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Calvin Alan Byrd (born December 17, 1981), professionally known by his stage name 40 Cal, is an American rapper. He was a member of Harlem-based hip-hop group The Diplomats.

40 Cal.
Birth nameCalvin Alan Byrd
Born (1981-12-17) December 17, 1981 (age 37)
OriginHarlem, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2004–present
LabelsDiplomat Records (2004–present)
Koch Records (2004-2007)
Babygrande Records (2007–present)
Cleopatra Records (2006–present)
Interscope Records
Associated acts

40 Cal made his first appearance on the self-titled theme song, "40 Cal" for the Dipset album Diplomatic Immunity 2. He took a part on MTV2's Fight Klub MC battles.[1]



Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[2] US R&B[3] US Rap[4]
Broken Safety 81
Broken Safety 2
  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Label: Koch Records, Diplomat Records
151 27 12
  • Released: July 4, 2008
  • Label: Gold Dust Media

Street LPsEdit

  • 2006: Trigger Happy
  • 2007: Trigger Happy 2
  • 2008: The Yellow Tape
  • 2008: Leader of the New School


  • 2008: Harlem Shuffle EP
  • 2011: Trigga Happy 3 a.k.a. Trigganometry (EP)


  • 2006: 40 to Life
  • 2007: 40 to Life Part 2
  • 2008: Dip Masters Collection
  • 2009: Da Carter After Nino, Like New Jack
  • 2011: God's Gift to an iPod
  • 2011: Rap Sheet
  • 2012: Watch The Chrome
  • 2012: Target Practice
  • 2012: 2nd Hand Smoke

Guest appearancesEdit

Friday the 13 contributing artist 40 cal, A-lox (track 2)[5]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Family Ties" 2004 Cam'ron, Hell Rell Diplomatic Immunity 2
"40 Cal." S.A.S.
"I'm in Love With a Thug" 2005 Jim Jones Harlem: Diary of a Summer
"Tupac Joint" Jim Jones, Hussein Fatal
"Triple Up" 2006 Cam'ron Killa Season
"Gutta" J.R. Writer Writers Block 3
"Code Red" Jim Jones, Max B, Stack Bundles The Seven Day Theory
"Too High" Jim Jones, Max B A Dipset X-Mas
"The Pit" J.R. Writer, Hell Rell Fresh Prince of Harlem Vol. 1
"Grand Finale" Hell Rell, J.R. Writer Streets Wanna Know
"Getting Money" J.R. Writer Dipset: The Movement Moves On
"Pay Homage" J.R. Writer History in the Making
"Don't Do It" 2007 JR Writer, Hell Rell Block Work
"Business Before Plessure" iLLmacuLate, OnlyOne The Rain Check: Mixtape
"3 Shots" Hell Rell, JR Writer Eat With Me or Eat a Box of Bullets
"Telling Lies" Hell Rell New Gun In Town
"Over Drive" J.R. Writer Writer's Block 4
"Welcome to the Set" 2008 S.A.S. Where Is S.A.S.?
"Swagga Talk" Cam'ron, Hell Rell Public Enemy #1
"Troublemakers" Cam'ron, Penz
"Woo Hoo" 2009 Cam'ron, Byrd Lady Crime Pays
"#1 Movement" Hell Rell Get In Line or Get Lined Up
"Young Black & Strapped"
"Streets Is Gettin' Hot" Tek, Ali Vegas, Beenie Man, Big Pooh, Chirie Vegas, Doo Wop, Icadon, Mic Geronimo, Stat Quo I Did It My Way
"Not at All" 2012 J.R. Writer ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik
"Money dans le jean" 2013 Dan-D X Ronnie Ron Slowmotion


  1. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "40 Cal. | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Top Rap Albums. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "In My Own Words Mixtape by A-lox". DatPiff. Retrieved 2018-05-05.

40 Cal Is Now Managed By Masar (Max B Engineer & Designer) 1st-n-o

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