Thugs Are Us is the fourth studio album by rapper Trick Daddy, released March 20, 2001, on Slip-n-Slide Records. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with 116,000 copies sold in the first week released.http The single "I'm a Thug" peaked at #17 on the Hot 100, making it the rapper's second highest charting single. The album has also been platinum by the RIAA with an excess of 1 million copies sold.http
*Track "Take It to da House" contains a sample of "The Boss" performed by James Brown.
*It also features elements from "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band.
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Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973), better known by his stage name Trick Daddy, is a certified platinum American rapper from Miami, Florida.
Young appeared on the track "Scarred" by former 2 Live Crew member, Luther "Luke" Campbell,Produced by Darren "Dj Spin" Rudnick,from Luke's 1996 album Uncle Luke. The song became a hit and immediately caught the attention of fans and record producers alike. Ted Lucas, a former concert promoter and then-CEO of Slip-n-Slide Records, signed the rapper to the newly former record label. Slip-n-Slide released Trick Daddy Dollars's debut album Based on a True Story in 1997; the album was popular in the Miami area.
In 1998, when his next album www.thug.com came out, Young removed "Dollars" from his stage name. Club-oriented track "Nann Nigga", featuring Trina, became a national hit, peaking at the third spot of the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Atlantic Records signed Trick Daddy to the label in 2000 and released Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47 that year. "Shut Up", which Jason Birchmeier of allmusic considered "a rowdy club hit similar to 'Nann Nigga'", followed "Nann" as the next single; featured guests on "Shut Up" were Deuce Poppito, Trina, and Co.
Thugs Are Us, released in 2001, featured the hit single "I'm a Thug", which reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. His fifth album Thug Holiday boasted "In da Wind", which Birchmeier believed was Trick Daddy's most creative single. In 2004, Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets was released, with hit single "Let's Go", produced by Lil Jon, featuring Twista, and sampling the guitar riffs from the Ozzy Osbourne hit "Crazy Train". That year, Trick Daddy guest-performed on the Ying Yang Twins' "What's Happnin!", which reached #30 on the Hot 100, #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #9 on the Hot Rap Singles. "Let's Go" peaked on #7 on the Hot 100, #4 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #4 on Hot Rap Tracks. Back By Thug Demand followed in 2006, with singles "Bet That" and "Tuck Ya Ice" charting at the bottom of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Following Back By Thug Demand, Trick Daddy appeared on several singles by DJ Khaled: "Born-N-Raised" in 2006 from Listennn... the Album in 2006, "I'm So Hood" from We the Best, and "Out Here Grindin'" from We Global in 2008, all among numerous other rappers. "Born-N-Raised" peaked at #83 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, and "I'm So Hood" peaked at #19 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks. He appeared on Pitbull's 2007 album The Boatlift. Trick Daddy left Slip-n-Slide in 2008 and released his 8th studio album Finally Famous: Born a Thug Die a Thug on September 25, 2009, under his own Dunk Ryder Records. In late 2010 Trick Daddy formed a new label Trick Daddy Music Group with a new album to be released in 2011 under his new label.
Trick Daddy announced that he has lupus, which has affected his skin, and that he has stopped taking medication to combat the disease. The rapper's rationale for refusing treatment was that "Because for every medicine they gave me I had to take a test or another medicine every thirty days or so to make sure that medicine wasn’t causing side effects dealing with kidney or liver failure…I just said all together I ain’t taking no medicine."
*1997: Based on a True Story
*2000: Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47
*2001: Thugs Are Us
*2002: Thug Holiday
*2004: Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
*2006: Back by Thug Demand
*2009: Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug
* List of Miami rappers
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