A-Wax

A-Wax

Biography

West Coast native Aaron Doppie grew up fascinated with rapping and hip-hop culture, but his musical style grew when he went to jail for manslaughter at just 16 years of age. Over the course of a five-year sentence, he wrote pages of rhymes and grew more fixated on becoming a better rapper.Upon his release from prison, Doppie immediately set out to realize this dream, taking on the name A-Wax and releasing debut album Savage Timez in 2001. The album was defined by its toothy rhymes and raw stories of prison life, and A-Wax immediately became a regional success. He recorded and released music at a nonstop clip, working on new albums, making guest appearances on tracks of friends and peers, and even starting his own label, Pie-Rx Recordz. Although he didn't land a major-label deal early on, he did make waves with some bigger names, collaborating with artists like The Game and Baby Bash early in his career.

Throughout the 2000s, A-Wax released numerous albums and mixtapes, including 65 G'z in a Jordan Briefcase in 2002, Thug Deluxe in 2004, 2007's Unconditional Thug, and 2009's The Street Album. His street-minded gangsta rap, influenced by the greats of '90s hip-hop, grew and changed with both the times and the course of his own life. By the time of 2014's Pullin' Strings, A-Wax had been rapping on an independent level for almost 20 years, and themes of introspection and weathering experiences began to creep into his music. Always informed by his upbringing in Bay Area gang life, A-Wax's music career was marked by multiple conflicts with other hip-hop artists. Some of these altercations served as inspiration for his growing catalog, which expanded at a nonstop pace with releases like 2015's EverLasting Money, 2016's Pushin' Keyz, and 2017's collaborative effort with GMEBE Bandz, Ova East.

Discography

A-Wax - Savage Timez

A-Wax - Savage Timez

Possi Productions, Big Treez Entertainment 2001
A-Wax - 65 G'z In A Jordan Briefcase

A-Wax - 65 G'z In A Jordan Briefcase

Possi Productions 2002
A-Wax - Thug Deluxe

A-Wax - Thug Deluxe

Pie-Rx Records 2004
Woodie & A-Wax - 2 Sides Of The Game

Woodie & A-Wax - 2 Sides Of The Game

Paid In Full Entertainment, Bay Rider Entertainment 2005
A-Wax - CONceptz & CONtradictionz

A-Wax - CONceptz & CONtradictionz

Pie-RX Recordz 2005
A-Wax - Unconditional Thug

A-Wax - Unconditional Thug

Pie-Rx Recordz 2007
A-Wax - Hitz N More

A-Wax - Hitz N More

R.N.L.G. Records 2007
A-Wax & DJ Warrior - Junior High 2 Tha Penn

A-Wax & DJ Warrior - Junior High 2 Tha Penn

Pie-Rx Records 2007
A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof

A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof

Illburn Records, Paid In Full Records 2009
A-Wax - The Street Album

A-Wax - The Street Album

Konvict Muzik, Pie-Rx Records 2009
A-Wax - NFES V.3: The Street Tape

A-Wax - NFES V.3: The Street Tape

Illburn Records 2011
YG Hootie & A-Wax - Interstate Trafficking

YG Hootie & A-Wax - Interstate Trafficking

Pie-Rx Records 2013
A-Wax - Jesus Malverde

A-Wax - Jesus Malverde

Pie-RX Records, Illburn Records 2013
A-Wax - Pullin' Strings

A-Wax - Pullin' Strings

Pie-Rx 2014
A-Wax - Everybody Loves Me 2

A-Wax - Everybody Loves Me 2

Pie-RX Recordz 2015
A-Wax - EverLasting Money

A-Wax - EverLasting Money

Pie-Rx 2015
A-Wax - Hustlas Convention

A-Wax - Hustlas Convention

Get Right Entertainment 2016
A Wax - Pushin' Keyz

A Wax - Pushin' Keyz

Pie-Rx 2016
A-Wax & GMEBE Bandz - Ova East

A-Wax & GMEBE Bandz - Ova East

Pie-Rx 2017
A-Wax - Rx Lord

A-Wax - Rx Lord

Pie-Rx 2017
A-Wax - Rx World

A-Wax - Rx World

Illburn Records 2017

Guest Appearances

Natural Born Dankstas - Collectors Item
  • Touchin' Every Angle

Natural Born Dankstas - Collectors Item

Platinum Bound Entertainment, Independent Records 2002
High Speed - Tact Out
  • Highspeed Livin'

