Papa Reu

Papa Reu

 Katy, Texas, USA
BandHip HopR&B

The New Bad Boy Of R&B ! all the swagger and none of the legal problems!

Biography

Raised in Trinidad before he made his move to Houston, TX, as a teen, Papa Reu blended the soundtrack of his early upbringing with the hardcore Dirty South music he discovered later in life, and created a new urban genre he likes to call "thug hall." Reu first presented his unique blend of dancehall reggae and hip-hop at talent shows and open mic nights around Houston. He was only 15 when legends 8Ball and MJG caught his act. The duo enlisted Reu for an appearance on their 1994 album On the Outside Looking In. A few independent singles hit the streets during the late '90s along with appearances on albums by Mr. Coop and Field Mob, but it wasn't until 2000 that Papa Reu broke out on his own with the full-length Xcuse Me! on the Upstairs label. A year later his own Reu Muzik released U Know Me, and while the album sold well regionally, it was his 2002 appearance on the 504 Boyz's hit single "Tight Whips" that would make him a Southern rap player. High-profile rappers like Daz Dillinger, Juvenile, and Lil' Flip were guests for 2003's Certified, the last album he would release on his own label before being signed to the Sanctuary family. The major label coupled some of Reu's classic cuts with new tracks and released Life & Music

Discography

Certfied CD (2003)

Xcuse Me! CD (2000)

rap artist has been featured on albums by Juvenile, Hot Boys, Lil Wayne, Bigtymas, Eightball & MJG & the Luniz - here he comes correct outta the Lone Star State with this bumpin' debut bomb; features Shine & Diamonds and

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Fighting Temptations CD (2003) Original Soundtrack

Reflecting the thin line between sacred and secular music that's particularly prevalent in the world of soul, THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS soundtrack modernizes this dichotomy, which has been tackled by legends like Prince, Sam Cooke, and Al Green. Given that the

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DJ Drama Get Plugged In: The Mixtape CD (2009)

ATL mixtape DJ extraordinaire DJ Drama flips 20 hot tracks from Houston radio personality and up-and-coming rapper G.T. Mayne on the mixtape release GET PLUGGED IN. G.T. shines alongside Texas hip-hop heavyweights such as Bun B, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Lil

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Field Mob 613: Ashy To Classy CD (2000) Enhanced CD

This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Additional personnel includes: Mr. Keith, Suthern Klick, Papa Reu, MK, Dana Davis (vocals); Pop (drums, percussion, programming); Ole-E (programming). Field Mob certainly displays many of the characteristics

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Lil' O Food On Tha Table CD (2003)

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Big Pokey Evacuation Notice CD (2008)

A veteran of DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click original line-up, Big Pokey has earned his stripes in Texas and beyond. EVACUATION NOTICE, Pokey's solo debut on Koch Records, sees the H-Town heavyweight showing versatility over gutter gangsta tracks, R&B-tinged slow

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Screwed Up Click Making History... CD (2005) Chop

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Lil Wil Dolla$, TX CD (2008)

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Xtasy: The First Roll CD (2002)