Papa Reu

Papa Reu

Biography

Reuben Nero, better known by his stage name Papa Reu, is an Trinidad & Tobago-born rapper, singer, producer, song writer from Houston, Texas. He is also a former member of the legendary hip-hop record label Cash Money Records. He has established his own record label Reu Muzik, Inc. through which he has released three albums, namely Xcuse Me, U Know Me, and Certified.

At the age of 16, Reu and his brother relocated to Houston, TX where he began affiliating himself within the local hip-hop scene and became a pioneer of Houston's popular underground rap movement.

With his unique island sound, southern street savvy, and a respect of music history, 8Ball and MJG caught his act. The duo enlisted Reu for an appearance on their 1994 album On the Outside Looking In. A few independent singles hit the streets during the late 1990s along with appearances on albums by Mr. Coop and Field Mob, but it wasn't until 2000 that Papa Reu broke out on his own with the full-length Xcuse Me! on his own Reu Muzik, then released U Know Me a year later, and while the album sold well regionally, it was his 2002 appearance on the 504 Boyz's hit single "Tight Whips" that would make him a Southern rap player.

Much of his early success came with Cash Money Records being featured on early multi-platinum recordings, such as The Big Tymers' "Lick Them Up Shots", Juvenile's "Rich Ni**az" and Lil Wayne's "Not Like Me". He was featured in H-Town track "Buss One", Solange Knowles in "Don't Fight the Feeling" in the original soundtrack of The Fighting Temptations and in 504 Boyz' track "Tight Whips" also featuring Slay Sean, 5th Ward Weebie, Lil' Romeo and Little D. Other featured recordings include tracks on Changin' Lanes, Z-Ro Tolerance and Miss Mykie.

Papa Reu has collaborated with a number of artists like YZ & Gemini in "Hold on"(2007), Billy Cook in "Bubble Eye" (2008), Lil Keke in "Diamond and Pearls" (2008) and Rick Ross in "Put It in the Air" (2010).

Discography

Papa Reu - Xcuse Me!

Papa Reu - Xcuse Me!

Upstairs Records, Reuster House Music Inc. 2000
Papa Reu - U Know Me

Papa Reu - U Know Me

Reu Muzik Inc. 2001
Papa Reu - Certified

Papa Reu - Certified

Reu Muzik Inc. 2003
Papa Reu - Life & Music

Papa Reu - Life & Music

Sanctuary Records 2005
Papa Reu - Da Original

Papa Reu - Da Original

Screwed Up Click, Reu Muzik Inc. 2010

Guest Appearances

Fakkulty – Southern Hostility
  • Jack Move

Fakkulty – Southern Hostility

X-Bam Records 1996
MC Thick - Now Whatcha Think
  • Jump Up

MC Thick - Now Whatcha Think

Boss Records 1996
E.S.G. - Return Of The Living Dead
  • Lady Indo

E.S.G. - Return Of The Living Dead

Black Hearted Records 1997
K.B. & Lil' Flea - A Frightening Portrait Of The World In A Violent Time
  • Dangerouz

K.B. & Lil' Flea - A Frightening Portrait Of The World In A Violent Time

X-Bam Records 1997
D'Meka - Now... Feel Me!
  • Last Days

D'Meka - Now... Feel Me!

All Net Records 1997
Mr. Coop - Poisnous Game
  • If I Ate U

Mr. Coop - Poisnous Game

Fulton Entertainment 1997
Minds Of Mischief - Unexpected Changes
  • I Wanna See You Shake Shake

Minds Of Mischief - Unexpected Changes

Evolution Records 1997
Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up
  • The Game's Strange

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up

LafTex Records 1998
Blac Monks - No Mercy
  • Paper Chase

Blac Monks - No Mercy

Rap-A-Lot Records 1998
Juvenile - 400 Degreez
  • Rich Niggaz

Juvenile - 400 Degreez

Cash Money Records 1998
K.B. & Lil' Flea - Blood And Tears
  • Dangerous

K.B. & Lil' Flea - Blood And Tears

Wrap Records 1998
Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa
  • June 27

Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa

Straight Profit Records 1999
H.$.E. - Hustlaz Stackin' Endz
  • Takin Over

H.$.E. - Hustlaz Stackin' Endz

Sucka Free Records 1999
4-Trey – Prophecy Of Profits
  • Everythings Alright

4-Trey – Prophecy Of Profits

Rags 2 Riches Records 1999
IBG - We Ballin
  • I Got Game

IBG - We Ballin

Red Boy Records 1999
Klas' One - Once In A Blue Moon
  • All Nite Long

Klas' One - Once In A Blue Moon

Kross Road Records 1999
Major League - Out Tha Park
  • What Dem Want

Major League - Out Tha Park

Major League Entertainment 1999
First Born - Riders
  • Tru Soldiers

First Born - Riders

Totally Independent Productions 1999
Ci Kelly - Hidden Treasures
  • Looking For A New Love

