Boom Bam

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Boom Bam
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Gene Heisser a.k.a. "Boom Bam", 2009
Background information
Birth name Gene Heisser
Also known as Boom Bam
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Compton, California, U.S.
Genres West Coast hip hop
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Compton's Most Wanted
MC Eiht
N.O.T.R.

Boom Bam (born Gene Heisser, 1971) is one of the founding members of Compton's Most Wanted [1] and underground rap group N.O.T.R.

Heisser was born in Compton, California. He met MC Eiht and Tha Chill while attending Junior High school, and a lifelong friendship developed.[2] In 1987 they created the rap group Compton's Most Wanted and their first album It's a Compton Thang was released in 1989. The group quickly became famous on the West Coast, and international fame soon followed.[3] After the group dissolved in 1993, Boom Bam appeared with MC Eiht on several of his solo projects. Bam, Eiht, and Chill formed N.O.T.R. in 1995. Atlantic Records bought the album and subsequently shelved the entire project. Underground copies of the album are all that survived.

Boom Bam also had a brief movie career with a minor role in the blockbuster hit Menace II Society and in the movie Rhyme & Reason. He also briefly appeared in the backyard scene of Boyz n the Hood.

Later years[edit]

Boom Bam is currently in the studio working with Hard Head Productions on his first solo album titled Still Wanted. It is scheduled for release some time in early 2012. The album will be featuring such artists as MC Eiht, and MC Ren of N.W.A.

He is currently working as an electrician working on alternative energy systems.

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