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Funk Mobb was a short lived rap group composed of Bay Area rappers, K-1, G-Note and Mac Shawn who were signed by Sick Wid It and Jive Records. They were only active from 1994 to 1998, first appearing on Little Bruce's debut album, XXXtra Mannish and then releasing their one and only album in 1996, It Ain't 4 Play. It peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 28 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers.[1] After the album the group would disband with Mac Shawn releasing two albums, 1997's Music fo' the Mobb and 2001's Worldwide Bosses and Playas and even joining Death Row Records for a short while. In 1999 G-Note joined No Limit Records[2] and changed his name to Lil Italy.[3] There he released his debut solo album, On Top of da World.

Funk Mobb
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From left to right: G-Note, K-1 and Mac Shawn in the studio. From the albums linear notes.
Background information
OriginVallejo, California
GenresWest Coast hip hop, Rap, Gangsta rap
Years active1994–1998
LabelsSick Wid It, Jive
Associated actsCelly Cel, E-40, The Click, B-Legit, Little Bruce, Levitti, Richie Rich, Daz Dillinger
MembersK-1
G-Note
Mac Shawn

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Solo projectsEdit

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Album Song
1992 Tryin' to Get a Buck "Just Living" (B-Legit featuring Mac Shawn)
1994 XXXtra Manish "Funk Mobb Niggaz" (Little Bruce featuring Funk Mobb)
Heat 4 Yo Azz "Pimp's, Playa's and Hustla's" (Celly Cel featuring Funk Mobb)
1995 In a Major Way "Sideways" (E-40 featuring B-Legit & Mac Shawn)
The Hogg in Me "Time to Mobb" (Funk Mobb featuring Levitti & Little Bruce)
1996 The Hemp Museum "My Flow of Cash" (B-Legit featuring Funk Mobb)
1998 The Golden Bay Compilation "The Akadomma Family" (B-Legit, Funk Mobb & Levitti)
3 Beam Circus Compilation "Get Yo' Wig Split" (Funk Mobb)
The Rumble "Bay Area Playaz" (N2Deep featuring Mac Shawn, Taydatay, Cougnut, Da' Unda' Dogg, Kaveo, Baby Beesh, Don Cisco & J Sweets)
1999 Hempin' Ain't Easy "Keep It P.I." (B-Legit featuring Mac Shawn)
Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000 "I Thought You Knew" (Mac Shawn featuring E-40 & Daz Dillinger)
"It's Goin' Down" (Mac Shawn featuring Daz Dillinger & Tha Realest)
2000 Too Gangsta for Radio "Real Type Gangsta" (Mac Shawn)
2001 2002 "Your Gyrlfriend 2" (Tha Dogg Pound featuring Mac Shawn & Soopafly)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ((( It Ain't 4 Play > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/southsideballers/lilitaly.bio.html
  3. ^ "Boss Players | The Clicks D-Shot Presents: Boss Players Vol 1". CD Baby. Retrieved 2012-04-04.

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