Ci Kelly - Hidden Treasures

Kajherra Entertainment 1999
Boondox & Propaganda - The Game Of Life
  • Southside Story

Boondox & Propaganda - The Game Of Life

Incognito Records 1999
Z-Ro - Vs. The World
  • Looking Good

Z-Ro - Vs. The World

Straight Profit Records 2000
C-Note Of The Botany Boyz - Third Coast Born 2000
  • Flossin'

C-Note Of The Botany Boyz - Third Coast Born 2000

Big Shot Records 2000
Young Buck & D-Tay - Thuggin' Til The End
  • Fired Up

Young Buck & D-Tay - Thuggin' Til The End

Next Level Records 2000
Field Mob - 613: Ashy To Classy
  • Shake Sumphin'

Field Mob - 613: Ashy To Classy

MCA Records 2000
Reese & Bigalow - Pure Uncut Fire
  • Let's Party

Reese & Bigalow - Pure Uncut Fire

Lil Mann's Records 2000
Da Vigilantiez - On Da Rize
  • Whatcha Got

Da Vigilantiez - On Da Rize

N Yo Face Records 2000
Sandiego - Sandiego
  • Wanna Ride?

Sandiego - Sandiego

Perrion 2000, Dinero Entertainment 2000
Godfather - Before It's Too Late
  • Ride Wit Me

Godfather - Before It's Too Late

Chevis Entertainment 2000
The Cirkle - 360° Of Uncut Game
  • Must Be The Money

The Cirkle - 360° Of Uncut Game

My World Entertainment 2000
Lil' KeKe - From Coast To Coast
  • Diamonds & Pearls

Lil' KeKe - From Coast To Coast

Reliant Entertainment 2001
Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze
  • Beg, Steal, And Borrow

Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze

Game Face Entertainment, Atlantic 2001
Big T - Million Dollar Hooks
  • Everything Will Be Alright

Big T - Million Dollar Hooks

In House Intertainment 2001
Lethal - Da Chosen Few
  • Illegal

Lethal - Da Chosen Few

Smugglin Records 2001
Skip - Live From Hollygrove
  • Strip Bitch

Skip - Live From Hollygrove

UTP Records, Orpheus Music 2001
Luxury Rydaz - Be About Your Paper
  • We Ballin

Luxury Rydaz - Be About Your Paper

Dead Lock Records 2001
C-Note - Third Coast Born 2000 Screwed & Chopped
  • Flossin' (Screwed)

C-Note - Third Coast Born 2000 Screwed & Chopped

Big Shot Records 2001
Lil' Keke - From Coast To Coast (Chopped & Screwed)
  • Diamonds & Pearls (Chopped & Screwed)

Lil' Keke - From Coast To Coast (Chopped & Screwed)

Reliant Entertainment 2001
Fakkulty - Southern Hostility (Chopped & Skrewed)
  • Jack Move

Fakkulty - Southern Hostility (Chopped & Skrewed)

Beatbox Records 2001
Big T - Million Dollar Hooks (Screwed)
  • Everything Will Be Alright

Big T - Million Dollar Hooks (Screwed)

SoSouth 2001
504 Boyz - Ballers
  • Tight Whips

504 Boyz - Ballers

The New No Limit Records, Universal Records 2002
Tow Down's - Chicken Fried Steak
  • Rollin' On Dubs

Tow Down - Chicken Fried Steak

D.I.M.E. Records 2002
55 - Git' Ya Sum
  • PL. Pimpin

55 - Git' Ya' Sum

True Game Family Records 2002
Tela - Double Dose
  • Wangin'

Tela - Double Dose

Rap-A-Lot Records 2002
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1
  • It Ain't Easy

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1

Key Players, SoSouth 2002
Klas' One - The One And Only (Swishahouse Mix)
  • All Nite Long (Screwed)

Klas' One - The One And Only (Swishahouse Mix)

S.L.A.B. Music, SoSouth 2002
Lil' Keke - Changin' Lanes
  • Represent

Lil' Keke - Changin' Lanes

Commission Muzic 2003
Lil' O - Food On Tha Table
  • That Day's Today

Lil' O - Food On Tha Table

Game Face Entertainment 2003
Chris Ward - Veteran Rookie
  • Flossin'

Chris Ward - Veteran Rookie

Y Stone Entertainment, Stone Hard Entertainment 2003
Boo - Block 2 Block
  • They Hatin

