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Lost Boyz Biography

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Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
Years Active: 1994–1999
Genres: Hip Hop

The Lost Boyz is a hip-hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York City. The original line-up consisted of MC Mr. Cheeks, MC Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. The group's debut single, “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Shameless,” arrived in 1995 to moderate success that landed them a record deal with Uptown Records. The group contributed the track, “Renee” to the “Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” soundtrack, which became a break through hit and gained the group some attention. Their debut album, “Legal Drug Money” emerged in 1996 and met with critical acclaim, producing five Hot 100 Chart hits, including “Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless,” “Renee,” “Music Makes Me High,” “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz” and “Get Up.” The group's second offering, “Love, Peace & Nappiness” arrived in 1997 and spawned the hit single, “Me & My Crazy World.” The group was also featured on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, “America is Dying Slowly,” alongside artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Coolio, and Fat Joe.

Tragedy struck in 1999 when Freaky Tah was shot and killed. The three remaining group members finished their third album, “LB IV Life” later that year. After the album was release to commercial failure the trio parted ways with MC Mr. Cheeks beginning a solo career. Cheeks released his solo album, “John P. Kelly” in 2001, which featured the runaway hit “Lights, Camera, Action!” The album also featured a tribute to Freaky Tah, “Till We Meet Again,” which featured Bob Marley's son Stephen. Cheeks continued to release albums until 2010 when Lost Boyz reunited and released a new single, “Haaay.”