|Born||December 4, 1977|
|Genres||Southern hip hop|
Milton Powell (born December 4, 1977), better known by his stage name Big Pokey, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. Pokey is associated with chopped and screwed music, and is one of the original members of the Screwed Up Click.
Big Pokey began rapping with Houston producer DJ Screw in the early 1990s releasing songs on many of DJ Screw's mixtapes. Big Pokey was featured on DJ Screw's mixtape "June 27th Freestyle" which became a landmark album in chopped and screwed hip hop.
His first full-length album appeared in early 1999, Hardest Pit in the Litter. The following year, Pokey returned with D-Game 2000, another album of mid-tempo 808-driven beats featuring several of his Houston peers as guests. In 2001, he collaborated with the Wreckshop Wolfpack for Tha Collabo and then returned in 2002 with another solo album, Da Sky's Da Limit. In 2004, a clip of Pokey's song "Who Dat Talkin Down" was featured in the pilot episode of HBO's Entourage. In 2005 Pokey was featured on Paul Wall's track "Sittin' Sidewayz" which peaked at #93 on US Billboard Hot 100.
In 2001, Pokey appeared in the film "Soldiers United for Cash."
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|
|Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||Independent Albums||Heatseekers Albums|
|1999||Hardest Pit in the Litter
|2001||'Tha Collabo (with The Wreckshop Wolfpack)
|2002||'Da Sky's Da Limit
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