- Posted September 22, 2013 by
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FeLai Mignon of AWGU MUSIC GROUP takes Music Industry by Storm!!!
FeLai Mignon, formerly known as Coupe Deville has finally resurfaced back in the Hip Hop industry from a well rested time off. As a independant rap artist, producer and entrepreneur, FeLai is no rookie by far. Signing to a management group Static Productions back in 2002, he was able to get the ball rolling for his group Hard Headz which made a loud noise in the Middle Ga area. Born in the Perry Ga, a small country town located in the heart of Georgia, he couldn't escape the street life influeneces from the larger cities near. Most definitely raised in the streets, his music is a reflection of his life
Attracting the likes of producer Jon Amyos, Thamir Simpson (Drop on the Beat), Sony Spoon, and performing several shows thru out Georgia with T.I., Killer Mike, Bone Crusher, 8ball MJG, Baby D, Archie, and even attracting the attention of Ruff Ryders, failure was not a option. FeLai Mignon has featured on several recordings with local artist across Georgia such as Mac Town Players, Back Yard Grinder, DP the Don, and several others.
Responsible for the success and foundation of many of the local rappers in his area, he eventually seperated ties with Static Productions on a mission to explore new roots, Felai Mignon joined forces with his now partner Osan Joe, formerly known as Dream Boy and started Street Life Recordz in 2005. Releasing his first mixtape (Slurred Vocab) which featured a few of the members who also left Static Productions to join the new movement, along with his brothers Heywiar and Don Corleone. Releasing his first single ( Chilling on the Block), everything was a go.
(Felai Mignon) - Man, we sold mixtapes by the 100's per day all across the state with no deal, life was good. I'm talking about hustle game was just like the dope game. We had a real foundation and a dream of something positive that could get us away from the street game. Niggas snitching, niggas getting killed, the game fucked up. We had a real clear front view window which symbolized the next album ( Almost Sumthin to Almost Nuthin). I mean, that's exactly what we where. That was the realest album title i ever spoke because I learned from that shit. Coming from a small town,Perry Ga, everybody was trying make it in something. The problem was exactly that. Everybody had the same goal and dream and nobody wanted to ride a coat tail to success. I call this, crab in a bucket market-
Releasing (Almost Nuthin to Almost Sumthin) the second album under Street Life Recordz, The strong street buzz continued for FeLai Mignon then known as Coupe Deville. Street Life built a name not only as a small label but also worked as the vessel to build the name of several unknown artist signed under Street Life.
Like most large groups, its almost impossible to avoid the big egos and agendas of others which caused for the seperation of several members.
Felai Mignon- Loyalty is hard to find. Stop looking for it. When the bottles popping, and money getting throwed in the club, everybody loyal but when its gone the whole script changes..
This seperation didn't stop Felai or his partner Osan Joe. Now working with Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers producer Get Cool out of Cordele Ga now residing in Stockbridge and recording in several top notch studios such as Hot Beats Studio in Atlanta, and Zacs Recording next door to Stankonia Recording Studio. It was time to push it to a new level. Now working with industry vets he was able to land a feature from Atlanta Georgia's own Khujo Goodie on a track called (Cant Stop Now).
Never releasing the new album, Felai Mignon went off to sale cars with his sons uncle across the country which he also used as a avenue to continue to sale both Slurred Vocab and Almost Nuthin to Sumthin with hopes of gaining new fans across the country. Realizing that the car business was taking too much time away from what he really set out to do, he returned back home 5 years later to continue recording and to pick up where he left off.
Felai Mignon- I thank god that he put me thru everything i went thru. I wouldn't know nothing if all didn't happen how things played out. I feel like there aint nothing I can't do if i put my mind to it. Thru it all I ain't never had a Fed Case, and aint never snitched.. Real will get yo ass killed but I'm still here. Last of a dying breed-
Changing his name from Coupe Deville to Felai Mignon symbolizes his growth. ( yea i cut dem niggas off, just like the fat on a steak- that's me) Now working with artist such as Dubb Donatello and a few others,
He now is back on the grind preparing for his new release of ( No Ice No Chain). Make no mistake, Even thou unknown in the major market, Felai is ready to take the region with hopes of the world by storm...
Felai Mignon- I want miss any opportunities this go around. Just make sure you're business is right when you get at me. One