Paperboy

Paperboy

Biography

Los Angeles rapper Paperboy (Mitchell Johnson) scored one of 1993's biggest rap hits with "Ditty," a Zapp-indebted G-funk track, released on Next Plateau, that reached number 10 on the Hot 100 early that year.

Its parent album, The Nine Yards, peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200, and the single was subsequently nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap Solo Performance. ("Let It Ride," by fellow L.A. native Dr. Dre, took the award.) City to City, the MC's second album for Next Plateau, wasn't released until 1996, and from that point, recordings were fewer and farther between. Among his later releases were The Love Never Dies (Thump, 2004), The New News (TTL, 2008), and Fresh Off the Press (self-released, 2015).

Throughout his career, Paperboy maintained his allegiance to the G-funk sound.

Discography

Paperboy - The Nine Yards

Paperboy - The Nine Yards

Next Plateau Records Inc., FFRR 1993
Paperboy - City To City

Paperboy - City To City

Next Plateau Entertainment 1996
Paperboy - The Love Never Dies

Paperboy - The Love Never Dies

Thump Records 2004

Guest Appearances

AMG - Bitch Betta Have My Money 2001
  • Come Inside

AMG - Bitch Betta Have My Money 2001

304 Entertainment, Lightyear Entertainment 2000
Eazy-E - Impact Of A Legend
  • Still F**kem

Eazy-E - Impact Of A Legend

Epic, Ruthless Records 2002

Compilations

Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza
  • Ditty

Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza

Rhino 1997
Mista Cavi - Instant Classic (Forein Presents)
  • Hustle Money

Mista Cavi - Instant Classic (Forein Presents)

Forein Music Group 2015