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Published:January 28th, 2006 12:17 EST
T. Wood's Sport Show host, Todd Wood sits down with Trick Daddy

T. Wood's Sport Show host, Todd Wood sits down with Trick Daddy

By Todd Wood

Blessed with the chameleon-like ability to flip from a booty-shakin party starter to head-bussin hooligan to insightful educator, Miami bad boy Trick Daddy has been one of the most prolific southern talents since he first stepped onto the scene on Uncle Luke's timeless 1996 dance floor staple, "Scarred."

Within the eight calendars that T-Double-D has been putting in work, he has spawned five solo albums, four gold and platinum plaques and a bevy of ghetto hymnals. Generating such diverse hits as battle of the sexes "Na'an" with female agitator Trina, light-hearted ditty "Shut Up" and socially aware "Amerika," Trick Daddy hoisted himself from the Southern underground to national admiration.

Now, after a two-year hiatus since his 2002 testament, Thug Holiday, Trick returns to prove his undying love for the grind and ties the knot on his sixth solo Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic outing, Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets.

"If you evaluate the stuff I said in my past five albums, I kept it real from day one. It's easy to keep it real; that way, you won't get caught up in being a fake," Trick explains.

Born Maurice Young in Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and reared on the wrong side of the tracks, the artist formerly known as Trick Daddy Dollars has seen his share of trying times. As one of 27 children between his mother and father, Trick got more ass whippings than lectures during his formative years.

"I come from a big family. All of us are different and got our own ways," says Trick. "My daddy (is) a real street nigga. My momma is from Carolina, so she growed up in the struggle. My momma got 11 children from 10 different men. My daddy got 16 sons from all kinds of women.

"My momma met my daddy in Miami. Both of them are hood; they are ghetto. If my momma and daddy would've stayed together, one of them would've been dead, and the other would've been locked up for it."

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