Dem Franchize Boyz Soph
DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ, hailing from Atlanta's Westside, are Bernard "Jizzal Man" Leverette, Maurice "Parlae" Gleaton, Gerald "Buddie" Tiller and Jamal "Pimpin'" Willingham. They debuted on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 2004 with the top 25 single "White Tees," but broke through on a mass level on their Virgin Records debut with the single release of "I Think They Like Me," a three-week No. 1 in the R&B/Hip-Hop radio format in late 2005 that ushered the sparse but irresistibly hookish "snap music" into clubs and radio.
DFB became the first rap group in the history of that chart to reach No.1 with consecutive singles, when "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" returned the group to the top of the R&B Hip-Hop chart, while posting a No 7 Hot 100 peak. DFB drew a nomination for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group in the 2006 American Music Awards.