Hit the club got drunk but they better start hittin’ off…
The rapper that would eventually be known to the world as C-Bo was born in the Garden Blocc section in the city of Sacramento California. This area was known as heavily influenced with gang activity between the Bloods and Crypts and was littered with violence and drugs. It was said that he had started the gang life early in life although there are no official reports to substantiate these claims.
He would become one of the most influential rappers during this time and go on to work with rap industry legends such as Tupac Shakur and Brotha Lynch Hung. He would also get to make an appearance on Tupac’s album called All Eyez On Me, which would go many times platinum after its release, shortly before Tupac’s death.
C-Bo was rumored to be signed to a number of record labels such as Death Row Records although none of these claims would ever be substantiated although he has released numerous albums over his career. In 1994, he would create his first full length studio album that was called Gas Chamber. The album would go on to sell numerous copies as he had solidified his fan base earlier while working with other rappers.
He would tour in many night clubs and hot spots in the California area where his albums would gain a larger audience for his sales. After the release of his first album and some touring following its release, his next album was on the way and would be titled The Autopsy. By now, his fans were used to the lyrics of hard drugs and violence and they would compel him to continue his rapping on these types of subjects. These types of lyrics would eventually land him in jail more than once.
The first time he was released from prison, he would be released under the terms that he would not associate with any type of gang activity as well as not promote any type of lyrics that would insight violence. He was picked up by police as a violation of parole with the release of his album called Till My Casket Drops due to its lyrics that would tell his fans to shoot police if they were pulled over. Although this was his second arrest for such type of behavior, his attorney would get the charges dropped based on the first amendment to the United States Constitution.
C-Bo would continue his reign with the release of his seventh album that would at first get him into trouble but he would eventually be exonerated. He would go on to create his own record label called West Coast Mafia Records. He would continue to release numerous albums that would revolve around the fact that he was a gangster. His fans would follow his albums and continue to buy them at a very rapid rate. It has been said, although not official, that the rapper has released over ten albums over the last ten years and has said to have sold over three million of his records.
His fans can find more information on the rapper at his official website where they may also find free music downloads or songs that are available for internet screening. Also on his website, one should be able to find information about his upcoming tour dates as well as what is going to be released in the near future.
Did you know that...
- ...C-Bo has been arrested twice and has one felony on his record.
- ...he has worked with industry greats such as Brotha Lynch Hung.
- ...his birth name is Shawn Thomas.