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R.I.P. Apache

US rapper who had short lived success with backing from A Tribe Called Quest and Naughty By Nature. His first appearance was in 1990 on 45 King, The Presents The Flavor Unit by Flavor Unit, The. Apart from his individual records (see below), he also featured on several albums (of Naughty By Nature, Tupac, Fat Joe, etc. ). Apache’s debut album “Apache Ain’t Shit” was released in 1991 and peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Also featured on the album was the hit single “Gangsta Bitch” which went to #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot Rap Singles. Apache also released a single “Do Fa Self” in 1993 but he has yet to release another album or single.

Flavor Unit emcee Apache, born Anthony Teaks, passed away today (January 22) after a protracted illness. Damn, I loved that LP. I’m such a 90s hip hop fan. R.I.P.


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