Wesley Eric Weston, Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is rapper from the Cloverland neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He is best known for his singles "Sunshine", "Game Over", "The Way We Ball", "I Can Do Dat" and "Rollin on 20's" from the 2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack. He is also known for his freestyle ability and claims to have been on 1000 mixtapes.
Lil' Flip, amid the growing underground rap scene in Houston, Texas, quickly rose to fame after independently releasing the 2000 album titled, "The Leprechaun", on SuckaFree Records which broke through to a national audience. Lil' Flip, as a teenager (he was 19 when he released the album) won the attention of the highly respected DJ Screw, who added the rapper into his loose-knit rap group called the Screwed Up Click, Better know as [S.U.C.] an affiliation that brought instant respect for Lil' Flip throughout Texas as well as the greater South. Later on before his untimely death, DJ Screw pronounced Lil' Flip, "The Freestyle King."
In 2002, Columbia Records offered Lil' Flip a contract and Suckafree a distribution deal. Lil' Flip stated "We felt that they not only respected what we'd already accomplished on our own, but they also saw the big picture of what me as an artist, and Hump and I as Suckafree's CEOs were all about." Lil' Flip released his debut studio album "Undaground Legend" on August 27, 2002. The album was certified Platinum in December 2002. It contained his hit single "The Way We Ball". In 2003 Lil' Flip was also featured in David Banner single "Like A Pimp". Then he also made featured appearance on Yung Wun's charting single "Tear It Up". He also made another appearance on Three 6 Mafia single "Ridin' Spinners" that made the charts. In 2003, he also did a track with Ludacris called "Screwed Up". In 2004, Lil' Flip released his second album "U Gotta Feel Me" it was his most successful album to date. Lil' Flip's label Columbia restructured and he ended up at Sony Urban Music which could promote his work better. The first single from the album was "Game Over (Flip)". After that he quickly released his second single, "Sunshine" featuring Lea Sunshine. This album sold 198,000 domestic copies in its first week and was certified double Platinum by August, 2004. Lil' Flip also made an appearance on the "Naughty Girl (Remix)" with Beyoncé in 2004. He was also featured on Chingy's Powerballin' on the remix of Chingy's successful hit single "Balla Baby". In 2004 he also made a remix to his hit single "Game Over (Flip)" which featured Young Buck and Bun B. He also made a guest appearance on Nelly's successful 2004 album "Sweat". He also collaborated with Jim Jones and The Game on the "Certified Gangstas (Remix)" in 2004. In 2005 Lil' Flip & Z-Ro made a collaboration album entitled "Kings of the South". Also in 2005 Lil' Flip was featured in Chamillionaire's first single "Turn It Up". He was also featured in the remix of Bun B's single "Draped Up".
"Ahead of My Time" was originally set to be released as early as 2007, but was pushed back many times and was finally released on July 6, 2010. Lil' Flip released two "album-before-the-album's" in 2009 to help promote the release of "Ahead of My Time". The two albums were: "Respect Me" and "Underground Legend 2".