8Ball

8Ball

Biography

8Ball, born Premro Smith, is rapper from Memphis, Tennessee, and one half of a duo consisting of himself and fellow Memphis rap star MJG. 8Ball has his own label, 8 Ways Entertainment.

He got started in the rap scene in the early 90s with MJG, whom he met at Ridgeway Junior High in 1984. However, thanks to the industry climate at the time that preferred rappers from the East or West Coast, 8Ball was largely ignored by the mainstream.

Still, perseverance resulted in a strong underground following in the southern United States, and he was a legend there by the end of that decade. Traveling throughout the lower half of the country along with MJG, his music absorbed many of the elements of their destinations, perhaps most noticeably Texas and Tennessee.

Discography

Eightball - Lost

Eightball - Lost

Suave House1998
8Ball - Almost Famous

8Ball - Almost Famous

JCOR Entertainment2001
8Ball - Lay It Down

8Ball - Lay It Down

Draper Inc.2002
8Ball - Light Up The Bomb

8Ball - Light Up The Bomb

8 Ways Entertainment2006
Eightball - Lost: Chopped & Screwed

Eightball - Lost: Chopped & Screwed

Draper Inc2006
8Ball & Devius - The Vet & The Rookie

8Ball & Devius - The Vet & The Rookie

8 Ways Entertainment, Koch Entertainment2007
8Ball - Doin It Big

8Ball & E.D.I. Of The Outlawz - Doin It Big

Real Talk Entertainment2008
8Ball - American Nigga EP

8Ball - American Nigga EP

8 Ways Entertainment, Good Craft Music2009
8Ball - Life's Quest

8Ball - Life's Quest

E1 Music2012

Guest Appearances

Crime Boss - All In The Game
  • Story Goes

Crime Boss - All In The Game

Suave Records1995
South Circle - Anotha Day Anotha Balla
  • Unsolved Mysteries

South Circle - Anotha Day Anotha Balla

Suave Records, Relativity1995
Crime Boss - Conflicts & Confusion
  • Chemical Imbalance

Crime Boss - Conflicts & Confusion

Suave House, Relativity1997
MJG - No More Glory
  • Shine And Recline

MJG - No More Glory

Suave House, Universal1997
1 Gud Cide - Contradictions (2)
  • Scarred Pac

1 Gud Cide - Contradictions

Scarred 4 Life Entertainment1999
Ice Water Slaughter - Life Without Fear
  • I Can't Tell

Ice Water Slaughter - Life Without Fear

Dead Game Records1999
Krayzie Bone - Thug Mentality 1999
  • Pimpz, Thugz, Hustlaz & Gangstaz

Krayzie Bone - Thug Mentality 1999

Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity1999
Cool Breeze - East Points Greatest Hit
  • Tenn Points

Cool Breeze - East Points Greatest Hit

A&M Records1999
Heavy D - Heavy
  • On Point

Heavy D - Heavy

Universal Records1999
Mobb Deep - Murda Muzik
  • Where Ya From

Mobb Deep - Murda Muzik

Loud Records1999
Lil' Keke - It Was All A Dream
  • Southside (Remix)

Lil' Keke - It Was All A Dream

Jam Down Records1999
Bun B & Mddl Fngz - Live! From Da Manjah
  • Issues

Bun B & Mddl Fngz - Live! From Da Manjah

Perfecto2000
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Ya Blind

E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive, Sick Wid' It Records2000
Jahari - Big Shotz
  • Too Much

Jahari - Big Shotz

Success Records2000
J-Dubb - Money, Trees & Real Estate
  • Never Sober

J-Dubb - Money, Trees & Real Estate

Desperado Records2000
P.A. - My Life, Your Entertainment
  • Sundown

P.A. - My Life, Your Entertainment

DreamWorks Records2000
Haystak - Car Fulla White Boys
  • Can't Tell Me Nothing

Haystak - Car Fulla White Boys

Koch Records, Street Flavor Records2000
Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye
  • What You Ride For?

Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye

Interscope, Ruff Ryders2001
Kiotti - Jag In The Jungle
  • Believe That

Kiotti A.k.a. Lil' Baller - Jag In The Jungle

Maddvibes Entertainment2001
Lil' Keke - Platinum In Da Ghetto
  • Callin My Name

Lil Keke Da Don - Platinum In Da Ghetto

In The Paint, Koch Records2001
Riderlife - Neva Look Back
  • Lef 4 Dead

Riderlife - Neva Look Back

Bay Rider Entertainment2001
Al Kapone - Goin' All Out
  • Gorilla Milk

Al Kapone - Goin' All Out

Family Biz, Sick Wid' It Records2002
Baby A.k.a. The #1 Stunna - Birdman
  • Hustlas, Pimps And Thugs

Baby A.k.a. The #1 Stunna - Birdman

Cash Money Records2002
E-40 - Grit & Grind
  • Rep Yo City

E-40 - Grit & Grind

Jive2002
Hard Knox - This Is Real
  • This Is Real

Hard Knox - This Is Real

Mo' Dirty Records2002
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Pimpin' And Hustlin'
  • TV's (24's & Wang)

Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Pimpin And Hustlin

Rap Hustlaz2002
Kottonmouth - Urban Legend
  • Top Notch

Kottonmouth - Urban Legend

Fortune Funk Entertainment2002
Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk
  • Rep Yo City

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk

TVT Records2002
Tela - Double Dose
  • 25 Hoes

Tela - Double Dose

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Tow Down's - Chicken Fried Steak
  • Drop

Tow Down - Chicken Fried Steak

D.I.M.E. Records2002
Baby D - Lil' Chopper Toy
  • We Came To Get Dat Cheese

Baby D - Lil' Chopper Toy

Big Oomp Records2002
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1
  • Keep It Gangsta

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1

Key Players, SoSouth2002
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1 (Screwed)
  • Keep It Gangsta

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1 (Screwed)

Key Players, SoSouth2002
54th Platoon - All Or Nothin'
  • Pimpin'

54th Platoon - All Or Nothin'

Fubu Records2003
Big Gipp - Mutant Mindframe
  • All Over Your Body

Big Gipp - Mutant Mindframe

Koch Records2003
David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water
  • Airforce Ones (The Remix)

David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water

Universal Records2003
Lil Keke & Slim Thug - The Big Unit
  • Southern Nigga

Lil Keke & Slim Thug - The Big Unit

Noddfactor Entertainment, Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2003
Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)
  • Air Force Ones

Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)

Universal Records2003
Rappin' 4 Tay - Gangsta Gumbo
  • 360 Degrees

Rappin' 4 Tay - Gangsta Gumbo

Liquid 8 Records2003
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Still Pimpin And Hustlin
  • TV's (24's & Wang)

Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Still Pimpin And Hustlin

Rap Hustlaz2003
Ice Water Slaughter - T.H.U.G.S.
  • I Can't Tell

Ice Water Slaughter - T.H.U.G.S.

Dead Game Records2003
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 2
  • Keep It Gangsta

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 2

Key Players, SoSouth2003
Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme
  • Tha Funk

Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2004
Lil Keke - Currency
  • We Made It Out The Bottom

Lil Keke - Currency

Avarice Entertainment2004
Pastor Troy - By Any Means Necessary
  • Boys To Men

Pastor Troy - By Any Means Necessary

Universal Records2004
Twista - Kamikaze
  • Pimp On

Twista - Kamikaze

Atlantic2004
David Banner - Certified
  • Gangster Walk

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records2005
Haystak - From Start To Finish
  • Kick They Back In

Haystak - From Start To Finish

40 West Records2005
Mr. Sche - The World Isn't Enough
  • Grey Goose

Mr. Sche - The World Isn't Enough

Junkadelic Music, On The Corner2005
SSG's - Freestyle Session Volume #1
  • Drama

SSG's - Freestyle Session Volume #1

Raze-Up Mob Recordz2005
E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
  • She Say She Loves Me

E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card

BME, Sick Wid' It Records2006
Juvenile - Reality Check
  • Loose Booty

Juvenile - Reality Check

Atlantic2006
Lloyd Banks - Rotten Apple
  • Iceman

Lloyd Banks - Rotten Apple

G-Unit, Interscope2006
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great
  • Get Money

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great

8 Ways Entertainment, Hy Lyfe Inc.2006
Trick Daddy - Back By Thug Demand
  • So High

Trick Daddy - Back By Thug Demand

Slip-N-Slide Records2006
Yo Gotti - Back 2 Da Basics
  • Gangsta Party

Yo Gotti - Back 2 Da Basics

TVT Records2006
Da Volunteers - Whats Yo Favorite Color
  • Where They @

Da Volunteers - Whats Yo Favorite Color?

