Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lil Soldiers

Lil Soldiers were a short-lived hip-hop/rap duo from Asbury Park, New Jersey that consisted of siblings Ikeim and Freequon.

The duo was signed to Master P's No Limit Records record label. They made their first appearance on No Limit labelmate Steady Mobb'n's 1998 album "Black Mafia" on the track "Lil' Niggas."
In 1999, Lil Soldiers released their only album "Boot Camp" which peaked at #80 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The boys were 9 and 7 years old respectively when the album was released. "Boot Camp" featured minimal explicit content and didn't receive a Parental Advisory logo.
The album wasn't commercially successful and the singles released from the album "Close 2 You" and "Where Da Lil Soldiers At?" failed to make the charts at all.

After the release of their one and only album, Lil Soldiers were dropped from their record label and faded into obscurity. Two years later, No Limit Records gained better success with then-child rapper Lil' Romeo.

These days, Freequon (now Ockey Bama) continues to make music, but it's unknown what his brother is up to.

To see the music video for "Close 2 You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSpQRqFxjlQ

To see the music video for "Where Da Lil Soldiers At?," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6vXQ4C0ZKQ


[updated on 06/20/13]

1 comment:

Lil Red Rydin Devil A.K.A. 1879FM said...

Actually, they're from Asbury Park, NJ... and Freequon is still makin' music (he's now known as Ockey Bama A.K.A. Ock Da Glock).