"Death cannot put the brakes on a good dream."
- Marva Collins
With the senseless murder of group member Raymond "Freaky Tah" Rogers just weeks before his 28th birthday earlier this year, it seemed the dream that they've always longed for would evolve into a harrowing nightmare for the Lost Boyz.
The four-man unit hailing from South Jamaica, Queens, New York had quickly risen as one of Hip-Hop's premier acts as fueled by Gold-certified albums in two consecutive years, 1996's #1 Legal Drug Money and 1997's Love, Peace & Nappiness.
In that short span of time, group members Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou & Spigg Nice released numerous classic hits such as the bounce jam "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz", the eulogistic "Renee", the testimonial cut "Music Makes He High," the hands-down party-starter "Get Up" and the double-take relationship drama "Me & My Crazy World". In addition, they made their presence felt on the scene by lacing several hot joints like 112's "Come See Me", "Queen Pen's "A Party Ain't A Party" and more.