Eightball & MJG

Eightball & MJG

Eightball & MJG

Biography

8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

They first appeared on the rap scene with their 1991 underground album Listen to the Lyrics. In 1993, they released Comin' Out Hard, the album was successful commercially as well as critically and established the group as a prominent act in the then emerging Southern Rap scene. Their subsequent albums in the 1990s including 1994's On the Outside Looking In, and 1995's On Top of the World cemented their status as some of the South's best rappers. On Top of the World was particularly successful, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 200 and being certified Gold. It also contained the song "Space Age Pimpin'", which was 8Ball & MJG's first single to chart, reaching #58 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart and #22 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. After those albums both 8Ball & MJG released solo albums, first MJG's No More Glory in 1997 and then 8Ball's Lost in 1998. They reunited in 1999 to release their fourth album as a group, titled In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1. One year later in 2000, they released their fifth group album entitled Space Age 4 Eva.

In 1996, they appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine. In the early 2000s they would sign with Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records. They already had some experience with the label, being featured on the song "The Player Way" from Bad Boy rapper Mase's 1997 album Harlem World. Their first album for Bad Boy Records, Living Legends, came out in 2004 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Their second album on Bad Boy Records was titled Ridin High and was released in March 2007.

Commercially one of the high points of 8Ball & MJG's career was their being featured on Three 6 Mafia's hit song "Stay Fly" in 2005. That song peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is the biggest hit of Three 6 Mafia's career and the biggest hit for 8Ball & MJG. The song was a collaboration between two of the most successful rap groups from the state of Tennessee, from whence Three 6 Mafia also hail. Today 8Ball and MJG also head their own record labels. 8Ball heads 8 Ways Entertainment (distributed by Koch Entertainment), while MJG heads MJG Muzik. On their label are the young, up and coming Memphis duo, Da Volunteers, who are widely known throughout the Southern United States for their 2006 single, "What's Yo Favorite Color?", which glorifies their neighborhood of Orange Mound.

In September 2007, 8Ball and MJG signed deals in Sacramento, CA with Real Talk Entertainment 8Ball released a group album with E.D.I of the Outlawz entitled Doin' It Big on April 1, 2008 and MJG released a solo album entitled Pimp Tight on April 29, 2008. In June 2008 the group announced that they officially signed onto T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle. Their eighth album as a group and their first on Grand Hustle, titled Ten Toes Down, was released in May 2010. It reached #36 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.

Discography

8Ball And Organized Rhyme - Listen To The Lyrics

8Ball And Organized Rhyme - Listen To The Lyrics

On The Strenght Records 1991
Eightball & M.J.G. - Comin' Out Hard

Eightball & MJG - Comin' Out Hard

Suave Records 1993
Eightball & MJG - On The Outside Looking In

Eightball & MJG - On The Outside Looking In

Suave Records 1994
Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World

Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World

Relativity, Suave House 1995
Eightball & MJG - Lyrics Of A Pimp

Eight Ball & MJG - Lyrics Of A Pimp

On The Strenght Records 1997
Eightball & MJG - In Our Lifetime

Eightball & M.J.G. - In Our Lifetime

Suave House, Universal 1999
8Ball & MJG - Space Age 4 Eva

8Ball & MJG - Space Age 4 Eva

JCOR Entertainment 2000
Eight Ball & MJG - Memphis Under World

Eight Ball & MJG - Memphis Under World

On The Strenght Records 2000
8Ball And MJG - Living Legends

8Ball And MJG - Living Legends

Bad Boy Entertainment 2004
8Ball & MJG - Memphis Underworld: Dragged-N-Chopped

8Ball & MJG - Memphis Underworld: Dragged-N-Chopped

Forty West 2006
Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World: Screwed & Chopped

Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World: Screwed & Chopped

Suave House 2006
8Ball And MJG - Ridin High

8Ball And MJG - Ridin High

Bad Boy Entertainment 2007
8Ball And MJG - We Are The South (Greatest Hits)

8Ball And MJG - We Are The South (Greatest Hits)

Suave House Records, Koch Records 2008
8Ball And MJG - From The Bottom 2 The Top

8Ball And MJG - From The Bottom 2 The Top

Real Talk Entertainment 2010
8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down

8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down

E1 Music, Grand Hustle 2010

Guest Appearances

Crime Boss - All In The Game
  • Story Goes

Crime Boss - All In The Game

Suave Records 1995
DJ Zirk & Tha 2 Thick Family - Looken For Tha Chewin
  • Looken For Tha Chewin

DJ Zirk & Tha 2 Thick Family - Looken For Tha Chewin

2 Thick Records 1996
3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby
  • Hit The Highway

3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records 1996
Mr. Mike - Wicked Wayz
  • Stop Lying

Mr. Mike - Wicked Wayz

Suave House 1996
The Almighty RSO - Doomsday
  • Illicit Activity

The Almighty RSO - Doomsday: Forever RSO

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records 1996
Tela - Piece Of Mind
  • Sho Nuff

