Template:Otheruses2 Template:RefimproveBLP Paperboy (born Mitchell Johnson in Los Angeles, California) is an American rapper best known for his single "Ditty", which reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His most acclaimed album was his debut The Nine Yards in 1992, which was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album featured 10 tracks with G-Funk influenced production from Rhythum D, who was known for producing for artists on Ruthless Records such as Eazy-E, BG Knocc Out, and Dresta. It included the single "Ditty" which is Paperboy's most successful single. It sampled Zapp's R&B song "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on June 22, 1993, and the single "Ditty" was certified platinum on May 11, 1993. Paperboy's sophomore effort City to City came out in 1996 and wasn't as successful as his debut. It did spawn the single ""P's Cure".
Eight years later in 2004, his third studio album The Love Never Dies was released. Paperboy's 2004 release titled The Love Never Dies was released under the label Thump Records. Rhythm D is back once again along with Big Keys as the noted producers. This album marked a change in the rappers traditional style through his utilization of artists and producers from other areas in his home state of California and also seeking talent in other areas of the United States. The first track titled California bears the sound of a classic West Coast style track and features the artist Battlecat, a fellow California artist. Rhythm D's presence is felt heavily throughout the album with his unique producing talents.
- ↑ "Gold & Platinum database". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=nine%20yards&artist=&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2010&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 15 June 2010.