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Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. He is perhaps best known for his unique rapping style, his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records, as well as his 2002 songs "Lacville '79" and "Doobie Ashtray".

Contents

1 Early life 2 Musical career 3 Reception 4 Discography

4.1 Studio albums 4.2 Collaborative albums 4.3 Compilation albums 4.4 Extended plays 4.5 Singles 4.6 Guest appearances

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Devin Copeland was born in Pontiac, Michigan
Pontiac, Michigan
on June 4, 1970. He spent most of his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida
and moved to Texas
Texas
while in the fourth grade.[1] He spent his childhood moving back and forth from New Boston and Houston, finally settling in Houston
Houston
after graduating from high school. He smoked marijuana for the first time at a skating rink in seventh grade; marijuana would later become a major influence on his music.[2] As a teenager, Copeland became interested in breakdancing, joining several dance crews until he began rapping, which soon became his main interest.[2] After graduating from high school, he met Rob Quest, a blind rapper and record producer, and Jugg Mugg.The trio formed the group the Odd Squad.[1] Musical career[edit] After forming the Odd Squad (later known as the Coughee Brothaz), the group signed to Rap-A-Lot Records. The label is notable for being the home of hip-hop artists such as Geto Boys, Scarface, and Too Much Trouble. Copeland moved on to become part of Scarface's Facemob before going solo in 1998.[3] Copeland has released eight solo albums: The Dude (1998), Just Tryin' ta Live
Just Tryin' ta Live
(2002), To tha X-Treme
To tha X-Treme
(2004), Waitin' to Inhale
Waitin' to Inhale
(2007), Landing Gear
Landing Gear
(2008), Suite 420
Suite 420
(2010), Gotta Be Me (2010) and One for the Road (2013). He also made a number of guest appearances, including on Dr. Dre's "Fuck You" in 1999, De La Soul's "Baby Phat" in 2001, Slim Thug's "I'm Back" off of Boss of All Bosses in 2009, Gucci Mane's "Kush Is My Cologne" of off The State vs Radric Davis in 2009 alongside Bun B
Bun B
& E-40, Tech N9ne's "After Party" in 2010 off of The Gates Mixed Plate, and Young Jeezy's "Higher Learning" off of the late 2011 album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition. In 2008, he ended his 15-year relationship with Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records
Rap-A-Lot Records
after he decided not to renew his contract.[4] Later that year, he signed with indie label Razor & Tie.[5] Devin is currently being distributed by E1 Entertainment, formerly Koch. In 2013 Devin starred in the stoner comedy Highway 420, in which two pot smoking buddies go on a quest to find the best bud in the country on the legendary Highway 420. The soundtrack featured songs by 2 Chainz, UGK, Smoke DZA, Tha Dogg Pound, Slim Thug, Curren$y, David Banner, Asher Roth
Asher Roth
and more.[6] On June 24, 2013 Devin announced that his eighth studio album would be titled One for the Road and be released in September 2013. It would later be confirmed for an October 8, 2013 release.[7] Reception[edit] Despite being a critical success, Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
has not achieved success in the mainstream but continues to be a well-known underground hip-hop artist. The New York Times
New York Times
has called him "A brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow."[8] In addition, he has been called "Rap's best-kept secret" and "Your favorite rapper's favorite rapper."[9] In 2007, he appeared in a documentary titled Screwed In Houston
Houston
produced by VBS/Vice Magazine that details the history of the Houston
Houston
rap scene. Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions

Title Album details Peak chart positions

US US R&B US Rap

The Dude

Released: June 16, 1998 (US)[10] Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

177 27 x

Just Tryin' ta Live

Released: January 29, 2002 (US) Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

61 11 x

To tha X-Treme

Released: July 13, 2004 (US)[11] Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

55 6 x

Waitin' to Inhale

Released: March 13, 2007 (US)[12] Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

30 9 —

Landing Gear

Released: October 7, 2008 (US)[13] Label: Razor & Tie Formats: CD, digital download

47 9 —

Suite 420

Released: April 20, 2010 (US)[14] Label: E1 Formats: CD, digital download

88 9 —

Gotta Be Me

Released: November 2, 2010 (US)[15] Label: Real Talk
Talk
Entertainment Formats: CD, digital download

90 16 —

One For the Road

Released: October 15, 2013 (US)[16] Label: Coughee Brothaz
Coughee Brothaz
Music, E1 Music Formats: CD, digital download

— 36 21

Acoustic Levitation

Released: March 10, 2017 (US)[17] Label: Coughee Brothaz
Coughee Brothaz
Music, Empire Formats: CD, digital download

— — —

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart. "x" denotes that chart did not exist at the time.

