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Soopa Villainz

Soopa Villainz
Soopa Villainz members Mr. Heart, Mr. Diamond, Mr. Spade, and Mr. Club
Background information
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2002–2005
Labels Psychopathic
Associated acts Krazy Klan, Natas, Insane Clown Posse
Past members Mr. Heart (Lavel)
Mr. Diamond (Joseph Bruce)
Mr. Spade (Rashaam Smith)
Mr. Club (Joseph Utsler)

Soopa Villainz was an American hip hop supergroup based in Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 2002, the group consisted of Psychopathic Records-associated rappers Joseph Bruce (Mr. Diamond), Joseph Utsler (Mr. Club), Esham (Mr. Spade), and Lavel (Mr. Heart). The songs of Soopa Villainz center thematically on nefarious actions conducted by comic book supervillains. The group disbanded in 2005 after Smith and Lavel left the label.

History

The group made their debut appearances in 2002 on Esham's [3] In 2005, they released their debut album Furious.[4] The album peaked at number 9 on the Billboard "Top Independent Albums" chart, number 42 on the "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart, and number 92 on the Billboard 200.[5][6]

Following a disagreement with the label, Esham and Lavel left Psychopathic Records in October, disbanding the Soopa Villainz.[7]

Discography

  • Furious (2005)
  • It Ain't Safe No More (2006)

References

  1. ^ "Look, Up in the Sky!".  
  2. ^ Esham (2002). "P-P-P-Pow!" Acid Rain. Psychopathic Records. Acid Rain at Discogs, EAN 756504303023
  3. ^ Insane Clown Posse (2005). Forgotten Freshness Volumes 4. Liner notes. Psychopathic Records.
  4. ^ "The Soopa Villainz Are Here!".  
  5. ^ "Furious"Charts and awards for .  
  6. ^ Jenison, David (August 24, 2005). "Duff Rebuffs All Comers".  
  7. ^ Hess, Mickey (2009). "Esham". Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide: Volume 1: East Coast and West Coast. ABC-CLIO. pp. 411–413.  


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