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St. Lunatics

The St. Lunatics
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts
Members Nelly
Murphy Lee
City Spud
Past members Slo'Down

The St. Lunatics are a hip hop group from St. Louis Missouri, United States, formed in 1993. The group consists of Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, City Spud and formerly Slo'Down who left the group after a monetary dispute.


  • Career 1
  • Discography 2
    • Studio albums 2.1
    • Compilation albums 2.2
    • Singles 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The group was formed in 1993 by Martin Lopez. He heralded their talent in the basement of his home in Brooklyn, NY. Their first local hit was "Gimme What U Got" in 1997. The group thought it would be easier for Nelly to be signed, rather than the whole group. In 2000, Nelly was signed to Universal Records, followed by the rest of the group. While Nelly was working on his solo album Country Grammar, City Spud was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbery. After Nelly's breakthrough success in 2000, the St. Lunatics released their debut album Free City. In 2001, songs "Summer in the City" and "Midwest Swing" were released. In 2002, Ali released his solo album Heavy Starch and Murphy Lee released his solo album Murphy's Law in 2003. Murphy has launched his own label, UC ME Entertainment, and is currently promoting his new artists. Nelly has since moved on to a successful solo career and, in 2011, Nelly partnered with St. Louis-based Vatterott College to open a music production school in downtown St. Louis called Ex'treme Institute (E.I.) by Nelly.[1][2]

In 2009, the St. Lunatics were reportedly working on a new album, City Free, to be released in the summer of 2009. The album was postponed until 2011. A song titled "St. Lunatics" was leaked in early March 2009,[3] along with "Get Low 2 Da Flo" which was produced by Play-N-Skillz.[4] The first official single released from the album was "Money Talks" featuring rapper Birdman. The second official single released from the album was "Polo". The St. Lunatics have been unable to officially announce tour dates for the album’s international promotional tour. It has been rumored that management has attempted to reconcile with Slo'Down to help fill the void—but the two sides have reached a stalemate due to Down's insistence that he still wear his trademark mask. However, Nelly did an interview with Music Choice and when he was asked about Slo' Down, he confirmed that there will not be a reunion between The St. Lunatics & Slo' Down. (


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
2001 Free City
  • First studio album
  • Release date: June 5, 2001
  • Label: Universal Records, Fo'Reel, The Inc.
3 1 18
  • US: Platinum[8]
  • CAN: Gold[9]
TBA City Free To be released

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2006 Who's the Boss
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: February 21, 2006
  • Label: Fast Life Music
114 28


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1997 "Gimme What U Got" Who's the Boss
2001 "Midwest Swing" 88 41 Free City
2010 "Money Talks" (featuring Birdman) City Free
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ "St. Louis Media Business & Entertainment Management Diploma". EI by Nelly. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Vatterott colege". Retrieved May 2015. 
  3. ^ "City Free St Lunatics Album". 1VIBE.NET. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  4. ^ "St.Lunatics- Get Low To Da Flo". YouTube. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  5. ^ a b "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200".  
  6. ^ a b "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – R&B/Hip-Hop Albums".  
  7. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Canadian Albums".  
  8. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – November 3, 2010: St. Lunatics certified albums".  
  9. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum – July 2001".  
  10. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100".  
  11. ^ "St. Lunatics Album & Song Chart History – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs".  

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