Children of the Corn (group)

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Children of the Corn
OriginHarlem, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1993–1997
Past membersBig L
Herb McGruff

Children of the Corn was an American hip-hop group formed in the 1993, consisting of neighborhood friends and fellow Harlem rappers Big L, Cam'ron, Ma$e, Herb McGruff, and Bloodshed.[1][2] The group's name is a play on words; it is short for Children of the Corner, and also references Stephen King's 1984 film of the same name.


Big L was the founder of the group,[citation needed] as he pushed Mase and Cam'ron off the streets and into the studio, as well as Bloodshed, who was Cam'ron's cousin, with the last member of the group being Herb McGruff.[citation needed] They released over 30 songs under the name Children of the Corn, as they tried for a record deal.[citation needed] They got paid any way they could, rhyming for local DJs and selling mixtapes out of their trunks.[citation needed]

The group disbanded after the death of Bloodshed in a car crash on March 2, 1997 at age 21 and the murder of Big L on February 15, 1999 at age 24. Even before the group disbanded, each of the group members had pursued their solo careers. Big L started his own record label Flamboyant Entertainment, Ma$e with Bad Boy, Cam'ron with Epic and McGruff with Uptown. A collection of the group's songs, entitled Children of the Corn: The Collector's Edition was released in 2003.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Bleek, Don. "Picture Me Dope: Harlem's Rap Group 'Children Of The Corn'". Logo. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
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  3. ^ Kevin. "Big L + Cam'ron + Mase = Children of The Corn". Kevin Nottingham: The Underground Hip Hop Authority. Archived from the original on February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.