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Theodore Unit
Theodore Unit

Origin

Staten Island, New York, United States

Genre

Hip hop

Years active

2001-2010

Label

Starks Enterprises

Associated acts

Ghostface Killah

Members

Past members

Theodore Unit was a 2000s sub-group made up of Wu-Tang affiliates, led by Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah.

History Edit

The group's origins begin with Ghostface Killah's 2001 album, Bulletproof Wallets, on the track "Theodore", which featured rappers Trife da God and Twiz, both of whom would become members of Ghost's posse (though Twiz was also formerly of Raekwon's crew American Cream Team). Trife, along with Kryme Life, would leave their trio T.M.F. to join the newly named "Theodore Unit", as would Shawn Wigs and Du-Lilz of Othorized F.A.M.. The crew was initially supposed to include Raekwon and Polite, but they then chose to form on their own, as Cream Team had been dissolved and they were launching Ice Water. Instead, the line-up held together with Solomon Childs and long-standing Wu-affiliate Cappadonna, as features on Theodore Unit's debut album, 718 (named after the Stapleton, Staten Island area code in which they all reside). However, the album would largely feature Trife da God and - naturally - Ghostface Killah, with only solitary appearances from Kryme Life and Du-Lilz; Twiz was not featured. (Indeed, he was to not be part of neither Cream Team nor Theodore for too long).

Solomon Childs, while having the third-largest presence on the album, left the group for unknown reasons in 2005. The following month, Ghostface Killah and Trife da God's Put It on the Line was released, which featured Kryme Life, Shawn Wigs, and Theodore Unit newcomer Sun God, who is also Ghostface's son. The album also had the notable presence of Trife's former T.M.F. bandmate Tommy Whispers. A mixtape was released the next year, featuring mostly Ghost and Trife called NY's Backbone.

Discography Edit

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