LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982),1 better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper, producer and actor.
He came to fame following his appearances on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma". In 2003, his debut album “From Me to U” was released by Def Jam Recordings. Its single "Dipset (Santana's Town)" reached #70 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart. “What the Game's Been Missing!” followed in 2005 with the singles "There It Go (The Whistle Song)," "Oh Yes," and "Clockwork." "There It Go" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts. "Oh Yes" reached #56 on the Hot 100 and #8 on the Rap charts. Both this album and single "There It Go" were certified Gold by the RIAA.
Santana performed on Jim Jones' single "Pop Champagne," which was produced by Ron Browz. "Pop Champagne" peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. It was also certified Gold by RIAA on February 26, 2009.
Since 2007, Santana has been recording material for his third album, “Born to Lose, Built to Win.” Shortly after recording began, Santana released a promo single, "The Second Coming," produced by Just Blaze. After a two year hiatus, he released a new song, "Days of Our Lives", with two accompanying music videos featuring cameos from Skull Gang.
In late 2009 he released the first single off “Born to Lose, Built to Win,” "Mixin' Up the Medicine" featuring Yelawolf. In 2010, he released the second single titled, "Back to the Crib" featuring Chris Brown.