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IPA: WEAE /ˈɛn.i.bɑd.i/ or /-bʊd.i/

Pronoun

anybody
  1. Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.
    Anybody will do.
    Is there anybody inside?
  2. A person of some consideration or standing.
    Everybody who wants to be anybody will come to Jake's party.
    Here one isn't anybody, if one doesn't dance like Travolta.

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Translations

anyone
(colloquial) a person of consideration or standing
  • Finnish: joku (positive), kukaan (negative).
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Extensive Definition

James Lowery (born June 26 1973), also known as Anybody Killa, or ABK is a hip hop artist of Native American descent signed to Insane Clown Posse's record label Psychopathic Records. Lowery and his family belongs to the Lumbee tribe.

Krazy Klan / Native Funk (1995 - 2000)

James Lowery began his rap career in 1995, as part of the group Krazy Klan. He rapped under the name Jaymo while his partner Lavel rapped as Jayho. Krazy Klan became one of the largest suburb Detroit underground horrorcore groups, just under Insane Clown Posse, and House of Krazees. They released their first album, Frustrationz, on cassette tape only. After a three year break, they released their second and last album, developMENTAL, in 1999. DevelopMENTAL was the only album Krazy Klan released on CD. Shortly after the album's release, Krazy Klan broke up and went their separate ways.
In 2000, Lowery released a solo CD called Rain From The Sun under the alias Native Funk. Shortly after the album's release, he changed his name to Anybody Killa, the name which he has kept ever since. Not long after dropping his solo album, ABK became good friends with the newly-signed Psychopathic Records artist, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and served as his hypeman at the 2000 Gathering of the Juggalos. ABK also became good friends with ICP. He started to make appearances on their own albums. ABKs friendship with Twiztid, which started when they were children, also helped him get on Psychopathic Records.

Anybody Killa

Psychopathic Records (2001–2006)

In 2001, Lowery was finally signed to Psychopathic Records, and immediately started work on his first album, which was originally intended for 2002 release date. Before the release of Hatchet Warrior, ABK would appear on various tracks for other Psychopathic artists--most notably on the track Skanta Clawz from ICP's The Pendulum.
When labelmates Dark Lotus lost a member in 2001, ABK was their first choice as a replacement. He recorded verses on the re-issued version of Tales From The Lotus Pod in 2002. His vocals were dubbed over that of Marz, who had been kicked out of the group a year earlier. Although ABK's version went on to become the official version, the juggalo community is split between which version of the album is better due to his very noticeable lisping rapping style.
After a year's delay, ABK's first official album, Hatchet Warrior, was finally released in 2003. He also took part on the "Executive (Posse Song)" by T-Rock off the album Defcon 1: Lyrical Warfare.
His follow-up LP, Dirty History, was released in 2004. Not only was the album considered an improvement over Hatchet Warrior, but it is Anybody Killa's most successful album.
In 2004, Dark Lotus released a second album titled Black Rain. ABK was featured this time as a full-length member, and was featured prominently throughout the album. That same year, Lowery was asked to join another Psychopathic Records supergroup, the Psychopathic Rydas, in 2004. Under the alias "Sawed Off", he appeared on the album Check Yo Shit In Bitch.
In 2005, ABK released an EP named Road Fools with a DVD of tour footage and his own personal brand of comedy. In this EP/video, he also exploits his "nub". Despite the bonus footage and extras, Road Fools was a disappointment to fans, who felt the album was overhyped and was nowhere near as good as his previous albums.
That same year, he joined Blaze Ya Dead Homie to form a supergroup called Drive By. The group released one album titled Pony Down. The group was short-lived, and broke up shortly after the album was released.
On February 3, 2006 it was announced that ABK had left Psychopathic Records due to contract issues.

Independent career (2006–2007)

Shortly after leaving the label, ABK set up his own website thehatchetwarrior.com, and re-released the Native Funk album Rain From The Sun.The re-release (released on June 1st), included a second disc entitled the Rattlesnake EP with all new material including a new version of Guillotine called Guillotine Pt. 2 featuring fellow rapper Strict.
Around this time, ABK also released a few so called diss tracks with fellow Psychopathic cast-off Esham, targeting the members of ICP and Psychopathic Records. While not expected gather little attention many debate that ABK's part in the tracks have no diss's in them.
In 2006, ABK started a group called the Detroit Warriors with fellow rappers Strict & Venomiz. Together, they released their first album, Strike 1 Mix.
Anybody Killa also finished working on a project he had started before he left called "ABK's Orange-Black CDs". Both the Orange EP and Black EP became available Oct. 1st, 2006. A Christmas-themed EP, titled Holiday Jingles, was released in December 2006.
In April 2007, Detroit Warriors released their second album, Strike 2 Mix. The second album featured Strict, Flagrant, AJAX, Krazy Klan, & a few other underground Detroit artists.
On October 1st, 2007, ABK released his second Orange-Black album, titled Devilish: Black Orange. The album was released on his website and contains eight new tracks.

Return to Psychopathic Records (2008-present)

Announced on Wednesday, March 18 2008, during the broadcast for Insane Clown Posse's Weekly Freekly Weekly show, Anybody Killa is signed back onto Psychopathic Records and the release of ABK's new album, Mudface is expected to be finished and released some time this year through Psychopathic Records/Native World Inc.

Discography

Krazy Klan

  • Frustrationz (1995)
  • developMENTAL (1999)

Native Funk

Anybody Killa

Psychopathic Records

Detroit Warriors

Singles

  • "Foo Dang" (Drive-By) (2002)
  • "Hey Y'all" (2004)
  • "All Hallows Day" featuring *AJAX and Strict (2006)

Collaborations

AJAX
ClaAs
Dead Mike
Flagrant
Halfbreed
L.A.V.E.L.
  • Lavel's Street Music (Diamond Cutz Vol. 1 Mixtape)
Track: "Rockstar" (also features Esham)
Psychopathic Rydas
  • Check Yo Shit in Bitch
Strict
T-Rock
:Track: "Executive Squad"
Venomiz
Psychopathics from Outer Space 2
  • Conquer
  • Warrior
  • Demon Faces
  • Mr. Sesame Seed
  • Y U Wanna Hoe?
  • Stayin' Alive
  • Graverobbers
  • Free Studio

External links

anybody in German: Anybody Killa
anybody in Italian: Anybody Killa
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