Huey who was born as Lawrence Franks Jr. was an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri. Franks Jr. was best known for his 2006 debut single titled Pop, Lock & Drop It. He was originally signed to Jive Records.
The American born rapper, Lawrence Franks Jr., was born on January 1, 1989, in Kinloch, Missouri, United States. Franks Jr. died on June 25, 2020. Upon his death, he was 31 years old.
American rapper, Franks Lawrence Jr. measures a standing height of 1.75 meters tall which is equivalent to 5 feet 7 inches tall.
During his early age, Franks moved to Walnut Park neighborhood of St. Louis. He moved aged 5 and returned to St. Louis County as a teenager. In an interview, he recalls his community as having “a lot of drugs going on and, of course, a little bit of violence”.
He continued to say that his experiences growing up in a tough area inspired his rap lyrics. There is no provided information of Lawrence’s parents. This information will soon be updated.
There is no information about Franks Jr.’s past relationships. He had not revealed information if he was engaged or married. This information will soon be updated.
- 2006 Pop, Lock & Drop It
- 2007 When I Hustle (featuring Lloyd)
- 2008 Tell Me This (G-5) [Tha Remix] (featuring MeMpHiTz and T-Pain)
- 2008 24/7 – 365 (featuring Maino and Glasses Malone)
- 2009 Payow! (featuring Juelz Santana and Bobby V)
- 2010 Smile & Wave (featuring Dorrough)
- 2020 Pulled Away
At age 15, Jimelle began creating hip hop beats. His older brother referred Franks to producer Angela Richardson, who was creating a rap group. Franks began performing as Huey, and his songs “Oh” and “Pop, Lock & Drop It” became local favorites among DJs and promoters. Franks Jr. was featured on a series of mixtapes, one of which, Unsigned Hype, sold out of its run of 8,000 copies and was noticed by producer TJ Chapman, who introduced the rapper to Vice President of A&R at Jive Records, Mickey “MeMpHiTz” Wright, in 2006.
On June 25, 2020, Lawrence Franks Jr. was shot and killed in Kinloch, Missouri. At the time of his death, Franks was 31 years old. The shooting happened in front of a home in the 8100 blocks of Martin Luther King Boulevard near Maple Avenue in Kinloch just before midnight. Detail of the shooting will soon be updated.
Huey Social Media
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