Tommy Wright III
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.