Knuckle Rumbler Presents
Jet Life Tour Featuring Fiend, Cornerboy P, Young Roddy
611 East 7th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
Born Richard Jones and raised in the 17th ward of New Orleans, Fiend lost his brother at a young age; the loss made a strong mark on the eventual rapper and darkly tainted his world view. Fiend later embraced rap music and signed to Big Boy Records, also home to Mystikal at the time. The label released Fiend's first hit single,"Baddest Muthafucka Alive," and also Won't Be Denied (1995), which feat...ured another hit, "All I See." These singles inspired Master P to sign the blossoming rapper to his No Limit label and debut him on the I'm Bout It soundtrack ("Don't Mess Around") (1997). That same year Fiend most notably contributed to Master P's crossover hit "Make Em Say Ugh" as well as its heavily MTV-rotated video. The rapper remained a loyal soldier thereafter contributing to numerous other No Limit releases and preparing his own, There's One in Every Family (1998). The album sold exceptionally well as did his follow-up album, Street Life (1999). Regardless, Fiend made preparations to join a promising new No Limit supergroup, Tank Dawgs, which also consisted of C-Murder, Mac, and Snoop Dogg. By this point, Master P's tank began to run out of fuel as a commercial backlash mounted.
Fiend wasn't going to stay down for long. Fiend bounced back on the scene with his own label F.E.Entertainment and has remained strong as a producer and an independent label selling hundreds of thousand of copies of his independent releases and taking home a Grammy in 2009 for production on Lil Wayne's "The Carter III". Fiend is currently anticipating the release of his next project "International Jone" (2011). Make sure to get your hands on it and always remember it's FIEND 4 DA MONEY BITCH!!!