A Crime Mob

A Crime Mob

Crime Mob:


A tornado of violence tears apart a community in a city nicknamed “No Man’s Land” in crime novel from Bo Burlingham by the author best known for Hard Times and Tin House.


Crime Mob is an Atlanta based rap group. Artists Diamond, Princess, Killa G., Cyco Black, Jock and Lil' Jay first got their break when major label rap artist Lil Scrappy saw them perform at a local Atlanta club. After being signed, they released their debut single 'Knuck If You Buck'. Shortly after that, they dropped their self-titled debut, which sold 270,000 copies with limited promotion. Their first single of 2007 single, "Rock Yo Hips", is from their second album Hated On Mostly. The video for "Rock Yo Hips" depicts a fictional Crime Mob College, set to resemble a historically black college. The song featured BME rapper Lil Scrappy as the college's dean. Hated On Mostly has spawned two other hits, including "Wuz Up," which features Bohagon and Fabo, and "Circles." The album Hated on Mostly leaked onto the internet on March 14, 2007. Following its release, it debuted at number 31 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 22,000 copies in its first week. Member Princess plan to release an album separate from the rest of Crime Mob, called "Class is in Session."

After sending their homeboy Lil Scrappy up the charts, the Atlanta-based label/management team Crunk Incorporated turned to the six-member Crime Mob for their next big hit. The rowdy, party crunk of the group (rappers Diamond, Killa C, Cyco Blac, Princess, Jock aka M.I.G., and Lil Jay) caught on quick, and the single "Knuck If You Buck" found success on urban radio during the summer of 2004. Their self-titled debut hit the shelves in August the same year and went to 5 on Billboards R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. In late 2006 the group returned with the single "Rock Yo Hips," setting the stage for their second album, Hated on Mostly, which was released the following year after considerable delay. The album's release had been complicated by personal upheaval within the group. (Source: www.bookingentertainment.com)



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