Pizzo Calhoun, Dwayne Tucker
Another Bay Area underground legend....
Dwayne Tucker, better known under his stage name Pizzo (or Pizzo Calhoun) is a gangsta rapper & producer who is active since the early 1990's.
Born in Oakland, CA, Pizzo moved to Suisun City in the late 80's, a city that he represents hard along with neighboring city of Fairfield, CA aka The Flatlands. At the age of 16, he was signed by AWOL Records and recorded an album that was never released. Pizzo left the label and moved to Strong Island Records, which led to the release in 1995 of his debut, entitled "Heater Man", an album that is still considered as a Bay Area Mobb classic, with production handled by Pizzo himself, Rodney & Sam Bostic, K-Lou and JT The Bigga Figga and guests including Fairfield's own No Face Phantom, labelmate El Kaye from Richmond, CA, Lil' Ric (another Richmond native) or Vallejo's Ironic among others.
Then Pizzo re-signed with AWOL and dropped two albums, "Heater Calhoun" in 1998 and the self-titled "Pizzo" in 2000. 3 more albums followed up in the 2000's.
Pizzo has also appeared as a rapper or producer in numerous releases and has collaborated with a great part of the Bay Area/Northern Cali who's who including C-Bo, Marvaless, Killa Tay, Laroo, Luni Coleone, E-40, B-Legit, Agerman, Mike Mosley, One Drop Scott, Rick Rock, B.C. or LBC legend Daz of Tha Dogg Pound...
1994 - 2011
AWOL Records, Big V Entertainment, Metro Records, Out Of Bounds, RoundnaWorld Entertainment, Strong Island Records