Al Kapone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Al Kapone
Birth nameAlphonzo Bailey
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States[citation needed]
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
 
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is about the American rapper, for the notorious gangster, see Al Capone

Al Kapone
Birth nameAlphonzo Bailey
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States[citation needed]
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper

Alphonzo Bailey, better known by his stage name Al Kapone, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Al Kapone is known principally for his underground success in the Memphis hip hop scene in the 1990s, and his later role in a number of more contemporary songs.

Contents

Career

After a decade of cultivating underground cult status in Memphis, Al Kapone began to achieve some mainstream success starting with his role on the soundtrack to the film, Hustle & Flow. The soundtrack included one solo track, titled "Get Crunk, Get Buck". He also wrote and produced "Whoop That Trick" and wrote "Hustle & Flow (It Ain't Over)", both tracks performed by Djay.[1] His song "The Deepest Hood" featured in the 2007 film, Stomp the Yard.

Kapone collaborated with several musicians including E-40, Mike Jones, Too Short, Pimp C, Pastor Troy and D-Shot. He co-wrote E-40's "U and Dat" and Lil' Jon's "Snap Yo Fingers" and appeared on fellow Memphis hip hoppers Three 6 Mafia's album, Last 2 Walk, and 8Ball & MJG's, Ridin High.

He has toured with DJ Charlie White and guitarist Matt Uselton,[2] as well as with six piece band of Memphis musicians called Tha Untouchablez. In 2012, Kapone created a music video that encouraged people to vote for Republican Congressional candidate George Flinn, who is challenging Steve Cohen.[3][4]

Kapone lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife.

Discography

Albums

Single

Compilations

References

External links