Lost Boyz
Lost Boyz


South Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active




Associated acts

Easy Mo Bee, Onyx

Past members

Lost Boyz was an American hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. The original group members were lead rapper Mr. Cheeks, backup MC and hypeman Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. Lost Boyz made their debut in 1995 with the single "Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and landed them a record deal with Uptown Records. The group contributed the song "Renee" to the soundtrack of Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, with the song eventually becoming a major hit and breaking into the Top 40 on the Hot 100 chart.

Following the success of "Renee", Lost Boyz released their debut album, Legal Drug Money, in 1996, and achieved critical and commercial success. Their second album, Love, Peace & Nappiness, was released in 1997, and featured another Hot 100 hit single, "Me & My Crazy World". The album wasn't as acclaimed as their debut, but fared well commercially.

On the night of 28 March 1999, Freaky Tah was fatally shot in the head while attending Mr. Cheeks' birthday party in Queens. The three remaining group members finished their third album LB IV Life, released in 1999 to little success, leading to the group's disbandment. Mr. Cheeks pursued a solo career, and has since released several albums. In 2004, DJ Spigg Nice was tried and convicted of multiple bank robberies in New Jersey and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.


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