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Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz):Grammy Award winning rapper and actor, Mr. Cheeks, made a name for himself in the early 1990’s as a member of the platinum selling rap group the Lost Boyz.
The Lost Boyz gained world-wide critical acclaim following the release of the certified Platinum and highly acclaimed debut Legal Drug Money (Uptown / Universal 1996). The classic hip-hop album produced five Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 singles featuring the hit song, "Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless", the gold-status single "Renee", "Music Makes Me High", "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" and "Get Up".
In 1997, The Lost Boyz released another certified gold album entitled “Love, Peace & Nappiness” which featured another Hot 100 hit single, "Me & My Crazy World" and one of the groups most famous single , "Beasts From The East" which featured A+, Redman and Canibus. The group additionally contributed its "Renee" single to the ‘Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood’ movie soundtrack, were featured in the hip hop documentaries ‘Rhyme and Reason’ and ‘Statistic’, and appeared in Sprite's "Obey Your Thirst" television commercial.
In 2001 Mr. Cheeks released his debut solo effort “John P. Kelly”. The album featured the massive hit "Lights, Camera, Action!" featuring P. Diddy and Missy Elliott.
In 2005 and 2006, Mr. Cheeks continued on with his solo career, and appeared on various singles including Lil Kim’s hit song, "The Jump Off”. Mr. Cheeks also touts countless remix productions, including ‘I’m Going Down’ for Mary J. Blige, ‘You Remind Me’ a Lost Boyz remix for Usher, ‘Hands High’ featuring Elephant Man & Pee Duble, ‘Stress Ya’ featuring Jadakiss and Pharrell , and ‘Get By’ featuring the vocals of Kanye West, to name but a few.
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