Teers Entertainment2006
Cl' Che' - U Don't Hear Me Doe
  • F**k Wit It

Cl' Che' - U Don't Hear Me Doe

Clasyfyd, SoSouth2006
Loko - It's All On Me
  • Chromey 24's

Loko - It's All On Me

Hy Lyfe Inc2006
Brotha Lynch Hung & Cos - The Fixxx
  • Do What I Gotta Do

Brotha Lynch Hung & Cos - The Fixxx

Siccmade Muzicc2007
Young Bleed - Once Upon A Time In Amedica
  • Top Back

Young Bleed - Once Upon A Time In Amedica

Da Tention Home, West Coast Mafia2007
Montana Trax - A League Of My Own
  • Tutti Fruity

Montana Trax - A League Of My Own

Hy Lyfe Inc.2007
Mac E - Got Deals
  • 24's

Mac E - Got Deals

Hy Lyfe Inc.2007
MJG - Pimp Tight
  • Get Yo Ass Up

MJG - Pimp Tight

Real Talk Entertainment2008
MJG - This Might Be The Day
  • What Would You Do

MJG - This Might Be The Day

404 Music, MJG Muzik2008
Lord T & Eloise - Chairmen Of The Bored
  • Back From The Business Trip

Lord T & Eloise - Chairmen Of The Bored

Cyn House Productions2008
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Montana Stacks
  • It Is What It Is

Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Montana Stacks

Gimisum Productions2009
Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story
  • Battle Field

Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story

Goodsoundmusic2010
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2
  • I'm Ready To Smoke

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2

Goodsoundmusic2010
TMacK - So Long
  • Be There

TMacK - So Long

TMacK Productions2010
OG Boo Dirty - The Story Of OG - Deluxe Version
  • Pass

OG Boo Dirty - The Story Of OG - Deluxe Version

CGI Music Group2011
Young Dolph - Welcome 2 Dolph World
  • Homeboyz

Young Dolph - Welcome 2 Dolph World

Paper Route Empire2011
T Mack - Karma
  • Good Things

T Mack - Karma

Go Digital2012
  • It's All On Me

Princess Loko - Long Ovadue

Hy Lyfe Inc2012
Mac E - Half Time
  • In Yo Town

Mac E - Half Time

Hy Lyfe Inc.2013
D-Dimes - Kush Life
  • Smoke

D-Dimes - Kush Life

D-Dimes Music2013
TMacK - Karma
  • Good Things

TMacK - Karma

Space Age Entertainment2013
MJG - Too Pimpin' 2.0
  • Pledge To The Pimpin’

MJG - Too Pimpin' 2.0

MJG Muzik2014
Lil Keke - Money Don't Sleep
  • By Myself

Lil Keke - Money Don't Sleep

Swisha Blast Ent., Seven 13 Music, LLC2014
Frayser Boy - Not No Moe
  • Dumb On Down

Frayser Boy - Not No Moe

Phixieous Entertainment2014
Pastor Troy - Welcome To The Rap Game
  • Move To Mars

Pastor Troy - Welcome To The Rap Game

Madd Society Records2014
2Deep The Southern President - No More Mr. Nice Guy 2
  • Married To The Game (Remix)

2Deep The Southern President - No More Mr. Nice Guy 2

Elaborate Creations Ent.2014
Rock Dillon - DMH4: King Of The South
  • Hater

Rock Dillon - DMH4: King Of The South

V-Squad Lafamilia2014
Lil Keke - Money Don't Sleep (Swishahouse Chopped Up Remix)
  • By Myself

Lil Keke - Money Don't Sleep (Swishahouse Chopped Up Remix)

Swisha Blast Ent., Seven 13 Music, LLC2014
Kevin Gates - Trap City
  • By Myself

Kevin Gates - Trap City

Trauma Records2014
  • Firstndismud

Hy Lyfe Inc. - Conspiracy (The Album)

