Al Kapone

Al Kapone

Al Kapone

Biography

Alphonzo Bailey, better known by his stage name Al Kapone, is rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Al Kapone is known principally for his underground success in the Memphis hip hop scene in the 1990s and current role in a number of contemporary songs. Before the popularity of fellow Memphis rappers 8Ball & MJG and Three 6 Mafia, Al Kapone was a mainstay of the underground Memphis hip hop scene.

In 2005 he broke through when three cuts he wrote – “Whoop That Trick,” “Hustle & Flow (It Ain’t Over),” and “Get Crunk, Get Buck” — became key tracks on the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. A year later he got a co-writing credit on Lil Jon’s hit “Snap Yo Fingas,” and then in 2007 he landed on Eightball and MJG‘s album Ridin’ High. In 2009 he announced plans for a new project influenced by Memphis’ rich musical history and featuring live musicians.

Discography

Ska-Face Al Kapone - Lyrical Driveby

Ska-Face Al Kapone – Lyrical Driveby

Not On Label 1992
Al Kapone - Street Knowledge, Chapters 1-12

Al Kapone – Street Knowledge Chapters 1-12

Alkatraz Productions 1992
Al Kapone - Pure Ghetto Anger

Al Kapone – Pure Ghetto Anger

Outlaw Records 1994
Al Kapone - Sinista Funk

Al Kapone – Sinista Funk

Basix Music 1994
Al Kapone - Da Resurrection

Al Kapone – Da Resurrection

Brutal Records 1995
Ska-Face Al Kapone - What Cha Got?

Ska-Face Al Kapone – What Cha Got?

Alkatraz Dope Muzik 1997
Taylor Boyz, Al Kapone & Sir Vince - Alkatraz Ridaz

Taylor Boyz, Al Kapone & Sir Vince – Alkatraz Ridaz

Family Biz Entertainment 2001
Taylor Boyz & Al Kapone - Alkatraz Ridaz Chapter 2

Taylor Boyz & Al Kapone – Alkatraz Ridaz Chapter 2

Family Biz Entertainment 2001
E-40 Presents Al Kapone - Goin' All Out

E-40 Presents Al Kapone – Goin’ All Out

Family Biz Entertainment, Sick Wid’ It Records 2002
Tha Jerk, Kingpin Skinny Pimp & Al Kapone - Memphis Untouchables

Kingpin Skinny Pimp, The Jerk & Al Kapone – Memphis Untouchables

UnKut Music 2003
Al Kapone & Mr. Sche - Showdown

Al Kapone & Mr. Sche – Showdown

Family Biz Entertainment 2004
Mr. Sche & Al Kapone - Showdown Reloaded

Mr. Sche & Al Kapone – Showdown Reloaded

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc. 2009
Al Kapone - Godfather EP

Al Kapone – Godfather EP

Not On Label 2010
Al Kapone - Guitar Bump

Al Kapone – Guitar Bump

Not On Label 2010
Al Kapone - The Kapeezy Soul Hop Experience

Al Kapone – The Kapeezy Soul Hop Experience

Not On Label 2010
Al Kapone - Al Kapeezy Oh Boy!! The Hits

Al Kapone – Al Kapeezy Oh Boy!! The Hits

Not On Label 2012

Guest Appearances

El Kaye - Money Makin' Recipe
  • True Confessions

El Kaye – Money Makin’ Recipe

Strong Island Records 1996
Young Lo - Real Dealizm
  • Talkin’ Mo Shit

Young Lo – Real Dealizm

New Jack Entertainment 1996
J-Mac - Bo$$ Hoggin
  • Clickin Up

J-Mac – Bo$$ Hoggin

Pup Dog Records 1996
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Skinny But Dangerous

Kingpin Skinny Pimp – Skinny But Dangerous

Basix Music 1996
DJ Squeeky And Tha Family - On A Mission

DJ Squeeky & The Family – On A Mission

Big Cheeze Records 1997
Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town
  • Dollars & Cents

