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Big Syke
Big Syke

Birth name

Tyruss Gerald Himes

Also known as

Mussolini

Born

March 31, 1968
Inglewood, California, United States

Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Died

December 5, 2016 (aged 48)
Hawthorne, California, United States

Genre

Hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper

Years active

1990-2016

Labels

Rideonum, Rap-A-Lot, Riviera, Ghost Label

Associated acts

2Pac, Evil Mind Gangsta's, Outlawz, Thug Life,

Tyruss Gerald Himes (March 31, 1968 - December 5, 2016), better known by his stage name Big Syke, was an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. His stage name was a revised version of his childhood nickname "Little Psycho". After beginning his career as a member of the group Evil Mind Gangsta's, Himes met Tupac Shakur in 1991 and the two became good friends. Himes was a member of Shakur's groups Thug Life and, later, Outlawz.

Himes embarked on a solo career with the 1996 album Be Yo' Self, and went on to release three additional albums in the 2000s, including two released through Rap-A-Lot Records.

On 5 December 2016, Himes was found dead at his home in Hawthorne. His death is believed to be of natural causes.

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