Major Figgas

Major Figgas was an American rap group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Major Figgas
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
GenresHip-Hop
Years active1999–2001
LabelsRuffNation/Warner Bros.
MembersGillie da Kid
Bump J
Dutch
Spade-O
Bianca
Past membersRessy Rolx
Ab Liva
Wallo
Chops
Rucis (deceased)
El Dinero
P-Nut
Dirty Rik (deceased)

HistoryEdit

Major Figgas was founded in the Erie Ave area of Philadelphia by Gillie Da Kid and Abliva, who were friends from the neighborhood.[1] They knew Bump J, Dutch and Rolx from all living in the same area, and eventually expanded after inducting Spade and Bianca. Chops, Rucie, L deniro and Dirty Rik all soon came aboard.

After releasing several underground tapes, they released the full-length Figgas 4 Life independently which landed them a deal with RuffNation Records/Warner Bros. Records. An expanded edition of the album was issued in 2000, which reached #115 on the Billboard 200 and #29 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2] Their lone major radio hit was "Yeah That's Us", which hit #2 on the U.S. Rap Singles chart and #34 on the R&B Singles chart.[3]

DiscographyEdit

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
2000 Figgas 4 Life 115 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann, Major Figgas at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic