MC Trouble

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MC Trouble
Birth name LaTasha Sheron Rogers
Born (1970-07-30)July 30, 1970
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died June 4, 1991(1991-06-04) (aged 20)
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1987–1991
Labels Motown
Associated acts The Boys, The Good Girls, Queen Latifah, Johnny Gill, A Tribe Called Quest, Today, Teddy Riley

LaTasha Sheron Rogers (July 30, 1970 – June 4, 1991), better known as MC Trouble, was a rap artist, and the first female rapper signed to Motown Records.

MC Trouble had a minor hit with the song "(I Wanna) Make You Mine" featuring The Good Girls, released May 25, 1990. "Make You Mine" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Magazine's Hot Rap Songs charts.[1] The title track of her debut album Gotta Get a Grip was released as a second single on September 14, 1990. Gotta Get a Grip showed promise as a mix of hardcore rap and more commercial R&B.[2]

Illness and death[edit]

Rogers was born with epilepsy and received daily treatment to prevent seizures; In 1991, she was in production for her second album when she died in her sleep on June 4, 1991, while at the home of a friend in Los Angeles shortly after suffering an epileptic seizure which resulted in heart failure.

Legacy[edit]

The posthumous single "Big Ole Jazz" was released in 1992 and appeared on the House Party 2 soundtrack resulted in a second & final hit on Billboard's rap singles chart. The song 'Vibes and Stuff' by rap group A Tribe Called Quest off their album The Low End Theory was dedicated to MC Trouble. Her dedication is mentioned several times throughout the track.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MC Trouble Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  2. ^ Gotta Get A Grip Review at AllMusic

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