King Tee

King Tee

Biography

Roger McBride (born December 14, 1968), mostly known as King Tee (formerly known as King T), is an American West Coast Hip hop rapper from Compton, California. Emerging as one of Compton's earliest Hip hop heroes. He was signed to Capitol records, where he released his debut album "Act a Fool" in 1988 with the hit singles "Act a Fool", "Payback's a Mutha", "The Coolest" and "Bass", which they were widely considered a Hip hop classic. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, he worked primarily with producer DJ Pooh, and was responsible for the rise of Tha Alkaholiks, whom he helped guide into the industry. He is the Chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of King T Inc.

Roger McBride was born in Compton, California on December 14, 1968 and has attended high school. He had been around the Los Angeles Hip hop scene for many years alongside Ice-T and Kid Frost and acted as a pioneer for the genre. In 1988 he made his debut with Act a Fool, considered a classic among West Coast fans. After 1993's Tha Triflin' Album, on which Tee worked with Marley Marl, he left Capitol for MCA and put out IV Life in 1994. After leaving MCA as well, he built with Dr. Dre and ended up signing to the producer's label, Aftermath Entertainment. However, Tee only released three songs while on the label, "Str8 Gone" and "Fame" which appeared on Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath and "Some L.A. Niggaz" which appeared on 2001, the two began recording for King Tee's Aftermath album, but the project was subject to repeated push-backs. Eventually, King Tee requested a release from the label.

In 2002, King Tee independently released his Aftermath album, Thy Kingdom Come, produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Battlecat. He also released The Ruthless Chronicles in 2004, which had songwriting by Tee's protégé Young Maylay and featured some of the songs seen on Thy Kingdom Come and others produced by DJ Quik. In the interim, Tee has guested on DJ Muggs' Soul Assassins II album. He was mentioned on Nas' song "Where Are They Now?" and appeared on the West Coast remix, along with Kam and Ice-T and other California artists Breeze, Candyman, Threat, Sir Mix-A-Lot and The Conscious Daughters. After this appearance, he put out a mixtape called Boss Up Vol. 1 with music by Snoop Dogg, The Game, J-Ro and several other West Coast artists. In 2006 he made a guest appearance on the song "Poppin' Off" from Xzibit's album Full Circle. He has also reportedly started his own label, though no artists are yet signed to it. A remix of the song Money has appeared on Dr. Dre's son Hood Surgeon's "The Autopsy Mixtape". The song was renamed "Fast Money" and features King Tee and Dr. Dre. The original song was on "Thy Kingdom Come".

In early 2013, King T announced he wants to do his final album. He stated that working with Xzibit's song "Louis XIII" motivated him to record his last album.

Discography

King Tee - Act A Fool

King Tee - Act A Fool

Capitol Records 1988
King Tee - At Your Own Risk

King Tee - At Your Own Risk

Capitol Records 1990
King Tee - Tha Triflin' Album

King Tee - Tha Triflin' Album

Capitol Records 1992
King Tee - IV Life

King Tee - IV Life

MCA Records 1994
King Tee - Ruff Rhymes

King Tee - Ruff Rhymes

Capitol Records 1998
King T. - The Kingdom Come

King T. - The Kingdom Come

Greedy Green Entertainment 2002
King T - The Ruthless Chronicles

King T - The Ruthless Chronicles

Boss Up Entertainment 2004
King T - Still Triflin

King T - Still Triflin

Cycadelic Records, King T Incorporated 2012

Guest Appearances

Ice Cube - Death Certificate
  • Color Blind

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Priority Records 1991
Marley Marl - In Control Volume II (For Your Steering Pleasure)
  • Keep Control

Marley Marl - In Control Volume II (For Your Steering Pleasure)

Cold Chillin' 1991
Jazzie Redd - The Colors Of Jazz EP
  • Think About It (Trag/New Mix)

Jazzie Redd - The Colors Of Jazz EP

Pump Records 1991
Tha Alkaholiks - 21 & Over
  • Likwit

Tha Alkaholiks - 21 & Over

Loud Records 1993
Mad Kap - Look Ma Duke, No Hands
  • Check It Out (Oh Ph*ck Me Right?)

