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Lil Scrappy

Lil Scrappy, September 15, 2007.
Background information
Birth name Darryl Kevin Richardson Jr.
Born July 19, 1981 (1981-07-19) (age 28)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop, crunk
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000–present
Labels Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam, G'$ Up

Lil Scrappy, born Darryl Kevin Richards Jr. on July 19, 1981,[1] is an American rapper.

Richards was discovered by producer and performer Lil Jon while performing at a bar, when a fight broke out during his set in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Along with labelmates Trillville, Lil Scrappy was one of the first signings to Lil Jon's BME Recordings.

Lil Scrappy built a strong reputation and eager following throughout the Southeastern United States through mixtapes and his 2003 song "Head Bussa", which was used as the theme for the 2004 Atlanta Braves.


Life and career

Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live

Lil Scrappy released his debut album Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live on December 5, 2006 on BME Recordings/Reprise Records/G-Unit Records. The album features appearances by Yung Joc, Three 6 Mafia, Lil Jon, Young Buck, 50 Cent, Olivia, Young Dro, and Bohagon. It was produced by Lil Jon and 50 Cent. The first single Money in the Bank features Young Buck and became Lil Scrappy's second Top 30 single. Money in the Bank peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart trajectory, becoming his biggest solo hit and most commercially successful single to date in the U.S. as it surpassed the peak position of "No Problem" by one position. The second single from the album is called Gangsta, Gangsta and features Lil Jon. "Oh Yeah (Work)" is the third single from Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live and features E-40 and Sean P (formerly Sean Paul) of Youngbloodz. J-Bo, Lil Jon, & Too Short made cameo appearances in the video, which premiered January 25, 2007 on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint. The song also received significant air play on various urban stations. Lil scrappy also is married to diamond from the group crime mob and has a little girl by her.

Prince of the South

Real Talk Ent. released Lil Scrappy's second studio album entitled Prince of the South on May 13 2008. One of the many highlights of Prince of the South is “The A”, It’s a tribute to Lil Scrappy's hometown of Atlanta. Prince of the South features Lil' Flip and J-Bo of the YoungBloodZ.

July 2008 stabbing incident

On July 18, 2008, Richards was stabbed and arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia on charges of felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of a firearm/knife, battery, and obstruction of officers. He reportedly received a call from his sister who said she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend. Authorities said Richard then went to his sister's apartment, and became involved in an altercation with his sister's boyfriend, and was stabbed.[2]

Tha Grustle

Lil Scrappy left BME Recordings and signed with Ludacris's label Disturbing tha Peace. He began work on his third studio album, Tha Grustle.


Studio albums


  • The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy (with Trillville) (2004)
  • Silence & Secrecy: Black Rag Gang (with G'$ Up Click) (2009)


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