Birth name

Timothy Wayne Johnson


(1970-01-14)January 14, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.


November 25, 2007(2007-11-25) (aged 37)
Watts, California, U.S.


Hip hop, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop



Years active



Interscope Records (1994)
Three D Records (1994)

Associated acts

Green Eyez, Tony Pizarro

Timothy Wayne Johnson (January 14, 1970 - November 25, 2007), better known by his stage name Sinister, was an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He was a member of the Green Meadows Bloods gang active in Watts, California. Johnson's debut album, Mobbin 4 Life, was released in 1994 on Interscope Records while he was incarcerated. Its poor commercial success resulted in his being dropped by the label. Johnson's song "Sinful One" was featured on the 1997 Dead Homiez soundtrack, while he also made a guest appearance in the film during its 1993 filming. 

Johnson was released from prison and made his final recordings in 1999, where were the song "Smooth but Deadly" on the 2000 Captain Save 'Em compilation album My Cape Is in the Cleaner's and his guest appearance on Green Eyez's 2000 album High Blood Pressure. Johnson was incarcerated a second time in 1999 for conspiracy to commit murder and released again from prison in 2004.

Johnson was fatally shot by unknown assailants on November 25, 2007 in Watts, California.

Personal lifeEdit

Johnson was the younger brother of Cleamon "Big Evil" Johnson, who was convicted of killing two people in 1991 and is on death row in California.

Johnson's girlfriend, Shereece Camprankin, was murdered in 2001 while he was in prison. Johnson is the father of at least two children.

Legal historyEdit

Sinister mugshot

Sinister in an undated mugshot

In 1989, Johnson was acquitted of two killings.

Johnson was imprisoned in 1994. He was imprisoned for a second time in 1999 for conspiracy to commit murder before he was paroled in 2004. Shortly after his release, Johnson was named by police as a suspect in the killing of another man but he was never charged.[1]


Studio albumsEdit


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