Sunday, September 25, 2005

R.I.P. Cowboy


Rest In Peace:
Cowboy



Real Name: Keith Wiggins
Hailing From: Bronx New York
Date Of Birth: September 20 1960
Date Of Death: September 8 1989
Cause Of Death: Cocaine overdose, after two years addicted to crack.

Cowboy was the first rapper Grand Master Flash chose to be a member of the Furious 5 back in 78'. His cause of death is a sad way to end the life of one of hip hop's legends, especially one involved in the track "White Lines (Don't Do It)"

Albums:
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - Greatest Messages (1983)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - They Said It Couldn't Be Done (1985)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - Stepping Off (1985)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - The Source (1986)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - Ba-dop-boom-bang (1987)
Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five - On The Strength (1988)

MP3:
Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five - Back In The Old Days Of Hip Hop

10 comments:

Maven said...

Damn! Cowboy is more or less the reason I started listening to hip hop back then. His performance and approach in 'The Thruth' is just about my first memory of it all. I still measure all my raplistening based on his lines in that track.

Anonymous said...

RIP
i never know you personally, but i knew u do a lot for hip-hop culture. one love Cowboy!

Anonymous said...

Rip
I love the way he said I'm cowbody I'm running this show my zodiac sign is virgo# Virgo me too!

Unknown said...

You people need to get ya facts straight my father didn't pass away from no overdose. SMH.

Quencia said...

You people need to get ya facts straight my father didn't pass away from no overdose. SMH.

Anonymous said...

I heard so many things why he past but I can't say, but he no here anymore and that is not cool. Thanks for being one of the cats who brought rap/ hip hop to the world. Now can we all "Throw your hands in the air and wave them like you don't care"! Thanks Cowboy. The brother from Chicago- SOUTHSIDE. We love hip hop/ rap.

Carlos Bolden said...

It's Good That You Letting Everybody Know The Truth. The Media Took His Death And Ran With It Cause That's The Way White Media Think Of All Black Men As Drug Addicts. White People Died Of Drug Addiction Worser Than Black People. Meth Has Been Killing White People For Years Now!

underworldraps said...

I still have Cowboys autograph till this day RIP Real Mcoy

underworldraps said...

I still have Cowboys autograph till this day RIP Real Mcoy

Anonymous said...

He was very handsome.