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JT Money
JT Money
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Background information
Jeffrey Thompkins
Born (1972-09-14) September 14, 1972 (age 46)
Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop
Rapper
1989-present
Labels Luke, Priority, Crunk City, Undeniable
Poison Clan, Luke, 2 Live Crew, Fresh Kid Ice, Solé

Jeff Thompkins,[1] known by his stage name JT Money, is an American rap artist and the leader of Miami-based hip hop group Poison Clan.[2]

Music career

Thompkins was discovered by Luke Skyywalker of the 2 Live Crew in a Miami talent show. Skyywalker signed JT Money and Debonaire as the group Poison Clan to his Luke Records.[3] In 1990 JT Money and Debonaire released their first album as a group, 2 Low Life Muthas. After this Debonaire left Poison Clan to join another group, Home Team, with his brother, Drugzie also from the Poison Clan. This left JT Money as the main lyrical driving force of the group, which also featured members Madball, Uzi, Big Ram, and associates Shorty-T and Trigga.

The second Poison Clan album, 1992's Poisonous Mentality, featured the hit "Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya", which was listed by XXL magazine as one of the top 250 hip-hop songs of the 1990s. JT Money released two more albums under the Poison Clan name: Ruff Town Behavior in 1993 and Straight Zooism in 1995. Some other well known Poison Clan songs include "Action", "Bad Influence", "Dance All Night", "Fire Up This Funk", "The Girl That I Hate", and "Don't Sleep On A Hizzo".[4]

In 1999 JT Money dropped the Poison Clan name for the album Pimpin' On Wax, now just recording under his own stage name. This album achieved mainstream commercial success with the major hit single "Who Dat",[4] featuring Solé.[5] The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Top Rap Single at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards.[6] After this JT Money continued his solo career, releasing three more albums to date, none of which matched the commercial success of his solo debut.

Albums

Solo Albums:

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
1999 Pimpin' on Wax 28 8
2001 Blood Sweat and Years 48 9
2002 Return of the B-Izer - -
2005 Undeniable - -
2016 Pimpin Gangsta Party - -

With the Poison Clan:

  • 1990: 2 Low Life Muthas
  • 1992: Poisonous Mentality
  • 1993: Ruff Town Behavior
  • 1995: Straight Zooism

Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1999 "Who Dat" #5 #2 #1 Pimpin' on Wax
2001 "Hi-Lo" - #64 - Blood Sweat and Years/The New Guy/All About the Benjamins
2016 "We Hustle We Grind" - - - n/a

Featured singles

Year Single U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1999 "4, 5, 6" (Solé with J.T. Money and Kandi) 21 9 1 Skin Deep
2017 "Booty Cheeks" (JT Money ft Detroit's Filthiest[7]) n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 "Tonite Its Goin Down" (Fresh Kid Ice produced by Brian Billionaire featuring JT Money, Dee Goodson) n/a n/a n/a Breaking Glass Ceilings Vol. 1

Music videos

Year Video Director
1999 "Who Dat" DC Coles
1999 "4, 5, 6" (w/ Solé and Kandi) Gregory Dark
2001 "Hi-Lo" Aaron Courseault
2001 "Super Chick" Benny Boom
2014 "Hustlin'" Antwan Smith
2014 "Chevy Game" Eastside Hernandez

References

  1. ^ JT Money
  2. ^ Strauss, Neil (April 28, 1999). "The Pop Life; Big Dreams And Short Shorts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "JT Money Traces Miami Connection Of Debut Album". MTV. May 19, 1999. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Bass Basics". Miami Herald. September 19, 2009. Retrieved 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Solé Re-teams With JT Money For New Single". MTV. August 13, 1999. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Britney and Backstreet Boys share glory". BBC News. December 9, 1999. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ https://rhythmtravels.com/music/off-record-detroits-filthiest-jt-money-booty-cheeks

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