Cougnut

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Cougnut
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Background information
Birth name Ronald Fields Jr.
Also known as Cougar Rebel
Born January 11, 1968
Origin San Francisco, California
Died September 4, 2001(2001-09-04) (aged 33)
Northern California
Genres Rap, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1989–2001
Labels In-A-Minute Records
Associated acts I.M.P., Totally Insane, JT The Bigga Figga, Master P, RBL Posse, Baldhead Rick

Ronald Fields (January 11, 1968 – September 4, 2001),[1] better known by his stage name Cougnut, was an American rapper from the Lakeview neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

Biography[edit]

As frontman of rap group Ill Mannered Posse (I.M.P),[2] and later as solo artist, Fields was known for his dark raspy voice and street credibility.[3] His best known release as a member of I.M.P. is probably the 1996 album Ill Mannered Playas, which was released through In-A-Minute Records. Often requested for compilations and features, Fields was one of the most prominent rappers in the Bay Area in his prime (from 1993 until his death in 2001). Notable artists Fields worked with include S.B. Baby Cougnut JT The Bigga Figga, Master P, Andre Nickatina, Da'unda'dogg, Sean T, and RBL Posse.

On September 4, 2001, Fields was killed in a car accident in Northern California.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • Unreleased

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • As a member of the group I.M.P. (Ill Mannered Posse)
    • 1989 – No Prisoners
    • 1990 – I.M.P. Dogs
    • 1993 – Back In The Days
    • 1996 – Ill Mannered Playas

Compilations[edit]

  • 1993 – Trying To Survive In The Ghetto (by Herm) * 1995 - " Animosity " Su-Side Records * 1997 – West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1: Anotha Level of the Game
  • 1997 – Notorious Pimps Playas & Hustlas
  • 1997 – Cloud Nine Production's Fattest James Volume 1
  • 1997 – Southwest Riders
  • 1998 – Bayriderz
  • 1998 – 50/50 Chances
  • 1998 – 17 Reasons
  • 1998 – Million Dollar Dream: This Is How We Lay Low
  • 1998 – 4080 Magazine Compilation II: Bay Luv
  • 1998 – 4080 Magazine Compilation III: The Twomp Sack
  • 1998 – Isolated in the Game (BayWay Records)
  • 1999 – Million Dollar Dream: Money & Muscle
  • 1999 – The Soundtrack (by Apt.3)
  • 2001 – Bay Area Playas 3
  • 2002 – Theme Music To Drug Dealins & Killins (by Apt.3/DNA)
  • 2005 – Known Associates 2 (by Apt.3/DNA Ent & Apt 4)
  • 2005 - Rip Love (by Guce & Road)

Guest Appearances[edit]

• 1998 - "Heaven or Hell" "" (with Kung Fu Vampire)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database).
  2. ^ http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2010/06/jamoeblog/saluting-old-school-san-francisco-rap-group-i-m-p-s-back-in-the-days.html
  3. ^ http://www.empiredistribution.com/artists/imp
  4. ^ http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2011/09/jamoeblog/9-11-2011-is-also-bay-area-rapper-cougnut-s-ten-year-anniversary-.html
  5. ^ Arnold, Eric K. (June 24, 2011). "For S.F. rappers, another dream deferred". The San Francisco Chronicle.

http://thachronic.com/animosity/

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