Doe B

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Doe B
DoeB.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Thomas
BornJune 13, 1991
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
DiedDecember 28, 2013 (aged 22)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–2013
LabelsGrand Hustle, Interscope, Cote Block Music
Associated actsHustle Gang, T.I., Young Dro
 
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Doe B
DoeB.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Thomas
BornJune 13, 1991
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
DiedDecember 28, 2013 (aged 22)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–2013
LabelsGrand Hustle, Interscope, Cote Block Music
Associated actsHustle Gang, T.I., Young Dro

Glenn Thomas ( June 13, 1991 – December 28, 2013), better known by his stage name Doe B, was an American hip hop recording artist from Montgomery, Alabama. He was perhaps best known for being signed to fellow American rapper T.I.'s Atlanta-based record label, Grand Hustle.[1] Thomas was also known for his signature eye patch, the result of a shooting that occurred in 2009. During his career he released the mixtapes Trap Life (2012) and Baby Jesus (2013); he was also featured on the 2013 Grand Hustle compilation G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die). Thomas was shot and killed on December 28, 2013 at the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill in his hometown of Montgomery. A posthumous debut studio album is expected to be released in the near future by Grand Hustle and Interscope.

Musical career[edit]

Doe B was born Glenn Thomas in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1991. On November 22, 2012, Doe B released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Trap Life, with Hoodrich Entertainment.[2] The mixtape, which hosted by American disc jockeys DJ Frank White and DJ Scream, includes production from Lex Luger, Zaytoven, M16 and Will-A-Fool, among others.[2]

He was signed to Grand Hustle Records by the label's founder T.I. in 2012 and appeared on Hustle Gang's G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die) compilation mixtape, which was released May 2013.[3] He appeared on four tracks, "Kemosabe", "G.D.O.D.", "Real Niggas" and the remix of his song "Let Me Find Out". Shortly after signing to Grand Hustle, Doe B had secured a recording contract with Interscope Records.[4] Doe B later released his own mixtape, the 18-track Baby Jesus, in 2013. An alternative 21-track mixtape with 18 of the original and three more tracks was released and hosted by Maybach Music Group's DJ Scream. Doe B also released music videos for "Let Me Find Out" featuring T.I. and Juicy J, "2 Many" featuring Rich Homie Quan, and "Trap Muzik".[3]

His debut studio album had been expected to be released in early 2014, on Grand Hustle and Interscope.[5] Following his death, his management confirmed that his music would be released posthumously and that he had over 200 songs recorded.[6] On December 30, 2013, a new Raekwon song, featuring Doe B and T.I., titled "I Wanna Know", was released. Later that day, Atlanta-based rapper Pastor Troy, released a tribute song to Doe B, titled "Y'all Ain't Do Him Right".[7] On January 2, 2014, T.I. released his own tribute song, which features Doe B, titled "Flying with Angels".[8][9] On January 9, 2014, T.I. revealed a teaser for a Doe B song titled "Why", featuring himself. It was said to be a track featured on Doe B's upcoming posthumous debut album.[10] Then five days later, "Why" was released for digital download.[11][12]

On April 1, 2014, Doe B's first full posthumous project titled D.O.A.T. 3 (Definition of a Trapper) was released. The mixtape features vocal guest appearances from T.I., Young Dro, Trae Tha Truth and others. The production was handled by Zaytoven, M16, K.E. on the Track and more producers.[13] On iTunes a Deluxe Edition of D.O.A.T. 3 (Definition of a Trapper) was released on the same day.[14] The Deluxe Edition features 6 more tracks than the original, having 24 tracks in a total. Big Kuntry King, T.I., Problem, Shad Da God are some of the guest appearances featured on the Deluxe Edition, that aren't on the original. One of those 6 tracks "Homicide" featuring T.I. was turned into the second single of D.O.A.T. 3 (Definition Of A Trapper).

Death[edit]

On December 28, 2013, Doe B was shot at the Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A bystander, Kimberlie Johnson, was also killed,[1] and six other patrons were injured.[15] The Centennial was housed in what was earlier known as the "Rose Supper Club", which was the subject of a shooting in December 2012 that left six people injured.[16] It had also been the location of multiple shootings over the past seven years.[17] The name of the venue had been changed after the most recent incident. After the latest shooting, Mayor Todd Strange ordered the club to close immediately.[16]

On December 30, 2013, 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in to MPD detectives. He would then be charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond.[18] Montgomery Police Department detectives concluded that the "shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Doe B."[19] A second local 25-year old man, named Darius Thomas was also arrested for the murders and charged accordingly. On January 3, 2014, a third shooting victim 20-year old Tim Hamilton died from the gunshot wounds.[20]

