[ARTIST] Trick Daddy
Trick Daddy born Maurice Young, has made an impact on the mainstream that paved the way for fellow thugs in the rap game. Despite the obstacles that were prevalent in the industry his talent broke through the barriers with his raw ability to relay his message straight from the hood while proving club bangers to the masses. His past achievements cannot be disputed from the first time his skill ravaged the airways with the release of Scarred in 1996. Subsequent releases were in 1997 Based on a True Story, in 1998 www.thug.com containing the hot single Nann Nigga featuring Trina, and 2000:Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47.
The album that erased the line between underground and mainstream was in 2001 with the release of Thugs Are Us with cameos from Ludacris and Mystykal. In 2002 Trick Daddy released Thug Holiday and brought a new awareness of the lifestyle of thugs. Trick Daddy is an artist that has remained close to his roots and to date has exemplified how being a product of your environment does not have to dictate your destiny. Over the next few years he would reiterate this with his releases of Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets in 2004, Back by Thug Demand in 2006 and Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug in 2009. If it wasnt for Trick Daddy birthing a Thug Kingdom in the mainstream music arena the rap game would not be what it is today. Trick Daddy, one of the Original Kings of the south has evolved without sacrificing the voice of the streets. He is like the Hulk of the Hip Hop Game the harder hes hit the meaner he spits annihilates the odds against his movement.