Tela - Piece Of Mind

Suave House, Relativity 1997
Luniz - Lunitik Muzik
  • In My Nature

Luniz - Lunitik Muzik

Noo Trybe Records, C-Note Records 1997
Ma$e - Harlem World
  • The Player Way

Ma$e - Harlem World

Bad Boy Entertainment 1997
5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects
  • Fuck Strugglin'

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

Rap-A-Lot Records 1997
Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do
  • How Angry

Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do

Def Jam Recordings 1998
MC Ren - Ruthless For Life
  • Who In The Fuck

MC Ren - Ruthless For Life

Ruthless Records, Epic 1998
Skanless & Konnivin - Till We Meet Again
  • Mobsters & Pimps

Skanless & Konnivin - Till We Meet Again

WMSTMO 1998
DJ Squeeky - In Da Beginning (The Underground Volume One)
  • Looking 4 Da Chewin

DJ Squeeky - In Da Beginning (The Underground Volume One)

Big Cheeze Records 2000
Project Playaz - Til We Die
  • Dirty Down South

Project Playaz - Til We Die

Mo Cheda, Warlock Records 2000
Cash Money Millionaires - Baller Blockin'
  • Ballin' Gs

Cash Money Millionaires - Baller Blockin'

Cash Money Records 2000
DJ Squeeky & Tha Family - During The Mission
  • Lookin' For Da Chewin'

DJ Squeeky & Tha Family - During The Mission

Mo Cheda Records, Warlock Records 2000
KK Da Kum Up Kid - Hard Timez
  • Hard Times

KK Da Kum Up Kid - Hard Timez

Black Chief Entertainment 2000
Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Put Yo Hood Up
  • Can't Stop Pimpin

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Put Yo Hood Up

TVT Records 2001
UGK - Dirty Money
  • Gold Grill

UGK - Dirty Money

Jive 2001
Criminal Manne - Playtime's Over
  • 'Bout The Money

Criminal Manne - Playtime's Over

Big Cheeze Records, Mo Cheda Records, Rap Hustlaz 2002
DJ Squeeky - Tha Legacy
  • Victim Of A Pimp Shit

DJ Squeeky - Tha Legacy

Big Cheeze Records 2002
Young Twan - Titan
  • Boss Player

Young Twan - Titan

U Said It Records 2002
Lil' Keke - Changin' Lanes
  • Creases And Pieces

Lil' Keke - Changin' Lanes

Commission Muzic 2003
Ludacris - Chicken -N- Beer
  • Hard Times

Ludacris - Chicken -N- Beer

Def Jam South, Disturbing Tha Peace 2003
T.I. - Trap Muzik
  • Bezzle

T.I. - Trap Muzik

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2003
Criminal Manne - Neighborhood Dope Manne
  • Bout Dat Money

Criminal Manne - Neighborhood Dope Manne

Rap-A-Lot Records 2003
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Crunk Juice
  • White Meat

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Crunk Juice

TVT Records, BME Recordings 2004
Criminal Manne - Street Ways
  • Money

Criminal Manne - Street Ways

Big Daddy's Entertainment 2005
David Banner - Certified
  • Gangster Walk

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records 2005
Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown
  • Stay Fly

Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown

Columbia, Hypnotize Minds 2005
Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)
  • Bobby & Whitney

Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Wood Wheel Records 2006
Shawnna - Block Music
  • Candy Coated

Shawnna - Block Music

Island Def Jam Music Group, Disturbing Tha Peace 2006
Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind
  • Gorilla Pimpin'

Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind

Grind Time Official 2006
Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album
  • 187

Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2007
Kia Shine - Due Season
  • Bluff City Classic

Kia Shine - Due Season

Universal Records 2007
Young Buck - Buck The World
  • Say It To My Face

Young Buck - Buck The World

G Unit, Interscope Records 2007
Bun B - II Trill
  • You're Everything

Bun B - II Trill

Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II
  • Super Clean / Super Hard

Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II

Grind Time Official, SMC Recordings 2008
Three 6 Mafia - Last 2 Walk
  • First 48

Three 6 Mafia - Last 2 Walk

Hypnotize Minds, Columbia 2008
Mr. Mack & D.J. Scream - Bloxville
  • Go Hard Or Go Home

Mr. Mack & D.J. Scream - Bloxville

Boiler Room Ent. 2008
Big Scoob - Monsterifik
  • Only Know Hard

Tech N9ne Presents Big Scoob - Monsterifik

Strange Music 2009
UGK - UGK 4 Life
  • Used To Be

UGK - UGK 4 Life

Jive 2009
Criminal Manne - Got Work
  • Roll

Criminal Manne - Got Work?

