Legal Drug Money by Lost Boyz on Apple Music

16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

A four-man squad from the NYC neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens, Lost Boyz were big for a minute in the mid-'90s thanks to their crossover smash hit: the spooky, caught-in-the-crossfire rap ballad "Renee." With members Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice, Lost Boyz were especially popular in New York, where their thugged-out but down-to-party style was the flavor of the day. Originally released in 1996, this set features "Renee" as well as their other key singles, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless," "Get Up," and "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz and Benz." Tragically, Freaky Tah was murdered the following year, and Lost Boyz' two subsequent albums (Love, Peace & Nappiness and LB IV Life) didn't make much of an impact. While not a classic on par with some of the era's other game-changing hip-hop, this is still a great album from a group that never quite got the widespread props it deserved.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A four-man squad from the NYC neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens, Lost Boyz were big for a minute in the mid-'90s thanks to their crossover smash hit: the spooky, caught-in-the-crossfire rap ballad "Renee." With members Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice, Lost Boyz were especially popular in New York, where their thugged-out but down-to-party style was the flavor of the day. Originally released in 1996, this set features "Renee" as well as their other key singles, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless," "Get Up," and "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz and Benz." Tragically, Freaky Tah was murdered the following year, and Lost Boyz' two subsequent albums (Love, Peace & Nappiness and LB IV Life) didn't make much of an impact. While not a classic on par with some of the era's other game-changing hip-hop, this is still a great album from a group that never quite got the widespread props it deserved.

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About Lost Boyz

The Lost Boyz included Freaky Tah, Mr. Cheeks, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice. The rap quartet's first single -- "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless" -- earned them a contract with Uptown Records, which released their second single, "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz," later in 1995. After the "Renee" single (recorded for the Don't Be a Menace to South Central While You're Drinking Your Juice in the Hood soundtrack), the Lost Boyz released their debut album, Legal Drug Money. The LP hit the charts and was certified gold. Love, Peace & Nappiness followed in 1997. Freaky Tah was murdered on March 28, 1999; LB IV Life appeared that autumn. ~ John Bush

  • ORIGIN
    Queens, NY
  • FORMED
    1993

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