Rapper Big Syke was found dead at his Hawthorne, California home earlier today. He was 48 years old. According to recent reports, Tyruss Himes passed from natural causes. Syke was most known for his appearances on multiple Tupac tracks, as well as his tenure with both Thug Life and The Outlawz. A product of L.A., Big Syke released four studio albums and several compilations throughout his career.
Thug Life: Volume 1 (1994)
Thug Life was a collection of childhood rappers, Big Syke, Rated R, Macodoshis, Mopreme and Tupac himself. Interscope released the first and only album, Thug Life Vol.1. on October 11, 1994. Thug Life was more than just a lifestyle the late Tupac Shakur epitomized. Thug Life was more than just a tattoo across someone’s stomach.
“How Long Will They Mourn Me” ft 2Pac, Rated R, Big Syke & Macadoshis featuring Nate Dogg
Be Yo Self (1996)
“All Eyez On Me” ft 2pac & Big Syke
Big Syke Daddy (2001)
Syke’s second studio album “Big Syke Daddy” was released nearly five years after his debut. Johnny J would go on to produced multiple tracks again, as well as DJ Quik & Nate Fox. This album didn’t have many features. E-40 & DJ Quik hopped on a Quik produced joint.
Big Syke “Time Iz Money” ft DJ Quik & E-40
2pac & The Outlawz “Still I Rise”
Syke joined 2pac & The Outlawz for “Still I Rise.” He went by the name “Moozaliny,” given to him by ‘Pac after Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini. “Letter to the President” was the only track Syke was featured on.
“Letter to the President” ft 2pac & The Outlawz
Big Syke found dead at 48