Money Butt Naked – Welcome To Phunky Town

Big O’ Pimp Records 1997
Tommy Wright III – Feel Me Before They Kill Me

Tommy Wright III – Feel Me Before They Kill Me

Street Smart Records 1998
Playa G - U Not My Lady

Playa G – U Not My Lady

East Wood Records 1998
The Funxsouljaz - Neva Walk Alone
  • Don’t Nobody Know Me

Tha Funxsouljaz – Neva Walk Alone

Crack Or Jack Records 1998
Land Of Da Lost - Gone Fishin
  • Cali Ta Memphis

Land Of Da Lost – Gone Fishin’

Lic ‘N’ Snot Records 1998
Gotta Boyz - Real Hustlers
  • Remember This

Gotta Boyz – Real Hustlers

Mo Money Records 1998
Tom Skeemask - 2 Wild For The World
  • How You Get Yours

Tom Skeemask – 2 Wild For The World

Relativity, Mo Cheda Records 1998
Pretty Tony - Revelation

Pretty Tony – Revelation

Reconize Records 1998
40 Killa Mafia - Ballaz & Shot Callaz
  • Riches Over Bitches

40 Killa Mafia – Ballaz & Shot Callaz

Big Klipper Entertainment 1998
1st Degree & Deep Sleep - Mental Prison
  • Mid South Representing

1st Degree & Deep Sleep – Mental Prison

Flat Broke Entertainment 1999
Mississippi Down South Playaz - Playaz Mentality
  • Memphis & Mississippi

Mississippi Down South Playaz – Playaz Mentality

Mad Loot Records 1999
196 Clique - No Love Part 1
  • Murderer

196 Clique – No Love Part 1

Golden Entertainment 1999
Hellborn
  • Blow It Up

Hellborn – Hellborn

Finesse Records 1999
Insane Main - Gettin Paid
  • Intro

Insane Main – Gettin Paid

Lady Bee Records 1999
Rawlow B - Desperado
  • The Pimp & The Dealer

Rawlow B – Desperado

Lowkey Muzik 1999
PSK-13 - Flagrant
  • ‘Bout My Money

PSK-13 – Flagrant: The Hustle Game Project Pt. 1

Bigtyme Recordz 1999
Side Industry - Everyday Life
  • Hatin’ Ass Niggaz

Side Industry – Everyday Life

Million Dollar Dream 1999
Taylor Boyz - Taylor Made
  • Down 4 My Skrilla

Taylor Boyz – Taylor Made

Alkatraz Dope Muzik 1999
Wah Wah - Wild Azz You Want To Be
  • Bring It To The South

Wah Wah – Wild Azz You Want To Be

Print City Records 1999
Blakk Rane - Coming Out Da Dark!
  • Can’t Be Faded

Blakk Rane – Coming Out Da Dark!

Raindrop Entertainment 2000
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Doin’ The Fool

E-40 – Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive 2000
Everlasting Gangstas - Hella Deep
  • Remember This

Everlasting Gangstas – Hella Deep

Mo Money Records 2000
Yo Lynch - Lynch Land
  • Slow Warm Hed

Yo Lynch – Lynch Land

Chronic City Music, 404 Music Group 2000
Robinson Boyz - Elevatin' Da Game
  • On A Mission

Robinson Boyz – Elevatin’ Da Game

West Town Records 2000
Black Mophia Clan - From The Streets Of The Roe
  • We Don’t Play

Black Mophia Clan – From The Streets Of The Roe

Banx Entertainment 2000
The Congregation - Ghetto Raised
  • What Ya Lookin At

The Congregation – Ghetto Raised

Hendu Entertainment 2001
Tom Skeemask - You Can't Hold Me Back
  • Who?