High Speed - Tact Out

Quick Shift Entertainment, Highspeed Productions 2002
Baby Bash – Tha Smokin' Nephew
  • Tha Chop

Baby Bash - Tha Smokin' Nephew

Universal Records 2003
Sean T - Terrain Boss
  • Want War

Sean T - Terrain Boss

Get Gone Records 2003
Chino Montana & Breadleon - Neighborhood Destroyers
  • In This West Jungle

Chino Montana & Breadleon - Neighborhood Destroyers

Big Treez Entertainment, Cali Sick Records 2004
L-Love - Jealousy & Envy?!
  • Touching Every Angle

L-Love - Jealousy & Envy?!

At Home Records 2004
M-Dash - Po, Broke & Hungry
  • Manipulatin'

M-Dash - Po, Broke & Hungry

Platinum Bound Entertainment 2004
Breadleon The Go Getta - Block Bendin'
  • Tha Yak

Breadleon The Go Getta - Block Bendin'

Big Treez Entertainment 2004
Hollow Tip Presents 80 West - Chip On My Shoulder
  • Brand New Wit' It

Hollow Tip Presents 80 West - Chip On My Shoulder

Mercenary Records 2005
Smigg Dirtee - God Made Dirt
  • I Don't Like Rap

Smigg Dirtee - God Made Dirt

Paid In Full Entertainment, Money Hungry Entertainment 2005
Baby Bash - Super Saucy
  • Better Than I Can Tell Ya

Baby Bash - Super Saucy

Universal Records 2005
500 And Mr. China - The Hyenna Boys
  • You Don't Wanna Fuck Wit Me

500 And Mr. China - The Hyenna Boys

Big Face Skrilla Entertainment 2005
C.G. - Long Story Short
  • Respect

C.G. - Long Story Short

Paid In Full Records, Money Hungry Records 2005
J. Gotti - Full 60
  • One Wrong Move

J. Gotti - Full 60

Independent Music Network 2005
Loced Out - Street Sharkz
  • Memories

Loced Out - Street Sharkz

Cheddah Recordz 2005
Highspeed - Tact-Out
  • Highspeed Livin

Highspeed - Tact-Out

Quickshift Ent. 2005
Smigg Dirtee - The Resume
  • 3 16's

Smigg Dirtee - The Resume

Black Armor Records 2006
Yukmouth Presents I-Rocc - The Center Of Attention
  • Man's World

Yukmouth Presents I-Rocc - The Center Of Attention

Paid In Full Entertainment, Smoke-A-Lot Records, Money Hungry 2006
C.W.B. - The Southwest Connection
  • Physical

C.W.B. - The Southwest Connection

Paid In Full Records 2006
Realistikk - The Real
  • This Is How We Do

Realistikk - The Real

End Of Earth Records 2007
C-Bo's Bluez Brotherz - The C-Section Revisited
  • Bad Newz

C-Bo Presents Bluez Brotherz - The C-Section Revisited

R.N.L.G. Records 2007
Carlo Sauce - Gunsmoke And Mirrors
  • Just Dont Know

Carlo Sauce - Gunsmoke And Mirrors

Ante Up Records 2007
Slo Poke - The Appreciation Of...
  • The Streets

Slo Poke - The Appreciation Of...

Hi Rollerz Records 2008
Uzi Boo - It's My Turn Fellas
  • Hands To The Sky

Uzi Boo - It's My Turn Fellas

Not On Label 2008
J Diggs & I-Rocc - Fixed Fight
  • Life Aint A Game

J Diggs & I-Rocc - Fixed Fight

Shulaced Entertainment 2009
Brotha Lynch Hung - Silent Supper
  • If U Saw

Brotha Lynch Hung - Silent Supper

Strange Music 2010
Young Filthy Fill - City Of Trees
  • Bring It Back

Young Filthy Fill - City Of Trees

Monster Grip Records 2011
Lil Dee - Follow The Leader
  • The Deceiver

Lil Dee - Follow The Leader

Not On Label 2011
Bandana Tha Ragg - On Ya Head Volume 1
  • When U Funkin'

