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Encyclopedia > The Lost Boyz
Lost Boyz
(left to right) Freaky Tah, Spigg Nice, Mr. Cheeks, and Pretty Lou
(left to right) Freaky Tah, Spigg Nice, Mr. Cheeks, and Pretty Lou
Background information
Origin Flag of United States Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Genre(s) Hip Hop
Years active 19961998
Label(s) Uptown, Universal, Contango
Members
Mr. Cheeks
Freaky Tah
DJ Spigg Nice
Pretty Lou

The Lost Boyz are a Hip Hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. The original group members were lead MC Mr. Cheeks, backup MC and hypeman Freaky Tah (1972-1999), DJ Spigg Nice, and Pretty Lou. The lost boyz have developed into a gang on the streets of New York, originating in Jamaica, Queens. This gang wears black bandanas, and call themselves LB fam, or LB. There sets are named after street names in Jamaica. Image File history File links Lostboyz. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) other events of 1998 Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 list of years in music 1990s in music // February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Mr. ... Raymond Rodgers (1972 – March 28, 1999), better known as Freaky Tah was a Rapper from South Jamaica, Queens, New York and member of the group Lost Boyz along with Mr. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... South Jamaica is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, located south of downtown Jamaica, the Long Island Rail Road tracks and Liberty Avenue. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... NY redirects here. ... Mr. ... Raymond Rodgers (1972 – March 28, 1999), better known as Freaky Tah was a Rapper from South Jamaica, Queens, New York and member of the group Lost Boyz along with Mr. ...

Contents

Recording career

In 1995, the group released their debut single "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Shameless", charting on the Billboard Hot 100. The release landed them a record deal with Uptown Records. The group contributed a single to the Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood soundtrack, titled "Renee". The song became a major hit, breaking into the Top 40 on the Hot 100 chart. The single also reached Gold status in 1996. On June 4, 1996, they released their debut album Legal Drug Money. The work was highly acclaimed, and the album featured five Billboard Hot 100 hits, including their past singles "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Shameless", "Renee", as well as "Music Makes Me High", "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" and "Get Up". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 1996. Their second album, Love, Peace & Nappiness, was released on June 17, 1997 on Uptown/Universal Records. It featured another Hot 100 hit single, "Me & My Crazy World". One of the most famous songs on the album was the posse-cut "Beasts From The East", featuring A+, Redman and Canibus. The album wasn't as acclaimed as their debut, but fared well commercially, reaching Gold status in late 1997. See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 other events of 1995 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... Dont Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 film. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Legal Drug Money is the debut album from Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz, featuring members Mr. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Love, Peace & Nappiness is the sophomore effort from Queens, New York Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... For the chewing tobacco, see Red Man. ... Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known as Canibus and also as Can-I-Bus and Rip the Jacker, is a Jamaican-born American MC and rapper. ...


On the night of March 28, 1999, at a birthday party for Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah was shot in the head while exiting the Sheraton Hotel in Queens. Tah was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 am, at the age of 27. The getaway driver, Raheem Fletcher, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for Manslaughter. In 2001, Kelvin Jones pleaded guilty to the murder. The three remaining group members finished their third album LB IV Life, released in September 1999. The effort fell short critically and commercially, failing to provide any Hot 100 hits, and failing to reach Gold status. The three split-up after the release, and lead MC Mr. Cheeks began a solo career. He released his first solo effort John P. Kelly in 2001, which featured the smash hit "Lights, Camera, Action!". The album also featured a heartfelt tribute song to Freaky Tah, titled "Till We Meet Again", featuring Bob Marley's son Stephen. Cheeks released another album in 2003, titled Back Again!, then followed in 2004 with Ladies & Ghettomen. On January 16, 2004, DJ Spigg Nice was tried and convicted of multiple bank robberies in New Jersey and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.[1] The group released a compilation album Lost Boyz Forever in 2005, featuring past hits and previously unreleased material. March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... LB IV Life is the last studio album recorded by Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) other events of 1999 Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 other events of 2001 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Robert Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Stephen Ragga Marley was born April 20, 1972 and is the second son of Rita and Bob Marley. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 other events of 2003 list of years in music 2000s in music // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Lost Boyz Forever is a compilation album from Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954...


Discography

Album cover Album information
Legal Drug Money
  • Released: June 4, 1996
  • Certification: Gold
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #6
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #1
  • Singles: "Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless", "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz"/"Keep it Real", "The Yearn", "Renee", "Music Makes Me High", "Get Up"
Love, Peace & Nappiness
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Certification: Gold
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #9
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #2
  • Singles: "Me & My Crazy World"/"Summer Time", "Love, Peace & Nappiness", "What's Wrong"
LB IV Life
  • Released: September 28, 1998
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #32
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #8
  • Singles: "Plug Me In", "Take a Hike (One)", "Ghetto Jiggy"
Lost Boyz Forever
  • Released: June 21, 2005
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: -
  • Singles:

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Legal Drug Money is the debut album from Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz, featuring members Mr. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Love, Peace & Nappiness is the sophomore effort from Queens, New York Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... LB IV Life is the last studio album recorded by Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lost Boyz Forever is a compilation album from Hip Hop group The Lost Boyz. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1995 "Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless" #91 #60 #10 Legal Drug Money
1995 "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" #67 #63 #11 Legal Drug Money
1996 "Renee" #33 #13 #3 Legal Drug Money
1996 "Music Makes Me High" #51 #28 #5 Legal Drug Money
1997 "Get Up" #60 #31 #6 Legal Drug Money
1997 "Me & My Crazy World #52 #23 #5 Love, Peace & Nappiness

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...

External links

  • Allmusic page
  • "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Shameless" music video

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