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504 Boyz were an American hip hop group led by Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P of No Limit Records recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana formed in 2000 and disbanded in 2006. The group's name is a reference to the area code 504, which covers greater New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally the group consisted of Master P, Mystikal and Silkk The Shocker (under the aliases Nino Brown, G. Money, & Vito respectively). Right before the release of their first album C-Murder & Krazy were added to the lineup. This lineup was intact on their debut, 'Goodfellas' which contained the hit "Wobble Wobble" produced by Carlos Stephens, which peaked at #17 in the U.S.; the album was noted for showing a more direct influence from New Orleans' bounce music sound than had earlier No Limit releases.
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Labels||No Limit, Priority, New No Limit, Universal Records, Gutta, Koch|
|Associated acts||Snoop Dogg, TRU|
|Past members||Master P|
Silkk The Shocker
After No Limit Records moved over from Priority Records to Universal Records, their lineup was altered from the first album titled Goodfellas, C-Murder was incarcerated, Mystikal who had left the label not long after the Goodfellas album was released was also incarcerated so the only returning members were Magic, Krazy, Master P & Silkk The Shocker. Their new line up consisted of Choppa, Curren$y, Krazy, Magic, Master P, Silkk The Shocker & T-Bo for their second album, Ballers, which includes the hit single Tight Whips. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, 504 Boyz released their third and currently their final album, We Gon Bounce Back, released as a benefit compilation.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Hurricane Katrina: We Gon Bounce Back||
As lead artistEdit
List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name:
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"I Can Tell"||—||—||—|
(featuring 5th Ward Weebie, Lil' Romeo, Lil' D and Papa Reu)
- Soren Baker, "Record Rack: 504 Boyz, 'Goodfellas,' No Limit/Priority", Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2000.
- Matt Miller, Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), ISBN 978-1558499362, pp. 126, 143-145. Excerpts available at Google Books.
- Lewis Watts, Eric Porter, New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition, (University of California Press), 2013, ISBN 978-0520955325, p. 62. Excerpts available at Google Books.
- "RIAA – Searchable Database: 504 Boyz". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 12, 2012.