Freaky Tah

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Freaky Tah
Tah c. 1997
Tah c. 1997
Background information
Birth nameRaymond Rogers
Born(1971-05-14)May 14, 1971
Queens, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 1999(1999-03-28) (aged 27)
Queens, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, hype man
Years active1994–1999
LabelsUniversal Records
Formerly ofThe Lost Boyz

Tahliq Raymond Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999),[1] better known as Freaky Tah, was an American rapper and hype man. He was a member of a hip hop group called the Lost Boyz, together with Mr. Cheeks, DJ Spigg Nice, and Pretty Lou.[2][3]


On the night of March 28, 1999, after leaving Mr. Cheeks' birthday party with friends William Brown and Thomas Roman of Boston, Massachusetts, Rogers was fatally shot by Kelvin Jones while he was going towards the exit of a Sheraton hotel in Queens, New York. It was a case of mistaken identity. He was pronounced dead at the nearby Jamaica Hospital.[4] He was aged 27 at the time of his death.[4]

The getaway driver, Raheem Fletcher, was sentenced to seven years in prison.[5] Jones pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years for second-degree murder. As of 2022, Jones was incarcerated at Elmira Correctional Facility in Upstate New York. He became eligible for parole in 2014 and was denied. He will become eligible again in 2023.[6]


With The Lost Boyz[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Legal Drug Money
  • Released: June 4, 1996
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
6 1
Love, Peace & Nappiness
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
9 2
LB IV Life
  • Released: September 28, 1999
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download, LP
32 8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ R.I.P. Raymond "Freaky Tah" Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999), 2dopeboyz, March 28, 2010
  2. ^ The Lost Boyz at Allmusic
  3. ^ Freaky Tah at Allmusic
  4. ^ a b "Member of Lost Boyz Hip-Hop Group Slain", The New York Times, March 29, 1999
  5. ^ "Shooter Pleads Guilty in Murder of Lost Boyz's Freaky Tah", MTV, July 17, 2001
  6. ^ "Incarcerated Lookup". Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Retrieved November 2, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "RIAA – Searchable Database: Lost Boyz". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 12, 2012.

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