In Conjunction with King Kirk.
Hip Hop Recording Group
Smash Hit: No Pigeons.
Other Singles include:
Sporty Thievz is a Yonkers, New York hip-hop duo composed of King Kirk & Big Dubez (a.k.a. Safecracker). They are notable for their parody of TLC's hit "No Scrubs" entitled "No Pigeons", which attempted to tell things from the male perspective, and their song "Hit It Up" on the soundtrack to The Best Man. They are also known for satirically providing a male counterpoint to the female-oriented R&B music popularised in the late 1990s and early 2000s, something that was not done by any other group at the time. The group have been acknowledged for their lyrical skill, also making other notable hits such as "Cheapskate", which also has a music video and was released under Ruffhouse Records.
In 1998, their album Street Cinema was released on Roc-A-Bloc/Ruffhouse Records. The majority of the production was handled by Ski, famous for his work on Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt. It had a unique concept in which every track had its own storyline that could also serve as a premise for a movie. This concept would reprise a decade later on rapper Ludacris's 2008 album, Theater Of The Mind.
They did not get much airplay until the "No Pigeons" single was released, which hit #21 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed on that chart for six weeks. Street Cinema was re-released with "No Pigeons" appearing as a bonus track.
In an attempt to capitalize, Sporty Thievz also released a rebutal to Destiny's Child's hits "Bills, Bills, Bills" (written by the same songwriter as "No Scrubs", Kandi Burruss) and "Independent Women". The "Bills Bills Bills" rebuttal, entitled "Can't Pay Your Bills", demands "I need a lady working 9-5 to help her man out" (not to be confused with the track entitled "No Billz (Why, Why, Why?)" in which the group "humorously" questions "Why we gotta spend, because we men?"). In the "Independent Women" rebuttal "Independent Men" they consider the unfairness of child support, stating "She won't let me see my seed acting like it's funny, She gettin' her hair done with that diaper money".man, Amadou Diallo, by the NYPD.
In 2013 King Kirk released his new Sporty Thievz compilation album mixtape called "Cinema, Beats & Brawdz". In 2014 Sporty Thievz released their official follow up to their first album "Street Cinema part 2".