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He was born on September 14, 1972, in Miami, Florida, USA.
In 1990, JT and Debonaire signed to Luke Records (an American record label formed in 1985 by Luther Campbell) as the hip-hop group Poison Clan. In the same year, Poison Clan released the debut album entitled – ”2 Low Life Muthas.”
The album featured guest appearances from Tony MF Rock and Brother Marquis. It reached number 42 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
On April 7, 1992, Poison Clan released the album ”Poisonous Mentality” via Luke Records. The album was produced by Luther Campbell, Mike “Fresh” McRay, Devastator, and JT Money.
On June 25, 1993, the hip-hop group released another album, called – ”Ruff Town Behavior” via Luke Records. It reached number 12 on the Top Heatseekers, number 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 97 on the Billboard 200. After the release of this album, Poison Clan left Luke Records due to a money dispute with Luther Campbell.
The last album (Strait Zooism) of Poison Clan was released in 1995. The album only reached number 80 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Debut Solo Album
On May 25, 1999, he released his debut solo album, titled – ”Pimpin’ on Wax” via Priority Records. It reached #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #28 on the Billboard 200. The album featured guest appearances from Trick Daddy, Too Short, Big Gipp, Anthony Hamilton, and Solé.
”Who Dat” is the lead single released from ”Pimpin’ on Wax.” It features a verse from rapper Solé (real name – Tonya Michelle Johnston).
The song was certified gold on September 30, 1999. “Who Dat” peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.
On October 12, 1999, JT was featured on Solé’s top-40 single titled, “4, 5, 6.” The song reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100.On May 1, 2001, he released his 2nd album, entitled – ”Blood Sweat and Years” via Priority Records. It peaked at #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #48 on the Billboard 200.
On September 24, 2002, Thompkins released another album, called – ”Return of the B-Izer.” The album featured Mr. Niles, Wayne, Kymistry, Redd, Nutt, Kenny Brown, Bobby Brown, and Malik.
Thompkins released two more albums – Undeniable (2005) and Pimpin Gangsta Party (2016).