Bandana Tha Ragg - On Ya Head Volume 1

Black Market Records 2012
Mars - Zodiac
  • Krimes

Mars - Zodiac

Mad Insanity Records 2012
Lace Leno - Grinduary
  • Grinduary

Lace Leno - Grinduary

Unda Turf Muzik 2013
Smigg Dirtee - God Made Dirt (Special Edition)
  • The Last Song

Smigg Dirtee - God Made Dirt (Special Edition)

Teamwork Music 2013
Smigg Dirtee - I Don't Like Rap No More, Vol.1
  • I Don't Like Rap

Smigg Dirtee - I Don't Like Rap No More, Vol.1

Teamwork Music 2013
Beta Bossalini - Diary Of A Boss: Chapter 3 - B*tch I'm The Boss
  • Cross Country B*tches

Beta Bossalini - Diary Of A Boss: Chapter 3 - B*tch I'm The Boss

Sidewayz Mafia Family 2013
Lil Dee - The Life I Chose
  • Back In The Day

Lil Dee - The Life I Chose

We The West, RTR Music Group 2014
Laced - Pocos Peros Locos
  • Stick To Music

Laced - Pocos Peros Locos

Really Mobbin Ent 2014
B-Dawg - The Legacy Continues
  • One Stop Shop

B-Dawg - The Legacy Continues

Menace 2 Society, Inc. 2014
Dutch - The Big Show
  • Listen

Dutch - The Big Show

We The West 2014
Reece Loc - If It Ain't Mobbin' I Ain't Fuccin' Wit' It Vol. 2
  • Save Her

Reece Loc - If It Ain't Mobbin' I Ain't Fuccin' Wit' It Vol. 2

Green Time 2015
Doc 9 - Art Of War
  • F.Sucks

Doc 9 - Art Of War

Hillside Ent. 2015
Yoey The Fundraiser - Emotions Of A Hustler 2
  • Hectic

Yoey The Fundraiser - Emotions Of A Hustler 2

Not On Label 2015
Young Capo & Lazy-Boy - Plottin' On A Come Up
  • All I Know

Young Capo & Lazy-Boy - Plottin' On A Come Up

OneWay Enterprise 2016
Yung Cat - Blokk Gang Presents Drilla City
  • Snow On The Bluff

Yung Cat - Blokk Gang Presents Drilla City

Mob Ties Enterprises 2016
Yung Cat - Drilla City 2
  • Still Fonkin'

Yung Cat - Drilla City 2

Blokk Gang Muzik 2016
Conspiracy - Real B4 Rap 2
  • Clock Is Tickin'

Conspiracy - Real B4 Rap 2

Menace 2 Society, Inc. 2016
King Lavish D - Real Niggaz Don't Die
  • Green Light

King Lavish D - Real Niggaz Don't Die

Bank'd Up Entertainment 2016
Tiny Dc - Imperial Ave.
  • Leave This Town

Tiny Dc - Imperial Ave.

S.A.B Entertainment 2016
Beta Bossalini - The Campaign
  • I Use To Have Love

Beta Bossalini - The Campaign

Sidewayz Mafia Family 2016
Breadleon - Money Neva Sleep
  • All Good

Breadleon - Money Neva Sleep

Pie-Rx Records, JMC Management Group Distribution 2016
FirstStreet Frost - Smigg Dirtee Presents: The Handshake
  • The Gun

FirstStreet Frost - Smigg Dirtee Presents: The Handshake

Teamwork Music 2016
Young Papi - Smigg Dirtee Presents: Drugs, Gangs & Rap
  • Stay High

Young Papi - Smigg Dirtee Presents: Drugs, Gangs & Rap

Teamwork Music 2017
I-Rocc & Aye Hit Gee - Conflict Of Interest
  • Visions

I-Rocc & Aye Hit Gee - Conflict Of Interest

Flyer Gang Ent 2017
I-Rocc - Permanent Perscription
  • This Town

I-Rocc - Permanent Perscription

Money Hungry Ent 2017
Aye Hit Gee - Madd Rapper, Vol. 3 #ThaDissTape
  • Pistol

Aye Hit Gee - Madd Rapper, Vol. 3 #ThaDissTape

Flyer Gang Ent 2017

Compilations

Big Treez & A-Wax Present Who Got It?!
  • U Fake

Various - Big Treez & A-Wax Present Who Got It?!