Mad Kap - Look Ma Duke, No Hands

RCA 1993
Tha Alkaholiks - Coast II Coast
  • All The Way Live

Tha Alkaholiks - Coast II Coast

RCA 1995
Born 2wice - Portrait Of A $erial Player
  • The Jack

Born 2wice - Portrait Of A $erial Player

Bigga Records 1996
Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life
  • Positively Negative

Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life

Loud Records 1996
Dazzie Dee - The Re-Birth
  • Where You From? (Westside Hoodsta Re-Mix)

Dazzie Dee - The Re-Birth

Semaphore 1996
Ant Banks - Big Thangs
  • West Riden'

Ant Banks - Big Thangs

Priority Records 1997
Tha Alkaholiks - Likwidation
  • Funny Style

Tha Alkaholiks - Likwidation

Loud Records 1997
Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
  • Let It Rain

Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

Loud Records 1998
Ice-T - Seventh Deadly Sin
  • Check Your Game

Ice-T - Seventh Deadly Sin

Roadrunner Records 1999
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001
  • Some L.A. Niggaz

Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001

Aftermath Entertainment 1999
Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1
  • Outlaws

Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1

Celeb Entertainment Inc. 1999
Cuicide - Wonder Why
  • Bad A Nuff

Cuicide - Wonder Why

Executive Entertainment 1999
Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II
  • You Better Believe It

Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II

RuffLife Records 2000
Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way
  • No Win Situation

Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way

Thump Street Records 2000
Xzibit - Restless
  • Loud & Clear

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records 2000
Cypress Hill - Stoned Raiders
  • Southland Killers

Cypress Hill - Stoned Raiders

Columbia 2001
Tha Liks - X.O. Experience
  • The Bubble

Tha Liks - X.O. Experience

Loud Records 2001
Killa Tay - Thug Thisle
  • Thug Thizzle

Killa Tay - Thug Thisle

Greedy Green Entertainment 2001
Masta Ace - Disposable Arts
  • P.T.A.

Masta Ace - Disposable Arts

JCOR Entertainment 2001
Chico & Coolwadda - Wild 'N Tha West
  • Insomniac

Chico & Coolwadda - Wild 'N Tha West

MCA Records 2001
Baby S - Street Fractions
  • U Got Me Phucked Up

Baby S - Street Fractions

Ruthless Records 2002
J-Zone - $ick Of Bein' Rich
  • Choir Practice

J-Zone - $ick Of Bein' Rich

Fat Beats 2003
Cunninlynguists - Sloppy Seconds Volume One
  • P.T.A.

Cunninlynguists - Sloppy Seconds Volume One

FreshChest 2003
Phil The Agony - Smokefest
  • Back Up

Phil The Agony - Smokefest

Strong Arm Music 2003
J. Wells - The Digital Master
  • Sonic

J. Wells - The Digital Master

Bonzi Records 2005
Y.G. - Renegade
  • Ballin

Y.G. - Renegade

Taupnoych Entertainment 2005
Xzibit - Full Circle
  • Poppin' Off

Xzibit - Full Circle

Koch Records 2006
Tha Alkaholiks - Firewater
  • Over Here

Tha Alkaholiks - Firewater

Koch Records 2006
Tweed Cadillac - Toast 2 Tha Fools
  • Pimp Lane 2

Tweed Cadillac - Toast 2 Tha Fools

Gametite, WorldMovement Records 2008
Mako Capone - Street Codes
  • We Up

Mako Capone - Street Codes

Factorhouse 2008
Young Maylay - The Real Coast Guard
  • West Coast

Young Maylay - The Real Coast Guard

Not On Label 2008
Tash - Control Freek
  • Don't Wanna Kill U

Tash - Control Freek

Amalgam Digital 2009
Big Sche Eastwood - South Gangsta
  • The Ground Up

Big Sche Eastwood - South Gangsta

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc. 2010
DBomb - Born Sinner Pt.2
  • Active

DBomb - Born Sinner Pt.2

dbombdigital.com 2011
XL Middleton - The Hedonistic Mixtape
  • Round & Round

XL Middleton - The Hedonistic Mixtape

Crown City Entertainment 2011
Xzibit - Napalm
  • Louis XIII

Xzibit - Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
Tha Chill - Chillafornia
  • Get It In

Tha Chill - Chillafornia

Big Homie Music, Cycadelic Records 2012
Ron Artiste' - R.I.D.S. (Riot In Da Stands)
  • Homicide

Ron Artiste' - R.I.D.S. (Riot In Da Stands)

