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We All Miss U Pimp
by Eric 'Vicious' Johnson
Eric Johnson (1967 to 2019) was an American 'rap' artist, aka 'Vicious'. Eric Johnson was born on August 21st 1967 in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA, but grew up in Houma. during his lifetime, he had also lived in Lake Charles and Lafayette. After styling himself 'Vicious', he started out rapping with the collective called 'X-Mob', founded by the late 'rap' artist 'Pimp C' (today's track is a tribute to that rapper). He then suffered some life-affecting setbacks (such as time served in jail for various misdemeanours) which took him away from music for several years, though he later returned to perform with such high-powered artists as 'Boosie Badazz', 'Zro', 'Birdman', 'Scarface', 'Young Jezzy', 'BG Cash Money Records', 'C-Loc' and Kevin Gates, plus many others. While a member of 'X-Mob', he sold more than 50,000 records, and was also a part of the "Pimpulation" project which later went gold for sales. He had recorded a handful of albums from about 1994, and during his career released radio playlist singles which included "I Ball Like Kobe" and "Meet Me at the Circle K", after landing a record deal with the Port Arthur, Texas, label 'UGK Records'. However, he was convicted in February 2015 of inciting the violence which led to the shooting and death of Ray Ryan outside an apartment complex in Duscon, Louisiana, in 2012. He was sentenced to 16 years in jail to be served at the Allen Parish Correctional Center, with an appeal against the decision later being dismissed. Eric Johnson died from cancer on February 18th 2019, while serving his time at that prison for the offence. He was 51, and is survived by his three daughters. http://107jamz.com/louisiana-rapper-vicious-passes-away-from-complications-associated-with-cancer/
Sources: http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/crime_police/article_da5f25ea-a6b5-599c-b024-2d522329f866.html - http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/vicious - http://eu.theadvertiser.com/story/news/2016/03/02/appeals-court-upholds-conviction-rapper-vicious/81210918/
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† REST IN PEACE †
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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