Boo - Block 2 Block

1 Life 1 Love Records 2003
Crazy - Us Killin Us
  • They Watching

Crazy - Us Killin Us

Breather Entertainment 2004
Thug Dirt - Dro
  • Love Me

Thug Dirt - Dro

SoSouth 2004
The Screwed Up Click - Making History
  • Poed Up

The Screwed Up Click - Making History

EQ Entertainment LLC 2005
Screwed Up Click - Making History (Screwed & Chopped)
  • Poed Up

Screwed Up Click - Making History (Screwed & Chopped)

SoSouth 2005
K.B. Da Kidnappa - Spitting Venom
  • One Life

K.B. Da Kidnappa - Spitting Venom

Spittin Venom Records 2006
Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze (Slowed)
  • Beg, Steal And Borrow

Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze (Slowed)

BarNone 2006
Numskull - Numworld
  • Gangsta

Numskull - Numworld

Ball Or Fall Records 2007
Lil Will - Dolla$, TX
  • Move It

Lil Will - Dolla$, TX

Rudebwoy Ent., Unauthorized Entertainment 2008
Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice
  • 9 Times Outta 10

Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice

Koch Records, Doc Music Group LLC. 2008
Scarface - Emeritus
  • High Powered

Scarface - Emeritus

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment 2008
G.T. & DJ Drama - Get Plugged In
  • Certified Gangsta

G.T. & DJ Drama - Get Plugged In

Key Players, SoSouth 2009
Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian
  • Must Be The Money

Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian

Ik Entertainment 2010
Freestyle Bully - I Tried To Tell Em
  • I Tried To Tell Em

Freestyle Bully - I Tried To Tell Em

Briargate Records 2010
Scarface - Dopeman Music
  • Bad Man

Scarface - Dopeman Music

Facemob Music 2010
Z-Ro - T.I.M.E. (Things I Must Earn)
  • War

Z-Ro - T.I.M.E. (Things I Must Earn)

KMJ Records 2011
Z-Ro - Straight Profit
  • Looking Good

Z-Ro - Straight Profit

RBC Records 2011
Lee Majors - Turkey Bag Boy (Chopped & Screwed)
  • Put One In The Air

Lee Majors - Turkey Bag Boy (Chopped & Screwed)

Major Muzic 2014
Scarface - Deeply Rooted
  • Rooted

Scarface - Deeply Rooted

BMG Rights Management 2015

Compilations

Da Wreckshop Family - Ack'n A Azz
  • Head Motion

Da Wreckshop Family - Ack'n A Azz

Wreckshop Records 2000
Various - Somethin' To Lean To Pt. 1: Chopped & Skrewed
  • Let's Party

Various - Somethin' To Lean To Pt. 1: Chopped & Skrewed

Nightshift Muzik 2000
Boo Da Boss Playa Presents 1 Life 1 Love
  • That's Da Way

Various - Boo Da Boss Playa Presents 1 Life 1 Love

1 Life 1 Love Records 2001
Beltway 8 - Underground Frontier Vol. 2
  • Papa Rue / Godfather Freestyle

Beltway 8 - Underground Frontier Vol. 2

Beltway 8 Records 2001
Texas Boys: Movie & Soundtrack
  • What You Want

Various - Texas Boys: Movie & Soundtrack

One Tyme Records 2002
Juvenile Presents Street Stories: UTP Playas & Skip
  • Strip Bitch

Various - Juvenile Presents Street Stories: UTP Playas & Skip

UTP Records, Orpheus Music 2003
All Screwed Up 2
  • Gangsta

Various - All Screwed Up 2

Bigtyme Recordz 2004
Juvenile - The Greatest Hits
  • Rich Ni**az

Juvenile - The Greatest Hits

Cash Money Records, Universal Records 2004
Various - Thug Dirt Presents Texxxas Undaground Vol. 2
  • Gangsta

Various - Thug Dirt Presents Texxxas Undaground Vol. 2

SoSouth 2004
Various - Tha 12 Disciples Of S.C.R.E.W. Part 2
  • Neva Leave Ya Girl

Various - Tha 12 Disciples Of S.C.R.E.W. Part 2

Beltway 8 Records 2004
B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - Street Approved: Chopper City Radio
  • Six Shot

B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - Street Approved: Chopper City Radio

Chopper City Records 2009
Lil' Randy - Str8 Out The South
  • Flossin

Lil' Randy - Str8 Out The South

SoSouth 2011
Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack
  • Put It N The Air

Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack

French Braids Entertainment 2014
Various - Mob Money, Vol. 1
  • Military Mentality

Various - Mob Money, Vol. 1

Mob Money Entertainment 2016
  • Encore

Bam - Street Tape, Vol. 4: 100% Freestyle

Inside Enterprise Inc, Bam Baby Productions 2016