CPO (group)

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Also known as Capital Punishment Organization
Origin Compton, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, gangsta rap
Years active 1989–1991
Labels Capitol,
Associated acts MC Ren, N.W.A
Past members CPO Boss Hogg
DJ Train
Young D

CPO (an abbreviation of Capital Punishment Organization) was an American hip hop group from Compton, California founded in 1989 by CPO Boss Hogg, DJ Train and Young D.

They released a single album in 1990, To Hell and Black, which included production from MC Ren of N.W.A. and distributed by Capitol Records. To Hell and Black peaked at 33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard charts.[1]

DJ Train, who had worked with artists such as MC Ren and J. J. Fad, died of smoke inhalation in a house fire on July 26, 1994.[1]

Lil Nation has since began identifying himself as (Tha) Boss Hogg, or "CPO" in the singular form. CPO/Boss Hogg continues to make rap appearances, including the 1994 original soundtrack to Above the Rim, hyphy artist E-A-Ski on his 1998 album, and the 2000 self-titled album by Tha Eastsidaz.