Who is Maurice Young?
Who is Maurice Young? The rap world knows him as Trick Daddy, is an American rapper. Born September 23, 1973 Maurice Young in Miami, FL.
Young appeared on the track “Scarred” by former 2 Live Crew member Luther “Luke” Campbell from Luke’s 1996 album Uncle Luke. The song became a hit and immediately caught the attention of fans and record producers alike. Ted Lucas, a former concert promoter and then-CEO of Slip-n-Slide Records, signed the rapper to the newly former record label. Slip-n-Slide released Trick Daddy Dollars’s debut album Based on a True Story in 1997; the album was popular in the Miami area.
In 1998, when his next album www.thug.com came out, Young removed “Dollars” from his stage name. Club-oriented track “Nann Nigga”, featuring Trina, became a national hit, peaking at the third spot of the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Atlantic Records signed Trick Daddy to the label in 2000 and released Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47 that year. “Shut Up”, which Jason Birchmeier of allmusic considered “a rowdy club hit similar to ‘Nann Nigga’”,
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Thugs Are Us, released in 2000, featured the hit single “I’m a Thug”,
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which Birchmeier believed was Trick Daddy’s most creative single. In 2004, Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets was released, with hit single “Let’s Go”, produced by Lil Jon, featuring Twista, and sampling the guitar riffs from the Ozzy Osbourne hit “Crazy Train“. That year, Trick Daddy guest-performed on the Ying Yang Twins‘ “What’s Happnin!”, which reached #30 on the Hot 100, #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #9 on the Hot Rap Singles. “Let’s Go” peaked on #7 on the Hot 100, #4 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #4 on Hot Rap Tracks. Back By Thug Demand followed in 2006, with singles “Bet That”
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and “Tuck Ya Ice” charting at the bottom of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Following Back By Thug Demand, Trick Daddy appeared on several singles by DJ Khaled: “Born-N-Raised” in 2006 from Listennn… the Album in 2006, “I’m So Hood” from We the Best, and “Out Here Grindin’” from We Global in 2008, all among numerous other rappers. “Born-N-Raised” peaked at #83 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, and “I’m So Hood” peaked at #19 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks. He appeared on Pitbull‘s 2007 album The Boatlift. Trick Daddy left Slip-n-Slide in 2008 and has stated that his upcoming album Finally Famous: Born a Thug Die a Thug will be released under his own Dunk Ryders Records.
Trick Daddy recently announced that he has lupus, which has affected his skin, and that he has stopped taking medication to combat the disease. The rapper’s rationale for refusing treatment was that “I had to take a test or another medicine every thirty days or so to make sure that medicine wasn’t causing side effects dealing with kidney or liver failure.”
- 1997: Based on a True Story
- 1998: www.thug.com
- 2000: Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47
- 2001: Thugs Are Us
- 2002: Thug Holiday
- 2004: Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
- 2006: Back by Thug Demand
- 2009: Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug
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