Lil' O

Lil’ O

Biography

Lil' O (born Ore Magnus Lawson; November 22, 1977) is a southern rapper, born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Southwest Houston, Texas. He is an original member of DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click. He was also known as O or Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze.

His father was a doctor and Lil’ O and his four brothers and one sister had a middle class upbringing. His mother died from ovarian cancer when Lil’ O was 13 and suddenly his father’s strict Nigerian upbringing began to chase him to rebellion.

Soon after his mother’s death, Lil’ O began hanging in the streets with friends who were in the drug game, and he became addicted to the fast money that drug dealing brought in. “I got street fame, women, and a lot of money quickly and easily,” he says. Eventually he got collared. After his arrest, his father kicked him out of the house and Lil’ O fell deeper into the lure of the drug game. While out on bond, he continued to sell drugs and was caught again. This time he attempted to swallow the evidence before the police could arrest him. He swallowed an ounce-and-a-half of crack cocaine and his lungs collapsed. He was put on life support and his father was told to prepare for his death. “It’s really a miracle that I woke up at all,” says Lil’ O. “I was breathing through tubes on my deathbed and I looked down and saw that my ankles were cuffed to the bed. I realized, if I recovered I was going to jail, and if I didn’t I was going to die.”

He went to Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he studied business. Away from the drugs and the street life of Southwest Houston, Lil’ O also began to dabble in one of his first loves – hip hop. “Man, when I was growing up, LL Cool J came out with ‘Radio’ and that was it, I was hooked. I never thought about rapping as a career because I was making so much selling drugs, plus the money came faster than it does in the rap game,” says O. While at Xavier, in 1997, he recorded “Can’t Stop” – featuring vocal contributions from the ladies that would go on to earn renown as Destiny's Child. The track soon became Lil’ O’s debut single and went on to score an instant local hit. Regardless, Lil’ O eventually found himself out of school and back in Texas, again exposed to the same lifestyle he’d tried to leave behind. In 1999, he then signed with the Houston-based indie label Game Face Entertainment, but also began selling drugs again. His debut album, "Blood Money", sold 20,000 copies but he was unable to promote it due to spending time in jail.

After being released from prison, Lil’ O left the drug game behind for good and focused on his music completely. He also enrolled at the University of Houston–Downtown ("UHD") and majored in business. “Some days I wouldn’t feel like going to class, and then I would look across the street at the county jail and remember how I felt when I was in there. That would be all the motivation I would need to get myself to class,” says Lil’ O with a hearty laugh.

In 2001, his album "Da Fat Rat With The Cheeze" sold over 75,000. He collaborated with Big Hawk on the hit single "Back Back". "Back Back" led him back to a nationwide deal with Atlantic Records, which he later left in 2003.

Discography

Lil' O - Blood Money

Lil' O - Blood Money

Game Face Entertainment1999
Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze

Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze

Game Face Entertainment, Atlantic2001
Lil' O - Food On Tha Table

Lil' O - Food On Tha Table

Game Face Entertainment2003
Lil' O - Jealous Got Me Strapped

Lil' O - Jealous Got Me Strapped

SoSouth2005
Lil' O - Blood Money: The Retold Story (Deluxe Edition)

Lil' O - Blood Money: The Retold Story (Deluxe Edition)

Bar None Entertainment2006
Lil' O - My Struggle My Hustle (The Lost Tapes)

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

Bar None Entertainment2006
Lil' O - Back In Tha Kitchen

Lil' O - Back In Tha Kitchen

SoSouth2006
Lil' O - South Side Tippin

Lil' O - South Side Tippin

Bar None Ent2006
Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze (Slowed)

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

BarNone2006
Lil' O - Soufside Legend Life Story (Greatest Hits Vol. 1)

Lil' O - Greatest Hits

Bar None Entertainment2007
Lil' O - Return Of The Real: All Flows

Lil' O - Return Of The Real: All Flows

Southern Playaz United2007
Lil O & Lil C - Keep On Stackin', Vol. 2

Lil O & Lil C - Keep On Stackin', Vol. 2

Brickmade Entertainment2007
Lil' O - Return Of The Real - Screwed & Chopped

Lil' O - Return Of The Real - Screwed & Chopped

Southern Playas United2008
Lil' O - Tha Flood - Swishahouse Mix

Lil' O - Tha Flood - Swishahouse Mix

SoSouth2009
Lil' O - Tha Flood 1.5

Lil' O - Tha Flood 1.5

SoSouth2010
Lil' O - Grind Hard, Pray Harder

Lil' O - Grind Hard, Pray Harder

Bar None Entertainment2011

Guest Appearances

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up
  • Riding High

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up

LafTex Records1998
Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa
  • June 27

Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa

Straight Profit Records1999
Big Pokey - Hardest Pit In The Litter
  • Shady Game

Big Pokey - Hardest Pit In The Litter

Chevis Entertainment1999
Big Moe - City Of Syrup
  • Get Back

Big Moe - City Of Syrup

Wreckshop Records2000
E.S.G. - City Under Siege
  • Money & Power

E.S.G. - City Under Siege

Wreckshop Records2000
H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings
  • That's Me

H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings

Dead End Records2000
Southside Playaz - Street Game
  • Rules

Southside Playaz - Street Game

LafTex Records2000
Papa Reu - Xcuse Me!
  • Shine

Papa Reu - Xcuse Me!

Reuster House Records2000
G-Low - The Last Man Standing
  • Where They At?

G-Low - The Last Man Standing

Worldbound Entertainment2000
E.S.G. - City Under Siege: Screwed
  • Money & Power

E.S.G. - City Under Siege: Screwed

Wreckshop, SoSouth2000
E.S.G. & Slim Thug - Boss Hogg Outlaws
  • Street Millionaire

E.S.G. & Slim Thug - Boss Hogg Outlaws

S-E-S Entertainment2001
Woss Ness - The Only Way To Beat Us To Cheat Us
  • Ballers, Hustlers, G's And Macks

Woss Ness - The Only Way To Beat Us To Cheat Us

Woss Ness Entertainment2001
Archie Lee - 8100%
  • Money Don't Make Us

Archie Lee - 8100%

Reliant Entertainment2001
Godfather - Before It's Too Late
  • Money Outside

Godfather - Before It's Too Late

Chevis Entertainment2001
Southside Pentagon - Money Over Everything
  • Easy World

Southside Pentagon - Money Over Everything

SoSouth2001
Big Pokey - D Game 2000 (Chopped & Screwed)
  • That's All We Had

Big Pokey - D Game 2000 (Chopped & Screwed)

Chevis Entertainment2001
Big Moe - City Of Syrup (Wreckchopped & Screwed)
  • I'll Do It

Big Moe - City Of Syrup (Wreckchopped & Screwed)

Wreckshop Records2001
Archie Lee - 8100% (Screwed)
  • Money Don't Make Us

Archie Lee - 8100% (Screwed)

SoSouth2001
Woss Ness - The Only Way To Beat Us Is To Cheat Us: Screwed
  • Ballers, Hustlers, G's, And Macks (Screwed)

Woss Ness - The Only Way To Beat Us Is To Cheat Us: Screwed

Woss Ness Entertainment2001
Z-Ro - Screwed Up Click Representa
  • Real

Z-Ro - Screwed Up Click Representa

Presidential Records2002
Rebel - Hit'n Every Stang
  • Casualty Of War

Rebel - Hit'n Every Stang

South World Records2002
HAWK - HAWK
  • They Scared

H.A.W.K. - HAWK

Ghetto Dreams Entertainment2002
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1
  • Monkees-N-Gorillas

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

Key Players, SoSouth2002
E.S.G. & Slim Thug - Boss Hogg Outlaws (Chopped & Screwed)
  • Street Millionaire (Chopped & Screwed)

E.S.G. & Slim Thug - Boss Hogg Outlaws (Chopped & Screwed)

S E S Entertainment LLC2002
H.A.W.K. - Hawk - Slowed & Chopped
  • They Scared (Screwed)

H.A.W.K. - Hawk - Slowed & Chopped

Game Face Entertainment, Ghetto Dreams Entertainment2002
Trae & Dougie D Of Guerilla Maab - Year Of The Underdawgs
  • Ain't No Nigga Like Me

Trae & Dougie D Of Guerilla Maab - Year Of The Underdawgs

Resurrection Music Group2003
Mike-D. - His Greatest Flows
  • Riding High

Mike-D. Aka Bosshog Corleone Presents His Greatest Flows: My Gift To The World

Corleone Family Entertainment2003
Woss Ness - Texas Dream Team
  • G's & Macks

Woss Ness - Texas Dream Team

Woss Ness Entertainment2003
Ice Water Slaughter - T.H.U.G.S.
  • The Hustle

Ice Water Slaughter - T.H.U.G.S.

