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Mr Pookie Mr Lucci

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States
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CROOK for life, Im a Gangsta,COMING HARD, SLAB



Mr. Pookie recorded in 1998 on Tha Rockla, the only solo release by K-Roc, on Icon Recordings (later Iconic) out of Dallas. Hailing from North Dallas, the two paired along with a crew dubbed Stoney Crook – named for the rough-and-tumble Stoney Brook apartment complex off North Audelia Road where the crew lived and rapped together. Featured on such local underground hits as "Hittin’ Hard" and "Unfu*kwitable", Mr. Pookie became a standout in the burgeoning Texas rap music scene.

In late 1999, Mr. Pookie released his own solo album, Tha Rippla, the Dirty South rap classic CD featuring guest appearances by K-Roc, Remontis (later renamed Mr. Montis), C-Pone, Chuck/Juwell, Solo, plus a then unknown 15-year-old rap prodigy named Mr. Lucci. The album, fueled by hits such as “Crook 4 Life”, and the popular underground pro-marijuana hit “Smoke One” -- went on to sell over 90,000 copies of its regular and chopped-and-screwed versions combined, and is considered an Essential Album on both Allmusic and

The next year, Jones returned the favor to his young protégé Mr. Lucci by making several key appearances on Lucci’s solo debut, Diabolical.

The Iconic recordings exclusively featured the production of its owner Kevin A., Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci were originally affiliated with Iconic Recordings, but left to form their own label Crawl 2 Ball a short time later, after a bitter, protracted dispute with the label owner over non-payment of royalties. In 2003, the duo Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci independently released both the regular double-disc and the chopped & screwed single-disc versions of My Life (which peaked at #59 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts in April 2004), selling the CDs hand-to-hand, out of the trunks of their cars and hand-delivering them personally to small mom-and-pop record stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and beyond, and moving over 40,000 units by themselves and local distribution. Mr. Pookie, along with Mr. Lucci, also collaborated with Paul Wall in 2004 on “What Cha Gon’ Do”, a track on Wall’s last independent solo album, Chick Magnet. Pookie also appeared on several popular local and regional mixtape CDs, including an underground homemade Best Of Mr. Pookie CD/DVD combination in 2005.

His January 2006 label debut Return Of Tha Rippla, on Crawl 2 Ball / Boss Entertainment distributed by Fontana Distribution / Universal Music Group, has already produced a lead single, “Don’t Test Us” (featuring Mr. Lucci & Mr. Montis), which has charted on 3 Billboard charts, peaking at #6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart and #19 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.

At this time none of their albums can be found in stores. Their entire discography can be found now at WWW.STONEYCROOK.COM the official website for his new record lable Stoney Crook records

Be sure to be on the look out for the upcoming release of the 10th Anniversary album in 2009
It was just a blunt," he said last week, the day before he went to jail. "They should be spending their time catching real criminals." Maybe so, but there's a potential upside to Mr. Pookie's time behind bars. In the image-conscious world of rap, jail time is a badge of street credibility on par with getting shot – a topic that, unfortunately, he also knows about firsthand. From a marketing standpoint, his latest jail stint could be good publicity for his thug-life hit single "Don't Test Us" – which hit No. 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop sales chart and is now at No. 15 – and his upcoming CD, Return of tha Rippla, due out Jan. 24. "I won't say jail is good, but I guess it's kind of good that I've been in there and I know how it works and I can tell 'em what goes on," he says. "It's experience." And for better or worse, experience is something Mr. Pookie has plenty of. Born Bryan Jones 27 years ago, he grew up in Pleasant Grove listening to the Fat Boys and LL Cool J and dreaming of being a rapper. Assigned to write a poem about the ocean, he stood up in his fourth-grade class and rapped about what it's like to be a shark. "I got a standing ovation, which tripped me out. I thought, 'I should do more of this.' " So he did. While attending Berkner High School in Richardson, he began recording – at first, at a local Incredible Universe electronics store where customers could cut a song for $2 a pop. Later, he guest-rapped on a friend's CD, and in 2000, he scored a regional hit with "Crook for Life" from his debut CD, Tha Rippla. Mr. Pookie went national last year after teaming up with his Dallas pal Mr. Lucci for My Life, which hit No. 59 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop album sales chart. The duo signed a deal with the New York-based Boss Entertainment, which is releasing Return of tha Rippla , followed by Mr. Lucci's The Golden Child. But as Mr. Pookie makes his name as a rapper, he's well-known to local law-enforcement officials. He admits he used to sell pot (but says he quit dealing years ago), and his lengthy criminal record includes an arrest fo