Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Freaky Tah's Life To Be Celebrated This Weekend In Queens

Rap Daily: The life of slain Queens, New York rapper Freaky Tah will be celebrated this weekend in Queens, New York.

Members of rap group The Lost Boyz will gather on Saturday in Lincoln Park in South Ozone, Queens, on what would have been Freaky Tah's 40th birthday.

As a member of The Lost Boyz, Freaky Tah, born Raymond Rogers, enjoyed success around the world with group members Mr. Cheeks, Pretty Lou and Spigg Nice, who is currently incarcerated.

The Lost Boyz hit big in 1995, based off of classic Hip-Hop singles like "Jeeps, Bimaz & Benz," "Renee" and "Music Makes Me High.

Freaky Tah was gunned down on March 28th, 1999 as he was leaving a birthday party for group member Mr. Cheeks at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in South Jamaica.

His death came at the height of The Lost Boyz fame, and sparked fears that a gang war was brewing in Queens, because of several other high-profile homicides that took place during the month.

Three days after the death of Freaky Tah, a man named Rodger Paggent was shot and killed in Ozone Park.

Eventually, two men were convicted for their roles in the death of Freaky Tah.

Raheem Fletcher, one of the occupants in the getaway car, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The gunman, Kelvin Jones, was pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 15 years-to-life.

In 2003, Corey Bussey, an associate of The Lost Boyz, was also sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for his alleged role in what police called the retaliation slaying of Freaky Tah.


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