|Birth name||Tyruss Himes|
|Also known as||Mussolini|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Associated acts||2Pac, Outlawz, Thug Life, E-40|
In 1990 Big Syke started a rap group called Evil Mind Gangstas. He met 2Pac in 1992, and joined 2Pac's group Thug Life, after Evil Mind Gangstas only album, All Hell Breakin' Loose, was released. After Thug Life broke up, and after 2Pac was released from prison, Big Syke appeared on four tracks on 2Pac's All Eyez on Me album—"Picture Me Rollin'", "When We Ride", "All Eyez on Me" and "Check Out Time". He joined a second 2Pac group, Outlawz, adopting the name "Mussolini" as part of the group's anti-western theme.
- Big Syke bio at Allmusic
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- Big Syke at Allmusic
- Big Syke discography at Discogs
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- Interview with Anton Batey