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of collaborative albums, with selected chart positions

Title Album details Peak chart positions

US US R&B US Rap

Fadanuf Fa Erybody (with Odd Squad)

Released: February 1, 1994 (US)[18] Label: Rap-A-Lot, Priority Formats: CD, digital download

— — x

The Other Side of the Law (with Facemob)

Released: August 7, 1996 (US)[19] Label: Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Formats: CD, digital download

— — x

Waitin' Our Turn (with Coughee Brothaz)

Released: August 21, 2007 (US)[20] Label: Coughee Brothaz
Coughee Brothaz
Music Formats: CD, digital download

— 72 —

Fresh Brew (with Coughee Brothaz)

Released: April 19, 2011 (US)[21] Label: Coughee Brothaz
Coughee Brothaz
Music Formats: CD, digital download

— — —

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart. "x" denotes that chart did not exist at the time.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions

Title Album details Peak chart positions

US US R&B US Rap

Smoke Sessions, Vol. 1

Released: April 1, 2008 (US)[22] Label: Starz Music Formats: CD, digital download

— 83 —

Greatest Hits

Released: May 13, 2008 (US)[23] Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

— 66 —

Hi Life

Released: October 7, 2008 (US)[24] Label: Rap-A-Lot Formats: CD, digital download

— 29 —

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions

Title Album details Peak chart positions

US US R&B US Rap

Do Not DistHerb (Suite #420)

Released: May 16, 2010 (US)[25] Label: E1 Formats: CD, digital download

— — —

Seriously Trippin

Released: May 22, 2012 (US)[26] Label: E1 Formats: CD, digital download

— — —

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

US US R&B [27]

"What a Job" ( Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
featuring Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
and Andre 3000) 2007 — 124 Waitin' to Inhale

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name

Title Year Other artist(s) Album

"Thanks for the Blessing" 1993 5th Ward Boyz, Bushwick Bill Ghetto Dope

"Hand of the Dead Body" 1994 Scarface, Ice Cube The Diary

"Pussy, Weed & Alcohol" 1997 5th Ward Boyz, Willie D Usual Suspects

"Money Makes the World Go 'Round" Scarface, Daz Dillinger, K.B. The Untouchable

"Southside: Houston, Texas" 1998 Scarface, Tela My Homies

"Fuck Faces" Scarface, Too Short, Tela

"Do What You Want" Scarface

"Boo Boo'n"

"Like Some Hoes" Geto Boys Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly

"Better Now" 1999 Big Mike, MC Breed Hard to Hit

"P.W.A." 5th Ward Boyz, Willy D Keep It Poppin'

"Fuck You" Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 2001

"Drugs" 2000 Tela The World Ain't Enuff

"Superstar" E.S.G., Double D City Under Siege

"4 O'Clock in Da Mornin" Bun B, Middl Fngz Live! From Da Manjah

"Life Without Fear" Ice Water Slaughter, June Bugg of Criminal Elament Life Without Fear

"When We Ride" Big Gank, Myti 8mm Film

"Just Sex" Lil Sin, Billy Cook Livin In Sin

"In & Out" Scarface, Too Short The Last of a Dying Breed

"Strange" 2001 918, K.B. Reincarnated

"Ain't That a Bitch (Ask Yourself)" UGK Dirty Money

"Pussy" 2002 Jay-Z, R. Kelly The Best of Both Worlds

"Issues" Luniz, K.B. Silver & Black

"Pimp Life" Too Short, Bun B, Big Gipp What's My Favorite Word?

