Michael Crooms, better known by his stage name Mr. Collipark and also known as DJ Smurf, is a hip hop producer and the president of his own Atlanta-based record label, Collipark Music, which was started in 1999.
|Birth name||Michael Crooms|
|Born||October 13, 1970
College Park, Georgia
|Genres||Hip hop, crunk|
|Associated acts||Ying Yang Twins, Bubba Sparxxx, Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris|
The name Collipark was derived from the city of College Park, Georgia. Crooms is credited as playing a major role in the career of the Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy, Taurus, Hurricane Chris, V.I.C., and Vistoso Bosses.
In 2011, Mr. Collipark debuted his mixtape Can I Have the Club Back Please, which features tracks from artists including Translee, Treal Lee & Prince Rick and the Ying Yang Twins.
|Founder||Michael "Mr. Collipark" Crooms (CEO)|
|Genre||Southern hip hop, crunk, snap, pop|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia (2000-present)|
Crooms founded his record label Collipark Music in 1999. He has signed various artists to the label including Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins and Vistoso Bosses. As of 2013, there are rumors of Mr. Collipark signing a distribution deal with Epic Records for the label.
- Current artists
- Mr. Collipark
- Tex James
- Treal Lee & Prince Rick
- Ying Yang Twins
- Former artists
- The Package Store
- Mr. Collipark
- Mr. Hanky
- Tom Slick
Albums released on labelEdit
|Artist||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Ying Yang Twins||—||54||—||—||—||—|
|Soulja Boy Tell 'Em||4||4||1||132||9||195||
|Soulja Boy Tell 'Em||43||8||2||—||—||134||
The Package Store and record producingEdit
Mr. Collipark, along with his production/writing team The Package Store, have produced and written artists including Kilo Ali, Hurricane Chris, Mike Jones, Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, Soulja Boy, DJ Unk, E-40, Bubba Sparxxx, and Nia Chongg.
- Studio albums
- 1995: Versastyles
- 1998: Dead Crunk
- 2011: Can I Have The Club Back Please
- Ivey, Nile (March 29, 2008), Spring Bling Reminds Mr.Collipark of Home, Black Entertainment Television, archived from the original on June 22, 2008.
- "Interview with Bryan Leach". HitQuarters. April 5, 2004. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
- "T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. Collipark, Pharrell Williams Take Top BMI Urban Honors". BMI.com. September 7, 2007.
- "50th Annual Grammy Nominations Complete List Announced". December 6, 2007.
- "Tough Love! Mr. Collipark Talks Artistry vs. Business, Music Industry Change and More!". UrbLife.com. April 10, 2011.