Tom Skeemask – You Can’t Hold Me Back

Mo Cheda, Warlock Records 2001
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Greatest Hits And Remixes
  • Five-O

Kingpin Skinny Pimp – Greatest Hits And Remixes

Basix Music 2001
DJ Squeeky - Tha Legacy
  • It Don’t Stop

DJ Squeeky – Tha Legacy

Big Cheeze Records 2002
Everlasting Gangstas - Rap Game Robbers
  • U Can’t Fuck Wit’ Us

Everlasting Gangstas – Rap Game Robbers

Break The Law 2002
M.C. Mack - Macknificent
  • Hell Naw

M.C. Mack – Macknificent

Basix Music, Kami Kaze Productions 2003
Paper Boyz
  • Boy Don’t Play

Paper Boyz – Paper Boyz

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2003
T-Rock - Defcon 1: Lyrical Warfare
  • This Is What You Get

T-Rock – Defcon 1: Lyrical Warfare

Secret Service 2003
Pimp Black A.k.a. Black & Dirty - It's A Trapp
  • Boy Don’t Make Me Serve Yo Axx

Pimp Black A.k.a. Black & Dirty – It’s A Trapp

Break The Law, Hit ‘Em Hard Entertainment 2003
Taylor Boyz - 16 Hard: Da Re-Up
  • Ballin’ Now

Taylor Boyz – 16 Hard: Da Re-Up

T.B. Records 2003
Chopper Girl - Dirty Dolla$
  • Dirty Dolla$

Chopper Girl – Dirty Dolla$

Hoodoo Labs 2004
Pimp Black Presents Black & Dirty - Born Ready
  • Woo Chemosaby

Pimp Black Presents Black & Dirty – Born Ready

Break The Law Entertainment 2004
U.G.Q. - Queens Of Crunk
  • I Stay Crunk

U.G.Q. – Queens Of Crunk

Street Fame Music Group 2004
Mr. Sche - The World Isn't Enough

Mr. Sche – The World Isn’t Enough

Junkadelic Music, On The Corner 2005
Nasty Nardo - Can't Stop Ballin'
  • Yuckmouth

Nasty Nardo – Can’t Stop Ballin’

On Lock Records 2005
Da Crunkstaz - Crunktivity
  • Reppin’ Tha “M”

Da Crunkstaz – Crunktivity

Hoodoo Labs 2005
E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
  • I’m Da Man

E-40 – My Ghetto Report Card

BME, Reprise, Sick Wid’ It Records 2006
Mr. Sche - Dark, Buck & Crunk
  • M-Town Love

Mr. Sche – Dark, Buck & Crunk

Junkadelic Music, On The Corner 2006
Nasty Nardo - Already Famous
  • Murkin’ Em

Nasty Nardo – Already Famous

Geto Star Entertainment 2006
Pimp Black - Hate The Game, Love The Pimp
  • Who U Wit

Pimp Black – Hate The Game, Love The Pimp

Break Da Law Entertainment 2006
Eightball & M.J.G. - Ridin High
  • Memphis

8Ball And MJG – Ridin High

Bad Boy Records 2007
Mr. Sche & Immortal Lowlife - It's Goin Down
  • It’s A Fight!

Mr. Sche & Immortal Lowlife – It’s Goin Down

Immortal Inc., Junkadelic Music 2007
Scat Cat - Tickin' Out Da Frame
  • Rage

Scat Cat – Tickin’ Out Da Frame

Alkatraz Productions, 20 Years Or Mo Records 2007
Mr. Sche - Supastar
  • Table Dance

Mr. Sche – Supastar

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc. 2007
Nasty Nardo & Mr. Sche - We From Memphis
  • Showdown Reloaded

Mr. Sche & Nasty Nardo – We From Memphis

Geto Star Entertainment, Immortal Inc. 2008
Three 6 Mafia - Last 2 Walk
  • First 48

Three 6 Mafia – Last 2 Walk

Hypnotize Minds, Columbia 2008
Yung Kee - Perfect Timing
  • Get Em’

Yung Kee – Perfect Timing

G Staccs Entertainment 2008
M.C. Mack - Pure Ana Part 1
  • Hell Naw

M.C. Mack – Pure Ana, Part 1

Basix Music, Kami Kaze Productions 2009
Mr. Sche - Underground Forever
  • Still Ridin Clean

Mr. Sche – Underground Forever

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc. 2011
Lil Wyte - Still Doubted?
  • M.E.M.P.H.I.S.

Lil Wyte – Still Doubted?

