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Gunplay

 

Gunplay

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Richard Morales Jr. (born July 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Gunplay, is an American rapper signed to the Def Jam and Maybach Music Group record label.[1]

Music career

Triple C’s

In 1997, he met with Carol City native Rick Ross and their passion for music led them to make Triple C's (Carol City Cartel). The trio worked hard to build a buzz, later releasing their debut album Custom Cars & Cycles in 2009, which debuted at #44 on the U.S. Billboard 200.[3] Currently they are working on a collaborative album with rapper French Montana called Color, Cut & Clarity.

2009-present: Solo career and debut album

Gunplay made his solo debut on Rick Ross track Gun Play on the album Deeper Than Rap. He released mixtapes under Maybach Music Group[4] while appearing on featured tracks and making appearances on collaborative albums. In July 2012, he signed a solo deal with Def Jam and will be releasing his debut album Medellin, originally called Bogotá, under both labels. He announced that he was working with producers from the south and he will be collaborating with Pharell. His mixtape released September 2012 titled 601 & Snort has been well praised by critics and was named the tenth best album of 2012 by Spin Magazine.[5] One of his featured guest appearance songs, "Cartoon & Cereal" with Kendrick Lamar, was ranked in Complex's Best 50 Songs of 2012 list at #2.[6] His next mixtape is titled Cops & Robbers with a release date announced to be January 18, 2013.[7][8] With his debut album Medellín sceduled to be released in the second quarter of 2013.[9]

Personal life

He has one son and a wife but then the marriage deteriorated.[2]

Controversy

Some controversy had stirred up when he got a Swastika tattoo. But in a recent interview, he explained what the meaning behind the tattoo was. He said that the tattoo is a symbol - there is too much crap in the rap game and he is going to straighten it out - "to put the fake rappers in the gas chamber".[10]

At 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Gunplay was involved in an fist fight with members of 50 Cent's G-Unit affiliates backstage. 50 Cent was later seen in a video, bowling wearing Gunplay's MMG chain.[11]

Legal issues

TMZ had reported [12] that on Wednesday, October the 10th 2012, Richard Morales Jr. has turned himself in to Miami authorities, after a warrant has been issued for his arrest on charges of armed robbery.[13] Morales also faces a second charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. According to the rapper's attorney, Gunplay could face life in prison if convicted on both counts. On October 13 a video leaked of Gunplay committing the crime. After discussing some matters, the man purported to be Gunplay pulls out a pistol, and eventually takes a gold chain and money from his accountant. A third, unidentified man in the meeting, who appeared to have come with Gunplay, attempts to mediate the situation after which Gunplay leaves.[14] On October 22, 2012, he was given a id="mce_marker"50,000 dollar bond and house arrest in connection to the robbery which took place at a Miami tax business.[15]

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

    • Medellín[16] (2013)

Mixtapes

    • Off Safety (with DJ P-Cutta) (2011)
    • Inglorious Bastard (DJ Fletch) (2011)
    • Bogota Rich (The Prequel)(with DJ Holiday) (2012)
    • 601 & Snort (2012)
    • Cops N Robbers (2013)
    • No Church (2013)[17]

Collaboration albums

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
R&B
"Rollin'"
(featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
2011 98 Inglorious Bastard

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Gunplay" 2009 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap
"On My Way" 2010 DJ Khaled, Kevin Cossom, Ace Hood, Bali, Desloc, BallGreezy, Iceberg, Piccalo, Rum, Young Cash Victory
"Sell Out Everything" DJ Freddy Fred, Young Buck, Murphy Lee Return of a St. Lunatic
"Don't Let Me Go" 2011 Pill Self Made Vol. 1
"Pacman" (Remix) Pill, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz The Diagnosis
"Cartoon & Cereal" 2012 Kendrick Lamar N/A
"Slow Down" Torch, Meek Mill, Wale, Young Breed, Stalley U.F.O. Vol. 2
"You Gotta Pay Me" (Remix) Messy Marv, Warren G, Bleu DaVinci N/A
"Hammer Time" P.Grant, Young Buck On the Grind
"Talk to Em" N.O.R.E. Crack on Steroids
"I Sell" OJ Da Juiceman Cook Muzik 2
"Put Yourself in My Position" Torch, Meek Mill No A/C
"Forgive Me" Torch, Young Breed, Provalone P
"Got Damn" (Remix) Torch, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, French Montana
"Power Circle" Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Gunplay, Stalley, Kendrick Lamar Self Made Vol. 2
"Back on Black" Ace Hood, Bun B
"Beam" Trina, Ice Berg Back 2 Business
"Coke & White Bitches: Chapter 2" ASAP Ant, Danny Brown, Fat Trel Lord$ Never Worry
"Excuse Me" DJ Kay Slay, Vado, Uncle Murda, Sauce Money The Return of the Gate Keeper
"I'ma Shooter" Alley Boy The Gift of Discernment
"Ain't No Way" Nakim N/A
"Hunnid Bandz" Raw Facts
"Clique" Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh The Black Bar Mitzvah
"Smoking Good" (Remix) JD Era N/A
"I Got It (Work)" Elhae Every Life Has An Ending
"Vanilla Texture" (Remix) 2013 Masspike Miles, J'Rell N/A
"Ghetto Symphony"[18] ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg Long.Live.ASAP
"Ball" (Remix) Rick Ross N/A
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