Anerae Brown (born July 30, 1974), better known by his stage name X-Raided, is an American rapper and a former 24th Street Garden Blocc Crip gang member.

Birth nameAnerae Brown
Born (1974-07-30) July 30, 1974 (age 46)
OriginSacramento, California, U.S.
GenresGangsta rap, horrorcore, hardcore hip hop
Years active1991–present
LabelsPriority Records, Madman Records, Gangway Inc., Bloc Star Entertainment
Associated actsBrotha Lynch Hung

Early lifeEdit

Born July 30, 1974, Brown was raised by his mother, Shirley James 'Jaz' Brown, a clerk at the Sacramento County Courthouse.[1]


The first X-Raided album, Psycho Active, was recorded in June 1990 with Sacramento rapper Brotha Lynch Hung, and released in 1992. Brown claims that the recording was made during a deadly conflict between the 24th Street Garden Blocc Crips and the Meadowview Bloods, contributing to lyrics full of violence.[citation needed]

In March 1992, X-Raided was arrested with four other gang members for murdering Patricia Harris in her home.[1] He was convicted of first-degree murder with a special circumstance of gang-related homicide and was sentenced to 31 years to life in prison.

From 1993 to 1995, he recorded songs over the telephone while in jail awaiting trial. They were released on the 1995 album Xorcist. One track begins with a recording of a collect call which identifies him as "an inmate in Sacramento County Jail". This second album garnered even more attention and it was covered in various mainstream media outlets including Playboy (September 1996).

His third album, Unforgiven (1998), was recorded on a DAT recorder smuggled in by a prison guard.[1] Beats were added later by producer DJ VerbalTek. His fourth, Speak of the Devil (2000), was credited to the pseudonymous "Nefarious" in order to evade California's Son of Sam II law, and his fifth, The Initiation (2001), was released on his own label, Madman Records.

In 2012, he released his first mixtapes, Sacrifice and Sacramentally Disturbed.

X-Raided was paroled on September 14, 2018 after serving 26 years in prison.[2] He said shortly after his release that he was abandoning his X-Raided persona and would perform as "Anerae Veshaughn", releasing music with a positive message.[3]


Solo albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • City of Kings with Kingpen (2002)
  • Ignition with Loki (2007)
  • Bloc Bizniz with Bloc Star (2010)

Compilation albumsEdit


  • Sacrifice Mixtape (2012)
  • Psychotic Activity (2014)

Extended playsEdit

  • Niggaz In Black (1991)
  • The Eternally Unforgiven Project (2009)
  • A Gun With a Body on It with Smigg Dirtee (2015)


  1. ^ a b c 2002 X-Raided article in LA Times
  2. ^ Hardee, Howard (October 4, 2018). "The penitent rapper". Sacramento News & Review. Chico Community Publishing.
  3. ^ Vazquez, Joe (December 5, 2018). "Paroled Gangster Rapper Seeks Redemption After 26 Years Behind Bars". cbslocal.com.

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