MJG

MJG

Biography

MJG, half of the pioneering Southern rap duo 8Ball & MJG, rarely branched out for solo albums (e.g., No More Glory, 1997), yet his work with 8Ball proved influential, earning him a reputation as a living legend. Born Marlon Jermaine Goodwin, MJG grew up in the Orange Mound area of Memphis, TN, where he met 8Ball at Ridgeway Junior High School in 1984. The two shared a passion for hip-hop, which hadn't yet made a strong impact in the South, and formed their own rap duo, 8Ball & MJG.

They made their recording debut in 1991 with a three-track single, Listen To The Lyrics, released on cassette and 12" vinyl by On The Strength Records, an independent label. (These early recordings for On the Strength would later be reissued in 1997 as Lyrics Of A Pimp and also in 2000 as Memphis Under World.) 8Ball & MJG subsequently signed a deal with Suave Records (aka Suave House), a Houston, TX-based label run by Tony Draper.

8Ball & MJG's debut full-length, Comin' Out Hard (1993), produced partly by MJG, was the inaugural release by Suave, which would grow to become one of the premier Southern rap labels of the decade. Now considered a milestone, Comin' Out Hard was among the first Southern rap albums to get widespread recognition, opening the door for other pioneers such as Three 6 Mafia, Master P, and Cash Money Records.

Discography

MJG - No More Glory

MJG - No More Glory

Suave House, Universal1997
MJG - Pimp Tight

MJG - Pimp Tight

Real Talk Entertainment2008
MJG - This Might Be The Day

MJG - This Might Be The Day

404 Music, MJG Muzik2008
MJG - All I Do

MJG - All I Do

Space Age Entertainment2009
DJ Rocksteddy, DJ Funky & MJG - BMG (Bitches Money Guns)

DJ Rocksteddy, DJ Funky & MJG - BMG (Bitches Money Guns)

MJG Muzik, Pimp Tight Ent2010
MJG - Too Pimpin

MJG - Too Pimpin

Space Age Entertainment, Born Star Entertainment2013
MJG - Too Pimpin' 2.0

MJG - Too Pimpin' 2.0

MJG Muzik2014

Guest Appearances

South Circle - Anotha Day Anotha Balla
  • No Escape

South Circle - Anotha Day Anotha Balla

Relativity, Suave Records1995
Ma$e - Harlem World
  • The Player Way

Ma$e - Harlem World

Bad Boy Entertainment1997
Eightball - Lost
  • Incarcerated Minds

Eightball - Lost

Suave House1998
112 - Room 112
  • Whatcha Gonna Do

112 - Room 112

Bad Boy Entertainment1998
Krayzie Bone - Thug Mentality 1999
  • Pimpz, Thugz, Hustlaz & Gangstaz

Krayzie Bone - Thug Mentality 1999

Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity1999
A+ - Hempstead High
  • Watcha Weigh Me

A+ - Hempstead High

Universal Records1999
Foxy Brown - Chyna Doll
  • Ride (Down South)

Foxy Brown - Chyna Doll

Def Jam Recordings1999
Too Short - Can't Stay Away
  • Don't Stop Rappin'

Too Short - Can't Stay Away

Jive1999
Spice 1 - The Last Dance
  • Chocolate Philly

Spice 1 - The Last Dance

Thug World, Mobb Status Entertainment2000
DJ Zirk & 2 Thick - Lock Em' In Da Trunk - Da Album
  • Busted And Disgusted

DJ Zirk & 2 Thick - Lock Em' In Da Trunk: Da Album

Big Cheeze Records2000
Bun B & Mddl Fngz - Live! From Da Manjah
  • Ready To Get High

Bun B & Mddl Fngz - Live! From Da Manjah

Perfecto2000
Lil' Keke - Platinum In Da Ghetto
  • Cowgirl

Lil' Keke - Platinum In Da Ghetto

In The Paint, Koch Records2001
8Ball - Almost Famous
  • Do You Really

8Ball - Almost Famous

JCOR Entertainment2001
Al Kapone - Goin' All Out
  • Pimpin' In Me

E-40 Presents Al Kapone - Goin' All Out

Family Biz, Sick Wid' It Records2002
Street Military - Steel Gangstaz
  • Gangstaz Ball

