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40 Cal.
Birth name Calvin Alan Byrd
Born (1981-12-17) December 17, 1981 (age 37)
Origin Harlem, New York City, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2004–present
Labels Diplomat Records (2004–present)
Koch Records (2004-2007)
Babygrande Records (2007–present)
Cleopatra Records (2006–present)
Interscope Records
Associated acts

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.[1]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[2] US R&B[3] US Rap[4]
Broken Safety 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)[5]

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

References

  1. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "40 Cal. | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "40 Cal. Chart History". Top Rap Albums. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "In My Own Words Mixtape by A-lox". DatPiff. Retrieved May 5, 2018.

40 Cal Is Now Managed By Masar (Max B Engineer & Designer) 1st-n-o

External links

  • Video: 40 Cal Interview Says Dipset Is Not Over
  • Hiphopgame Interview with 40
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