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Steady Mobb'n was an American hip hop duo composed of Crooked Eye and Billy Bavgate, from the Ghost Town section of West Oakland. The duo were formally signed to No Limit Records & Bomb Shelter Entertainment in the late 1990s.

Steady Mobb'n
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Crooked Eye and Bavgate
Background information
OriginOakland, California
GenresGangsta Rap, West Coast hip hop
Years active1994–2003
LabelsBlack Mafia, Thizz Entertainment, No Limit, Priority, Bomb Shelter, Coldcash (Former)
Associated actsDJ Daryl, Master P, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal, Fiend, Soulja Slim, Mac, Lil Soldiers, Prime Suspects, Full Blooded, Sons of Funk, Big Ramp, Okolo
MembersCrooked Eye
Bavgate

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Music careerEdit

In 1995 Steady Mobb'n would release a cassette EP titled, Blood Money. In 1997 the duo would sign to rapper/entrepreneur Master P's record label No Limit Records, they would later make their first mainstream appearance in their collaboration single with Master P titled "If I Could Change" produced by No Limit Records in-house producer DJ Daryl which was the hit single from their debut album Pre-Meditated Drama, Master P would later be added to the song & it would be used it as the first single from the I'm Bout It: Music from the Motion Picture, the album was a success and made it to number 29 on the Billboard 200 and number 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The following year, Steady Mobb'n would release their second album titled Black Mafia, only making it to number 82 on the Billboard 200. Master P severed all ties thereafter and the duo went their own way.

In 2001 they would request help from their frequent collaborating producer DJ Daryl who would later sign them to his label Bomb Shelter Music, they would later release their third album titled Crime Buddies. In 2003 Steady Mobb'n would release their fourth album titled Espionage via their newly started label at the time Black Mafia Records & Big Body Records.

In 2015 the duo would reunite and would release their first single titled "West Coast" featuring Studio Mike and would also released a music video for the song, they are currently planning to work on their upcoming fifth album Controversy coming soon.

Solo careersEdit

Billy Bathgate then changed his name to Bavgate and is now signed to Thizz Entertainment, he has made numerous appearances on compilations released by the label.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Pre-Meditated Drama 29 6
Black Mafia
  • Released: November 24, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
82 19
Crime Buddies
  • Released: August 7, 2001
  • Label: Bomb Shelter
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Espionage
  • Released: July 1, 2003
  • Label: Black Mafia, Big Body
  • Format: CD, MD, LP

Extended Play'sEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Blood Money
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: GT Productions
  • Format: Cassette, EP

Soundtrack albumsEdit

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
US R&B
I'm Bout It
(with Various artists)
4 1
I Got the Hook Up
(with Various artists)
  • Released: April 7, 1998
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
3 1
  • RIAA: Platinum

Compilation albumsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
US
R&B
Mean Green: Major Players Compilation
(with Various artist)
9 6

SinglesEdit

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
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Ghetto Life"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
1998 Black Mafia
"Bang To This" 2001 Crime Buddies

As featured 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
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Game of Life"
(Snoop Dogg featuring Steady Mobb'n)
1998 Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told

Collaboration singlesEdit

List of collaboration singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"If I Could Change"
(with Master P, Mia X, Mo B. Dick & O'Dell)
1997 48 23 7 I'm Bout It: Music from the Motion Picture

See alsoEdit

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