"Keep Goin'" Kool G Rap, Snoop Dogg N/A

"Only Your Mother" 2003 Scarface, Tela Balls and My Word

"Ooh Na Na Naa Naa" Lil Jon
Lil Jon
& The East Side Boyz, Oobie Kings of Crunk

"Just Sex" Big Mello, Billy Cook Done Deal

"Ya Boy" Yukmouth, Ampichino Godzilla

"Hey, Let's Go" Too Short, Cutty Cartel Married to the Game

"Don't Fake" 2004 Trae, Bun B Same Thing Different Day

"Still We Ride" Sambow Sambow

"Where Can We Go" The Alchemist 1st Infantry

"Poisonous" Dilated Peoples Neighborhood Watch

"Somebody's Gotta Do It" The Roots The Tipping Point

"Signz Of Hate" 2005 K-Rino, Trae, Top Dog, Wicked Cricket Fear No Evil

"Back Up Plan" Paul Wall, Chamillionaire Controversy Sells

"Ain't No Tellin" Baby Drew Street Music

"The Mule" Z-Ro, Juvenile Let the Truth Be Told

"Porno Bitches" Bizarre, Big Boi, Kon Artis Hannicap Circus

"Everytime" Pimp C Sweet James Jones Stories

"Body Rock Wit Me" Lil' Keke Undaground All Stars: The Texas
Texas
Line Up

"I'm Gone" Capone, Butch Cassidy Pain, Time And Glory

"Deez Bitches" 2006 Scarface, Lil Ron, Dolla Boy My Homies
My Homies
Part 2

"So Tired" Hi-Tek, Bun B, Pretty Ugly, Dion Hi-Teknology²: The Chip

"Coming Home" 2007 Big Hawk, Chamillionaire, Trae Endangered Species

"Beneath The Diamonds" DJ Drama, Twista, La the Darkman & Denaun Porter Gangsta Grillz: The Album

"All Wrong" The Alchemist The Cutting Room Floor 2

"We Gonna Get Blowed" Big WIll, Neeko Mag, Keon Thug Paraphernalia

"Sache' Shades" Gator Main, The Ballplayas, Big Moe Texas
Texas
The Album

"Replay" Numskull Numworld

"Long Time Comin'" Special
Special
Teamz Stereotypez

"Rocky Road" Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory

"The Best Thing Goin'" 2008 Yukmouth, Richie Rich, Too Short, Danice “The Morning Star” Million Dollar Mouthpiece

"Kush Is My Cologne" 2009 Gucci Mane, Bun B, E-40 The State vs. Radric Davis

"From Behind" Caviar, E-40 The Genesis

"Mind of Ah Madman" Tha Realest, Sean P. Witness Tha Realest

"Keep Callin'" The Jacka Tear Gas

"I'm Back" Slim Thug Boss of All Bosses

"Give Me a Call" Mike Jones The Voice

"Get High 2 Day" 2010 Alaska Redd Trapped In The Land of the Frozen

"Chilled Coughphee" Curren$y Pilot Talk

"Moon & Stars" Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

"Caddy Music" Slim Thug, Dre Day Tha Thug Show

"Afterparty" Tech N9ne, Kutt Calhoun The Gates Mixed Plate

"Rollin' & Smokin'" Spice 1, Tupac, Scarface N/A

"Smoke Everyday" Paul Wall, Z-Ro Heart of a Champion

"Lie to You" Stat Quo, Raheem DeVaughn Statlanta

"Lookin' Back" 2011 E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift

"Up & Down" Baby Drew, Ges Bar-B-Que or Mildew

"Higher Learning" Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Mitchelle'l TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition

"I Don't Need No Bitch" Snoop Dogg, Kobe Honeycutt Doggumentary

"What the Lovers Do" Saigon The Greatest Story Never Told

"Never Low" Marcus Manchild Spaced Out

"White Papers" Smoke DZA The Hustlers Catalog

"Hydroplaning" 2012 Big K.R.I.T. Live from the Underground

"Doobie in the Ashtray" Baby Bash, Young Dru M.S.U.

