Cedric Hill better known by his stage name E.S.G. is a southern rapper from Houston, Texas. He helped to popularize the “chopped and screwed” style of rap music.
ESG made his first major move in 1995 when Perrion Entertainment released his debut album Ocean of Funk (1995), which featured his breakthrough single, “Swangin’ and Bangin’,” and its accompanying “chopped and screwed” mix.
This success inspired Perrion to reissue the most impressive songs from Ocean of Funk(“Swangin’ and Bangin’,” “Crooked Streets,” and “Smoke On”) on Sallie Da South (1995), this album distributed widely by Priority. Following these related 1995 albums by Perrion, ESG maintained a low profile while imprisoned yet continued to reap the continuing success of
Sallie Da South as its reach spread beyond Texas. He returned from prison in 1998 with a dark album Return of the living Dead.
He next partnered with Wreckshop Records,and recorded a pair of albums, Shining N Grinding (1999) and City Under Siege (2000), as well as a chopped and screwed remix of them.
By this point considered one of the eminent rappers in Texas alongside Lil’ Keke, Fat Pat, U.G.K., and Lil’ Troy, ESG capitalized on his reputation by co-establishing his own label S.E.S. Records.
The label’s first release, Boss Hoggs Outlaws (2001), paired the rapper with newcomer Slim Thug and sought to initiate S.E.S.as a world wide label. After E.S.G. cut the solo album All American Gangsta in 2004 for the label, he switched to Sure Shot for his 2006 release Screwed Up Movement.
Shinin N Grindin
Shinin’ n’ Grindin’ is the fourth album by southern rapper E.S.G.. The album has sold over 100,000 copies.
City Under Siege
City Under Siege is the fifth album by southern rapper.