Huey (rapper)

Huey (Rapper)

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Lawrence Franks, Jr. (born January 1, 1989), better known by his stage name Huey, is an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri signed to Jive Records. Huey is best known for his 2006 debut single, "Pop, Lock & Drop It".

Biography

Franks was born and raised in Kinloch, Missouri. He moved to Walnut Park neighborhood of St. Louis when he was five and returned to St. Louis County as a teenager. In an interview, he remembered his community as having "a lot of drugs going on and, of course, a little bit of violence" and said that his experiences growing up in a tough area inspired his rap lyrics. His older brother referred Franks to producer Angela Richardson, who was creating a rap group. Franks began performing as Huey, and his songs "Oh" and "Pop, Lock & Drop It" became local favorites among DJs and promoters. Huey was featured on a series of mixtapes, one of which, Unsigned Hype, sold out of its run of 8,000 copies and was noticed by producer TJ Chapman, who introduced the rapper to Vice President of A&R at Jive Records, Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright, in 2006.

Notebook Paper

Huey's debut album for the label, Notebook Paper, was released in mid-2007, described by Allmusic as sounding like a mixture of Nelly, Chingy, and Ludacris.<ref...
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