Dead Game Records2003
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 2
  • One, Two, Three

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 2

Key Players, SoSouth2003
Kottonmouth Jesse - Authentic
  • Sign & Sealed

Kottonmouth Jesse - Authentic

Fortune Funk Entertainment2004
The Screwed Up Click - Making History
  • Back Up

The Screwed Up Click - Making History

EQ Entertainment LLC2005
Mr. 3-2 - Over The Law
  • New Day

Mr. 3-2 - Over The Law

Street Game Records2005
Staydown - N-Da-Game
  • The Game

Stay Down Click - N Da Game

SoSouth2005
H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings Chopped & Screwed
  • Million Dollar Block (Screwed)

H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings Chopped & Screwed

Dead End Records, Woodfiggaz Entertainment2005
Screwed Up Click - Making History (Screwed & Chopped)
  • Back Up

Screwed Up Click - Making History (Screwed & Chopped)

SoSouth2005
Z-Ro - And The SUC
  • Back Back

Z-Ro - Z-Ro And The SUC

Tru Blue Entertainment2006
50/50 Twin - Ounce 4 Ounce Vol. 1
  • The Takeover

50/50 Twin - Ounce 4 Ounce Vol. 1

Roc 4 Roc Records2006
HAWK - Endangered Species
  • I Like That Girl

HAWK - Endangered Species

Ghetto Dreams Entertainment2007
Big Jokka - Sleepin' Light & Grindin' Heavy
  • Shake Sumthin

Big Jokka - Sleepin' Light & Grindin' Heavy

Not On Label2007
Ronald Vaughns - Entertainment Business
  • I Came To Party

Ronald Vaughns - Entertainment Business

Briargate Records2007
Slim Thug - Houston
  • Bout Dat

Slim Thug - Houston

B.H.O., SoSouth2007
Slim Thug - Houston (Swishahouse Mix)
  • Bout Dat

Slim Thug - Houston (Swishahouse Mix)

B.H.O., SoSouth2007
Big Moe - Unfinished Business
  • Won't Fold

Big Moe - Unfinished Business

Wreckshop Records, Koch Records2008
DJ Screw - 11 • 16 • 00 Volume 3
  • Take It From A Pro

DJ Screw - 11 • 16 • 00 Volume 3

Screwed Up Click Entertainment2008
Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice
  • One Night Stand

Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice

Doc Music Group LLC., Koch Records2008
Big Unk - Tolerated But HatedBig Unk - Tolerated But Hated
  • This Time

Big Unk - Tolerated But Hated

Unk Records2008
Doc T. - N.V.I.S. (Nevertheless Vision Is Superior)
  • Sippin N Flippin

Doc T. - N.V.I.S. (Nevertheless Vision Is Superior)

Insight Records2008
Mr. 3-2 - Fatt Domino
  • Day 1

Mr. 3-2 - Fatt Domino

Down South Records2008
Slim Thug - Boss Of All Bosses
  • Welcome 2 Houston

Slim Thug - Boss Of All Bosses

Koch Records2009
Young Problemz - Da Problem (How's My Rapping)
  • Ya'll Got Dimez

Young Problemz - Da Problem (How's My Rapping?)

Unauthorized Entertainment2009
Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 2
  • Pimp, Playa, Hustla, Balla

Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 2

Music Access, Inc., Fortune Funk Ent.2009
Z-Ro - Cocaine
  • Can't Leave Drank Alone

Z-Ro - Cocaine

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2009
Macc Grace - Guess Who's Bacc!!!
  • New Day

Macc Grace - Guess Who's Bacc!!!

SoSouth2010
Point Blank - Pick Ya Poison
  • Bet U Can't Do It

Point Blank - Pick Ya Poison

Wreckless Entertainment2010
Papa Reu - Da Original
  • Jammin Screw

Papa Reu - Da Original

Screwed Up Click, Reu Muzik Inc.2010
Tiny T - Put My $$$$ In My Hand
  • Fake Ass Ho's

Tiny T - Put My $$$$ In My Hand

Tiny Ent., SoSouth2010
Macc Grace - Guess Who's Bacc!!! (Slowed)
  • Screw K 10

Macc Grace - Guess Who's Bacc!!! (Slowed)

SoSouth2010
Lil' C - Dope On Wax
  • Come With Tha Check

Lil' C - Dope On Wax

SoSouth2010
Slim Thug - Welcome 2 Texas (All-Star 2010)
  • None Of Ya Biznezz

Slim Thug - Welcome 2 Texas (All-Star 2010)

