|Birth name||Fahd Azam|
|Born||April 27, 1976|
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
|Origin||West Covina, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, Gangsta rap, Chicano rap|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur,|
|Labels||Hi-Power Entertainment, Thump, SMC, PMC, Koch|
|Website|| hipowermusic.com |
Fahd Azam (born April 27, 1976), known professionally as Mr. Capone-E, is a Pakistani-American rapper. He is the owner of Hi-Power Entertainment.
Mr Capone E was born in Pakistan to an ethnic Hazara family.He and his family moved to West Covina at an early age. He grew up around gangs and became a Sureño. He was incarcerated at 18, and while serving time he decided he wanted to pursue a career in Hip Hop.
Mr. Capone-E released his first solo album in 2000 titled Mr. Capone E & The Southsiders independently through his label Hi Power. This album received a lot of buzz and caught the attention of Thump Records. He signed a three-year distribution deal and released his next album Last Man Standing in 2001. In 2003 Mr Capone E released his third album Dedicated To The Oldies which he claims sold over one million records through swap meets and discotecas.
He went on to release Always and Forever in 2003, which featured the single "I Like It" with Nate Dogg. The album also featured guest appearances from Kokane, Mr. Criminal and other artists from his label Hi Power.
In 2005 he released the albums A Soldier's Story and Ol Skool Music Vol.1 and Vol. 2 with Zapp.
Money issues began to surface between Mr. Capone-E and Thump, which ultimately led to unpaid royalties to Mr. Capone-E. He was encouraged to leave Thump based on the number of albums he was selling per release. He left and received all the rights to his music released under Thump.[ citation needed ]
That year Mr. Capone-E released his seventh album, distributed under SMC, Don't get it Twisted, including the hit single "Don't Get it Twisted" ft. Twista,which peaked at #18 on the Top Heatseekers Album Chart, #25 on the Independent Albums Chart and #68 on the Billboard R&B/Rap Albums.
In 2007, Mr. Capone-E signed an independent direct distribution deal with Koch, and released his eighth album, Mr. Capone-E: Dedicated to the Oldies Part II. It peaked at #17 on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chartand #66 on the Billboard R&B/ Hip Hop Album.
In 2009, Capone-E released his ninth album, Diary of a G, including the single "Light my Fire" ft. Snoop Dogg and collaborations with The Game and Glasses Malone, which peaked at #18 on the Billboard Rap Album Charts and #24 on the Top Heatseekers Album Charts.That year he also did a ring entrance song for the WBA Light Welterweight boxing champion at the time, Amir Khan.
He continued to release albums independently over the years, releasing the albums The Blue Album, Tears of a Soldier.
In 2014 Mr. Capone E started working on two albums, No Regrets, and For Respect. These albums have more of a mainstream sound to his previous albums, collaborating with artists such as Migos, French Montana, Ray J, and DJ Mustard. To support the albums he released the mixtape Los Angeles Times. The albums were released in 2016.
In 2017 he released an album every month. He did this because he felt that he was not active musically over the past few years and needed to release a lot of music to become more relevant.
After releasing those 12 albums, he chose to focus more on building his label Hi Power and sign more up and coming talent.
On March 13, 2018, he made his film debut in Narco Valley.
He is also currently working on releasing his autobiography Who Am I detailing his childhood, his family and ethnicity, and his life and career.
Mr. Capone-E founded Hi Power records in 2000 with the release of his debut album. The independent label launched the career of fellow Chicano rap super star Mr. Criminal.
The label originally was only made up of Chicano rappers in his area, but as the label gained more popularity he signed artists like Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lil Flip, MC Eight, Bad Azz, Suga Free among others.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|
|U.S. R&B||U.S. Heat|
|2000||Mr. Capone-E & the Southsiders||—||—|
|2001||Last Man Standing||—||—|
|2003||Dedicated 2 the Oldies||—||—|
|2004||Always and Forever||—||—|
|2005||Strictly For The Streets Vol. 1||—||—|
|2005||Live In Japan Soundtrack||—||—|
|2005||Zapp & Mr. Capone-E Ol' Skool Music Vol. 1 / Mr. Capone-E & Zapp Vol. 2||—||—|
|2006||A Soldier's Story||—||30|
|Don't Get It Twisted||68||18|
| Connected (Lil Flip & Mr. Capone-E album) (with Lil' Flip)||-||—|
|2007|| Dedicated 2 the Oldies 2 ||66||17|
