Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Big Lurch Case

In April of 2002 Texas rapper and member of the LA group Cosmic Slop Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton was charged with murder and aggravated mayhem of his 21 year old room mate Tynisha Ysais. Big Lurch was found by police on Figueroa Street in South Central, naked and covered in blood just outside his apartment, staring at the sky with his room mate laying dead inside with her chest ripped open, a blade broken off stuck in her shoulder blade and teeth marks all over her face, she also had parts of her lung missing that were later found in Big Lurch's stomach.

Big Lurch was charged and refused bail. He pleaded not guilty due to insanity because he was under the influence of PCP although the judge refused the plea saying that that was not a reason for pleading insanity. On November 7 Big Lurch was sentenced to life in prison.

The mother of victim Tynisha Ysais later filed charges against Suge Knight for apparently signing Lurch to his label "Tha Row" and supplying him with drugs and telling him to do some news making crime. Suge Knight claimed he never has even met Big Lurch in his life.

Big Lurch was a member of Cosmic Slop who released the album "Cosmic Slop Shop" in 1998 on MCA Records which featured production from Rick Rock and Mike Mosely. He also appeared with artists such as RBL Posse, Luni Coleone, C-Bo and E-40. He has an album called "It's All Bad" which came out on "Black Market Records" after he was convicted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that lurch cover is pretty fucked up haha