|Birth name||Tyruss Gerald Himes|
|Also known as||Skye, Mussolini, Little Psycho|
|Born|| November 22, 1968 |
Inglewood, California, U.S.
|Died||December 5, 2016 48) (aged|
Hawthorne, California, U.S.
|Formerly of||Thug Life|
Tyruss Gerald Himes (November 22, 1968 – December 5, 2016), better known by his stage names Big Syke and Mussolini, was an American rapper best known for his work with the American hip-hop groups Thug Life and Outlawz. His stage name "Big Syke" is a revision of his childhood nickname "Little Psycho".He died at his home in Hawthorne, California on December 5, 2016.
Syke was born and raised in Inglewood, California. He was a member of the Imperial Village Crips in Inglewood, California. In 1990, Big Syke and fellow rappers Domino and Mental Illness started a hip-hop group named Evil Mind Gangstas.In 1992 he met rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur and joined 2Pac's rap group Thug Life. In 1995 he joined 2Pac's second rap group The Outlaw Immortalz as Mussolini and recorded songs for 2Pac's 1996 album All Eyez on Me , including "Picture Me Rollin'", "When We Ride", "All Eyez on Me", and "Check Out Time".
Big Syke died at his home in Hawthorne, California on December 5, 2016, at the age of 48 from natural causes.
|"Say Whatcha Gotta Say"||1994||Johnny "J", Y?N-Vee||I Gotta Be Me|
|"All Eyez on Me"||1996||2Pac||All Eyez on Me|
|"Check Out Time"||2Pac, Kurupt|
|"Picture Me Rollin'"||2Pac, Danny Boy, C.P.O.|
|"When We Ride"||2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal, Napoleon, Kastro, Mopreme Shakur, E.D.I.|
|"Forever Ballin'"||Johnny "J"||The Fan|
|"Ready 4 Whatever"||1997||2Pac||R U Still Down? (Remember Me)|
|"I'm Losin It"||2Pac, Spice 1|
|"510.213"||Spice 1, WC||The Black Bossalini|
|"Mista Mista Dopeman"||Khayree, Confident One||The Blackalation|
|"Hittin' Cornaz"||DJ Ripley||Lowrider 10: Ghetto Politix|
|"Raised In Hell"||1998||C-Bo||Til My Casket Drops|
|"Lifestyles of a G"||Knight Owl||Wicked West|
|"Sexy Girl"||Nate Dogg||G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2|
|"Jack Move"||1998||Daz Dillinger, Kadafi, Napoleon, Hussein Fatal, Kurupt||Westside Riderz Vol. 1|
|"Letter to the President"||1999||2Pac, Outlawz||Still I Rise|
|"All the Same"||5th Ward Boyz, Kuirsham||P.W.A.: The Album... Keep It Poppin'|
|"Deep n the Game"||B-Legit, Smilee G., Mac Shawn||Cross Country Riiidahz|
|"Thug Thang"||2000||Little Bruce, Mopreme Shakur, Kastro||Give It to Me Baby!|
|"Good Life"||2Pac, E.D.I.||Until the End of Time|
|"M.O.B."||2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Mopreme Shakur, Yaki Kadafi|
|"I Rock the Gangsta Shit"||Knight Owl||Bald Headed Kingpin|
|"Please Believe It"||Jerzey Mob, Nutt-So, Outlawz||Jerzey Mob Vol. 1|
|"There U Go"||2002||2Pac, Kastro, Kadafi, Young Noble, Jazze Pha||Better Dayz|
|"It Is What It Is"||Kastro & E.D.I., Wack Deuce||Blood Brothers|
|"Dogged Out"||Ol' Dirty Bastard, Too Short||The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones|
|"Stick 2 the Plan"||Outlawz||Neva Surrenda|
|"Pleasure of Sin"||Outlawz, Yukmouth|
|"Nigga Wake Up"||Mac Mall||Mackin Speaks Louder Than Words|
|"Killa Cali"||Bad Azz||The Best Kept Secretz, Vol. 1|
|"Seven Digits"||2003||Cold Blue, Lord G||Premeditated|
|"I'm the Shit"||Vader||Screwed Up Texas Presents: Knock, Vol. 1|
|"Loyal to the Game (DJ Quik Remix)"||2004||2Pac, DJ Quik||Loyal to the Game|
|"Lately"||Knight Owl, Jayo Felony, Slush The Villain||The Ghetto Bird|
|"Respect Mine"||Gangsta Nutt, G-Money||Checkmate|
|"City of Rain"|
|"Movin' On"||2005||Bigg Steele||Size Duz Matter|
|"Life of Sin"||Seattle's First Family||The Prophecy|
|"Don't Stop"||2006||2Pac, Young Noble, Kadafi, Stormey Coleman, Hussein Fatal, EDIDON||Pac's Life|
|"All Eyes on Us"||Spider Loc||Bangadoshish|
|"City of Angels"||Mr. Trippalot, Dinero||Los Angeles Gangsters|
|"Everyday Iz a Struggle"||2007||Macadoshis, Mopreme Shakur, G-Money||Tha Come Up|
|"Keepin' It G"||Young Noble & Hussein Fatal, G-Dub||Thug in Thug Out|
|"Haven't Seen U Smile"||2008||Imaan Faith, Mopreme Shakur||Let The Truth Be Told|
|"Killaz From Tha West"||DJ AK, Big Prodeje||Killaz From Tha West|
|"Pourin' Liquor"||2009||Jediah, E.D.I.||Outlaw Culture Vol. 1|
|"Killaz From Tha West (Remix)"||DJ AK, Big Prodeje||E.Sides and Unreleased|
|"Thug Life"||Jediah, Young Noble||Outlaw Culture Vol. 2|
|"Streets Are Watching"||2010||Snapper, Royal T||The Connect 3: The Streets Are Watching|
|"Activated"||Bossolo||Notorious B.O.S.S.: The Rebirth|
|"Reactivated"||Bossolo, Spice 1, Daz Dillinger|
|"Boss Playaz Play"||2012||DJ AK||Gangsta Zone Party|
|"Inglewood 2 Da I"||2015||Bossolo & Spice 1||Thug Therapy|
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