B.G.

B.G.

B.G.

Biography

Christopher Dorsey (born September 3, 1980) better known by his stage name B.G. (short for "Baby Gangsta" or "B. Gizzle"), is an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his music career signing to Cash Money Records in 1993, with Lil Wayne (then known as Baby D.) as half of the duo The B.G.'z . Both, along with rappers Juvenile and Turk, collectively formed the group, the Hot Boys in 1997. In 2001, B.G. resigned from Cash Money Records, and created his own label, Chopper City Records. On July 18, 2012, B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in a federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering.

In 1992, at the age of 12, B.G. signed to Birdman and Slim's label Cash Money Records. Birdman ended up later introducing B.G. to his labelmate Lil Wayne and they formed a group called The B.G.'z, at the time B.G. was named Lil' Doogie and Lil Wayne went by Baby D. They released True Story which was locally successful, although they were under age (B.G. was 14 years old, and Lil Wayne was 12).

Following were Chopper City in 1996. It is considered a southern classic and his most consistent lyrical album. He then released It's All on U, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in 1997. B.G. was also part of the group Hot Boys with other local rappers Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk, and Baby's nephew Derrick a.k.a. Bulletproof. Soon after Derrick, the fifth member of the Hot Boys, left the group to pursue a solo career. The group's debut album, Get It How U Live!, was released in 1997.

Cash Money Records signed a deal with the major Universal Records label afterwards, and B.G.'s major-label debut Chopper City in the Ghetto came out in 1999. The album spawned the hit "Bling Bling", which, along with Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up", made Cash Money a nation wide success. The album further popularized the hip-hop slang term "bling bling" which described shiny, expensive jewelry, automobiles, or other forms of opulence, which were featured heavily in Cash Money videos and on Cash Money album covers, as well as in B.G.'s life. He began wearing multiple Rolex watches and large necklaces while flashing his solid gold teeth in celebration of his success and wealth. The Oxford English Dictionary added "bling bling" in 2003. The Hot Boys' second album, Guerrilla Warfare, debuted within the top five spots of the Billboard 200 chart in 1999.

Checkmate, released in 2000, was B.G.'s last album with Cash Money Records. Immediately after leaving Cash Money Records, B.G. created his own record label entitled, Chopper City Records, which had a deal with Koch Records & released sixth studio album Livin' Legend.

In 2004 Life After Cash Money shows easy vocals gliding over magnificent Dirty South beats. He is no longer affiliated with the record company with which he was practically synonymous in the 1990s (this is his second record for Koch Records).

In 2005 B.G. released his eighth album The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 1 the album included the hit single Where Da At. In 2006 B.G. released his ninth album The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am). The first single from the album, Move Around, featured former Cash Money Records artist/producer Mannie Fresh. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with over 62,000 copies sold in the first week released, making it B.G.'s highest debut on the chart.

B.G. signed to Atlantic Records in 2007. In 2007, the Hot Boys agreed to a reunion. With his new founded group the Chopper City Boyz he recorded the albums We Got This in 2007 & Life in the Concrete Jungle in 2008.

He released his tenth studio album, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood, in 2009 after many delays. His first single from the album was "My Hood" that featured himself doing a collaboration with long time friend Mannie Fresh it also featured his artist Gar. "My Hood" made it to the U.S. R&B Charts at 70. Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood also featured "Back To The Money" the song had a video but was not released as a single it featured B.G.s other artist Magnolia Chop. There was also a popular remix to the song that featured Birdman & Lil Wayne. The song showed that B.G. had mended his differences with Birdman.

In June 2010, B.G. released a collaborative mixtape with Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie entitled "225504", which is the combined area codes of their respective hometowns. A month after, B.G. released a solo mixtape entitled "Money Side, Murda Side" where he introduces his newfound group, Chopper City Gorilla Gang (or simply CCGG). On October 5, 2010, B.G. released his street album entitled HollyHood. In a taped interview in early 2011, B.G. told of plans to release a sequel of his 2010 mixtape called "Money Side, Murda Side II" with CCGG's debut mixtape, "Pussy Season", following soon after. However, in July 18, 2012, B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in a federal prison.

