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B.G.
Background information
Birth name Christopher Dorsey
Born September 3, 1980
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip Hop, Rap, Southern Rap
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1993–present
Labels Cash Money Records[1]
Universal Motown
Chopper City Records
Website www.bgizzle.com

Christopher Dorsey (born September 3, 1980),[2] better known by his stage name B.G., is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his solo career signed to Cash Money Records in 1993 with Lil Wayne as half of the duo "The BG'z". Both, along with rappers Juvenile and Turk collectively formed the group, the Hot Boys in 1997. In 2001, Dorsey resigned from Cash Money Records , and created his own label, Chopper City Records.

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Biography

Dorsey's stage name B.G. aka B. Gizzle is short for "Baby Gangsta".[3] B.G.'s first album was a collaboration with Lil Wayne called True Story, released by Cash Money Records in 1994 . Following were Chopper City in 1996, and It's All on U, Vol. 1 and It's All on U, Vol. 2 in 1997. B.G. was also part of the group Hot Boys with other local rappers Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk, and Baby's nephew Derrick aka Bulletproof. Soon after Derrick, the fifth member of the Hot Boys, left the group to pursue a solo career. The group's debut album, Get It How U Live!, was released in 1997.[2]

Cash Money Records signed a deal with the major Universal Records label afterwards, and B.G.'s major-label debut Chopper City in the Ghetto came out in 1999. The album spawned the massive hit "Bling Bling", which, along with Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up", made Cash Money a nation wide success. "Bling Bling" also became a popular hip-hop slang term for any sort of expensive jewelry, automobiles, or other forms of opulence, which were featured heavily in Cash Money videos and on Cash Money album covers, as well as in B.G.'s life. He began wearing multiple Rolex watches and large necklaces while flashing his solid gold teeth in celebration of his success and wealth. The Oxford English Dictionary added "bling bling" in 2003.[4] The Hot Boys' second album, Guerrilla Warfare, debuted within the top five spots of the Billboard 200 chart in 1999.[5]

Checkmate, released in 2000, was B.G.'s last album with Cash Money Records.[2] He claims to have left the label over a financial dispute with owners Birdman and Ronald "Slim" Williams.[6] Under his own label Chopper City Records, which had a deal with Koch Records, B.G. released several albums: Livin' Legend (2002), Life After Cash Money (2004), The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 1 (2005), and The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am) (2006). With the Chopper City Boyz he recorded albums We Got This (2007) and Life in the Concrete Jungle (2008). B.G. signed to Atlantic Records in 2007.[7] In 2007, the Hot Boys agreed to a reunion.[8]. He released his eleventh studio album, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood, in 2009 after many delays.[9] In March 2010, B.G. announced that he would re-sign to Cash Money after Birdman offered him a rumored $6 Million record deal. [10][11]

Arrest

On November 3, 2009, B.G. was arrested in New Orleans after police pulled over his Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic stop. During a search of the vehicle police found three guns, two of which were reported stolen. Police also found loaded magazines and two extended clips. B.G. was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison on an illegal carrying of weapons charge. B.G. appeared in court on November 5 and his incarceration and bond information are unknown to the press at the time.[12]

Discography

References

  1. ^ http://globalgrind.com/channel/culture/content/1453428/Return-Of-The-Hot-Boy-BG-Back-At-Cash-Money-Records/
  2. ^ a b c Birchmeier, Jason (2008). "B.G. > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:h9fpxqrhldde~T1. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Cash Money's B.G. Goes Top Ten". MTV News. 1999-04-29. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1425077/19990429/b_g_.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  4. ^ Oh, Minya (2003-04-30). "'Bling Bling' Added To Oxford English Dictionary". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1471629/20030430/b_g_.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Hot Boys Scorch Charts With Top 5 Debut". MTV News. 1999-08-05. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1425075/19990805/b_g_.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  6. ^ Baker, Soren (2002-12-30). "B.G. Kicks Drugs, Doesn't Need Baby's Birdfeed To Make Livin' Legend". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1459304/20021227/b_g_.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  7. ^ "B.G. Gears Up for Solo Album!". Atlantic Records. 2007-09-04. http://www.atlanticrecords.com/news/article/?articleId=8a0af81214b908520114d199360d0913. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  8. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009-04-17). "Hot Boys Move Forward With Reunion Plans". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1609491/20090417/hot_boys.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  9. ^ http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/10/01/21961978.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.lilwaynehq.com/2010/03/08/video-b-g-previews-back-to-the-money-remix-featuring-lil-wayne-birdman/
  11. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.10795/title.
  12. ^ Starbury, Allen (November 5, 2009). "Rapper B.G. Arrested On Gun Charge In New Orleans". BallerStatus.com. http://www.ballerstatus.com/2009/11/07/rapper-b-g-arrested-on-gun-charge-in-new-orleans/. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 

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