Mopreme Shakur

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Mopreme Komani Shakur
Birth nameMaurice Harding
Also known asMo' Komani, Wycked, Mocedes, Mopreme
Born (1967-08-16) August 16, 1967 (age 56)
New York City, U.S.
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Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active1989–present
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Maurice Shakur ( Harding; August 16, 1967), better known by his stage name Mopreme Shakur, originally known as Wycked, is an American rapper. He was a member of the hip-hop group Thug Life and is the stepbrother of rapper Tupac Shakur. He was also a member of the Outlawz (under the name Komani), but later dropped out because of a financial disagreement with Death Row Records.

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Career

Mopreme made his recording debut as Mocedes on Tony Toni Toné's 1990 single "Feels Good". [1] He appeared with his stepbrother Tupac on "Papa'z Song", a single from the 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. , credited as 'Wycked'.

Mopreme and Tupac formed the group Thug Life in 1993, with Big Syke, Macadoshis, and Rated R. [2] The group released one album, Thug Life: Volume 1 (1994), which went gold. [3] Mopreme wrote many of the songs on this album. [4] He was also an original member of Outlawz, but dropped out of the group. [5]

In 2007, he released a mixtape with Assassin, "Black & Brown Pride". He performed on the soundtrack for the feature film Intoxicating, starring Kirk Harris, John Savage, and Eric Roberts. [6] In 2008, Mopreme was a consulting producer for an episode about his father on the BET series American Gangster . [7]

Discography

Collaboration albums

Compilation album

Mixtapes

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearArtist(s)Album
"Feels Good"1990 Tony! Toni! Toné! The Revival
"Papa'z Song"1993 2Pac Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
"Stormy Weather"1995 Ray Luv Forever Hustlin'
"When We Ride"19962Pac, Hussein Fatal, Napoleon, Big Syke, Kastro, E.D.I., Yaki Kadafi All Eyez on Me
"Ain't No Love "Big Syke, G-Money Be Yo' Self
"Thug Thang"2000 Little Bruce, Big Syke, KastroGive It To Me Baby!
"M.O.B."20012Pac, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I., Big Syke Until the End of Time
"Who You Trust"Big Syke, E.D.I., Kastro Thug Law: Thug Life Outlawz Chapter 1
"I Need A..." Mac Mall, Sundae, Big Syke
"Do That"Swerv, Big Syke
"Thug Cycosis"The Rated R, Macadoshis, Big Syke
"2 Places"2006Taje, KwestHot Box: Vol. 1
"Another Time"2007Kyle RifkinHell Up in Harlem
"When I Close My Eyes"Macadoshis, Noni Spitz, TajeTha Come Up
"Everyday Iz A Struggle"Macadoshis, G-Money, Big Syke
"Win or Lose"TajeHot Box 2: The Second Hit
"Death Before Dishonor"2008 Bishop Lamont, Taje, Indef Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge
"Haven't Seen U Smile"Imaan Faith Big Syke
"Poppin' Tops"2009TajeHot Box 3: Hold Ya Breath
"Svarta Pengar"2012Emilush & Caustic, Alibi
"Don't Stop" Bishop Lamont The Layover

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