Fat Beats 2012
C-Bo - Orca
  • Bullets

C-Bo - Orca

RBC Records 2012
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing
  • Whole World Spends

Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing

Coastal Contra Music 2012
Tha Chill - Big Homie Muzic, Vol. 2
  • Killin' Me Softly

Tha Chill - Big Homie Muzic, Vol. 2

Bump Johnson Inc. 2012
Marco Polo - PA 2: The Director's Cut
  • West Coast Love

Marco Polo - PA 2: The Director's Cut

Soulspazm Records 2013
The Relativez - The Takeover
  • Played Like A Piano 2003

The Relativez - The Takeover

Break Bread Records 2013
Black Silver & Tash - Blood, Sweat & Beers
  • The Likwit

Black Silver & Tash - Blood, Sweat & Beers

Sterling World Records 2013
Tha Chill - Chillstrumental
  • Soul Plate

Tha Chill - Chillstrumental

Bump Johnson Inc. 2013
Clipping. - CLPPNG
  • Summertime

Clipping. - CLPPNG

Sub Pop 2014
DJ EFN - Another Time
  • Selfish

DJ EFN - Another Time

Redefinition Records 2015
Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra
  • Kings Of L.A.

Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra

Mobg 2015
Diirty OGz - We Got Now And Next
  • Skit

Diirty OGz - We Got Now And Next

RBC Records 2016

Compilations

Prime Kuts Volume Two
  • The Coolest

Various - Prime Kuts Volume Two

Par Records 1989
Return Of Superfly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Take You Home

Various - Return Of Superfly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Capitol Records 1990
We're All In The Same Gang
  • We're All In The Same Gang (Gangster Mix)

The West Coast Rap All-Stars - We're All In The Same Gang

Warner Bros. Records 1990
Dr. Dre Presents The Aftermath
  • Str-8 Gone

Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 1996
Hip Hop Classics Volume Three
  • Bass

Various - Hip Hop Classics Volume Three

Priority Records 1997
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton - 10th Anniversary Tribute
  • Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (10th Anniversary Tribute)

Priority Records 1998
Thicker Than Water
  • I Don't Wanna Die

Various - Thicker Than Water

Priority Records 1999
3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Where Da Paper At

Various - 3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records 2000
Blazin' The Soundtrack
  • That 'G' Sh*t

Various - Blazin' The Soundtrack

Activate Entertainment 2001
Daz Dillinger's To Live And Die In CA
  • Make Money

Various - Daz Dillinger's To Live And Die In CA

Hogglife Entertainment 2002
WolfPac Records Presents Still More Bounce
  • Get On Down

Various - Still More Bounce

WolfPac Records 2002
Essential Underground Hip Hop 1
  • Back Up

Various - Essential Underground Hip Hop 1

Landspeed Records 2002
Loud Records - The Early Daze
  • Likwit

Various - Loud Records - The Early Daze

Loud Records 2002
Keak Da Sneak - The Appearances Of
  • No Win Situation

Keak Da Sneak - The Appearances Of

Moe Doe Entertainment 2002
Marley Marl - The Best Of Cold Chillin': In Control I & II
  • Keep Control

Marley Marl - The Best Of Cold Chillin': In Control I & II

Landspeed Records 2002
Frost Presents Somethin' For The Riderz
  • Let's Make A.V.

Various - Frost Presents Somethin' For The Riderz

40 Ounce Records 2003
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1
  • High Life (Remix)

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1

DPG Recordz 2005
Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)
  • You Better Bring A Gun

Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)

Not On Label 2005
Cypress Hill - Original Album Classics
  • Southland Killers

Cypress Hill - Original Album Classics

Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Legacy 2008
Various - Detox: The Album
  • Speak On It

Various - Detox: The Album

Indie Power, LLC 2008
Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)
  • Get That Money

Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)

AE Family 2009
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • Act A Fool

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records 2010
Mr. Sche - All Star Game
  • From The Ground Up

Mr. Sche - All Star Game

Junkadelic Music, Immortal Inc. 2013
Mac Lucci - Hustle City
  • LA Kings

Mac Lucci - Hustle City

Built 2 Ball Publishing 2014
Tash - Publicity Stunt
  • All The Way Live

Tash - Publicity Stunt

Sterling World Records 2015
Killa Tay - Thug Thizzle
  • Thug Thizzle

Killa Tay - Thug Thizzle

Bay Area WCM 2017