Tommy Wright III

Tommy Wright III

Tommy Wright III

Biography

Tommy Wright III (born May 6, 1976) is an underground gangsta rapper from Memphis, Tennessee that began his career during the early 90s. Also referring to himself as The 1 Man Gang, Tommy Wright III is known for his fast paced rap style, distinguishing voice, brutal lyrics, and his instantly recognizable original backbeats. He is also the head of many Memphis rap groups including the Manson Family and Ten Wanted Men (composed of Jesse James, La Chat, 2-Face, K-Rock, C-Roc, Lil’ Ramsey, Mac T-Dogg, Project Pimp and Princess Loko).

Wright began writing lyrics to let out his frustration during the early 90’s. In 1993, Tommy put together his own rap group named Ten Wanted Men. Tommy’s very first single was produced by Blackhaven’s own DJ Paul (the future producer of Three 6 Mafia).

Tommy Wright III eventually signed with Street Smart Records around 1994. A year later, Select-O-Hits bought Street Smart Records after the label’s underground sound became big around Memphis. In 2000, Tommy was again sent to prison with a sentence of five years.

Discography

Tommy Wright III - Runnin-N-Gunnin

Tommy Wright III - Runnin-N-Gunnin

Street Smart Records 1995
Tommy Wright III – Feel Me Before They Kill Me

Tommy Wright III - Feel Me Before They Kill Me

Street Smart Records 1998
Tommy Wright III - On The Run

Tommy Wright III - On The Run

Street Smart Records 1998
Tommy Wright III - Genesis (Greatest Underground Hits)

Tommy Wright III - Genesis (Greatest Underground Hits)

Street Smart Records 2000
Tommy Wright III - Ashes II Ashes, Dust II Dust

Tommy Wright III - Ashes II Ashes, Dust II Dust

Street Smart Records 2006

Guest Appearances

N.O.D. - Niggaz Of Destruction

N.O.D. - Niggaz Of Destruction

Street Smart Records 1996
O.C.F. - Will I Make It In Tha Game

O.C.F. - Will I Make It In Tha Game?

Diamond King Records 1997
Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town
  • Move Motherfucker

Money Butt Naked - Welcome To Phunky Town

Big O' Pimp Records 1997
Manson Family - Heltah Skeltah
  • Guard Yo' Grill

Manson Family - Heltah Skeltah

Street Smart Records 2000
Manson Family - Blood On The Wall
  • Club

Manson Family - Blood On Da Wall

Frontline Muzik 2011
Ten Wanted Men - Ten Toes Down
  • Ten Toes Down

Ten Wanted Men - Ten Toes Down

Street Smart Records 2012
C-Rock - Rock It Up
  • Day Of The Rock

C-Rock - Rock It Up

Frontline Muzik 2012

Compilations

Young Southern Playaz Vol. 2
  • Hell On Earth

Various - Young Southern Playaz Vol. 2

Brutal Records, Priority Records 1997
Tommy Wright III Presents Behind Closed Doors
  • I'm Turned Out

Various - Tommy Wright III Presents Behind Closed Doors

Street Smart Records 2001
T-Rock - Guest Appearances Vol. 1
  • Get Up Witcha Kind

T-Rock - Guest Appearances Vol. 1

Rock Solid Music 2008