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Background information
Birth name Shawn Antoine Ivy
Also known as Genuine Draft
Born St. Louis, Missouri
Origin Long Beach, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1993 - 2004
Labels Outburst Records, Def Jam, Columbia Records, MCA Records, Thump Records,
Associated acts Bloods & Crips, DJ Battlecat, AMG, Frost

Shawn Antoine Ivy,[1] known as Domino, is an American rapper born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Long Beach, California.[2] Being a Crip himself, he auditioned for Bloods & Crips collaboration in the early 1990s.[3] He is the first rapper, in order of appearance, in the title track Bangin' on Wax on the album of the same name. His debut album Domino spawned two major hits in the United States[4], including the Top 10 hit "Getto Jam", which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Several further albums were released, and Domino continued to score hits on the R&B charts into the 2000s.

However, while his debut album was critically well received, Domino was thought to have stolen then up-and-coming rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's style and therefore boycotted.[5] Three years later, Domino released his second album, Physical Funk, which failed to become as successful as its predecessor.





Year Title US R&B Chart[6] US Top 200[6]
1993 Domino #10 #39
1996 Physical Funk #34 #152
1997 Dominology - -
1999 Remember Me? - -
2001 D-Freaked It #95 -
2001 Getto - -
2004 Domination - -


Year Title Chart Positions[6][7]
Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot R&B/Hip Hop U.S. Hot Rap Singles U.S. Hot Dance/Maxi Singles
1994 "Getto Jam" #7 #4 #1 #1
1994 "Sweet Potatoe Pie" #27 #13 #3 #2
1995 "Tales From the Hood" - #51 - -
1996 "Physical Funk" #87 #46 #11 #16
1996 "So Fly" - #64 #17 -
2001 "Like That" - #51 #8 -


  1. ^ "Rapper Domino speaks unpleasant truths". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 2008-09-26.  
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( Bloods & Crips > Biography )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-16.  
  4. ^ Domino at Allmusic
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Domino > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-16.  
  6. ^ a b c Billboard,
  7. ^ Billboard Singles.

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