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8Ball & MJG
8Ball & MJG

Origin

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Genre

Hip hop

Years active

1991-present

Label

Suave House, Grand Hustle, E1, Bad Boy South, Real Talk

Associated acts

Al Kapone, Lil' Flip, T.I., Three 6 Mafia, UGK, Yo Gotti, Young Buck

Members

8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. It consists of rappers Premmro "8Ball" Smith and Marlon "MJG" Goodwin, who first met at middle school in 1984. The duo debuted in 1991 with the three-track EP Listen to the Lyrics, before releasing their debut studio album, Comin' Out Hard, two years later. It and their subsequent albums in the 1990s, including 1994's On the Outside Looking In and 1995's On Top of the World, cemented their status as some of the South's most popular rappers. In the late 1990s, the two members embarked on solo careers, resulting in the albums No More Glory by MJG in 1997 and Lost by 8Ball in 1998. They reunited in 1999 to release their fourth album as a group, entitled In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1. The following year, they released their fifth album, Space Age 4 Eva.

In the early 2000s, 8Ball & MJG signed to the Bad Boy Records spin-off Bad Boy South. Their first album for the label, Living Legends, was released in 2004 and was certified Gold. Their next album on Bad Boy, 2007's Ridin High, did not achieve as much success as its predecessor and the group left the label that same year to sign to Real Talk Entertainment. Although 8Ball had released a number of solo albums throughout the 2000s, MJG released his first solo work in eleven years: the studio albums Pimp Tight and This Might Be the Day, both released in 2008. In June 2008, 8Ball & MJG signed to Grand Hustle Records, and released their eighth studio album, Ten Toes Down, in May 2010.

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