Hip Hop

R.I.P. Raymond “Freaky Tah” Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999)

blame it on JES7 March 28, 2010

As much as some heads would like to forget and disagree, Freaky Tah of South Jamaica, Queens’ Lost Boyz played as an important and integral role in the group as Mr. Cheeks [II] did. Although he wasn’t the lead MC per say, he played a pivotal role as not just the group’s promoter, but as the Boyz’s backup MC and hypeman. In 1996 and 1997, the Lost Boyz released Legal Drug Money and Love, Peace and Nappiness, respectively, both clutching gold plaques and critical acclaim. Freaky Tah was shot in the head execution style on a Sunday morning in his borough of Queens, and nearly just a month after Big L’s passing, which sort of swept Tah’s death under the radar. Unfortunately, after Tah’s untimely passing, Cheeks and the rest of the Lost Boyz’s career seemed to almost take a turn for the worst, releasing the mediocre LB IV Life and the uninspiring Lost Boyz Forever. No matter what, Freaky Tah, Mr. Cheeks and the Lost Boyz have struck a notch in the timeline of Hip-Hop that cannot be undone or removed, and undoubtedly, the group’s name will always come up in a cipher speaking on mid-to-late 90s Hip-Hop. R.I.P. Freaky Tah!

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