Willie D

Willie D

Willie D

Biography

Willie D (born November 1, 1966 as William James Dennis in Houston, Texas) is a rapper who gained fame as the lead member of the pioneering rap group from Houston, Geto Boys. Despite his reputation for being a hardcore artist who pens often provocative lyrics, Willie D is known for his diligent work in the community and many of his songs contain positive messages. He is often called on to speak at universities, high schools and youth facilities.

A gifted athlete, Willie took up boxing at the age of 11. Willie D was so good at boxing that in 1985, he became the Golden Gloves Champion for the State of Texas. With a Golden Glove championship under his 17-year-old belt it looked like Willie D was well on his way to becoming a professional boxer, but fortunately for hip hop fans fate intervened. Like any teenager growing up in the early 80’s Willie D was captivated by the music of his generation. A fan of hip hop, he listened intensely to the music and set his sights on becoming an emcee.

Soon Willie D was earning a reputation around town as a fierce MC. Eventually Willie’s reputation reached J Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot. At the time Prince was looking to revamp the now legendary Geto Boys and knew that Willie D would be a key factor in the group’s success. Once Willie D was on board, Bushwick Bill and Scarface were added to complete the group.

Considered the classic line up, Willie D, Bushwick Bill, and Scarface first emerged as the Geto Boys in 1989 with their Gold record, Grip It! On That Other Level. The record contained the songs "Gangsta of Love," "Do It Like a G.O.," "Size Ain’t Shit," and "Read These Nikes," all penned by Willie D. Willie went on to record a string of critical and commercially successful solo and group albums including the Geto BoysWe Can't Be Stopped (platinum), which featured the single "Mind Playing Tricks on Me," co-written by Willie D.

In 2009 Willie D was featured on a song called "Down South Hustlaz", along with Young Buck, Trae, Bun B, and Rick Ross. He is currently in the studio with Z-Ro recording a new CD presently untitled.

He was featured on a Track on Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium along with Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid called Scrubstitute Teachers. In April, 2012 he released "Hoodiez" featuring Scarface, D-Boi and Propain. The song quickly went viral and became an internet hit. It is a tribute to slain teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Discography

Willie Dee - Controversy

Willie Dee - Controversy

Rap-A-Lot Records 1989
Willie D - I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier

Willie D - I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1992
Willie D - Play Witcha Mama

Willie D - Play Witcha Mama

Wrap Records 1994
Willie D - Loved By Few, Hated By Many

Willie D - Loved By Few, Hated By Many

Rap-A-Lot Records, Virgin Records 2000
Willie D - Relentless

Willie D - Relentless

Relentless Music Ventures 2001
Willie D - Unbreakable

Willie D - Unbreakable

Relentless Music Ventures 2003

Guest Appearances

Sly & Robbie - Silent Assassin
  • Ride The Riddim

Sly & Robbie - Silent Assassin

Island Records, 4th & Broadway 1989
Ganksta N-I-P - The South Park Psycho
  • Action Speaks Louder Than Words

Ganksta N-I-P - The South Park Psycho

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1992
Sho Featuring Willie D. - Trouble Man
  • I'ma Get Mine

Sho Featuring Willie D. - Trouble Man

Wize Up Records, Wrap Records 1993
Seagram - The Dark Roads
  • Action Speaks Louder Than Words

Seagram - The Dark Roads

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1993
Point Blank - N-Tha-Do
  • R U Ready To Die

Point Blank - N-Tha-Do'

Bigtyme Recordz, Priority Records 1997
5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects
  • Pussy, Weed & Alcohol

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

Rap-A-Lot Records 1997
Mista Madd - The pH-Factor
  • Step Into My Hood

Mista Madd - The pH-Factor

Paid In Full Entertainment 1997
Scarface - My Homies
  • The Geto

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records, Interface 1998
Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation
  • Rap-A-Lot Mafia

Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation

Rap-A-Lot Records, Virgin 1998
Ghetto Twiinz - No Pain No Gain
  • You Don't Wanna (Go To War)

Ghetto Twiinz - No Pain No Gain

Rap-A-Lot Records, Upper Level Records 1998
Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South (Original Version)
  • Where's The Love

Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South

Short Stop Records, Me & Mine Entertainment 1999
Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South
  • Where's The Love

Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South

Short Stop Records, Universal Records 1999
First Born - Riders
  • Keep It Gangsta

First Born - Riders

Totally Independent Productions 1999
5th Ward Boyz - P.W.A. The Album Keep It Poppin
  • PWA

5th Ward Boyz - P.W.A. The Album Keep It Poppin

Rap-A-Lot Records 1999
Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz
  • Decisions

Mista Madd - Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
Point Blank - Bad Newz Travels Fast
  • R U Ready 2 Die

Point Blank - Bad Newz Travels Fast

Bigtyme Recordz 1999
Mr. Madd & The Supa Thuggz - Swisha House Chopped & Skrewed
  • Decisions

Mr. Madd & The Supa Thuggz - Swisha House Chopped & Skrewed

Paid In Full Entertainment 2000
Lil Troy - Back To Ballin
  • For Years

Lil Troy - Back To Ballin

Short Stop Records 2001
The Lost G's - Watch Them Boyz
  • Life Ain't No Game

The Lost G's - Watch Them Boyz

II Rich Entertainment 2001
Tow Down's - Chicken Fried Steak
  • Backstage

Tow Down - Chicken Fried Steak

D.I.M.E. Records 2002
Outlawz - Neva Surrenda: The Rap-A-Lot Sessions
  • Move Somethin'

Outlawz - Neva Surrenda (The Rap-A-Lot Sessions)

Rap-A-Lot Records, Outlaw Recordz 2002
Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)
  • Rock 4 Rock

Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Wood Wheel Records 2006
Lil' O - My Struggle My Hustle (The Lost Tapes)
  • That's Why

Lil' O - My Struggle My Hustle (The Lost Tapes)

Bar None Entertainment 2006
UGK - Underground Kingz
  • Quit Hatin' The South

UGK - Underground Kingz

Jive 2007
Swiff Haywire & Bay-B Gyrl - F.A.M.E.
  • Crooked Officer

Swiff Haywire & Bay-B Gyrl - F.A.M.E.

Haywire Records, Inc. 2009
Z-Ro - Meth
  • On Mo Time

Z-Ro - Meth

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 2011
Lil J Da Mex Connect - Da Mex Connect & Lil Keke Both Sides Of Da Game
  • I Make Big Money

Lil J Da Mex Connect - Da Mex Connect & Lil Keke Both Sides Of Da Game

Done Deal Records, Inc. 2015

Compilations

Rap-A-Lot Records - 10th Anniversary
  • Bald Headed Hoes

Various - 10th Anniversary: Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot Records 1996
5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1
  • 5th Ward

Various - 5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1

Fishbowl Records 1997
J Prince Presents Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • Pussy In The Click

Various - Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1999
Midwest Ridaz featuring Big Ju - Down South Hustlaz
  • Dem Boyz

Midwest Ridaz featuring Big Ju - Down South Hustlaz

Dirty Southbound Records 2001
Dirty States Of America
  • So What

Various - Dirty States Of America

Image Entertainment 2004
The Day Hell Broke Loose 3
  • The Hood Luv Me

Various - The Day Hell Broke Loose 3

Swishahouse, Warner Bros. Records 2006
5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features
  • P.W.A.

5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features

Underground Recordz 2007
Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1
  • Bald Headed Hoes

Various - Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1

Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits
  • P.W.A.

Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Number 1 Street Hits
  • PWA

Various - Number 1 Street Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records 2010
Greatest Features
  • Dem Boys

Various - Greatest Features

Rap-A-Lot Records 2010
Rap-A-Lot Records Presents 25th Anniversary: The Album
  • Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta

Various - Rap-A-Lot Records Presents 25th Anniversary: The Album

Rap-A-Lot Records 2012
Insane Clown Posse - Mike E Clark's Extra Pop Emporium
  • Scrubstitute Teachers

Insane Clown Posse - Mike E Clark's Extra Pop Emporium

Psychopathic Records 2012
Yukmouth - 18K: The Golden Era (Deluxe Edition)
  • RAL Mafia

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

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2013