Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. – Rumors Of A Dead Man


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1 Rumors Of A Dead Man 03:41
2 Knee Deep (All Up In That P-Funk) 04:41
3 We Used To Be Homies 04:46


“Rumors Of A Dead Man” is a maxi-single by rap group Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. from Carson, California. Released on August 20, 1992, by Hollywood Records, this project showcases the group’s distinctive blend of hip-hop and funk/soul, with gangsta style influences. The single consists of three tracks, each highlighting the group’s unique sound and lyrical prowess.

The opening track, “Rumors Of A Dead Man,” sets the stage for the single with its captivating beats and powerful lyrics. The second track, “Knee Deep (All Up In That P-Funk),” features additional guitar work by Bob Dog and guest vocals from the legendary Rick James. Written by George Clinton III and Philippe Wynn, this track offers an irresistible groove, blending elements of funk with hip-hop. The final song, “We Used To Be Homies,” showcases Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.’s storytelling skills, delivering a compelling narrative through their hard-hitting rap verses.

“Rumors Of A Dead Man” was distributed by Elektra Entertainment and made by WEA Manufacturing. The project was recorded and mixed at Cherokee Studios, with mastering done at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The maxi-single features an array of talented contributors, including D.J. Battlecat on additional drum programming, Tal Bergman on live drums, and Master Lama on guitars.

Lead vocals and vocal arrangements were handled by Samoan Godfather, with backing vocals provided by Compton Gizz, Flintstone, King Folsom, Kobra Konvict, Murder One, Pistol Tone, Strong Arm, and Timebomb. The project was produced and written by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., with additional production and mixing by Will Roc. The single’s striking visuals were managed by Maria De Grassi-Colosimo, with design by Jamile G. Mafi and photography by Mike Miller.

“Rumors Of A Dead Man” showcases Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.’s signature sound, blending hip-hop and funk/soul elements to create a memorable project that still resonates with fans today.



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