"I'm A Stop" Too Short, 50 Cent, Twista No Trespassing

"Highway" Smoke DZA, June Summers Substance Abuse

"Marley & Me (Remix)" Smoke DZA, Curren$y, Asher Roth

"On One" 2013 Bun B, The Gator Main Trill OG: The Epilogue

"My Issues and Me" Anttwon Lewis, Cold Play The Pharaoh & the Disciple

"Wut the Fuk" Cory Mo, Slim Thug Country Raptunes, Vol. 2

"Gettin High" Cory Mo, B.o.B, Chalie Boy It's Been About Time

"Gettin High" Cory Mo, Daz Dillinger, Chamillionaire Take It or Leave It

"I Wouldn't Mind" AD, Starbuks Intelligent Design

"Destiny" 2014 t.h.e. MisFit Crazy8 Re-State Of Emergency

"Get Blowed" Daz Dillinger, Snoop Dogg Weed Money

"Broke" Acie High L.O.V.E

"Elevated" A-Wax Jr. High to the Pen Vol. 2

"Get Lifted" King Chip N/A

"1 Hit" Berner, B-Real Prohibition

"Mo Better Cool" Big K.R.I.T., Big Sant, Bun B Cadillactica

"Best Believe" Lil' Keke, Paul Wall Money Don't Sleep

"Pussy" Stat Quo ATLA: All This Life Allows, Vol. 1

"Ain't Said Shit" 2015 Pimp C, Ty Dolla $ign Long Live the Pimp

"I Needs Mine" Scotty ATL, 8Ball The Cooligan

"Get More" Berner, Cam'ron Contraband

"Crumble the Satellite" Paul Wall, Curren$y Slab God

"Propane" 2016 Rittz, MJG Top of the Line

"Stories" Berner, B-Real Prohibition, Pt. 3

"Coming Dine" Ingrid, Kirko Bangz Trill Feels

"Disrespectful" Mistah F.A.B., Too Short, Erk tha Jerk Son of a Pimp, Pt. 2

"This Far" 2017 Outlawz #LastOnezLeft

"420 (Blaze Up)" Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Battlecat Neva Left
Neva Left
/ Grow House

"Noid" 2018 Berner, Snoop Dogg The Big Pescado

References[edit]

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Devin the Dude
Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-01.  ^ a b " Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Interview". Dubcnn.com. February 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-01.  ^ Shapiro, Peter (2005) The Rough Guide to Hip-Hop, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-84353-263-8, p.86-87 ^ Richburg, Chris (2008) "Devin The Dude Leaves Rap-A-Lot", Allhiphop.com, 5 February 2008 ^ Crosley, Hillary (2008) "Devin The Dude Inks with Razor and Tie", Billboard, 15 July 2008 ^ "Devin The Dude Announces "Highway" Film & Soundtrack". Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ Paine, Jake (2013-06-24). "Devin The Dude Reveals Eighth Solo Album Title Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ Sanneh, Kalefa (2005) "A Visitor's Guide to the Houston
Houston
Sound", New York Times, 17 April 2005 ^ Martinez, Rafael (2000) "Devin the Dude: Every Rapper's Favourite Rapper", Prefix, 1 January 2000 ^ Stanton Swihart (1998-06-16). " Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ Review (2004-06-15). " To tha X-Treme
To tha X-Treme
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ Review (2007-03-13). "Waiting to Inhale – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ David Jeffries (2008-10-07). " Landing Gear
Landing Gear
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ David Jeffries (2010-04-20). "Suite #420 – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ " Gotta Be Me
Gotta Be Me
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ "One for the Road – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-19.  ^ "Acoustic Levitation by Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-03-06.  ^ "Fadanuf fa Erybody!! – Odd Squad Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 1994-02-01. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ [1] ^ "Waitin Our Turn – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ "iTunes – Music – Fresh Brew by Coughee Brothaz". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ "Smoke Sessions, Vol. 1 – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ Matt Rinaldi (2008-05-13). "Best of Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
– Devin the Dude Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ David Jeffries (2008-10-07). "Hi Life – Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ "iTunes – Music – Do Not DistHerb (Suite # 420) – EP by Devin the Dude". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ "iTunes – Music – Seriously Trippin – EP by Devin the Dude". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2013-09-10.  ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/300842/devin-dude/chart?f=345

External links[edit]

MP3 audio interview with Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
on the radio program The Sound of Young America Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Interview The DJBooth: Interview with Devin The Dude (Apr '07)

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