Playa Fly

Playa Fly

Playa Fly

Biography

Playa Fly (born Ibn Young on September 2, 1977) is a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Fly was a member of the Triple 6 Mafia (now known as Three 6 Mafia, then known as Lil' Fly), but he stopped collaborating in 1995 due to monetary disputes and philosophical differences after recording one album under the group's guidance. Pursuing a solo career as Playa Fly, he released one independent album before signing a three album contract with Super Sigg Records. During that period he had many underground hits, perhaps the most famous being "Nobody Needs Nobody". Fly's early hit immediately gained notoriety from the song "Triple Bitch Mafia", which lashed out against his former group.

Young was born in Memphis in 1977 and largely raised by his grandmother. His father was the musician Willie David Young. A.K.A, Mr. Bill Chill, a former member of The Avantis and The Ovations, while his mother was a drug dealer, an activity that Young also got involved in at the age of thirteen.

Under the title Lil' Fly, Young began his career at the age of sixteen, testing the waters with "Don't Never Test His Pimpin" as a start. He eventually became affiliated with DJ Paul and Juicy J of Triple 6 Mafia (Now known as Three 6 Mafia) and under the wing of the up-and-coming producers, "Slangin' Rocks" was produced (part one featured on his underground single, part two featured on DJ Paul's Vol. 16 For Da Summa Of '94). He was featured on Gangsta Blac's underground hit album, Breakin Da Law, and the Three 6 Mafia's first mainstream album, Mystic Stylez. It was even planned for releasing Fly's first album on their label (which was, at that time, Prophet Entertainment) and his first single, "From Da Darkness Of Da Kut", was released in 1994. After leaving the group a year later, Fly put out his infamous diss record, "Triple Bitch Mafia", then changed his title to Playa Fly and was featured on Tommy Wright III's On the Run album before signing with Super Sigg Records. Playa Fly has expanded all over the south by influencing young cliques like I.B.N. (who uses Fly's real name as their title), based in Decatur, Georgia.

In 1996, Playa Fly released his first album with Super Sigg, Fly Shit. The album had songs such as "Nappy Hair & Gold Teeth", "Da Show", "Crownin' Me", "Flizy Comin' (Triple Bitch Mafia pt.2)" and "Work To Do". It included other artists such as Gangsta Blac, Bill Chill, Criminal Manne, Icy K, D-A-V, Tay-Dog and Playa Posse. This album was also where Fly began his association with producer Blackout.

In 1998, Movin' On was released. Movin' On had such tracks as "Situation", "Start Runnin", "Nobody", "Funk-N-Bonk" and "Write Sum Bump". It also featured Gangsta Blac, Bill Chill (Fly's father), Minnie Mae Mafia, and Cool B. Fly's father died shortly before this album's completion.

Just Gettin' It On, a re-release of his underground solo CD (with a bonus track), was released by Diamond in March 1999. Da Game Owe Me was released in November of the same year, the last album to be released by Super Sigg Records. Just Gettin' It On had songs like "Gettin' It On", "Just Awaken Shaken", "Triple Bitch Mafia" and "Fuck A Wanna Be". Just Gettin' It On included the Minnie Mae Mafia, Terror, Lil' Yo, Gangsta Blac and the late Bill Chill. The album's bonus track, "Fuck A Wanna Be", had a video made for it (under the title "Just A Wanna Be") and is Playa Fly's only music video. Da Game Owe Me featured Gangsta Blac, Thaistik, Blackout and Terror.

After leaving Super Sigg, Playa Fly created his own label named after his grandmother, Minnie Mae Muzik. On this label, Fly began production on Fly2K along with the forces of Diamond Records. Midway through the project, Fly was arrested for possession of narcotics and sent to prison to serve a seven-year sentence in 1999. The release date for Fly2K was pushed back from 2000 to 2002. Playa Fly was still present on his album while he was in prison, as he rapped a cappella over the phone ("Flexxin' Skit" and "Sap Sucka"). Fly2K was released in November 2002, the album included such songs like "Bill Chill Lives" (a tribute to Bill Chill), "Universal Heartthrob", "Here Fly Come", "Club Friendly", "We Ain't Playin Witcha", "Life Goes On" and "Few & Da Proud". The album included other artist like Mista Tito, Maimi Miane, D-A-V, Bubba Wiley, Thaistik, DeRico, R-E-G and LaCynthia.

In mid-2006, Fly was released from prison and resumed his career, with a new album planned - Mafia All Day. On July 5, a single "Horses", was featured on the XXL website. In addition to his release, Fly joined the New Prophet Camp. In December 2010, Playa Fly released the single "Blast Off", taken from the new Mafia All Day album that has been delayed for more than two years.

Discography

Playa Fly - Fly Shit

Playa Fly - Fly Shit

Super Sigg Records 1996
T-Lee - It Gets Greater Later

T-Tee & Playa Fly - It Gets Greater Later

Super Sigg Records 1997
Playa Fly - Movin' On

Playa Fly - Movin' On

Super Sigg Records 1998
Playa Fly - Da Game Owe Me

Playa Fly - Da Game Owe Me

Super Sigg Records 1999
Playa Fly - Just Gettin' It On

Playa Fly - Just Gettin' It On

Diamond Productions 1999
Playa Fly - Fly2K

Playa Fly - Fly2K

Diamond Productions 2002
Pastor Troy & Playa Fly - The Road Warriors

Pastor Troy & Playa Fly - The Road Warriors

MADD Society Records 2015

Guest Appearances

DJ Squeeky & Tha Family - On A Mission

DJ Squeeky & The Family - On A Mission

Big Cheeze Records 1997
Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town
  • Welcome To Phunky Town

Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town

Big O' Pimp Records 1997
Gangsta Blac - I Am Da Gangsta
  • Da End

Gangsta Blac - I Am Da Gangsta

Super Sigg Records 1998
Tommy Wright III - On The Run
  • Angry Souls

Tommy Wright III - On The Run

Street Smart Records 1998
Pretty Tony - Revelation

Pretty Tony - Revelation

Reconize Records 1998
196 Clique - No Love Part 1
  • This Ain't No Game

196 Clique - No Love Part 1

Golden Entertainment 1999
Taylor Boyz - Taylor Made
  • Put It On Tha Scale

Taylor Boyz - Taylor Made

Alkatraz Dope Muzik 1999
V-Dog - 23 Hourz
  • Last Man Standing

V-Dog - 23 Hourz

Mad Klan Muzik, K Jay'z Enterprizes 1999
Lootchasers - A Million Ain't Enough
  • Daily Living

Lootchasers - A Million Ain't Enough

Lootchase Inc. Records 1999
Grenade Posse - Makin' Plenty Power Moves
  • The Holics

Grenade Posse - Makin' Plenty Power Moves

Grenade Posse 2000
Everlasting Gangstas - Hella Deep
  • Get It Crunk (2000 Remix)

Everlasting Gangstas - Hella Deep

Mo Money Records 2000
Shank & Chrome Of The Lootchasers - Daily Living
  • Daily Living Part 2

Shank & Chrome Of The Lootchasers - Daily Living

Lootchase Inc. Records 2000
Blackout - Under The Influence Take 2
  • Club Friendly

Blackout - Under The Influence Take 2

Snubnoze Muzic 2000
Monsta Klick - The $tang: Monsta Klick Book 3
  • Ball How We Wanna

Monsta Klick - The $tang: Monsta Klick Book 3

Pure Erb Records 2001
Paper Boyz - Paper Boyz
  • South Memphis

Paper Boyz - Paper Boyz

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2003
Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town Vol. 2
  • How Ya Livin'

Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town Vol. 2

Big-O-Pimp Records 2003
Skinny Pimp & The Committee - Based On A True Story
  • I Won't Be Denied

Skinny Pimp & The Committee - Based On A True Story

Lil One Records 2003
V-Dog - South Memphis
  • Last Man Standing

V-Dog - South Memphis

Mad Klan Muzik 2004
Gangsta Blac
  • Fly & Blac

Gangsta Blac - Gangsta Blac

Onlock Music Group, Taylor Made Entertainment 2004
Mac E - Da Nu Boi
  • Yean Know

Mac E - Da Nu Boi

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2004
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great
  • Peep My Campaign

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great

8 Ways Entertainment, Hy Lyfe Inc. 2006
PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 1
  • Aight/ Sippin And Spinnin

PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 1

P.A.N. Records 2006
Scat Cat - Tickin' Out Da Frame
  • Shoot Em Up Wit Me

Scat Cat - Tickin' Out Da Frame

Alkatraz Productions, 20 Years Or Mo Records 2007
Prophet Posse - The Return: Part 1
  • Hard Job

Prophet Posse - The Return: Part 1

Prophet Posse Records 2007
Montana Trax - A League Of My Own
  • Yes

Montana Trax - A League Of My Own

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2007
Prophet Posse - Belly Of The Beast (The Return: Part 2)
  • Hard Job (Remix)

Prophet Posse - Belly Of The Beast (The Return: Part 2)

Prophet Posse Records 2007
Mac E - Got Deals
  • Got Deals (Remix)

Mac E - Got Deals

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2007
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2
  • Blast Off

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2

Goodsoundmusic 2010
PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2
  • Welcome 2 Da M

PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2

P.A.N Ent. 2011
OG Boo Dirty - The Story Of OG - Deluxe Version
  • South Memphis Stand Up

OG Boo Dirty - The Story Of OG - Deluxe Version

CGI Music Group 2011
Pastor Troy - The Streets Need You...
  • Digital Lover

Pastor Troy - The Streets Need You...

Madd Society Records 2013
Mac E - Da Nu Boi (Remastered)
  • Yean Know

Mac E - Da Nu Boi (Remastered)

Hy Lyfe Inc. 2014
Rock Dillon - DMH4: King Of The South
  • Yayo

Rock Dillon - DMH4: King Of The South

V-Squad Lafamilia 2014

Compilations

Down South Ballin' Vol. 2
  • Wanna Be

Various - Down South Ballin' Vol. 2

Cloud 9 Records 1998
Murder Dog Presents Southern XXX-Posure
  • Just Awaken Shaken

Various - Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure

Murder Dog Magazine 1999
Killa Krew Compilation - Mississippi Nightmare
  • Trapped In The Game

Various - Killa Krew Compilation: Mississippi Nightmare

No Luv Records 1999
Hot 104 Presents Bullethead
  • Feel Me

Various - Hot 104 Presents Bullethead

MaddVibes Entertainment 2000
Memphis Drama
  • Memphis Drama

Various - Memphis Drama

Family Biz Entertainment 2001
Rap Hustlaz Presents Big Business
  • Daily Living

Various - Rap Hustlaz Presents Big Business

Rap Hustlaz 2002
Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 3
  • What's Up With Ya Grip

Various - Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 3: Outta Town Luv

Alkatraz Productions, Family Biz Entertainment 2003
Various - Bluff City Classic (Hy Lyfe Inc. Presents)
  • Got Deals (Remix)

Various - Bluff City Classic (Hy Lyfe Inc. Presents)

Hy Lyfe Inc 2013