Big Syke

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Big Syke
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Background information
Birth name Tyruss Gerald Himes[1]
Also known as Mussolini
Born (1968-11-22)November 22, 1968[1]
Inglewood, California
Origin Los Angeles, California
Died December 5, 2016(2016-12-05) (aged 48)
Hawthorne, California
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1989–2016
Labels Treacherous/Death Row Records/RideOnUm
Associated acts 2Pac, Outlawz, Thug Life, E-40, Evil Mind Gangsta's, Alabama Ju, Jelani, DJ Quik, Nate Dogg, DJ King Assassin, Prince Ital Joe, Johnny J, Danny Boy, Tha Dogg Pound, Bossolo

Tyruss Gerald Himes (November 22, 1968 – December 5, 2016), better known by his stage names Big Syke and Mussolini, was an American rapper. His stage name is a revision of his childhood nickname, "Little Psycho".[2] On December 5, 2016, Syke was found dead at his home in Hawthorne; reports indicate natural causes.[3]

Early career[edit]

In 1990, Big Syke started a rap group called Evil Mind Gangstas with rappers Domino and Mental Illness.[2] He met 2Pac in 1992,[2] and joined 2Pac's group Thug Life, after Evil Mind Gangstas only album, All Hell Breakin' Loose, was released. After Thug Life broke up, and after 2Pac was released from prison, Big Syke appeared on four tracks on 2Pac's All Eyez on Me album—"Picture Me Rollin'", "When We Ride", "All Eyez on Me" and "Check Out Time". He joined a second 2Pac group, Outlawz, adopting the name Moozaliny.[4]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyruss Gerald Himes". 
  2. ^ a b c "Big Syke | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Rapper Big Syke Dead at 48". BallerStatus.com. December 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Beyonce, Shakira, Kanye, Chris Martin, Paris, Alicia Keys, 'Idol' & More". MTV.com. January 22, 2007. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2010. 

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