| Still Connected (with Lil' Flip)||68||—|
|2008||Hi-Power Collectibles Presents: Mr. Capone-E Love Jams||—||—|
|2008||Dedicated 2 The Fans (CD/DVD)||—||—|
|2008||Still Connected Part 3 (Lil Flip & Mr. Capone-E album)(with Lil' Flip)||—||—|
|2009|| Diary of a G ||—||—|
|2009|| The Lost Chapters ||—||—|
|2010||The Blue Album||88||—|
|2010||Hi-Power Collectibles Presents: Mr. Capone-E Gang Stories||—||—|
|2011||South Side's Most Wanted(with Mr. criminal)||—||—|
|2011||South Side's Most Wanted Createst Collaborations(with Mr. Criminal)||—||—|
|2011|| Tears of a Soldier ||—||—|
|2012|| Love Jams 2 ||—||—|
|2012||South Side's Most Wanted The Return(with Mr. criminal)||—||—|
|2013|| Oldies for Life ||—||—|
|2016|| For Respect ||—||—|
|2016|| No Regrets ||—||—|
|2017|| Jackin' Your Beats ||—||—|
|2017|| Gangster Love ||—||—|
|2017|| A Hi Power Smoke Out ||—||—|
|2017|| My Gang Related ||—||—|
|2017|| California Love: All Eyes On Me ||—||—|
|2017|| Just a Player ||—||—|
|2017|| A Hi Power Story ||—||—|
|2017|| On Memory Lane ||—||—|
|2017|| New World Order (Killuminati) ||—||—|
|2017|| Forever Oldies ||—||—|
2014 Los Angeles Times
2016 After The Smoke Clears
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Album|
|U.S. Rhyth||U.S. Latin Rhyth|
|2004||"I Like It" (featuring Nate Dogg)||40||39||Always and Forever|
|2006||"Don't Get It Twisted" (featuring Twista)||40||39||style="text-align:left;Don't Get It Twisted|
|2007||"You Should Be a Model"||—||32|
|"Summertime Anthem" (featuring Fingazz)||—||29||Dedicated 2 The Oldies 2|
|"Mami Mira" (Mr. Criminal featuring Nate Dogg and Mr. Capone-E)||—||26||Ryder Muzic|
|2009||"Light My Fire" (featuring Snoop Dogg)||—||35||Diary of a G|
|"Gangster Groove"||2003||Mr Criminal, Frank V||Criminal Mentality|
|"You Know How We Do"||Mr Criminal|
|"This Games a Trip"||Mallow Mac, Mr Criminal||Mallow Mac|
|"Got Beef With HPG"||Mr Silent, Mr Criminal||Silent Night|
|"From The Streets To The Mainline"||2004||Mr Criminal||Organized Crime|
|"We Run With It"||Mr Criminal, Mr Silent|
|"Revenge"||2005||Big Lokote, Stomper||Dia De Los Muertos|
|"Party Tonight"||Mr Criminal, Dominator||Sounds Of Crime|
|"Thugs Revenge"||2006||Bizzy Bone, Mr Criminal||Thugs Revenge|
|"All My Life"||Bizzy Bone, Mr Criminal|
|"For The Homies"||Bizzy Bone, Mr Silent, K.O.|
|"Say Lady"||Layzie Bone||The New Revolution|
|"These Hi Power Soldiers"|
|"Skies The Limit"||2007||Mr Silent||The Alley Boy|
|"Who Wanna Ride"||Lil Menace||I'm Still Here|
|"That's The Devil"||Krayzie Bone, Mr Criminal||Thug Unification|
|"Mama Mira"||Mr Criminal, Nate Dogg||Ryder Muzik|
|"Aint Nothing Better Then Summer"||Mr Criminal|
|"West Coast Weekend"||2008||Snoopy, Freda||Straight From The Street|
|"At The Park"|
|"Old Lady (West Coast Remix)"||Lil Flip||Lil Flip Presents Lieutenant: Second In Charge|
|"You Know Me"||Stomper, Mr Criminal, Celly Cel||The New West Coast|
|"Runnin The Game"||Mr Blazer||Homicide Park|
|"Summer Time Again"||Mr Criminal||Rise To Power|
|"Hi Power 4 Life"||Mr Criminal, Mr Silent|
|"We Aint Hard To Find"||Layzie Bone, Mr Criminal||Thugz Nation|
|"I'm Missing You"||2009||Mr Youngster, Tiffany||Firm Oldies Vol. 2|
|"Party All Night"||Mallow Mac, Samantha Latino||Hypnotized|
|"The Arrival"||Mr Criminal||Hood Affiliated Part 2|
|"Gangsta Shit"||Suga Free||Hi Power Pimpin|
|"Hi Power Pimpin"||Suga Free, Pimpin Young, Young Lefty|
|"No Sera"||Suga Free, Mailo|
|"Shooting At Me"||Bizzy Bone||Back with the Thugz|
|"Empty Out My Clip"||Back with the Thugz Part 2|
|"Dealing With A Thug"|
|"Sur Gangster Vatos"||2010||Ese Menace||Exposing The Studio Gangsters|
|"No One Can Love You"||2011||Miss Lady Pinks||Straight From The Heart|
|"Front Line Roll Call"||Miss Lady Pinks, Ese Menace|
|"Ride at Night"||2012||Mr Criminal, G-Malone||Young Brown and Dangerous|
|"Bomb First"||2013||Mr Criminal, C-Boy||Last Of A Dying Breed|
|"G Funk Is Dead"||2014||Khavel X, Sr Ortega||N/A|
|"Not Enough Time"||2015||West Vallejo Tunes||N/A|
|"Get That Paper"||Lazy Dubb||Get That Paper|
|"West Coast Shit"||Lazy Dubb, Pranx|
|"Banged Up"||Mr Criminal||Evolution Of A G|
|"Most Wanted"||2016||Jazzy B, Snoop Dogg||N/A|
|"Faded (Yola)"||Los Twins, Mr Criminal||N/A|
|"My Clique"||2018||D.R.G.||Let Em Know|
|"You'll Never Change"||Boxer Loco||N/A|
|"They Want To Lock Me Away"||2019||Qom Qazamah, Flowhammed||Zabardust|
|"Bloodlust"||2022||Sidhu Moose Wala||No Name|
|2003||A Day "N" The Life of Mr. Capone E||Himself|
|2005||Hi Power Soldiers - Live in Japan - Always and Forever Tour||Himself|
|2005||A Soldier's Story||Himself|
|2008||The Real Warning Shots||Himself|
|2015||Making Of The New Album||Himself|
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