Big Trees Entertainment 2002
Northern Expozure Vol. 4
  • Fuck The Game

Various - Northern Expozure Vol. 4

East Co. Co. Records 2002
B.A.R.T To The 91Siccness
  • Tree Theory

Various - B.A.R.T To The 91Siccness

Tact Out Muzic 2003
Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency
  • 1st Of Tha Month

Various - Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency

40 Ounce Records 2003
Big Treez Ent. Presents Grimeyness
  • Grimeyness

Various - Big Treez Ent. Presents Grimeyness

Big Treez Entertainment 2003
5 Shots Of Cognac
  • The Streets Made Me See

Various - 5 Shots Of Cognac

Frisco Street Show 2004
On One: The 40 Ounce Album
  • Before You Was A Man

Various - On One: The 40 Ounce Album

40 Ounce Records 2004
Baby Bash & A-Wax Presents So Quick... Like A Heist
  • Many Moonz

Various - Baby Bash & A-Wax Presents So Quick... Like A Heist

40 Ounce Records, So Quick Entertainment 2004
Cellski - The Collection Part 2
  • Who Got It?!

Cellski - The Collection Part 2

Inner City 2K 2004
Latino Velvet - Menudo Mix
  • Bay Area Factors

Latino Velvet - Menudo Mix

40 Ounce Records 2004
Mob Figaz Ridah Presents D Boyz II
  • Hey B

Various - Mob Figaz Ridah Presents D Boyz II: The Compilation

LGB Music Group 2005
The Suited And Booted Compilation
  • Outside Tha Club

Various - The Suited And Booted Compilation

Independent Music Network 2005
Northern Expozure Vol. 6
  • Talk 2 My Nine

Various - Northern Expozure Vol. 6

East Co. Co. Records 2005
Luni Coleone & I-Rocc - How The West Was Won Vol. 2
  • Time Will Tell

Various - Luni Coleone & I-Rocc Present How The West Was Won Vol. 2

Money Hungry Records, Paid In Full Entertainment 2005
Too Hard For The Radio: Street Beat Exclusives Vol. 1
  • Daily Routine

Various - Too Hard For The Radio: Street Beat Exclusives Vol. 1

168 Entertainment 2005
Latin Empire
  • Can't Hide

Various - Latin Empire

Independent Music Network 2005
Turf Talk - Brings The Hood Colabilation
  • We On Fire

Various - Turf Talk Brings The Hood Colabilation

30/30 Records, Sick Wid' It Records 2005
The Bay Is Heated
  • Come 2 The Car

Various - The Bay Is Heat'd

Sweatshop Productions, Sumo Records 2006
Northern Expozure Vol. 7
  • Bonecrusher

Various - Northern Expozure Vol. 7

East Co. Co. Records 2006
Thug Nation
  • Wrong Move

Various - Thug Nation

Independent Music Network 2006
A-Wax & Chewy L.O.C. Present Who Got It? Part 2: The Answer
  • Don't Follow Me

Various - A-Wax & Chewy L.O.C. Present Who Got It? Part 2: The Answer

Big Treez Entertainment 2006
Sideways - Livin The Life...The Compilation
  • Real Life

Sideways - Livin The Life...The Compilation

Sideways 2006
Napoleon - Loyalty Over Money
  • Breakaway

Napoleon - Loyalty Over Money

Paid In Full Entertainment, Loyalty Entertainment LLC, KOCH Entertainment 2006
Lil Coner - Portraits Of A Gangstar
  • Concrete Boots