IMG Records 2009
Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story
  • This Ain't That

Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story

Goodsoundmusic 2010
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2
  • Fuck That

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2

Goodsoundmusic 2010
Tela - Gators & Suits
  • Lovin' The Game

Tela - Gators & Suits

A'let Records 2010
TMacK - So Long
  • Stop Us

TMacK - So Long

TMacK Productions 2010
Bo Franklin & Goliath - My Partna Nem Been Callin Me - EP
  • I Don't Know

Bo Franklin & Goliath - My Partna Nem Been Callin Me - EP

35953 Inc 2010
PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2
  • M.E.M.P.H.I.S.

PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2

P.A.N Ent. 2011
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground
  • Money On The Floor

Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground

Def Jam Recordings 2012
Mr. Mack - Tennessee Titans: Clash Of The Titans
  • Go Hard Or Go Home

Mr. Mack - Tennessee Titans: Clash Of The Titans

Boiler Room Ent. 2012
Hustlamade Bugz - F.I.F
  • Big Nutts

Hustlamade Bugz - F.I.F

F.T. Entertainment 2013
Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments
  • Yean High

Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments

Scale-A-Ton Entertainment 2013
Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp
  • Bitch Get Down

Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp

Mass Appeal Records 2015
Baby Kane - Branded, Vol. 1
  • Bringin It Back

Baby Kane - Branded, Vol. 1

B.R.A.N.D.E.D. Entertainment, LLC 2015
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' 20th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition)
  • Space Age Pimpin'

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' 20th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition)

Bigtyme Recordz 2016
Yung Jay R - Who Is Yung Jay R: The Takeover
  • What They Know

Yung Jay R - Who Is Yung Jay R: The Takeover

Do It Big Records 2016
Baby Kane - Branded, Vol. 1 (Non-Explicit)
  • Brining It Back

Baby Kane - Branded, Vol. 1 (Non-Explicit)

Branded Entertainment 2017

Compilations

Down South Hustlers - Bouncin' And Swingin'
  • F' Dem N'

Down South Hustlers - Bouncin' And Swingin'

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1995
America Is Dying Slowly
  • Listen To Me Now

Various - America Is Dying Slowly

EastWest 1996
Suave House
  • Just Like Candy

Various - Suave House: The Album Of The Year

Suave House, Relativity 1997
I'm Bout It OST
  • Meal Ticket

Various - I'm Bout It (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
The Southwest Riders
  • Niggas Talk Shit

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1997
The Lawhouse Experience Vol. 1
  • Housin'

Various - The Lawhouse Experience Vol. 1

Street Life Records, Lawhouse Records, Attic 1997
I Got The Hook-Up! OST
  • Let's Ride

Various - I Got The Hook-Up! (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix
  • Player's Nite Out

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix

Bigtyme Recordz 1998
Southern XXX-Posure
  • What Can I Do

Various - Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure

Murder Dog Magazine 1999
DJ Nite & Playa G Presents The Nitemare Vol. 2
  • In The Wind

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

Eastwood Records 1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Sesshead Funk Junky

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Roadrunner Records 1999
Off Da Chain Volume 1
  • Shake It Off

Various - Off Da Chain Volume 1

Suave House 2000
Somethin' For The Whodi's
  • Pimp In My Own Rhyme

Various - Somethin' For The Whodi's

Priority Records 2001
The Best Of Suave House 2: Greatest Hits
  • Pimp In My Own Rhyme

Various - The Best Of Suave House 2: Greatest Hits

Suave House 2001
Various - Laced Music Presents Leaning With Houstons Finest Vol. 1
  • Pimp N My Own Rhyme

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

Laced Music 2001
Gang Tapes: The Album
  • Seen What It's Like

Various - Gang Tapes The Album

Activate Entertainment LLC 2002
Southern Federation
  • Unsolved Mysteries

Various - Southern Federation

Suave House 2002
DJ Screw - All Work No Play Vol. 2
  • Southside

DJ Screw - All Work No Play Vol. 2

Reliant Entertainment 2002
Home Invaders Soundtrack
  • Holla Yeah

Various - Home Invaders Soundtrack

Double D's Entertainment 2005
Hustle & Flow Soundtrack
  • Tell Me Why

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

Atlantic 2005
Guce Presents Tales From The Hood Vol. 2
  • Smoking Loud

Various - Guce Presents Tales From The Hood Vol. 2

Git Paid Music Group 2005
Luniz - Greatest Hits
  • In My Nature

Luniz - Greatest Hits

C-Note Records 2005
5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features
  • Fuck Strugglin'

5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features

Underground Recordz 2007
Pimp C - Greatest Hits
  • Bobby And Whitney

Pimp C - Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Various - Best Of Real Talk Ent.: 2003-2010 Vol. 1
  • Ballin On You

Various - Best Of Real Talk Ent.: 2003-2010 Vol. 1

Real Talk Entertainment 2011
Various - Best Of Real Talk Ent.: 2003-2010 Vol. 2
  • It's Gon Be Alright

Various - Best Of Real Talk Ent.: 2003-2010 Vol. 2

Real Talk Entertainment 2011
Various - International Factors Compilation
  • Stackin Money

Various - International Factors Compilation

Ante Up Records, West Turf 2011
Yukmouth - 18K: The Golden Era (Deluxe Edition)
  • In My Nature

Yukmouth - 18K: The Golden Era (Deluxe Edition)

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2013