1999 on the independent Paper Chasers label and featured his only chart success in the 1999 single "Restless", which peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.[5] White Dawg had his own prime time radio show in Orlando, Florida from 2000-2005.[citation needed]

Outside music[edit]

In early 2008, Alsbrooks became a born-again Christian. He graduated from Faith Christian University with a degree in Bible ministry and theology in 2013, and currently works as a motivational speaker.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • White Dawg: The Broward Playaz (1996)
  • Slang That Thang EP (1997)
  • Thug Ride (1999)
  • Animosity (2002)
  • Bonified Platinum (2004)
  • ME vs. ME (2006)

Singles[edit]

  • 1996: "I Wanna Lick That Pussy"
  • 1997: "You Smell Like Doo-Doo"
  • 1999: "Slang That Thang"
  • 1999: "Restless"
  • 2002: "Pop a Pill"
  • 2007: "Right Here"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slang That Thang credits". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Dunks N D's > Credits )))
  3. ^ SoundClick Interview with White Dawg Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ DaRonco, Mike (1999). "White Dawg > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  5. ^ "White Dawg Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2019.

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