Slacker Logo



Most of R&B singer Governor's career is characterized by promising opportunities gone awry. This son of a Virginia preacher saw a number of his projects -- some with top-name artists like Dr. Dre -- shelved permanently. It was not until he signed to Atlantic recording artist T.I.'s imprint Grand Hustle Entertainment before he received the major-label backing needed to jump-start his career. Governor (full name Governor Washington, Jr.) embarked on his journey to become an R&B star once he graduated from high school in 1990. He turned down his acceptance to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in order to form an R&B group named Case Closed and left Virginia for New York. When his group's plans proved fruitless, they disbanded, prompting Governor to pursue the solo route. He earned a deal through the independent Warlock Records for his debut, Another State of Mind, in 2000. After that album's release, Governor continued to find himself around some of the industry's finest, working with hit-making producers Trackmasters, Wyclef Jean, and West Coast legend Dr. Dre. The stint with Trackmasters generated numerous tracks with 50 Cent (before his ascendance to superstardom); however, most of those collaborations went unreleased and Governor parted ways. When Jean got Governor signed to Atlantic Records, Dr. Dre wanted to work with the new artist after hearing his music. The two created about a dozen tracks, but those songs also found their way into obscurity. Jean did involve Governor in some of his projects, but the latter still found himself looking for a new avenue to put out his music. Through a mutual contact, Atlantic A&R Craig Kallman, Governor was introduced to T.I., and the rapper eagerly signed him. Led by the bluesy, pain-evoking single "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," his Grand Hustle/Atlantic debut, Son of Pain, was released in September 2006. ~ Cyril Cordor
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Pop a Bottle
  3.   Blood, Sweat & Tears
  4.   Forgive Me
  5.   It's Alright
  6.   Hold On
  7.   Don't Let Him
  8.   People's Champion
  9.   Baby I
  10.   Decisions
  11.   Is It You
  12.   Closer
  13.   Incredible
  14.   Out Of My Hands
  15.   Like This
  16.   Running
  17.   Lucky
  18.   Kisses
  19.   Take You Home
  20.   Destiny
  21.   Intro
  22.   On My Way
  23.   That's What I'm Talkin'
  24.   Move Easy
  25.   Interlude: I Believe
  26.   Clear Blue Water
  27.   Ride
  28.   Be Yourself
  29.   Words Ain't Enough
  30.   Shake That Booty
  31.   Make Love To You
  32.   Interlude: Another State of Mind
  33.   Instagram Body
  34.   You Got The Power
  35.   I Can't
  36.   Anything
  37.   Deep
  38.   Taking It Slow
  39.   Baby Let's Roll
  40.   Slow Down
  41.   Never Wanna Leave
  42.   Piece by Piece
  43.   Keep It Moving
  44.   Just You and I

Artists Related to Governor

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |