Major Figgas

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Major Figgas
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Years active1999–2001
LabelsRuffNation/Warner Bros.
MembersGillie da Kid
Bump J
Past membersRessy Rolx
Ab Liva
Wal Lo
Rucis (deceased)
El Dinero
Dirty Rik

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


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 who were also from Philadelphia. 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.


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


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