Discography

B.G. - Chopper City

B.G. - Chopper City

Cash Money Records 1997
B.G. - It's All On U Vol. 1

B.G. - It's All On U Vol. 1

Cash Money Records 1997
B.G. - It's All On You Vol. 2

B.G. - It's All On You Vol. 2

Cash Money Records 1997
B.G. - Chopper City In The Ghetto

B.G. - Chopper City In The Ghetto

Cash Money Records 1999
B.G. - Checkmate

B.G. - Checkmate

Cash Money Records, Universal Records 2000
B.G. - Livin' Legend

B.G. - Livin' Legend

Koch Records 2003
B.G. A.k.a. B Gizzle - Life After Cash Money

B.G. A.k.a. B Gizzle - Life After Cash Money

Koch Records 2004
B.G. - The Heart Of Tha Streetz Vol. 1

B.G. A.k.a. B Gizzle - The Heart Of Tha Streetz Vol. 1

Koch Records 2005
B.G. - The Heart Of Tha Streetz Vol. 2: I Am What I Am

B.G. A.k.a. B Gizzle - The Heart Of Tha Streetz Vol. 2: I Am What I Am

Koch Records 2006
B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - We Got This

B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - We Got This

Koch Records, Chopper City Records 2007
B.G. & Chopper City Boyz - Life In The Concrete Jungle

B.G. & Chopper City Boyz - Life In The Concrete Jungle

Koch Records, Chopper City Records 2008
B.G. - Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

B.G. - Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

E1 Entertainment, Chopper City Records 2009

Guest Appearances

Pimp Daddy - Pimp'n Ain't E-Z
  • Gone But Not Forgotten

Pimp Daddy - Pimp'n Ain't E-Z

Cash Money Records 1996
U.N.L.V. - Uptown 4 Life
  • Pocket Full Of Furl

U.N.L.V. - Uptown 4 Life

Cash Money Records 1996
Magnolia Shorty - Monkey On Tha D$ck
  • Magnolia $horty

Magnolia Shorty - Monkey On Tha D$ck

Cash Money Records 1997
Juvenile - Solja Rags
  • I Did That

Juvenile - Solja Rags

Cash Money Records, Universal Records 1997
Big Tymers - How You Luv That
  • Suge & Pac, Puff & Bigg

Big Tymers - How You Luv That

Cash Money Records 1998
Big Tymers - How You Luv That Vol. 2
  • Tear It Up

Big Tymers - How You Luv That Vol. 2

Cash Money Records 1998
Juvenile - 400 Degreez
  • Flossin Season

Juvenile - 400 Degreez

Cash Money Records 1998
Lil Wayne - Tha Block Is Hot
  • Drop It Like It's Hot

Lil Wayne - Tha Block Is Hot

Cash Money Records 1999
E-40 - Charlie Hustle - Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire
  • Look At Me

E-40 - Charlie Hustle: Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire

Jive 1999
Juvenile - Tha G-Code
  • Fuck That Nigga

Juvenile - Tha G-Code

Cash Money Records 1999
Tear Da Club Up Thugs - CrazyNDaLazDayz
  • Hypnotize Cash Money

Tear Da Club Up Thugs - CrazyNDaLazDayz

Relativity 1999
Blaxuede - Dey Don't Kno
  • Dont Fuck With Us

Blaxuede - Dey Don't Kno

Avatar 1999
Project Pat - Ghetty Green
  • Choppers

Project Pat - Ghetty Green

Loud Records 1999
Hot Boys - Guerrilla Warfare
  • Help

Hot Boys - Guerrilla Warfare

Cash Money Records 1999
COG - Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto
  • Lonely

C.O.G. - Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto

Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records 1999
Big Tymers - I Got That Work
  • We Hustle

Big Tymers - I Got That Work

Cash Money Records 2000
Cash Money Millionaires - Baller Blockin'
  • Thugged Out

Cash Money Millionaires - Baller Blockin'

Cash Money Records 2000
C-Note - Third Coast Born 2000
  • Hold It Down

C-Note - Third Coast Born 2000

Big Shot Records 2000
Killa Tay - Snake Eyes
  • Intro

Killa Tay - Snake Eyes

D1A Records 2000
Lil Wayne - Lights Out
  • Act A Ass

Lil Wayne - Lights Out

Cash Money Records 2000
Prodigy ‎– H.N.I.C.
  • Y.B.E.

