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A street legend before the recording of his debut even started, rapper Tony Yayo is a lifelong friend of 50 Cent and a member of his G-Unit crew. Yayo had been with 50 during his career-building years in the world of mixtapes. Though his appearances on mixtapes announced his return on the street level, it was not until the release of "So Seductive" that his return received wide recognition. In August 2005, Tony Yayo released his debut, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon.
Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut studio album by G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, which was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The albums sold 214,000 copies in its first week.
The album features the hit single, "So Seductive", featuring 50 Cent. Other singles on the album include "Pimpin'", "Curious" featuring American R&B singer Joe, and "I Know You Don't Love Me".
"With 50, he has the notoriety of hit records. I actually wrote 'Seductive' before he wrote 'Candy Shop.' [That's why] you hear him say 'so seductive' [in the 'Candy Shop' intro]. 50, he plays a big part in all our albums. I feel like we can stand on our own cause we're writing all our material," Tony told SOHH.com. "50, he just adds on. I love to hear 50 get on a record. I love the way 50 rides the beat. I did 'Seductive', 50 came on it and I was like, 'I gotta keep him on it' cause it sounds ten times better with him on it."
50 Cent is the executive producer, and is also a featured artist on the album. G-Unit members also contribute to the album, including Lloyd Banks (minus Young Buck), as well as various other guests and Interscope label mate Obie Trice. The album was released on August 30, 2005. The album was delayed and highly anticipated, due to Tony Yayo's time in prison.
It features guest appearances and production from various artists, such as Eminem (who is also an additional producer on the song "It Is What It Is"), and a limited edition with a DVD is available. The album also includes other appearances from Spider Loc, Olivia, Joe, Kokane, and Jagged Edge. Other producers include Havoc, Hi-Tek, J.R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sebb, Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL, and DJ Khalil. Additional producers include Jeff Bass of the Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto.
DJ Whoo Kid has been a staple in the Urban & EDM community for over two decades. In the two decades that Whoo Kid has been dominating the Music Industry, he has deejayed for Royalty, Celebrities, the World’s Largest Venues, and more. Each Saturday and Sunday there are roughly 12 million listeners that tune into his radio show, The Whoolywood Shuffle, on Eminem’s Radio Station Shade 45, heard on Sirius XM Channel 45. All of these accolades had caught the eye of Harvard University, and they had Whoo Kid deliver a symposium to the student body in April of 2014.
Many artists turn to Whoo Kid to break their records, including LL Cool J, TI, 50 Cent, Waka Flocka Flame and more. Whilst breaking records he performs in an open-format style at some of the world’s largest parties. 75,000 people had came out to hear DJ Whoo Kid at Romania Day in Bucharest back in September, on average DJ Whoo Kid performs 200+ times annually across the globe.
DJ Whoo Kid has started releasing EDM records of his own that have been very receptive in the community. “TOAST”, which features Borgeous, Waka Flocka Flame, and Wiz Khalifa, in the first week of it’s release the clean version of the video had 300k views, and the NSFW version had 700k views. “GOLD” is another record by DJ Whoo Kid which has taken venues and the internet by storm, this melodic song features Dash Berlin and Waka Flocka, and released on Armada Records.
Also in 2015 Waka Flocka and DJ Whoo Kid announced a run in the 2016 Presidential Campaign in Rolling Stone. This announcement has lead to a four month long (and counting) “Turn Up Godz” tour, which has been consistently sold out! This solidifies the New York Times statement of DJ Whoo Kid being a “Social Media Butterfly”!
With a relentless touring schedule he also made time for his popular Sirius XM radio show The Whoolywood Shuffle, and appeared on TV as a DJ on Ice & CoCo [FOX].