Penn St8 (of Badd Blood)
Penn St8 is a rapper, born in Vallejo and residing in Fairfield, CA. He's been rapping for many years and was one of the original Kinsmoke & Federation members, but ended up getting locked up around the time that The Federation really blew up during the well known Hyphy era of the Bay Area Rap scene. Fast forward to late 2009, Penn St8 linked up with Mr.Loco AKA Loc Da Smoke and less than a year later they formed the group Badd Blood. In the fall of 2010, the duo released their first group album, Thicka Den U Thought to all the major digital online retailers of the world and also in CD format as well. After that, they did a few more mixtapes up until the 2012 release of their album 7'z Up. In 2014, Penn St8 & Mr.Loco AKA Loc Da Smoke signed to Dogghabit Records and in the Summer of 2015, the duo switched labels over to Havikk The Rhime Son's label 1Hood Ent, where they spent another 16 months. After the departure from 1Hood, Penn St8 wanted to build his own label Ashee Knuckle Ent. and he partnered up with Wize Guyz Global Digital Ent. to distribute it through. In 2017 Penn St8 was arrested on a weapons and drug charge, the following year he was sentenced to serve time in prison and he is scheduled to come home in December of 2021.