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Big Pokey
Big Pokey
Milton Powell
Pokey, PoYo, Sensei, Podeine, Croc Bull, CHarb the don
Born (1977-12-04) December 4, 1977 (age 40)
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres Rap Southern rap
Rapper, Vocalist
1995-present
Labels E1 Music
Screwed Up Click
Website http://www.myspace.com/sucbigpokey

Milton Powell (born December 4, 1977), better known by his stage name Big Pokey, is a rap artist from Houston, Texas. Pokey is associated with chopped and screwed rap, and is one of the original members of the Screwed Up Click.[1][2]

Rap career

Big Pokey began rapping with Houston producer DJ Screw in the early 1990s releasing songs on many of DJ Screw's mixtapes. Big Pokey was featured on DJ Screw's mixtape "June 27th Freestyle" which became a landmark album in chopped and screwed hip hop.[3][4][5]

His first full-length album appeared in early 1999, "Hardest Pit in the Litter".[6] The following year, Pokey returned with "D-Game", another album of mid-tempo 808-driven beats featuring several of his Houston peers as guests. In 2001, he collaborated with the Wreckshop Wolfpack for Collabo and then returned in 2002 with another solo album, "Da Sky's Da Limit". In 2004, a clip of Pokey's song "Who Dat Talkin Down" was featured in the pilot episode of HBO's Entourage.[7] In 2005 Pokey was featured[1][2] on Paul Wall's track Sittin' Sidewayz which peaked at #93 on Billboard's US Top 100.[8]

Film appearance

In 2001, Pokey appeared in the film "Soldiers United for Cash."[9]

Discography

Studio albums

Collaborative albums

  • 2001: Tha Collabo (with The Weckshop Wolfpack)
  • 2005: Mob 4 Life (with Chris Ward)
  • 2008: Screwed Up Gorillaz (with E.S.G.)
  • 2011: Keep On Stackin (with Keep On Stackin Ent)

Mixtapes

  • 2004: A Bad Azz Mix Tape Vol. 3
  • 2004: A Bad Azz Mix Tape Vol. 3 (Slowed & Chopped)
  • 2005: Since The Grey Tapes Vol. 3 (with Lil' Keke)
  • 2010: Warning Shot

Solo

  • 2008: Boss Hogg On Candy (featuring Slim Thug)
  • 2008: U Can Hate (featuring Chris Ward & Slim Thug)

References

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Big Pokey". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ Lac, J. Freedom du; Shin, Annys (2012-09-15). "A $23 million mansion heads to foreclosure as an entrepreneur's fortune vanishes". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Why June 27 should be a Houston holiday for hip hop fans". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Smith, Nathan (2014-06-27). "Meet Big DeMo, the Screwed Up Click's Mysterious "Mr. June 27"". Houston Press. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ DJ Screw (Ft. Big Moe, Big Pokey, Bird, D-Mo, Haircut Joe, Key-C, K-Luv & Yungstar) - June 27th Freestyle, retrieved  
  6. ^ Serrano, Shea (2010-04-08). "Y'all Musta Forgot: Big Pokey's Hardest Pit In The Litter". Houston Press. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Music from Entourage S1E01". Tunefind. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Paul Wall Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Milton Powell". IMDb. Retrieved . 

See also


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