, also known as Fam-Lay
(born May 28, 1974) is an American rapper from Norfolk
.Fennessey, Sean (2007) "", Vibe
, September 2007, p. 119, retrieved 2011-01-25 Signed to The Neptunes
' Star Trak
imprint, he first gained notoriety through several guest appearances he made on various Neptunes-related projects, including the Clipse
's debut album Lord Willin'
in 2002. He also later appeared on The Neptunes' compilation The Neptunes Present... Clones
in 2003, which featured his song "Rock 'N Roll". Then in 2004 he had the single and video "Rock N Roll (Remix)" featuring Lil Flip. It gained heavy rotation on MTV Jams.
He planned to release his debut album, titled Traintogo
, in March 2004, through a joint venture between Star Trak and Def Jam Recordings
. Unlike most Neptunes-helmed projects, where Pharrell
and Chad Hugo
handle almost all of the production duties, Traintogo
was unique in that it was to feature production from outside producers, including Lil' Jon
and David Banner
. After suffering several delays, Traintogo
failed to meet its scheduled release date. To further complicate matters, Fam-Lay's deal with Def Jam fell through, and he was dropped from the label in July 2004. Four years later, Traintogo
still has yet to be released.
He is currently wrapping up on the second iteration of......