B.H.O., SoSouth2010
Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue
  • The Legendary DJ Screw

Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue

Rap-A-Lot Records2013
Grit Boys - Grit 2
  • One Puff

Grit Boys - Grit 2

G-Boy Entertainment2013
Da Grace Boys - #ScrewDaWorld
  • Untitled Track

Da Grace Boys - #ScrewDaWorld

Grace Boys Commission2013
Thug Mafia - Young Rich And Thuggin
  • New Jack City

Thug Mafia - Young Rich And Thuggin

Thug Mafia Recordz2013
Rapid Ric The DJ - Whut It Dew The Album
  • Go Get It

Rapid Ric The DJ - Whut It Dew The Album

DMG2013
Poppy - Grouch Green
  • One Puff

Poppy - Grouch Green

Kush-Culture2014
Point Blank - No Money, No Reason
  • H-Town Anthem (Remix)

Point Blank - No Money, No Reason

Wreckless Entertainment2015
Kayos K - The Very Best
  • Money Love

Kayos K - The Very Best

Kayos Music2017
Point Blank - Being A Real Nigga Is A Nine2five 24 / 7 / 365
  • Making Money Moves

Point Blank - Being A Real Nigga Is A Nine2five 24 / 7 / 365

Wreckless Entertainment2017

Compilations

D.A.P. Presents Certified Mackin
  • You Can't See Us

Various - D.A.P. Presents Certified Mackin

Hitman Records2000
Platinum Thugs: Straight Ghetto
  • Stick And Move

Various - Platinum Thugs: Straight Ghetto

Zereh Entertainment2001
Screw Tape: A Tribute To The Legend
  • Money Don't Make Me

Various - Screw Tape: A Tribute To The Legend

Ghetto Brothers Records2002
Soldiers United 4 Cash: The Soundtrack
  • Money Don't Make Us

D.J. Screw & The Screwed Up Click - Soldiers United 4 Cash: The Soundtrack

TJ Music, Reliant Entertainment2002
DJ Screw - All Work No Play Vol. 2
  • Makin Money

DJ Screw - All Work No Play Vol. 2

Reliant Entertainment2002
Platinum Players: The Game Is To Be Sold Not Told
  • Money Don't Make Us

Various - Platinum Players: The Game Is To Be Sold Not Told

Irie Productions2002
Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol.3
  • Get Back

Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 3

Wreckshop, SoSouth2004
S.L.A.B. - Slow Loud And Bangin' Vol. 4
  • Niggas In The Game

S.L.A.B. - Slow Loud And Bangin' Vol. 4

Guerilla Maab Entertainment2004
Shunny Pooh Presents 3rd Coast Finest
  • The Game

Shunny Pooh - 3rd Coast Finest Volume 1

SoSouth2004
Plastic Crack
  • Put It In His Face Then

Various - Plastic Crack

SoSouth2005
Southern Playas United: Stanken Up The Highway
  • My Mind On My Cheddar

Southern Playas United - Stanken Up The Highway

Woodfiggaz Inc.2005
Lil Keke Da Don Presents Undaground All-Stars: Da Texas Line Up
  • Undaground All-Stars

Various - Lil Keke Da Don Presents Undaground All-Stars: Da Texas Line Up

Commission Music Group2005
Various - SoSouth - Texastonez, Vol. 3
  • Stop Then Look

Various - SoSouth - Texastonez, Vol. 3

SoSouth2005
Reel Wreckordz Inc. Presents. H-Towns Down South Compilation - Dat-Fire Vol.1
  • They Scared

Reel Wreckordz Inc. Presents. H-Towns Down South Compilation - Dat-Fire Vol.1

Reel Wreckordz Inc.2005
Southern Playas United - Stanken Up The Highway Chopped And Screwed
  • My Mind On My Cheddar

Southern Playas United - Stanken Up The Highway Chopped And Screwed

Woodfiggaz Inc.2005
Various - Plastic Crack (Screwed)
  • Put It In His Face

Various - Plastic Crack (Screwed)

SoSouth2005
Heavyweighters - Tilting The Scales
  • Get Back

Various - Heavyweighters: Tilting The Scales

Wreckshop Records2006
Various - H-Town Underworld Vol. 1 (S.L.A.B.ed)
  • G's And Macs

Various - H-Town Underworld Vol. 1 (S.L.A.B.ed)

Hit 'em Up Records2006
3rd Degree - Since Day One
  • Still Body Rockin'

