Elevated in Trinidad before he produced his proceed to Houston, TX, as a teenager, Papa Reu combined the soundtrack of his early upbringing using the hardcore Soiled Southern music he uncovered later on in life, and made a new metropolitan genre he loves to contact “thug hall.” Reu initial presented his exclusive mixture of dancehall reggae and hip-hop at skill shows and open up mic evenings around Houston. He was just 15 when legends 8Ball and MJG captured his action. The duo enlisted Reu for an appearance on the 1994 album Externally Looking In. Several independent singles strike the streets through the past due ’90s alongside looks on albums by Mr. House and Field Mob, nonetheless it wasn’t until 2000 that Papa Reu broke from his own using the full-length Xcuse Me! within the Upstairs label. A yr later his personal Reu Muzik released U Understand Me, even though the album offered well regionally, it had been his 2002 appearance within the 504 Boyz’s strike solitary “Tight Whips” that could make him a Southern rap participant. High-profile rappers like Daz Dillinger, Juvenile, and Lil’ Turn had been guests for 2003’s Accredited, the last recording he would launch by himself label before becoming authorized to the Sanctuary family members. The main label coupled a few of Reu’s classic slashes with new paths and released Existence & Music in 2005.