B. James Savage (born December 31, 1969), better known by his stage name Jayo Felony, is an American rapper from southeast San Diego, California.[1][2][3]

Jayo Felony
Savage in 2019
Savage in 2019
Background information
Born (1969-12-31) December 31, 1969 (age 54)[1]
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
OriginSan Diego, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1994–present
Labels

Career edit

In 1994, Jayo Felony signed to the label owned by Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC called Jam Master Jay Records. That year, Jayo Felony released his debut album, Take a Ride.[4] In 1998, he released his follow-up album, Whatcha Gonna Do? on Def Jam. It featured rappers like Method Man, DMX, Mack 10, WC, Redman, Kokane, Ice Cube, E-40 and 8 Ball & MJG.

In 1999, he released Underground which features a guest appearance by San Diego rapper The Toven on the song "Du Lo Gang".[5][6] There was talk of releasing a fourth album, Hotter Than Fish Grease, in 2000, but the project was not released for unknown reasons. In 2001, His fourth studio album Crip Hop[7] was released and had multiple guest appearances. Jayo Felony's fifth studio album self-titled James Savage[8] was released late 2019 on the Open Bar Entertainment label. That same year, he made his acting debut in the WorldStarHipHop mini series Broken Ground[9]

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

Mixtape albums edit

  • Hoodinvasion (2020)
  • In the Trenches (2020)

Mixtapes edit

  • Too the Nec Time Is Bread (2007)[11]

Collaboration albums edit

Soundtrack appearances edit


Title

Release Other artist(s) Soundtrack
"Brothers and Sistas" 1994 Jason's Lyric
"Sowhatusayin'" 1995 South Central Cartel, Spice 1, MC Eiht, Sh'killa, Treach The Show
"Zoom Zooms and Wam Wam"
"Street 2 Street" 1997 How to Be a Player
"What'cha Gonna Do?" 1998 Method Man, DMX Hav Plenty
"Way Too Crazy" Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger Rush Hour
"'Cause I Can" 1999 E-40, C-Bo Charlie Hustle: The Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire
"Witness Protection" 2003 Beef
"Thug Night (Let Me See Something)" True Crime: Streets of LA
"Sherm Stick" 2014 Grand Theft Auto V (enhanced edition)

Guest appearances edit


Title

Release Other performer(s) Album
"Knock on Wood" (Video Version) 1995 South Central Cartel, L.V., The Evil Side G's, B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta, Sh'Killa, Gripsta Murder Squad Nationwide
"They Like Dat" 2001 Kam, Dresta, Yukmouth, Spider Loc Kamnesia
"Blaze It Up" 2007 Tha Dogg Pound, B.G. Knocc Out, Glasses Malone, Dresta Dogg Chit

Videography edit

Music videos edit


Title

Release Other performer(s) Album
"Knock on Wood" (Video Version) 1995 South Central Cartel, L.V., The Evil Side G's, B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta, Sh'Killa, Gripsta Murder Squad Nationwide

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Jayo Felony Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Jayo Felony". Oxford Reference. doi:10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100018537?p=emailamm/tl3wh81g6&d=/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100018537 (inactive February 28, 2024). Retrieved February 13, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of February 2024 (link)
  3. ^ Felony, Jayo. "Jayo Felony | San Diego Reader". www.sandiegoreader.com. Retrieved February 13, 2024.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Jayo Felony". AMG. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Jayo Felony – Du Lo Gang (1999) ft. The Toven, archived from the original on December 21, 2021, retrieved March 4, 2020
  6. ^ Underground, November 16, 1999, retrieved March 4, 2020
  7. ^ "Jayo Felony – Crip Hop". Discogs. October 23, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "James Savage (3) – James Savage". Discogs. August 13, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Broken Ground, retrieved March 5, 2020
  10. ^ "We On On Purpose by Jayo Felony on Apple Music". Apple Music. November 15, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  11. ^ "Too The Nec (Time Is Bread) Mixtape by Jayo Felony Hosted by DJ Nik Bean". Datpiff. Retrieved April 19, 2021.

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