3rd Degree - Since Day One

3rd Degree, Sosouth2006
Lil C - Purple Drank Mixtape Vol. 1
  • Rags To Riches

Lil C - Purple Drank Mixtape Vol. 1

Brickmade Entertainment2006
Lil C - Purple Drank Volume 2
  • Exclusive

Lil C - Purple Drank Volume 2

Brickmade Entertainment2006
Seven Eight Compilation
  • 3rd Coast Texas

Various - Seven Eight Compilation

7even 8ight Entertainment2007
The Original Screwed Up Click - Straight Wreckin Vol. 1
  • If It Ain't Broke

The Original Screwed Up Click - Straight Wreckin Vol. 1

Express 1 Stop2007
Big Moe - The Best Of...
  • Get Back

Big Moe - The Best Of...

Wreckshop Records2007
Kyle Lee - Kings Of Texas 2
  • Body Roc (Mixed)

Kyle Lee - Kings Of Texas 2

3rd Degree, SoSouth2007
Lil C - The Syrup City Compilation Volume 2
  • Tippin...Crawlin

Lil C - The Syrup City Compilation Volume 2

Brickmade Entertainment2007
Lil C - Throwder Than Throwed 2k7
  • I'm From That Block

Lil C - Throwder Than Throwed 2k7

Brickmade Entertainment2007
Big Moe - The Best Of Big Moe (Chopped And Screwed)
  • Get Back

Big Moe - The Best Of Big Moe (Chopped And Screwed)

Wreck Shop Records2008
Lil C - H-Town Chronic Pt. 2
  • Freestyle

Lil C - H-Town Chronic Pt. 2

Oarfin Distribution2009
Lil Keke - The Don Ke Chronicles
  • Stop Then Look

Lil Keke - The Don Ke Chronicles

Hustletown2010
Harvey Luv - I Got Beatz On Lock Vol. 1
  • Back Back

Harvey Luv - I Got Beatz On Lock Vol. 1

SoSouth2010
Lil' C - Tha Keep On Stackin Greatest Hits (Screwed)
  • I'ma Come Dine

Lil' C - Tha Keep On Stackin Greatest Hits (Screwed)

SoSouth2010
Lil' C - Tha Keep On Stackin Greatest Hits
  • Tippin Crawlin

Lil' C - Tha Keep On Stackin Greatest Hits

SoSouth2010
Lil' Randy - S.U.C. Or Nuhn
  • Baulin In Da City

Lil' Randy - S.U.C. Or Nuhn

SoSouth2011
Lil' Randy - Str8 Out The South
  • What Iz You Talkin'

Lil' Randy - Str8 Out The South

SoSouth2011
Lil C - Keep On Stackin' G. Hits (Disc 1)
  • Tippin Crawlin

Lil C - Keep On Stackin' G. Hits (Disc 1)

Brickmade Entertainment2011
Lil C - Keep On Stackin G. Hits (Disc 2)
  • Pots And Pans

Lil C - Keep On Stackin G. Hits (Disc 2)

Brickmade Entertainment2011
Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only 2
  • H-Town Anthem

Various - Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only 2

Wreckless Entertainment2012
Lil C, ESG & J. Stew - Andrew Jackson
  • I Do

Lil C, ESG & J. Stew - Andrew Jackson

Brickmade Entertainment2012
Lil C - Best Of Lil C
  • Rags 2 Riches

Lil C - Best Of Lil C

Brickmade Entertainment2013
Swishahouse & Michael Watts - Before Da Kappa 2K1
  • Thug

Swishahouse & Michael Watts - Before Da Kappa 2K1

Swishahouse2013
Various - Labor Day 2015 Reg
  • Hisipin

Various - Labor Day 2015 Reg

1 Stop Graphics & Business Solutions, LLC2015
Various - Str8 Out Of Htown-Chopped & Screwed
  • H2 Sidin (Chopped & Screwed)

Various - Str8 Out Of Htown-Chopped & Screwed

1 Stop Graphics & Business Solutions, LLC2015
Lil' Randy - Codeine City
  • Food On The Table

Lil' Randy - Codeine City

S.U.C. Music2017
OG Ron C - Breakin' Shit, Vol. 6 (ChopNotSlop Remix)
  • Bossed Up (ChopNotSlop Remix)

OG Ron C - Breakin' Shit, Vol. 6 (ChopNotSlop Remix)

Chop Not Slop Ent.2017
Rob G - Reppin' My Block The Mixtape
  • How Ya Like Me Now

Rob G - Reppin' My Block The Mixtape

Big P Productionz2017