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40 Cal.

40 Cal. United States rapper

United States rapper
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro United States rapper
Is Rapper Singer
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 31 August 1981, Harlem, USA
Age: 38 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Genre:
Hip hop music
Instruments:
Voice
The details
Biography

Calvin Alan Byrd (born December 17, 1981), professionally known by his stage name 40 Cal, is an American rapper. He was a member of Harlem-based hip-hop group The Diplomats.

40 Cal made his first appearance on the self-titled theme song, "40 Cal" for the Dipset album Diplomatic Immunity 2. He took a part on MTV2's Fight Klub MC battles.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Broken Safety
  • Released: August 8, 2006
  • Label: Cleopatra Records, Diplomat Records
81
Broken Safety 2
  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Label: Koch Records, Diplomat Records
151 27 12
Mooga
  • Released: August 5, 2008
  • Label: Gold Dust Media

Street LPs

  • 2006: Trigger Happy
  • 2007: Trigger Happy 2
  • 2008: The Yellow Tape
  • 2008: Leader of the New School

EPs

  • 2008: Harlem Shuffle EP
  • 2011: Trigga Happy 3 a.k.a. Trigganometry (EP)

Mixtapes

  • 2006: 40 to Life
  • 2007: 40 to Life Part 2
  • 2008: Dip Masters Collection
  • 2009: Da Carter After Nino, Like New Jack
  • 2011: God's Gift to an iPod
  • 2011: Rap Sheet
  • 2012: Watch The Chrome
  • 2012: Target Practice
  • 2012: 2nd Hand Smoke

Guest appearances

Friday the 13 contributing artist 40 cal, A-lox (track 2)

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Family Ties" 2004 Cam'ron, Hell Rell Diplomatic Immunity 2
"40 Cal." S.A.S.
"I'm in Love With a Thug" 2005 Jim Jones Harlem: Diary of a Summer
"Tupac Joint" Jim Jones, Hussein Fatal
"Triple Up" 2006 Cam'ron Killa Season
"Gutta" J.R. Writer Writers Block 3
"Code Red" Jim Jones, Max B, Stack Bundles The Seven Day Theory
"Too High" Jim Jones, Max B A Dipset X-Mas
"The Pit" J.R. Writer, Hell Rell Fresh Prince of Harlem Vol. 1
"Grand Finale" Hell Rell, J.R. Writer Streets Wanna Know
"Getting Money" J.R. Writer Dipset: The Movement Moves On
"Pay Homage" J.R. Writer History in the Making
"Don't Do It" 2007 JR Writer, Hell Rell Block Work
"Business Before Plessure" iLLmacuLate, OnlyOne The Rain Check: Mixtape
"3 Shots" Hell Rell, JR Writer Eat With Me or Eat a Box of Bullets
"Telling Lies" Hell Rell New Gun In Town
"Over Drive" J.R. Writer Writer's Block 4
"Welcome to the Set" 2008 S.A.S. Where Is S.A.S.?
"Swagga Talk" Cam'ron, Hell Rell Public Enemy #1
"Troublemakers" Cam'ron, Penz
"Woo Hoo" 2009 Cam'ron, Byrd Lady Crime Pays
"#1 Movement" Hell Rell Get In Line or Get Lined Up
"Young Black & Strapped"
"Streets Is Gettin' Hot" Tek, Ali Vegas, Beenie Man, Big Pooh, Chirie Vegas, Doo Wop, Icadon, Mic Geronimo, Stat Quo I Did It My Way
"Not at All" 2012 J.R. Writer ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik
"Money dans le jean" 2013 Dan-D X Ronnie Ron Slowmotion
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https://www.allmusic.com/artist/40-cal-mn0000632184/biography
https://www.billboard.com/music/40-cal/chart-history/billboard-200
https://www.billboard.com/music/40-cal/chart-history/r-b-hip-hop-albums
https://www.billboard.com/music/40-cal/chart-history/rap-albums
http://www.datpiff.com/A-lox-In-My-Own-Words-mixtape.306616.html
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh2pVo43g12odo9175
http://www.hiphopgame.com/index2.php3?page=40cal2
http://isni.org/isni/0000000074984138
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2010001070
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/c8769767-7973-4807-93ae-46063fa9eadf
https://viaf.org/viaf/106769983
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