Hy Lyfe Inc.2014
Scotty ATL - The Cooligan
  • I Needs Mine

Scotty ATL - The Cooligan

Cool Club2015

Compilations

Rhyme & Reason OST
  • Reason For Rhyme

Various - Rhyme & Reason (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Priority Records1996
Suave House
  • Starships And Rockets

Various - Suave House: The Album Of The Year

Suave House, Relativity1997
U-N-I VS. All - The Universal Emcees
  • In The Middle Of The Night (Remix)

Various - U-N-I VS. All - The Universal Emcees

Universal1998
Psychodrama - Greatest Hits
  • Pure Uncut

Psychodrama - Greatest Hits

Not On Label1998
Jermaine Dupri - Life In 1472
  • Jazzy Hoes

Various - Jermaine Dupri Presents Life In 1472

Columbia, So So Def1998
Anti-Sober
  • Mobstas & Pimps

Various - Anti-Sober

Relentless Records1999
Violator - The Album
  • Do What Playas Do

Various - Violator: The Album

Violator Records1999
Thicker Than Water OST
  • The Belly Of The Beast

Various - Thicker Than Water (The Soundtrack)

Priority Records1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Sesshead Funk Junky

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Power Records1999
Paper & Hate - The Conflict
  • Soldier

Various - Paper & Hate: The Conflict

Outlawd2000
Various - Nationwide 2 Ghetto Pass: The Compilation
  • Cigarette

Various - Nationwide 2 Ghetto Pass: The Compilation

UAN Music2000
Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1
  • Top Notch Freestyle

Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1

Slip-N-Slide Records2001
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • 360 Degrees

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
Various - Laced Music Presents Leaning With Houstons Finest Vol. 1
  • Southside (Remix)

Various - Laced Music Presents Leaning With Houstons Finest Vol. 1

Laced Music2001
Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 2
  • Gorilla Milk

Various - Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 2

Alkatraz Productions, Family Biz Entertainment2002
Nationwide R.A.N. (United We Stand)
  • Gorilla Milk

Various - Nationwide R.A.N.

Realizme Entertainment2002
UGK - Side Hustles
  • Cigarette

Various - Side Hustles: Featuring UGK

Jive2002
Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2
  • Stay N Ya Lane

Various - Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2

Fiend Entertainment2003
DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1
  • Put That Thing Down

DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1

Columbia2003
Lil Keke & Mob Figaz Jacka Presents Str8 Out Da Slums
  • We Made It Out The Bottom

Various - Lil Keke & Mob Figaz Jacka Presents Str8 Out Da Slums

LGB Records2005
8Ball Presents The Slab
  • Down And Dirty

Various - 8Ball Presents The Slab

8 Ways Entertainment, JCOR Entertainment2005
Lil Keke Da Don Presents Undaground All-Stars: Da Texas Line Up
  • Bottom 2 Da Top

Various - Lil Keke Da Don Presents Undaground All-Stars: Da Texas Line Up

Commission Music Group2005
Scarface - My Homies, Part 2
  • Southern Nigga

Scarface - My Homies, Part 2

Rap-A-Lot Records2006
Various - Somethin' To Lean To Pt. 4: Chopped & Skrewed
  • Gorilla Milk

Various - Somethin' To Lean To Pt. 4: Chopped & Skrewed

Wreckless Entertainment2006
Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 4
  • Southside

Various - Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 4

Paid In Full Entertainment2008
8Ball Memphis All-Stars - Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs
  • Gangsta Luv

Various - 8Ball Memphis All-Stars: Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs

8 Ways Entertainment2009
Lil C - H-Town Chronic Pt. 2
  • Aw Yea

Lil C - H-Town Chronic Pt. 2

Oarfin Distribution2009
Lil Keke - The Don Ke Chronicles
  • SouthSide Remix

Lil Keke - The Don Ke Chronicles

Hustletown2010
PSK-13 - Ride With Me
  • Gorilla Milk

PSK-13 - Ride With Me

SoSouth2010
Mr. Sche - All Star Game
  • 6 Million Ways To Die

Mr. Sche - All Star Game

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc.2013
Daz Dillinger - Who Ride Wit Us, Vol. 5
  • I'll Be There

Daz Dillinger - Who Ride Wit Us, Vol. 5

Felder Entertainment Inc.2013
Lil' Keke - Top Features, Vol. 2
  • Rolling

Lil' Keke - Top Features, Vol. 2

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