Big Syke

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Big Syke
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Background information
Birth nameTyruss Gerald Himes [1]
Also known asSkye, Mussolini, Little Psycho
Born(1968-11-22)November 22, 1968 [1]
Inglewood, California, U.S.
DiedDecember 5, 2016(2016-12-05) (aged 48)
Hawthorne, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active1990–2016
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". [2] He died at his home in Hawthorne, California on December 5, 2016. [3]



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. [2] In 1992 he met rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur [2] 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". [3]


Big Syke died at his home in Hawthorne, California on December 5, 2016, at the age of 48 from natural causes. [3]


Studio albums

Collaboration albums

Compilation albums


Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name thug life was also another album
"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 OneThe Blackalation
"Pass Days"Khayree
"Hittin' Cornaz"DJ RipleyLowrider 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!
"Rize"2001 Outlawz Novakane
"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"2003Cold Blue, Lord GPremeditated
"I'm the Shit"VaderScrewed 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 VillainThe Ghetto Bird
"Respect Mine"Gangsta Nutt, G-MoneyCheckmate
"City of Rain"
"Movin' On"2005Bigg SteeleSize Duz Matter
"Life of Sin"Seattle's First FamilyThe 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, DineroLos Angeles Gangsters
"Everyday Iz a Struggle"2007 Macadoshis, Mopreme Shakur, G-MoneyTha Come Up
"Keepin' It G" Young Noble & Hussein Fatal, G-Dub Thug in Thug Out
"Haven't Seen U Smile"2008Imaan Faith, Mopreme Shakur Let The Truth Be Told
"Killaz From Tha West"DJ AK, Big Prodeje Killaz From Tha West
"Pourin' Liquor"2009Jediah, 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"2010Snapper, Royal TThe Connect 3: The Streets Are Watching
"Activated"BossoloNotorious B.O.S.S.: The Rebirth
"Cloudy Days"
"Reactivated"Bossolo, Spice 1, Daz Dillinger
"Boss Playaz Play"2012DJ AKGangsta Zone Party
"Inglewood 2 Da I"2015Bossolo & Spice 1Thug Therapy

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  1. 1 2 "Tyruss Gerald Himes". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  2. 1 2 3 "Big Syke | Biography & History". AllMusic . Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  3. 1 2 3 "Rapper Big Syke Dead at 48". December 6, 2016.