Major Figgas

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Major Figgas
Origin North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 1999–2001
Labels RuffNation/Warner Bros.
Members Gillie da Kid
Bump J
Dutch
Spade-O
Bianca
Past members Ressy Rolx
Ab Liva
Wal Lo
Chops
Rucis (deceased)
El Dinero
P-Nut
Dirty Rik

Major Figgas was an American rap group from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

Major Figgas was founded in the Erie Ave area of Philadelphia by Gillie Da Kid and Abliva, who were friends from the neighborhood.[1] They knew Bump J, Dutch and Rolx from all living in the same area, and eventually expanded after inducting Spade and Bianca. Chops, Rucie, L deniro and Dirty Rik all soon came aboard.

After releasing several underground tapes, they released the full-length Figgas 4 Life independently which landed them a deal with RuffNation Records/Warner Bros. Records. At this time they had an ongoing back and forth feud with Jay-Z & his Roc-A-Fella rap group State Property. An expanded edition of the album was issued in 2000, which reached #115 on the Billboard 200 and #29 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2] Their lone major radio hit was "Yeah That's Us", which hit #2 on the U.S. Rap Singles chart and #34 on the R&B Singles chart.[3] They received an ASCAP Song of the Year award for "Yeah that's Us" in 2001.

Discography[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
2000 Figgas 4 Life 115 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann, Major Figgas at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic