Devin The Dude

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Devin Copeland (Born June 4, 1970 in St. Petersburg, FL)


Devin The Dude (Born Devin Copeland June 4, 1970 in St. Petersburg, FL)

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A.K.A. Coughee Brothaz
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Devin The Dude (Born Devin Copeland June 4, 1970 in St. Petersburg, FL)
Rob Quest
Jugg Mugg
DJ Screw
DJ Styles (Replaced DJ Screw)

See Also: Geto Boys

Devin the Dude

Devin The Dude - The Dude
Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live
Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme
Devin The Dude - Waitin' To Inhale
Devin The Dude - Gotta Be Me
Devin The Dude - Seriously Trippin'
FACEMOB - The Other Side Of The Law
FACEMOB - Silence

Devin The Dude - On The Grind: Smoke One 4 Your Brother

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Geto Boys - 'Till Death Do Us Part
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Luniz - Silver & Black

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Raphael Saadiq - All Hits At The House Of Blues
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Scarface - My Homies
Scarface - The Last Of A Dying Breed
Scarface - Balls And My Word
Scarface - Greatest Hits
Scarface - My Homies Part 2
Scarface - My Best Work
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
Special Teamz - Stereotypez

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Tech N9ne - Collabos: The Gates Mixed Plate
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Too $hort - Married To The Game
Too $hort - No Trespassing

The Up In Smoke Tour (DVD)

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Bio From AllMusic.Com
Devin Copeland aka Devin the Dude was born in St. Petersburg, FL, and later moved to Texas while in the fourth grade. As a child he went back and forth from New Boston and Houston and finally settled in the latter after he graduated high school. In the late '80s, Devin met Rob Quest, a blind rapper and producer who was part of a Houston crew called the Coughee Brothas. Later on, the duo formed a group named the Odd Squad and recruited Devin's long-time friend Jugg Mugg and a local DJ named DJ Screw. Screw (who was later replaced by DJ Styles) took the group's demo tape to Rap-a-Lot Records CEO James Smith, who quickly signed the group in 1992. Their debut album, Fadanuf fa Erybody!!, was released in 1994 with "I Can't See It" as the lead single and video.

Although hip-hop fans praised the effort put out by the Odd Squad, their album was not as commercially successful as they hoped. While the group went back to the drawing board, Rap-a-Lot franchise artist Scarface approached Devin to be a part of his new group, Facemob. Facemob released one album in 1996, The Other Side Of The Law, and then broke up due to internal problems. At this time, Devin decided to work on his debut solo album, The Dude, with the help of Smith and Scarface.

The Dude was released in 1998 with virtually no video and little radio play. The Dude was a smoothed-out, funk-laden album and an ode to wine, women, and weed. Regardless, the album built a large underground following and even caught the attention of veteran hip-hop producer Dr. Dre. He contacted Devin in 1999 and asked him to be a part of the 2001 album on the track "Fuck You." This single appearance made Devin a hot commodity, earning him appearances on songs with De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, veteran rap group UGK, and a solo track on the Oz soundtrack.

His anticipated sophomore LP, Just Tryin' Ta Live, was released in the summer of 2002 and featured appearances from Nas, Xzibit, and Raphael Saadiq with production from Dre, DJ Premier, and his Coughee Brothas. To Tha X-Treme arrived two years later and was followed in 2007 by Waitin' To Inhale, his first album to crack the Top 40 on Billboard’s album chart. A year later, Landing Gear became his first album for the Razor & Tie label. Suite #420 followed in 2010 and had the honor of being released on the stoner’s holiday of April 20th (4/20). — Quibian 'Q' Salazar-Moreno

FACEMOB's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Protégés of Scarface, Facemob formed around the talents of five rappers from five different states, with no connections that didn't involve the former Geto Boy. Florida native Devin originally performed with Rap-a-Lot's Odd Squad; Houston's Smit-D was a childhood friend of Scarface's; 350, the only female member, was invited after passing him a tape at a show in Cleveland; from St. Paul, DMG originally impressed Scarface so much he gained his own solo album (1993's Rigormortiz) for RAL; and Chicago native Chi-Ray, who the group formed around, wasn't so much a rapper as a veteran of area talent shows. The group released a heavily hyped 1996 debut, The Other Side Of The Law, on Rap-a-Lot, and returned (surprisingly) in 2002 with Silence. - John Bush

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