Tommy Wright III

Tommy Wright III is an underground gangsta rapper and hip hop producer.[1][2][3] He began rapping in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1990s and is considered to be an early pioneer for fast paced rap and trap production in South Memphis.[4][5]

Tommy Wright III
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Background information
Also known as1 Man Gang
OriginWhitehaven, Memphis, Tennessee
GenresMemphis rap, gangsta rap, horrorcore
Years active1992–present
LabelsStreet Smart Records
Associated actsTen Wanted Men

Musical careerEdit

Growing up in Memphis, Tommy Wright began producing music using the 4-track recording equipment. Between 1992 and 2001, he released five self-produced solo albums, one with N.O.D., and two more with group Ten Wanted Men, owned, operated and produced the entirety of Street Smart Record’s discography and previewed – if possibly never distributed – a street documentary, Behind Closed Doors, for which there’s also a soundtrack.[6]


Despite stepping back from the music industry after 2001's Behind Closed Doors (Da Soundtrack), Tommy Wright III maintained a cult following through the 2000s and 2010s.[7]

Tommy Wright III collaborated with Bay Area rapper Lil B on Secret, a song on the latter's 2019 mixtape, Loyalty Casket. [8]



  • Memphis Massacre (Cass, MiniAlbum, Mixed) 1992
  • Ashes 2 Ashes, Dust 2 Dust 1994
  • Runnin-N-Gunnin (Cass, Album) 1995
  • On The Run 1996
  • Tommy Wright* & Ten Wanted Men - 10 Toes Down (Cass, Album) 1997
  • Feel Me Before They Kill Me 1998
  • NASHVILLE TAKEOVER (Cass, Album) 2016


  • Greatest Hits (Cass, Comp) 1997
  • Genesis (Greatest Underground Hits) 2000
  • Behind Closed Doors (Da Soundtrack) 2001


  1. ^ "Memphis Legend Tommy Wright III Adds Dates To "Break The State 2018" Tour". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. ^ "Tommy Wright III, Memphis Rap Legend, Comes to Oakland". KQED. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  3. ^ "Tommy Wright III and Greenwade Remind Nashville Who They Are at Third Man". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  4. ^ "Why is Memphis Rap Legend Tommy Wright III Playing in Philly?". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  5. ^ October 26, Spencer Korchan Thursday; EDT, 2017 04:26 pm. "Tommy Wright III plays 529 Nov. 4". Atlanta Creative Loafing. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
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