Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973), better known by his stage name Trick Daddy, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. Young appeared on the track "Scarred" by former 2 Live Crew member, Luther "Luke" Campbell, from Luke's 1996 album "Uncle Luke." The song became a hit and immediately caught the attention of fans and record producers alike. Ted Lucas, a former concert promoter and then-CEO of Slip-n-Slide Records, signed the rapper to the newly formed record label.
Slip-n-Slide released Trick Daddy Dollars's debut album "Based on a True Story" in 1997; the album was popular in the Miami area. In 1998, when his next album "www.thug.com" came out, Young removed "Dollars" from his stage name. Club-oriented track "Nann Nigga," featuring Trina, became a national hit, peaking at the third spot of the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Atlantic Records signed Trick Daddy to the label in 2000 and released "Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47" that year.
"Thugs Are Us," released in 2001, featured the hit single "I'm a Thug", which reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. His fifth album "Thug Holiday" featured the single "In da Wind." In 2004, "Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets" was released, with hit single "Let's Go," produced by Lil Jon, featuring Twista, and sampling the guitar riffs from the Ozzy Osbourne hit "Crazy Train."
That year, Trick Daddy guest-performed on the Ying Yang Twins' "What's Happnin!" which reached #30 on the Hot 100, #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #9 on the Hot Rap Singles. "Let's Go" peaked on #7 on the Hot 100, #4 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #4 on Hot Rap Tracks.
"Back By Thug Demand" followed in 2006, with singles "Bet That" and "Tuck Ya Ice" charting at the bottom of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Following "Back By Thug Demand," Trick Daddy appeared on several singles by DJ Khaled: "Born-N-Raised" in 2006 from "Listennn... the Album" in 2006, "I'm So Hood" from "We the Best," and "Out Here Grindin'" from "We Global" in 2008, all among numerous other rappers. "Born-N-Raised" peaked at #83 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, and "I'm So Hood" peaked at #19 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
He appeared on Pitbull's 2007 album "The Boatlift." Trick Daddy left Slip-n-Slide in 2008 and released his 8th studio album "Finally Famous: Born a Thug Die a Thug" on September 25, 2009, under his own Dunk Ryder Records.