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8Ball & MJG
Birth name Premro Smith (8Ball)
Marlon Jermaine Goodwin (MJG)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rappers
Years active 1991 to present
Labels Grand Hustle
E1 Music
Associated acts Lil Flip
Three 6 Mafia
David Banner
Young Buck
Al Kapone
Yo Gotti

8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of rappers 8Ball and MJG. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

They first appeared on the rap scene with their 1993 album Comin' Out Hard. The album was successful commercially as well as critically and established the group as a prominent act in the then emerging Southern Rap scene. Their subsequent albums in the 1990s including 1994's On the Outside Looking In, and 1995's On Top of the World cemented their status as some of the South's best rappers and would later allow them to declare on their 2004 album that they were Living Legends (as the album was titled). After those albums both 8Ball & MJG released solo albums, first MJG's No More Glory in 1997 and then 8Ball's Lost in 1998. They reunited in 1999 to release their fourth album as a group, titled In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1

For their later releases they signed with Bad Boy Records. Their first album for Bad Boy Records, Living Legends, was certified Gold by the RIAA. Their second album on Bad Boy Records was titled Ridin High and was released in March 2007.

Commercially one of the high points of 8Ball & MJG's career was their being featured on Three 6 Mafia's hit song "Stay Fly" in 2005. That song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is the biggest hit of Three 6 Mafia's career and the biggest hit for 8Ball & MJG. The song was a collaboration between two of the most successful rap groups from the state of Tennessee, where Three 6 Mafia also hail from.

Today 8Ball and MJG also head their own record labels. 8Ball heads 8 Ways Entertainment (distributed by Koch Entertainment), while MJG heads MJG Muzik. On their label are the young, up and coming Memphis duo, Da Volunteers, who are widely known throughout the Southern United States for their 2006 single, "What's Yo Favorite Color?", which glorifies their neighborhood of Orange Mound.

In September 2007, 8Ball and MJG signed deals in Sacramento, CA with Real Talk Ent. 8Ball released a group album with E.D.I of the Outlawz entitled Doin' It Big on April 1, 2008 and MJG released a solo album entitled Pimp Tight on April 29, 2008.

In June 2008 the group announced that they have officially signed onto T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle.




Studio albums

Year Album U.S. R&B HS Certification
1993 Comin' Out Hard 40 20
1994 On The Outside Looking In 106 11
1995 On Top Of The World 8 2 Gold [1]
1997 Lyrics Of A Pimp
1999 In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1 10 1 Gold [1]
2000 Space Age 4 Eva 39 9
2000 Memphis Under World 46
2004 Living Legends 3 1 Gold
2007 Ridin' High 8 4 200,000 copies
2008 We Are The South: Greatest Hits 59
2010 Under The South

First Single : Ten Toes Down (Produced by Drumma Boy) Street Single: It's Goin' Down (Produced by Drumma Boy)

8Ball albums

  • Lost
    • Released: May 19, 1998
    • Chart positions: 5 U.S.
    • RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum [2]
    • Singles: "Pure Uncut"
  • Almost Famous
    • Released: November 20, 2001
    • Chart positions: 47 U.S.
    • Singles: "Stop Playin' Games"
  • Lay It Down
    • Released: August 13, 2002
    • Singles: –
  • Light Up The Bomb
    • Released: October 10, 2006
    • Chart positions: –
    • U.S. sales: 64,000[3]
    • RIAA certification: –
    • Singles: "Time2hitdaclub"
  • The Vet & The Rookie (with Devius)
    • Released: October 9, 2007
    • Chart positions: –
    • U.S. sales: 44,200
    • RIAA certification: –
    • Singles: "Ery' Body Kno Me"
  • 8Ball & Memphis All-Stars: Cars, Clubs & Strip Clubs[5]
    • Release Date: February 24, 2009
    • Chart positions: N/A
    • U.S. sales: –
    • RIAA certification: –
    • Singles: "Gettin' It In", "Gangsta Luv"

MJG albums

  • No More Glory
    • Released: November 18, 1997
    • Chart positions: 20 U.S.
    • U.S. sales: 49,000
    • RIAA certification: Gold
    • Singles: "That Girl"
  • Pimp Tight
    • Release Date: April 29, 2008
    • Chart positions: N/A
    • U.S. sales: 25,000
    • RIAA certification: –
    • Singles: "Small Town Girl"
  • This Might Be The Day
    • Release Date: July 15, 2008
    • Chart positions: N/A
    • U.S. sales: 16,000
    • RIAA certification: –
    • Singles: "Shades", "Big Time (feat. Slim)"


  • Suave House: The Album of the Year
    • Released: July 29, 1997
    • Singles: "Just Like Candy"
  • Off da Chain, Vol. 1
    • Released: June 20, 2000
    • Singles: –
  • The Legends Series, Vol. 2 (Hosted By DJ Drama)
    • Released: 2007
    • Singles: -

Guest appearances


External links

Pimp C-Bobby & Whittney


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