dominoDomino (born Shawn Antoine Ivy in 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a male hip-hop rapper who first gained success on the music charts in the 1990s. In the early ’90s, he was a member of gangsta rap group Blood & Crips.
getto-jamIn 1993, Domino released his debut single “Getto Jam” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks) and topped Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart. It also charted at #4 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song sold over 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 5, 1994.
domino-93In December of that same year, he released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #39 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. In March of 1994, it was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Although his debut album was well-received by critics, it was believed that Domino had stolen rapper Snoop Dogg (who was called Snoop Doggy Dogg back then) style.
sweet-potatoe-pieThe follow-up single from the album “Sweet Potatoe Pie” peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #12 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #13 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

Two more singles from the album “Money is Everything” and “Long Beach Thang” were released, but didn’t make the charts.
tales-from-hoodIn 1995, Domino was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Tales From the Hood” with the title track which managed to peak at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #51 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
physical-funk-albumA year later in June of 1996, Domino released his sophomore album “Physical Funk” which peaked at #152 on the Billboard 200 and #34 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. By the time his next album was released, Domino’s popularity began to wane.
physical-funk-singleThe title song peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 (becoming Domino’s last chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date), #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #46 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
so-flyThe second single released from the album “So Fly” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #64 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

In 1997, Domino released two albums “The World of Dominology” and “Domino’s in the House”, but neither album appeared to gain a lot of attention or made the Billboard charts at all.
remember-meIn 1999, he released his fifth album “Remember Me” which also didn’t appear to generate a lot of success either.
d-freaked-itIn 2001, Domino released his sixth album “D-Freaked It” which missed the Billboard 200, but peaked at #95 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.
like-thatThe only single from the album to chart was “Like That” which managed to peak at #112 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #88 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 6 weeks.
dominationAfter that, not much was heard from Domino until 2004 when he released his seventh album “Domination” which flopped, failing to make any impact on the charts at all.
get-it-rightThese days, it appears as if Domino is still active in the music business. He released his latest album “Get It Right” in 2014.

To see the music video for “Getto Jam,” go to:

To see the music video for “Sweet Potatoe Pie,” go to:

To see the music video for “Money is Everything,” go to:

To see the music video for “Long Beach Thang,” go to:

To see the music video for “Tales From the Hood,” go to:

To see the music video for “Physical Funk,” go to:

To see the music video for “So Fly,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Like That,” go to:

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