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Courtney Smith (born May 17, 1976), professionally known by his stage name C-Note, an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was formerly a member of the Botany Boyz, part of the Screwed Up Click scene first started by DJ Screw.

Birth nameCourtney Smith
Also known asThe Original Clover Gee
Born (1976-05-17) May 17, 1976 (ageĀ 43)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active1994-present
  • Big Shot
  • Clover G
Associated acts

His first solo album, Third Coast Born, was an underground success, eventually reaching #67 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.[1] The album was revamped and re-released in 2000, and this also peaked at #91 on the same chart.[1] C-Note has released several albums since then, and made numerous guest appearances (including with Fat Pat, Lil' Flip and Z-Ro). His fourth full-length, Network'n, was released in 2006,[2] and his fifth, Birds Vs Words, in 2016.


Studio albumsEdit

  • Third Coast Born (1999)
  • Third Coast Born 2000 (2000)
  • Street Fame (2003)
  • Network'n (2006)
  • Birds Vs Words (2016)

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • Thought of Many Ways with Botany Boyz (1997)
  • Forever Botany with Botany Boyz (2000)


  • Tales From Da Clover (2005)
  • 100% Beef (2005)


  1. ^ a b "C-Note Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Network'n - C-Note | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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