Do Or Die

Do or Die

Biography

Do or Die is a hip-hop/rap trio originally from the Westside of Chicago, Illinois, consisting of group members Belo Zero, N.A.R.D. and AK-47. The trio has sold more than 3 million albums.

Do or Die experienced mainstream success with the gold single "Po Pimp", Produced by The Legendary Traxster off of their 1996 debut album "Picture This". The songs "Playa Like Me and You" and "Alpha and Omega" made the album "Picture This" a classic and made Do or Die an instant success. Do or Die's success with "Picture This" helped launched the careers of Legendary Traxtster, Twista and Johnny P who sang the hooks on several Do or Die songs.

Alongside Crucial Conflict, another Chicago group with a similar vocal and lyrical style, they helped launch one of the city's first national hip hop movements. They rapped with a signature fast flow over silky smooth rhythm blues beats. Their rapping and musical style influenced Twista. The group's second album "Headz or Tailz" Produced mainly by producers Mr. Lee and Mike Dean debuted in 1998 and went Gold. Its lead single was a follow-up to the group's previous hit titled "Still Po Pimpin'".

The group continued to release several albums during the 2000s decade. The album entitled "Pimpin Aint Dead" includes "I Wish I Could Fly" and smash hit "Do You" featuring Twista. In 2005, Do or Die released their 7th album entitled "D.O.D." which featured the hit single "Higher" produced by fellow Chicagoan Kanye West. In 2009, Do or Die gave Twista a boost with the single "Yo Body" which is featured on Twista's album entitled "Category 5".

Discography

Do Or Die - Picture This

Do Or Die - Picture This

Rap-A-Lot Records, Neighborhood Watch1996
Do Or Die - Headz Or Tailz

Do Or Die - Headz Or Tailz

Rap-A-Lot Records, Neighborhood Watch1998
Do Or Die - Victory

Do Or Die - Victory

Rap-A-Lot Records, Virgin Records2000
Do Or Die - Back To The Game

Do Or Die - Back To The Game

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Do Or Die - Pimpin' Ain't Dead

Do Or Die - Pimpin' Ain't Dead

Rap-A-Lot Records2003
Do Or Die - Greatest Hits

Do Or Die - Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2003
Do Or Die - D.O.D.

Do Or Die - D.O.D.

Atlantic2005
Do Or Die - Get That Paper

Do Or Die - Get That Paper

Rap-A-Lot Records2006
Twista & Do Or Die - Withdrawal EP

Twista & Do Or Die - Withdrawal EP

GMG Entertainment2015
Do Or Die - Picture This 2

Do Or Die - Picture This 2

Rap-A-Lot Records2015

Guest Appearances

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects
  • Somethin' To Ride To

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

Rap-A-Lot Records1997
Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation
  • Falling

Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records1998
Tela - Now Or Never
  • Now Or Never (They Wanna Kill Me)

Tela - Now Or Never

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Scarface - My Homies
  • Overnight

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records, Interface1998
Johnny P - The Next
  • Take It Like A Playa (Up Tempo)

Johnny P. - The Next

Rap-A-Lot Records, Virgin Records1998
Crucial Conflict - Good Side Bad Side
  • Airplane

Crucial Conflict - Good Side Bad Side

Pallas Records, Universal Records1998
Soldierz At War - Husslin 4 A Kause

Soldierz At War - Husslin 4 A Kause

Military Records2000
Mr. Too Big - Who They Lookin At
  • Uh-Huh

Mr. Too Big - Who They Lookin At

Too Big Entertainment2000
Facemob - Silence
  • Pleasure, Power And Pain

Facemob - Silence

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
R. Kelly - TP.3 Reloaded
  • Hit It Til The Mornin'

R. Kelly - TP.3 Reloaded

Jive2005
Big Face - Innocently Born Guilty
  • Socialize

Big Face - Innocently Born Guilty

Raw & Real Entertainment2005
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Present Layzie Bone & A.K. 47 - Finally
  • Smoking La La La

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Present Layzie Bone & A.K. 47 - Finally

Siccness.net2008
Top Authority - Kush Music
  • Strugglin

Top Authority - Kush Music

Top Flight Records2009
Twista - Category F5
  • Yo Body

Twista - Category F5

Get Money Gang LLC2009
Hezeleo - Kangs Amongst Kangs
  • I Wish

Hezeleo - Kangs Amongst Kangs

Off Da Heze Promo2011
Tonic Alize - Paper 2012
  • Dirty

Tonic Alize - Paper 2012

Brown Magic Records2012
NewSense - The Bitch Is Back
  • No Love/Magic Intro

NewSense - The Bitch Is Back

Queen's Vision2013

Compilations

10th Anniversary: Rap-A-Lot Records
  • Don't Give No...

Various - 10th Anniversary: Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot Records1996
Caught Up (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • All In The Club

Various - Caught Up (Music From The Motion Picture)

Noo Trybe Records1998
Psychodrama - Greatest Hits
  • Kill Or Be Killed

Psychodrama - Greatest Hits

Not On Label1998
The Wicked Streets Of Chi: The Classics
  • 6 Million Ways To Die

Various - The Wicked Streets Of Chi: The Classics

Wicked Entertainment1999
Whiteboys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Perfect Murda

Various - Whiteboys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

TVT Records1999
Midwest Connect Records - Crime Scene
  • Love Don't Live Here

Midwest Connect Records - Crime Scene

Midwest Connect Records2003
Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years: Best Of The Best
  • Respect My G

Various - Murder Dog - Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best

Murder Dog Magazine2004
Trust None - Movie Soundtrack
  • No Love

Various - Trust None - Movie Soundtrack

World One, Wicked Entertainment2004
Mike Love - Universal Session: The Chicago Gangsta Story
  • Higher

Mike Love - Universal Session: The Chicago Gangsta Story

Not On Label2004
Scarface - My Homies Part 2
  • Street Shit

Scarface - My Homies Part 2

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2006
5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features
  • Something To Ride To

5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Features

Underground Recordz2007
Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1
  • Po Pimp

Various - Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1

Rap-A-Lot Records2008
The Legendary Traxter Presents The Vault Vol. 1
  • Respect My Gangsta

Various - The Legendary Traxter Presents The Vault Vol. 1

Traxster Inc.2008
Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits
  • Po Pimp

Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2008
Various - Sex, Money, And Drug
  • Playa Like Me And You

Various - Sex, Money, And Drug

Rap-A-Lot Records2013
Various - Street Life - Volume 1
  • Money Flow

Various - Street Life - Volume 1

Rap-A-Lot Records2013
Various - Twista Presents Midwest Hittaz (Vol. 1)
  • Last Night

Various - Twista Presents Midwest Hittaz (Vol. 1)

GMG Entertainment LLC2015
Bigg Hank - Midwest Street Kingz
  • Would You Mind?

Bigg Hank - Midwest Street Kingz

Unexplained Music Group2017
Various - The Directors Cut
  • Inception

Various - The Directors Cut

Not On Label2017