Day 6 of #100daysofnewjack ft MC Trouble!
Rest In Paradise
West Coast rapper LaTasha Sheron Rogers (July 30th 1970 - June 4th 1991), better known by her stage name MC Trouble, was an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. The first female rapper signed to Motown Records, she released her only album, Gotta Get a Grip, in 1990 to moderate sales and reviews. the first female rapper signed by Motown Records, releasing her first album, "Gotta Get A Grip" in 1990 under the name MC Trouble. The album launched a hit single "I Wanna Make You Mine" ft The Good Girls. Rogers was born with epilepsy and received daily treatment to prevent seizures; In 1992, she was in production for her second album when she died in her sleep on June 4, 1992, while at the home of a friend in Los Angeles shortly after suffering an epileptic seizure which resulted in heart failure.
A posthumous single “Big Ole Jazz” was released in 1992 and appeared on the House Party 2 soundtrack, which resulted in a second & final hit on Billboard’s rap singles chart. The song ‘Vibes and Stuff‘ by rap group A Tribe Called Quest off their album The Low End Theory was dedicated to MC Trouble. Fellow rapper, Nefertiti, also dedicated a recording, title ‘Trouble in Paradise’ to Rogers. On Sunday June 4th 2016, marked the 25th year, since the passing of MC Troublez. Her passing made a deep impact on the burgeoning hip-hop scene.
Get A Grip