Gregory Parkes, better known by his stage name 1 Adoff, is an American rapper from Orlando, Florida. He is currently signed to the independent record label Rawdacious Records, distributed & managed by 2Real Management.
He is best known for his 1997 debut single "Shit Shol Shady", which was a local success also reaching all the way to Houston, Texas.
1 Adoff was beginning to experience limited success but he quickly encountered serious legal trouble's in 1990 he went to prison then was released in 2006 where he was found by DJ Bigga Rankin (Core DJs/Slip-N-Slide Records/CTE) and got 1 Adoff the deal with Slip-N-Slide Records then legal troubles again After years of meeting roadblocks and obstacles with record labels, 1 Adoff decided not to be denied and to take matters into his own hands. He began to record an album creating a catalogue of street classics.
After years of meeting roadblocks and obstacles with record labels, 1 Adoff decided not to be denied and to take matters into his own hands. He began to record and press album after album creating a catalogue of street classics. Through Adoff's persistence, consistency and talent he built his own buzz along with a significant reputation within the music community across the Miami,Orlando, Jacksonville & Tampa, Florida areas. The byproduct of 1 Adoff refusing to have his destiny denied was the engineering of a movement that has not only become the theme of his career but also the theme of his life…"The Dopeboyz Motivation"
In 2008 he recorded the single "Living In The Ghetto" produced by StreetRunner (Multi Platinum Grammy Award Winner), which was released in April 2009 and received over 400K downloads via the web which had the major labels calling The Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Records & Universal Music Group just to name a few but never signed and is still independent.