Doe B's funeral was held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 4, 2014. T.I. spoke at the funeral praising Doe B and speaking about how bright of a future in music he really had.[21] On January 11, 2014, it was reported that three of the five surviving victims of the shooting were suing the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill. The plaintiffs Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett have filed lawsuits against Centennial, The Flight LLC, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club's security company. Landon was the most injured suffered multiple gunshot injuries requiring surgery. All three victims claimed in the lawsuit that the club's bouncers were bribed into allowing weapons into the building. They are seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of work, and pain and suffering.[22]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

TitleMixtape details
Definition of a Trapper
D.O.A.T. 2
  • Released: June 2, 2012[24]
  • Label: Cote Block Music
  • Format: Digital download
Trap Life
  • Released: November 22, 2012[2]
  • Label: Hoodrich Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)
(with Hustle Gang)
Baby Jesus
  • Released: July 4, 2013[25]
  • Label: Grand Hustle Records, Cote Block Music, Hoodrich Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
D.O.A.T. 3 (Definition of a Trapper)[26]
  • Released: April 1, 2014
  • Label: Grand Hustle Records, Cote Block Music
  • Format: Digital download
Choppaz, Brickz & Money[27]
(with CBM)
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Cote Block Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and mixtape name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsMixtape
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
"Let Me Find Out" (Remix)[28]
(Doe B featuring T.I. and Juicy J)
2013G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)
"Why"[12]
(Doe B featuring T.I.)
2014TBA
"Betta Kno It"[29]D.O.A.T. 3 (Definition of a Trapper)
"Homicide"[30]
(featuring T.I.)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
"Blake"[31]
(DJ Spinz featuring Doe B)
2013Non-album single
"Justin Bieber"[32]
(Lil Mook featuring Doe B)
I Just Paid the Plug
"I'm Ready"[33]
(Total Kaos featuring Bigga Rankin, Doe B and Ricco Barrino)
Dope Boi Bible
"Azz City" (Remix)[34]
(Cotton State King featuring Doe B)
Non-album single
"Kemosabe"
(Hustle Gang featuring Doe B, T.I., B.o.B, Birdman & Young Dro)
G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)
"Never Be a G"
(Project Pat featuring Juicy J and Doe B)
2014Mista Don't Play 2
"Amnesia"
(Kevin Gates featuring Doe B)
By Any Means
"Alabama (Remix)"
(Teddy Tee featuring Doe B)
Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album/mixtape name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album/Mixtape
"Pimp On"2013Rich Boy, Playboi Lo, SmashBreak the Pot
"Kemosabe"Young Dro, B.o.B, T.I.,G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)
"G.D.O.D."T.I., Yung Booke, Big Kuntry King
"Real Niggas"Shad Da God, Yung Booke, Big Kuntry King
"Homeboyz"Young DroHigh Times
"Be A G"Project Pat, Juicy JMista Don't Play: Throwback
"I Wanna Know"[35]Raekwon, T.I.SXEW Vol. 1

Videography[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Swag 4 Sell"
(featuring Jr. Boss)
2012Mr. Grind
"Scary"
(featuring Boston George)
Boomerang HD
"The Introduction"Karltin Bankz[36]
"Trap House Wide Open"
(featuring Jr. Boss)
2013Boomerang HD
"Let Me Find Out"N/A
"Pray For Me"Karltin Bankz[36]
"Let Me Find Out" (Remix)
(featuring T.I. and Juicy J)
Philly Fly Boy[37]
"God Flow"Karltin Bankz[38]
"Patrick Swayze"Cam Kirk[39]
"Real Niggas"
(featuring Shad da God, Yung Booke and Big Kuntry King)
1st Impressions[40]
"2 Many"
(featuring Rich Homie Quan)
Karltin Bankz[41]
"Paid the Plug"N/A[42]
"Trap Muzik"1st Impressions[43]
"Turn Up Music"2014N/A
"Neva Had Shit"1st Impressions
"Homicide"
(featuring T.I.)
PhillyFlyBoy

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Dynamite"
(Free World Chain Gang featuring Doe B)
2013Red Spade Music
"Blake"
(DJ Spinz featuring Doe B)
iNightlyfe
"I'm Ready"
(Total Kaos and Bigga Rankin featuring Doe B and Ricco Barrino)
Two Three Films
"Alabama"
(Teddy Tee featuring Doe B)
N/A
"Amnesia"
(Kevin Gates featuring Doe B)
2014Philly Fly Boy[44]
"Never Be A G"
(Project Pat featuring Juicy J and Doe B)[45]
Jonathan Andrade

References[edit]

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  34. ^ "iTunes – Music – Azz City (Remix) [feat. Doe B] – Single by Cotton State King". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
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  45. ^ Video on YouTube

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