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E.D.I. Mean
Birth name Malcolm Greenidge
Also known as Big Malcolm
Origin New York
Genres Rap
Occupations Rapper, Producer
Years active 1992 – present
Labels 1Nation, Cashville, Outlawz, Real Talk Ent.
Associated acts Tupac Shakur, Outlawz

Malcolm Greenidge, better known as E.D.I. Mean, is an American rap artist and a member of the Outlawz. While in the third grade, Malcolm became friends with Katari "Kastro" Cox who later introduced Malcolm to his cousin, Tupac Shakur.[1]

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Rap career

Dramacydal

In 1992, Kastro, Greenidge, and Tupac's godbrother Yafeu "Kadafi" Fula, formed a rap trio. Greenidge began rapping under the alias Big Malcolm. The trio went under names like the Thoro Headz and the Young Thugs. By now, Tupac had become a rap star and he let them guest appear on his single, "Holla If Ya Hear Me," which was released on February 4, 1993. In 1994, Mutah "Napoleon" Beale joined the group, which was now known as Dramacydal. On April 5, 1995, Tupac's LP, Me Against the World, was released. They guest appeared on the songs "Me Against the World" and "Outlaw."[2]

Outlawz

In 1995, upon Tupac's release from prison, Malcolm, Tupac, Bruce "Fatal" Washington, Kadafi, Kastro and Napoleon formed the group the Outlaw Immortalz, later changed to the Outlawz. Tupac gave each member of the group an alias from an enemy of America. Shakur gave Malcolm the alias E.D.I. after Ugandian president Idi Amin.[3] On February 13, 1996, Tupac's double LP, All Eyez on Me, was released. E.D.I. appeared on "Tradin' War Stories," "When We Ride," and "Thug Passion."[1]

On June 14, 1996, Tupac's "How Do U Want It" single was released. It featured "Hit 'Em Up" featuring E.D.I., Fatal and Kadafi. It is considered the most famous diss song in history, dissing Bad Boy Entertainment, Chino XL, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Mobb Deep.

On September 7, 1996, Tupac was shot four times in a drive-by-shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died a week later. E.D.I. was in the car behind Tupac, but claimed he couldn't identify the murderer. E.D.I. and the rest of the Outlawz moved back to New Jersey. On November 5, 1996, Tupac's LP, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, was released. E.D.I. guest appeared on three songs, "Bomb First (My Second Reply)," "Life Of An Outlaw" and "Just Like Daddy."[1]

In March, 1997, E.D.I. and the rest of the Outlawz minus Fatal moved back to California and signed with Death Row Records. On November 25, 1997, Tupac's double LP, R U Still Down? (Remember Me) was released. E.D.I. produced six songs on it, "Redemption," "Thug Style," "Fuck All Y'all," "Let Them Thangs Go," "When I Get Free" and "Enemies With Me." On December 21, 1999, the Outlawz's debut album, Still I Rise, was released.[4]

In 1999, the Outlawz, excluding Fatal, who by now had had a disagreement with the rest of the band claiming they had betrayed Tupac by signing with Death Row, started Outlawz Records and released their second and third LPs, Ride Wit Us Or Collide Wit Us and Novakane, on November 7, 2000 and November 6, 2001.[2]

Discography

Studio

Guest appearances

  • 1996: "Bomb First (My Second Reply)" (Makaveli featuring E.D.I. & Young Noble)
  • 1998: "Young Ritzy Outlaw" (Gonzoe featuring E.D.I.)
  • 2000: "Thug Livin' (Part II)" (Killa Tay featuring Cosmo & E.D.I.)
  • 2001: "Good Life" (2Pac featuring Big Syke & E.D.I.)
  • 2002: "Never B Peace (Nitty Remix)" (2Pac featuring Kastro & E.D.I.)
  • 2002: "Out Of Position" (Hellraza featuring E.D.I.)
  • 2002: "Get Doe" (Hellraza featuring Akwalla, Phats Bossi & E.D.I.)
  • 2002: "My Niggaz" (Big Syke featuring E.D.I. & Young Noble)
  • 2002: "Because Of U Girl (OG Mix)" (Daz Dillinger featuring Storm & E.D.I.)
  • 2004: "The Uppercut" (2Pac featuring E.D.I. & Young Noble)
  • 2004: "Hennessey (Red Spyda Remix)" (2Pac featuring Sleepy Brown & E.D.I.)

References

  1. ^ a b c Outlawz - Profiles, HitEmUp.com
  2. ^ a b Outlawz, HitEmUp.com
  3. ^ http://famousmuslims.muslimonline.org/napoleon-mutah-wassin-shabazz-beale.html
  4. ^ 7Daynet.com - Tha Outlawz : Les Interviews
  5. ^ OUTLAWZMEDIA.NET EDI DON - THE STASII SPOT (2010)

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