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

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