Chicago's Do or Die
gained a hit with their first single, Po Pimp
. Released on a tiny Chicago label, the track became a local hit and sparked the group's signing by Houston's Rap-A-Lot Records. Given a wide release in the summer of 1996, the single hit number 22, increasing the buzz for a full-length from the group. In September of that year, Picture This
was released on Rap-A-Lot. Do or Die
returned to action in the spring of 1998, releasing their second album, Headz or Tailz
followed two years later. Back 2 the Game
(2002) and Pimpin' Ain't Dead
(2003) did well in Chicago and on the West Coast, but nationwide the group was being ignored by radio. With R. Kelly
, Kanye West
, and Twista
all making guest appearances, 2005's D.O.D.
was an attempt to change this. A year later, Do or Die
went in a totally different direction by releasing the hard, street-minded Get That Paper with Bun B
the lone guest star.