E.S.G., or Cedric Hill as he was born, is a rapper from Houston, Texas (although he was born in Louisiana and moved to Houston later in life) who played a key role in the development of Houston’s Chopped And Screwed sound alongside DJ Screw in the mid to late ’90s, beginning with his debut LP Oceans Of Funk in 1994. The more popular songs from this album were repackaged with new songs and released as a faux-sophomore effort by Perrion Entertainment in 1995, as the landmark Sailin’ Da South.This album contained several radio-friendly, summery tracks, none moreso than "Swangin’ & Bangin’", which was also re-worked (or “screwed”) by close friend DJ Screw. Both the original track and its slowed down alter-ego cemented Hill’s place as a mainstay in the burgeoning Houston rap scene and also the wider southern rap movement.
E.S.G. spent several years in jail following an incident in which his partner was shot dead in a home invasion. E.S.G. returned fire and killed the intruder (“Nigga broke in my crib, shot my partner in the head, so I grab my chopper left a bitch nigga dead”). He was subsequently charged with first degree murder and was incarcerated before beating the charge. Sailin’ Da South was released and gained him notoriety while he was on lock. He was then released and increased his workrate, releasing Return Of The Living Dead shortly after in 1997.
He is an original member of Screwed Up Click, the group formed by the late DJ Screw.