Northstar (rap group)

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Northstar
OriginUnited States
GenresHip hop
Associated actsWu-Tang Clan
Past membersChrist Bearer
Meko The Pharaoh

Northstar is an American hip hop duo, composed of rappers Christ Bearer and Meko The Pharaoh.[1]

The group used to record with fellow Californian group Black Knights as Black Knights Of The North Star, and indeed the two groups were initially signed by RZA as such to Wu-Tang Records. The groups have since split into two separate units, and Northstar released their debut album in 2003, titled Bobby Digital Presents Northstar, which also featured a reunion with Black Knights on the closing song "Black Knights Of The North Star". In 1999, the duo appeared on the soundtrack to the film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Their second album West Coast Killa Beez was released in 2005. A third album followed in 2008. They began introducing their own sub groups in 2011.

On April 16, 2014, member Christ Bearer severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building in an attempted suicide.[2][3] During the incident he was under the influence of PCP and was distraught about restraining orders that would keep him from seeing his children.[4] He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was in critical condition and doctors attempted to reattach his penis.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (May 30, 2000). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
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  3. ^ CNN
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