Prodigy ‎– H.N.I.C.

Loud Records 2000
Chino Nino - Get Wet
  • U.P.T. To Da Top

Chino Nino - Get Wet

Flam Flawless Records 2000
Juvenile - Project English
  • Sunshine

Juvenile - Project English

Cash Money Records 2001
Mack 10 - Bang Or Ball
  • Let The Thugs In The Club

Mack 10 - Bang Or Ball

Cash Money Records 2001
Mil - Street Scriptures
  • Ride Out

Mil - Street Scriptures

Jive 2001
Turk - Young & Thuggin'
  • Hallways & Cuts

Turk - Young & Thuggin'

Cash Money Records 2001
Chino Nino - Knockem Wit Game
  • Up 2 Da Top

Chino Nino - Knockem Wit Game

Flam Flawless Records 2002
Ke'Noe - Life As A Mack Vol. 1
  • Putcharaggsup

Ke'Noe - Life As A Mack Vol. 1

In The Paint, Koch, Laboratory Recordz 2002
Kizzy Rock - The Realist
  • Twurkulator Part II

Kizzy Rock - The Realist

Koch Records, ColliPark Music 2002
7th Ward Soulja - Ghetto Terminology
  • Uptown/Downtown

7th Ward Soulja - Ghetto Terminology

The New Take Fo' Records 2003
Choppa - Straight From The N.O.
  • Represent Yo Block

Choppa - Straight From The N.O.

The New No Limit Records 2003
Soulja Slim - Years Later... A Few Months After
  • Heata On Me

Soulja Slim - Years Later... A Few Months After

Koch Records 2003
Turk - Raw & Uncut
  • Putcharaggsup (Remix)

Turk - Raw & Uncut

Koch Records 2003
T.I. - Urban Legend
  • What They Do

T.I. - Urban Legend

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2004
Ying Yang Twins - My Brother & Me
  • Salt Shaker (Extended Remix)

Ying Yang Twins - My Brother & Me

TVT Records 2004
Big Tuck - Purple Hulk
  • U Need It

Big Tuck - Purple Hulk

T-Town Music 2004
Body Head Bangerz - Body Head Bangerz Vol. 1
  • U Know My Kind

Body Head Bangerz - Body Head Bangerz Vol. 1

Body Head Entertainment 2004
Qball - Aint Stoppin Nothin
  • Aint Stoppin Nothin

Qball - Aint Stoppin Nothin

Wyde Open Records 2004
C-Murder - The Truest S#!@ I Ever Said
  • Yall Heard Of Me

C-Murder - The Truest S#!@ I Ever Said

Koch Records, TRU Records 2005
Criminal Manne - Street Ways
  • Thuggin

Criminal Manne - Street Ways

Bid Daddy's Entertainment 2005
David Banner - Certified
  • Bloody War

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records 2005
Diamond "D" - Jehovah Diamond
  • I Got That

Diamond "D" - Jehovah Diamond

Diamond Recordz, MVP 2005
Na'sha - My Story
  • No Good

Na'sha - My Story

Pure Records 2005
Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ
  • Trill

Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ

Atlantic 2005
Twisted Black - The Life Of Tommy Burns
  • Tru Hustla (Remix)

Twisted Black - The Life Of Tommy Burns

Scarred 4 Life, 3R Ent. 2005
Webbie - Savage Life
  • Gotta Show Me U Worth It

Webbie - Savage Life

Trill Entertainment 2005
Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. United State Of Atlanta
  • The Walk

Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. United State Of Atlanta

TVT Records 2005
Choppa - Da Real Choppa
  • Where Ya Ward At

Choppa - Da Real Choppa

Body Head Entertainment 2005
50/50 Twin - Representin Money
  • U Need It

50/50 Twin - Representin Money

Roc 4 Roc Entertainment 2006
C-Murder - The Tru Story... Continued
  • Die For Mine

C-Murder - The Tru Story... Continued

Koch Records 2006
Mr. Marcelo - Son Of Magnolia
  • Uptown Gangstas

Mr. Marcelo - Son Of Magnolia

Ball Or Fall Records 2006
Purple City - The Purple Album
  • Bank Roll

Purple City - The Purple Album

Babygrande Ent. 2006
T.I. - King.
  • I'm Straight

T.I. - King.

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2006
Keela - Da Unexpected Good & Grimmey
  • Shine Up

Keela - Da Unexpected Good & Grimmey

Padboy Ent. 2006
Trak Addick - Soul Survivor 2
  • Y'all Heard Of Me

Trak Addick - Soul Survivor 2

C2k Entertainment 2006
Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album
  • 187

Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2007
Grit Boys - Ghetto Reality In Texas
  • Still Trill

Grit Boys - Ghetto Reality In Texas

Mobetta Muzik 2007
Berner - Weekend At Bernie's
  • I'm Nice

Berner - Weekend At Bernie's

Bern One Entertainment 2009
D Boyz - Life Of A D-Boy
  • Get Real

D Boyz - Life Of A D-Boy

D Boyz Ent., Organized Krhyme 2009
Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2
  • Gotta Get It

Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2

Atlantic 2009
Juvenile - Cocky & Confident
  • Feeling Right

Juvenile - Cocky & Confident

Atlantic, E1 Entertainment 2009
Maino - If Tomorrow Comes...
  • Gangsta

Maino - If Tomorrow Comes...

Atlantic 2009
Bizzy Bone & A.C. Killer - Countdown To Armageddon
  • Fuck A Bitch

Bizzy Bone & A.C. Killer - Countdown To Armageddon

101 Distribution 2009
Z-Ro - Angel Dust
  • Dicc On U

Z-Ro - Angel Dust

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 2012
Magnolia Chop - Y.O.L.O. (You Only Live Once)
  • Hot Boy

Magnolia Chop - Y.O.L.O. (You Only Live Once)

Molidik Entertainment 2014
Z-Ro - S O L I D
  • Thru The Roof

Z-Ro - S O L I D

One Deep Entertainment 2016

Compilations

5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1
  • We Bust Back

Various - 5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1

Fishbowl Records 1997
DJ Nite & Playa G Presents The Nitemare Vol. 2
  • Uptown Thang Remix

Various - DJ Nite & Playa G Presents The Nitemare Vol. 2

Eastwood 1999
All About The Benjamins Soundtrack
  • Bling Bling

Various - All About The Benjamins Soundtrack

New Line Records 2002
Cash Money Records Platinum Hits Volume One
  • Bling Bling

Various - Platinum Hits Volume One

Cash Money Records 2002
Super Producer Bosko - That Fire
  • Rude Boys (Remix)

Super Producer Bosko - That Fire

Jus Family Records 2004
Juvenile - The Greatest Hits
  • Never Had Shit

Juvenile - The Greatest Hits

Cash Money Records, Universal Records 2004
Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Hits
  • Hypnotize Cash Money

Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Hits

Hypnotize Minds 2005
DJ Kay Slay & Greg Street - The Champions: The North Meets The South
  • Hood Drug Warz

DJ Kay Slay & Greg Street - The Champions: The North Meets The South

Koch Records 2006
7303 Records - A Skee Taste: The Compilation
  • We Doin It

7303 Records - A Skee Taste: The Compilation

7303, SoSouth 2008
Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2
  • Holla At Me (Street)

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2012
C-Murder - The Hits
  • N.O. In Me

C-Murder - The Hits

Bossalinie 2016