Wyte Music Records, Hypnotize Minds 2012
MJG - Too Pimpin' 2.0
  • Pledge To The Pimpin’

MJG – Too Pimpin’ 2.0

MJG Muzik 2014

Compilations

Murder Dog Compilation - Piranha Killer Fish
  • To Tha Death

Murder Dog Compilation – Piranha Killer Fish

Automatic Alligator Records 1994
Memphiz Underground Hustlaz Vol. 1
  • The Iddle Mind

Memphiz Undaground Hustlaz Vol. 1

Alkatraz Productions 1995
The High Powered Double Album
  • High-Powered

The High Powered Double Album

Dogday Records 1997
The Southwest Riders
  • Ain’t Fuckin’ Around

The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid’ It Records, Jive 1997
Down South Hook Up
  • Kickin’ Back, Ridin’ Clean

Down South Hook Up

Authority Records 1998
Million Dollar Dream - This Is How We Lay Low
  • Memphis Style Strapped (Callin’ You)

This Is How We Lay Low

Million Dollar Dream 1998
Dirty Harry Production Presents Southern Gangstas
  • It Ain’t No Mystery

Southern Gangstas

Dirty Harry Productions 1998
DJ Sir Swift & DJ Lil Les Present Something 4 Tha Blunted
  • What Cha Got

Something 4 Tha Blunted

Not On Label 1998
50-50 Chances Compilation
  • Southwest Whoride

50/50 Chances Compilation

K-N-R Entertainment 1998
Nino Presents Playa Circle
  • Full Of Indo

Nino Presents Playa Circle

Big Ballin Recordz 1998
Ska-Face Al Kapone Presents Memphis To Tha Bombed Out Bay
  • Life In Tha Fastlane

Ska-Face Al Kapone Presents Memphis To Tha Bombed Out Bay

Alkatraz Dope Muzik 1998
Mr. Quikk - From Tennessee 2 Texas
  • What U Got

Mr. Quikk – From Tennessee 2 Texas

Dirty Harry Productions 1998
M.V.P.'z Most Valuable Playaz Soundtrack
  • We Right Hea

M.V.P.’z Most Valuable Playaz Soundtrack

Certified Records 2000
Obstacles Soundtrack
  • Workit Baby

Obstacles Soundtrack

Liquid 8 Records 2000
Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas
  • We Some Bollas

Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas

Music Fo The Mobb Records 2001
Memphis Drama
  • Roll With It

Memphis Drama

Family Biz Entertainment 2001
Tom Skeemask Presents Da Memphis Squad
  • Make ‘Em Sweat

Tom Skeemask Presents Da Memphis Squad

2 Wild Entertainment
DJ Squeeky Presents Mocheda Mobstaz
  • Throw Yo Hood Up

DJ Squeeky Presents Mocheda Mobstaz

Mo Cheda Records, Warlock Records 2002
Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 2
  • Get Ya Ass

Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 2

Alkatraz Productions, Family Biz Entertainment 2002
Memphis Drama Vol. 3
  • We Right Here

Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 3: Outta Town Luv

Alkatraz Productions, Family Biz Entertainment 2003
Univerzal Souljahz
  • Roll Wit It

Univerzal Souljahz

King Ov Kingz Recorz, Tone Art Records 2003
The Sick Wid It Umbrella - Fedi Fetchin
  • I Can’t Tell

The Sick Wid It Umbrella – Fedi Fetchin

Sick Wid’ It Records 2005
Hustle & Flow Soundtrack
  • Get Crunk, Get Buck

Hustle & Flow: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

Atlantic 2005
Memphis Drama Vol. 4: Crunk Roots
  • Me And My Thugz

Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 4: Crunk Roots

Family Biz Entertainment 2005
Celly Cel Brings The Gumbo Pot
  • From The Back

Celly Cel Brings The Gumbo Pot

Realside Records 2006
Crunk Magazine Vol. 2: The Atlanta Issue
  • Say It To My Face

Crunk Magazine Vol. 2: The Atlanta Issue

On The Corner Records 2007
Stomp The Yard Soundtrack
  • The Deepest Hood

Stomp The Yard Soundtrack

Artists’ Addiction Records 2007
8Ball Memphis All-Stars - Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs
  • StickIn2MyFingaz

8Ball Memphis All-Stars – Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs

8 Ways Entertainment 2009