Lil Coner - Portraits Of A Gangstar

Connected Inc. 2006
Various - A-Wax Presents Pie-Rx Alumni
  • Clear On Out

Various - A-Wax Presents Pie-Rx Alumni

Pie-Rx Records 2006
Messy Marv - Muzik Fo' Tha Taliban
  • Everybody

Various - Messy Marv Presents Muzik Fo' Tha Taliban

SMC Recordings 2007
Tha Krazed Mindz Present Gutta Minded
  • Swishers & Weed

Various - Tha Krazed Mindz Present Gutta Minded

Thumbs Up Productions 2007
Northern Cali Killaz
  • Outside Tha Club

Various - Northern Cali Killaz

Independent Music Network 2008
Big Ice - Stackin Beats
  • No Deal

Big Ice - Stackin Beats

Big Ice Productions 2009
Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 1
  • Real Bay Area Factors

Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 1

40 Ounce Records 2009
Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2
  • Tha Chop

Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2

40 Ounce Records 2009
Various - Street Life, Volume 1
  • Posse Up

Various - Street Life, Volume 1

SickMix Media
2009
Hollow Tip Presents Crime & Poverty
  • My SKS

Various - Hollow Tip Presents Crime & Poverty

Mercenary Entertainment 2010
Messy Marv Presents Shooting Range Part 2
  • Northern Kali Bullshit

Various - Messy Marv Presents Shooting Range Part 2

Click Clack Records 2010
Messy Marv - Shooting Range Part 3
  • Anti Social

Various - Messy Marv Presents Shooting Range Part 3

Scalen LLC 2011
DLK Enterprise Presents Hood Files Compilation
  • Westcoast Mobb Shit

Various - DLK Enterprise Presents Hood Files Compilation

DLK Enterprise 2011
San Quinn - Best Of Frisco Street Show
  • Fuck What You Heard

San Quinn - Best Of Frisco Street Show

Frisco Street Show, Sumo Records 2011
Various - iB Lyfe
  • Don't Grab Me

Various - iB Lyfe

Illburn Records 2011
Various - The Boy Boy Young Mess Presents: A Hundred Planes
  • OG Kush

Various - The Boy Boy Young Mess Presents: A Hundred Planes

Scalen 2012
Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 2 (Bac 2 The Features)
  • If U Saw

Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 2 (Bac 2 The Features)

Teamwork Music 2013
Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 4 (Bac 2 The Features)
  • Break Away

Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 4 (Bac 2 The Features)

Teamwork Music 2013
Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation
  • Buffalo Bills

Various - Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation

Teamwork Music 2014
A-Wax Presents The B-Section
  • Chevy (Elm Street)

Various - A-Wax Presents The B-Section

Rx Money 2014
I-Rocc - The Resume, Vol. 5
  • 3 Strikes

I-Rocc - The Resume, Vol. 5

Money Hungry Ent 2014
I-Rocc & Luni Coleone - How The West Was Won, Vol. 2 Compilation
  • Chalk That

I-Rocc & Luni Coleone - How The West Was Won, Vol. 2 Compilation

Money Hungry Ent 2014
Various - C-Dubb Presents: The Mob Hour
  • Aint Tearin Off Shit

Various - C-Dubb Presents: The Mob Hour

Eighty 8 Muzik 2015
Various - Eastbound Compilation, Vol. 1
  • God Forbid

Various - Eastbound Compilation, Vol. 1

Bullyworld Music 2015
Da'Unda'Dogg - Da'Unda'Dogg's Of America
  • The Truth

Da'Unda'Dogg - Da'Unda'Dogg's Of America

GT Digital 2015
Various - Community Service Vol. 3
  • All Gone

Various - Community Service Vol. 3

We The West, Blacktop Entertainment 2015
Various - Money Hungry Paid In Full
  • Lay 'Em Down

Various - Money Hungry Paid In Full

12 Entertainment 2016
Smigg Dirtee - Real B4 Rap
  • Goldmine

Smigg Dirtee - Real B4 Rap

Teamwork Music 2016
Mini 14 Tha Kid - The Best Of Mini 14 Tha Kid
  • Really Really Doe

Mini 14 Tha Kid - The Best Of Mini 14 Tha Kid

Lmc, Newdope 2017
Conspiracy - All Funk No Love
  • Gettin Money

Conspiracy - All Funk No Love

GT Digital 2017
Various - One (Collector's Compilation)
  • Hardest I Ever Went

Various - One (Collector's Compilation)

Knocksmith Productions 2017