Street Military - Steel Gangstaz

Beatbox Records2002
Tela - Double Dose
  • 25 Hoes

Tela - Double Dose

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk
  • Diamonds

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk

TVT Records2002
8Ball - Lay It Down
  • Lay It Down Pt. 2

8Ball - Lay It Down

Draper Inc2002
DJ Squeeky - Tha Legacy
  • Victim Of A Pimp Shit

DJ Squeeky - Tha Legacy

Big Cheeze Entertainment2002
Street Military - Steel Gangstaz (Chopped & Skrewed)
  • Gangstaz Ball

Street Military - Steel Gangstaz (Chopped & Skrewed)

Beatbox Records2002
Chris Ward & Big Pokey - Mob 4 Life
  • Bang On

Chris Ward & Big Pokey - Mob 4 Life

Mobb Style Entertainment2003
Mr. Mike - Piping Hot
  • Ride Wit Us

Mr. Mike - Piping Hot

Yes Yes Y'all Entertainment2003
Criminal Manne - Neighborhood Dope Manne
  • Too Much

Criminal Manne - Neighborhood Dope Manne

Rap-A-Lot Records2003
DJ Squeeky - Dogging Da Game
  • Repin' Memphis

DJ Squeeky - Dogging Da Game

Mo Cheda Records2003
Lil' Flip - I Need Mine $$
  • Can't U Tell

Lil' Flip - I Need Mine $$

Sony Urban Music, Columbia, Clover G Records2004
David Banner - Certified
  • Gangster Walk

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records2005
8 Ball - Almost Famous Chopped & Screwed
  • Stop Playin' Games Remix

8 Ball - Almost Famous Chopped & Screwed

8 Ways Entertainment2005
8Ball - Light Up The Bomb
  • M Gang

8Ball - Light Up The Bomb

8 Ways Entertainment2006
T-Pain - Rappa Ternt Sanga
  • I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper) 2

T-Pain - Rappa Ternt Sanga

Jive2006
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great
  • Ahhight Na

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great

8 Ways Entertainment, Hy Lyfe Inc.2006
Da Volunteers - What's Yo Favorite Color
  • Who Got Dat Work

Da Volunteers - What's Yo Favorite Color?

TEERS Entertainment2006
Loko - It's All On Me
  • Sellout

Loko - It's All On Me

Hy Lyfe Inc2006
8ball & 8 Ways Entertainment - Light Up The Bomb Chopped & Screwed
  • M Gang

8ball & 8 Ways Entertainment - Light Up The Bomb Chopped & Screwed

8 Ways Entertainment2006
Lil' Flip - I Need Mine $$
  • Can't U Tell

Lil' Flip - I Need Mine $$

Asylum Records, Clover G Records, Warner Bros.2007
Mac E - Da Come Back
  • Aight Now

Mac E - Da Come Back

Nu Talent Records2007
Three 6 Mafia - Last 2 Walk
  • First 48

Three 6 Mafia - Last 2 Walk

Hypnotize Minds2008
8Ball & E.D.I. Of The Outlawz - Doin It Big
  • Puttin In Work

8Ball & E.D.I. Of The Outlawz - Doin It Big

Real Talk Entertainment2008
Boo - 48 Minutes
  • Have You Seen Her

Boo - 48 Minutes

IMG, 404 Music Group2009
Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story
  • A Hustler's Story

Montana Trax - A Hustler's Story

Goodsoundmusic2010
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2
  • A Party

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2

Goodsoundmusic2010
TMacK - So Long
  • Going Home

TMacK - So Long

TMacK Productions2010
8Ball - Life's Quest
  • We Buy Gold

8Ball - Life's Quest

E1 Music2012
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Straight From Tha Projects
  • Laced Up

Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Straight From Tha Projects

Music Business Entertainment2012
Big Huss - Network City
  • Hustle Hard

Big Huss - Network City

F.T. Ent, Landmark That Ent2012
T Mack - Karma
  • Not A Superhero

T Mack - Karma

Go Digital2012
Mac E - Half Time
  • Sellin Out

Mac E - Half Time

Hy Lyfe Inc.2013
TMacK - Karma
  • Not A Superhero

TMacK - Karma

Space Age Entertainment2013
Lil Wyte & Frayser Boy - B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives)
  • Come On Let's Go

Lil Wyte & Frayser Boy - B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives)

Hypnotize Minds, Wyte Music2014
Mac E - Da Nu Boi (Remastered)
  • M-Town Luv

Mac E - Da Nu Boi (Remastered)

Hy Lyfe Inc.2014
Pastor Troy - Welcome To The Rap Game
  • Do You Got A Man?

Pastor Troy - Welcome To The Rap Game

Madd Society Records2014
Daz Dilly - Weed Money (Deluxe Edition)
  • What Up

Daz Dilly - Weed Money (Deluxe Edition)

Felder Entertainment Inc.2014
Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil
  • Liquor N Drugs With Lord Infamous

Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil

Scale-A-Ton Entertainment2014
  • Firstndismud

Hy Lyfe Inc. - Conspiracy (The Album)

Hy Lyfe Inc.2014
King Chip - 44108 (Deluxe Edition)
  • If I Die Today

King Chip - 44108 (Deluxe Edition)

Rebel Castles2014
Rittz - Top Of The Line (Deluxe Edition)
  • Propane

Rittz - Top Of The Line (Deluxe Edition)

Strange Music, Inc2016
Lil' Flip - K - EP
  • B.I.T.M.

Lil' Flip - K - EP

King Life Family LLC2017

Compilations

Def Jam's How To Be A Player Soundtrack
  • In The Wind

Various - Def Jam's How To Be A Player Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings1997
U-N-I VS. All - The Universal Emcees
  • In The Middle Of The Night (Remix)

Various - U-N-I VS. All - The Universal Emcees

Universal1998
Mobbstatus: Da Collections
  • Chocolate Philly

Various - Mobbstatus: Da Collections

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
8Ball Presents The Slab
  • Down And Dirty

Various - 8Ball Presents The Slab

JCOR Entertainment, 8 Ways Entertainment2001
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family - The Saga Continues...
  • Roll With Me

P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family - The Saga Continues...

Bad Boy Records2001
Untamed Gorillas Vol. 1
  • C.P.

Various - Untamed Gorillas Vol. 1

Pullin' It Entertainment2002
Spice 1 - Hits 3
  • Chocolate Philly

Spice 1 - Hits 3

Mobb Status Entertainment2002
DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1
  • Put That Thing Down

DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1

Columbia2003
Spice 1 Presents Thug Disease
  • Chocolate Philly

Various - Spice 1 Presents Thug Disease

Lovin' Paper Music Group2003
Scarface - My Homies, Part 2
  • Too Much

Scarface - My Homies Part 2

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2006
Spice 1 - Life After Jive - 2000 To 2005
  • Chocolate Philly

Spice 1 - Life After Jive: 2000 To 2005

Real Talk Entertainment2006
8Ball Memphis All-Stars - Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs
  • Gangsta Luv

8Ball Memphis All-Stars - Cars, Clubs, & Strip Clubs

8 Ways Entertainment2009
DPG Presentz Who Ride Wit Us Vol. 4
  • It's A Cold Hard World

Various - DPG Presentz Who Ride Wit Us Vol. 4

Gangsta Advisory Recordingz2010
Michael Colyar - Greatest Hits And The Great Unknowns
  • It's Been So Long

Michael Colyar - Greatest Hits And The Great Unknowns

The Rayloc Group2010
TrakkSounds, Rapid Ric & Thafixx.Com - Intervention Episode 2
  • If I Die Today

TrakkSounds, Rapid Ric & Thafixx.Com - Intervention Episode 2

Trakk Sound Productions LLC.2017
Various - Kush Groove: Bulk Weight In Flat Rates
  • Big Nutts

Various - Kush Groove: Bulk Weight In Flat Rates

Middle Of The Map2017