Domino

Domino

Biography

Shawn Antoine Ivy, known as Domino, is an American rapper born in 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Long Beach, California. Being a Crip himself, he auditioned for the Bloods & Crips project in the early 1990s. He is the first rapper, in order of appearance, in the title track Bangin' on Wax on the album of the same name. His debut self-titled album, spawned two major hits in the United States, including the Top 10 hit "Getto Jam", which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1996, he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by the Source magazine.

While his self-titled debut album was critically and commercially well-received, many were quick to point out that his style was similar to that of fellow Long Beach resident and up-and-coming Dr. Dre protégé, Snoop Doggy Dogg. He is the first hip-hop artist to perform a No. 1 rap single which contained melodic hip-hop throughout the entire song. Three years later, he released his second album, Physical Funk, which failed to become as successful as its predecessor due to corporate moves. The video "Physical Funk" was a No. 1 video on MTV and the album was defected before its release due to Def Jam dropping Outburst Records (the record label he was released on) before the album was released.

Discography

Domino - Domino

Domino - Domino

Outburst Records, Columbia 1993
Domino - Physical Funk

Domino - Physical Funk

Outburst Records 1996
Domino - The World Of Dominology

Domino - The World Of Dominology

Case Records U.S.A. 1997
Domino - Remember Me

Domino - Remember Me?

Platinum Status 1999
Domino - D Freaked It

Domino - D Freaked It

Getto Jam Entertainment 2001
Domino - Getto

Domino - Getto

Pioneer 2001
Domino - Domination

Domino - Domination

Thump Records 2004
OG Domino - Get It Right

OG Domino - Get It Right

Premium Sol Entertainment 2014

Domino - Domination

Premium Sol Entertainment 2017

Guest Appearances

Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax
  • Steady Dippin' (as Genuine Draft)

Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1993
Battlecat - Gumbo Roots
  • Just The Way I Live

Battlecat - Gumbo Roots

Warner Bros. Records, Maverick 1995
Frost - When HELL.A. Freezes Over
  • Reunited (Lo Riding)

Frost - When HELL.A. Freezes Over

Ruthless Records, Relativity 1997
H-Bomb - Narcissism
  • Connect Tha Dot

H-Bomb - Narcissism

Hi-Q Records 1998
Mr. Spitflame - Tangle Wit Me Vol. 1
  • Learn Tha Game (Skit)

Mr. Spitflame - Tangle Wit Me Vol. 1

Spitflame Entertainment 2001
Roa Deezy & Ajamu - Self Made
  • Playa Sh..

Roa Deezy & Ajamu - Self Made

House Of Heat 2004
Mr. Shadow Presents The Mahem Clique - Armed And Dangerous
  • Cali Smoke

Mr. Shadow Presents The Mahem Clique - Armed And Dangerous

Trick Nastee Entertainment 2005
Bonafide Camp - Independent Out The Trunk
  • California

Bonafide Camp - Independent Out The Trunk

Bonafide Entertainment 2006
Dinero - Money Power & Honor
  • Killa Cali

Dinero - Money Power & Honor

Thump Records 2008
Lil Man - Im' A Playa
  • California (Remix)

Lil Man - Im' A Playa

Bonafide Ent. 2008
N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist - Movin Units
  • That's Where We From

N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist - Movin Units

PYO Entertainment International 2010
Chase - Cut To The Chase Preview
  • Benoficial

Chase - Cut To The Chase Preview

Well Off Records 2010
Playalitical - Pipe Dreams
  • Celebrate Everyday

Playalitical - Pipe Dreams

Illuminated Entertainment Group 2010
BadHabit - Community Of DPG'z
  • Summer Luv

Bad Habit - Community Of DPG'z

Thump Records (TH1) 2014
Dogghabit - Dogghabit Bangin
  • Still DPGC

Dogghabit - Dogghabit Bangin

Dogghabit Records 2014
Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof
  • G

Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records 2015
D-DreTheGiant - The Jacka Presents: Drug Muzic
  • Chasin Papper

D-DreTheGiant - The Jacka Presents: Drug Muzic

Bar Shotz Entertainment 2015

Compilations

The Show (Original Soundtrack)
  • Domino's In The House

Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack)

Def Jam Recordings 1995
Tales From The Hood (The Soundtrack)
  • Tales From The Hood

Various - Tales From The Hood (The Soundtrack)

MCA Soundtracks 1995
America Is Dying Slowly
  • Sport That Raincoat

Various - America Is Dying Slowly

EastWest Records America 1996
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits
  • C-Alright (as Genuine Draft)

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits

Dangerous Records 1996
Def Jam's Greatest Hits
  • Getto Jam

Various - Def Jam's Greatest Hits

Rush Associated Labels 1997
Blood & Tears Soundtrack
  • Ride Wit Us

Various - Blood & Tears Soundtrack

Dogday Records 2000
Maurice J. Presents New West 2
  • Win Or Lose

Various - Maurice J. Presents New West 2

Shut 'Em Down Entertainment 2005
Beatologist Presents X Games
  • Closer Than Friends

Various - Beatologist Presents X Games

Beatology Records 2006
Various - West Coast Hip Hop Awards 2010
  • Keep It Getto

Various - West Coast Hip Hop Awards 2010

Seagram Records 2010
Rawsome Russ & NWI - The Take Over
  • G

Rawsome Russ & NWI - The Take Over

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records 2015

Production

Domino - Domino
  • Getto Jam

Domino - Domino

Outburst Records, Columbia 1993
Brigette McWilliams - Take Advantage Of Me
  • That's On Me

Brigette McWilliams - Take Advantage Of Me

Virgin 1994
The Show (Original Soundtrack)
  • Domino's In The House

Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack)

Def Jam Recordings 1995
Domino - Physical Funk
  • All Tracks

Domino - Physical Funk

Outburst Records 1996
America Is Dying Slowly
  • Sport That Raincoat

Various - America Is Dying Slowly

EastWest Records America 1996
Domino - The World Of Dominology
  • On Them Thangz

Domino - The World Of Dominology

Case Records U.S.A. 1997
Domino - D Freaked It
  • All Tracks

Domino - D Freaked It

Getto Jam Entertainment 2001
Domino - Getto
  • All Tracks

Domino - Getto

Pioneer 2001