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Lil' Flip

Wesley Eric Weston, Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American multi-platinum hiphop artist best known for his singles Sunshine, "Game Over", "The Way We Ball", "I Can Do Dat" and Rollin on 20's from the 2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack. Early life edit: Wesley Eric Weston, Jr.(born March 3, 1981),went to Madison High School (Houston, Texas). He is known for his freestyle ability and claims to have been on 1000 mixtapes. 1999-2000: The Leprechaun edit: Lil' Flip, amid the growing underground rap scene in Houston, Texas, quickly rose to fame after independently releasing the 2000 album titled, The Leprechaun, which broke through to a national audience. Flip, as a teenager (he was 19 when he released the album) won the attention of the highly respected DJ Screw, who added the rapper into his loose-knit rap group called the Screwed Up Click, an affiliation that brought instant respect for Flip throughout Texas as well as the greater South. Later on before his untimely death, DJ Screw pronounced Lil Flip, "The Freestyle King." 2001-02: Undaground Legend edit: In 2002 Columbia Records offered Flip a contract and Suckafree a distribution deal. Flip stated "We felt that they not only respected what we'd already accomplished on our own, but they also saw the big picture of what me as an artist, and Hump and I as Suckafree's CEOs were all about." Lil Flip released his debut studio album Undaground Legend on August 27, 2002. The album was certified Platinum in December 2002. It contained his hit single "The Way We Ball". In 2003 Lil' Flip was also featured in David Banner single "Like A Pimp". Then he also made featured appearance on Yung Wun's charting single "Tear It Up". He also made another appearance on Three 6 Mafia single "Ridin' Spinners" that made the charts. In 2003, he also did a track with Ludacris called "Screwed Up". In 2004 Flip released his second album U Gotta Feel Me it was his most successful album to date. Lil' Flip's label Columbia restructured Flip ended up at Sony Urban Music which could promote his work better. The first single from the album was "Game Over (Flip)". After that he quickly released his second single, "Sunshine" featuring Lea Sunshine. This album sold 198,000 domestic copies in its first week and was certified double Platinum by August, 2004. Lil' Flip also made an appearance on the "Naughty Girl (Remix)" with Beyoncé in 2004. He was also featured on Chingy's Powerballin' on the remix of Chingy's successful hit single "Balla Baby". In 2004 he also made a remix to his hit single "Game Over (Flip)" which featured Young Buck and Bun B. He also made a guest appearance on Nelly's successful 2004 album "Sweat". He also collaborated with Jim Jones and The Game on the "Certified Gangstas (Remix)" in 2004. In 2005 Lil' Flip & Z-Ro made a collaboration album entitled Kings of the South. Also in 2005 Lil' Flip was featured in Chamillionaire's first single "Turn It Up". He was also featured in the remix of Bun B's single "Draped Up". 2005-07: I Need Mine edit: On March 27 Lil' Flip released his third studio album I Need Mine. It consist of 2 discs containg 37 songs. The album also debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 with 43,400 copies sold in the first week released. and has since sold 120,000 copies. In 2006 Lil' Flip collaborated with Mr. Capone-E and made an album entitled Connected. Also In 2007 Lil' Flip collaborated with Mr. Capone-E again on their sequel album, Still Connected it peaked at #68 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums. Then in 2008 Lil' Flip made another collaboration album with Young Noble entitled All Eyez on Us. Lil Flip recorded a tribute song for the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre shortly after it occurred. 2008-present: Ahead of My Time 1.5 edit: Ahead of My Time was originally set to be released as early as 2007, but was pushed back many times and was finally released on July 6, 2010. Lil' Flip released two "album-before-the-album's" in 2009 to help promote the release of Ahead of My Time. The two albums were: Respect Me and Underground Legend 2. Despite the album's promotion, the album only sold 205 copies when it was released. Sources states Lil Flip has partnered with EMI Distributed Label: Twenty Two Recordings an Arkansas label ran by Arthur AJ Burton III, & James Giddeon Jr which currently operates under Capitol Music Group to release his new album "Ahead Of My Time 1.5" which is due out Spring 2012 along with his new book, a new movie, and new line of alcohol. Other ventures edit: Clover G La Familia edit: Clover G Founded 2004 Founder Wesley "Lil' Flip" Weston, Jr (CEO) & (President) Status Active Distributor(s) Asylum/Warner Bros. (2007-2008) Genre Hip-hop, pop, Crunk, R&B Country of origin United States Location Houston, Texas (2004-present) Clover G Records is a record label owned by Houston native rapper Lil' Flip which was created in 2004. The first artist beside Lil Flip to release an album from Clover G Records is Crime Boss. Lil' Flip has also signed a hispanic producer/rapper by the name of Essay Ponta, he is the first Hispanic to be signed to Clover G Records. Lil Flip Has also signed a new teenage group by the name of DreamTeam from Rockford, Illinois, the group consists of Yung Stet, & Ages "The Great". Current artists Lil' Flip, Baby Savage, Big Shasta, Botany Boyz B.G. Duke, C-Note, D-Red, Will-Lean, , Casper Capo & Boogie, Chris-Sko, Crime Boss, D-Rich, Da Black Al Capone, Da Stoners Lil' Flip, Willie P, V-Nice, , Damienn Jones, David Clayton, Dream Team Ages "The Great", Yung Stet, , Tha Essay Potna, Golden Child, J. Napoleon, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Lil' Peace, Lootenant, Scoopastar, Smoov da Crim, Yung Yo, Street Action, Sunny Red, YUNG, Former artist Sqad Up Gudda Gudda, Kidd Kidd, Supe Blanco, , Controversy edit: T.I. edit: While out of prison, T.I. had overheard people claiming that Lil' Flip had disrespected him at a show he did in Atlanta and he felt obliged to respond. He did so at WHTA/Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash. According to AllHipHop, T.I. and Lil' Flip had an altercation in Lil' Flip's neighborhood, the Cloverland section of Houston. It has been said that T.I. went there to create a DVD exposing Lil' Flip to be a fraud. When T.I. went to Cloverland with his entourage, he was met by Flip and his people. Then it was said a fight broke out with one of the members of Lil Flip's entourage started swinging on T.I. until one of T.I.'s bodyguards started shooting. The same day T.I. went on a Houston, Texas radio station talking about the altercation. He revealed that he had the tape and he was going to release it with an upcoming mixtape, but that did not happen because James Prince stopped him from distributing the tape. It is unknown whether T.I. still has the tape or not. The feud was squashed by Rap-a-Lot's Prince after having them sit down and resolve their feud. The feud was documented by the Houston Press. Paul Wall edit: He also had a rivalry with Paul Wall. Flip stated that Paul idolized him even before he got his major deal. He even went so far as to claim that after his 2001 shooting, Paul told him that he was going to get a tattoo in the same spot as the bullet wound. Incidentally, Paul is friends with T.I. and has acted as his DJ at some of his shows, but Flip says that has no bearing on his issues with Paul. Flip has long maintained that Swishahouse has been copying slang and concepts from the Screwed Up Click. He says that phrases like "What it do" (now almost invariably associated with Paul Wall; also the title of the lead single from Flip's fourth album I Need Mine) and styles have been co-opted by his north Houston neighbors. Slim Thug edit: Slim Thug claimed also that Flip took shots at him on Z-Ro's track "From The South," which also features Paul Wall. Although Slim heavily dissed Flip and Flip's crew, Sqad Up, Slim Thug said the beef is now squashed and he wanted to move on.

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