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Marlon Brando
R.I.P. 1979 – 2001

Marlon “Brando” Bryant, one third of the Sporty Thievz, was 22-years-old when he was tragically killed on May 11, 2001. According to reports, Bryant was walking out of a Bronx deli around 3 a.m. when a drunk driver ran a red light, jumped a curb and fatally struck him. Six years after his death, Marlon Brando’s legacy lives on through his music. Along with his partners, King Kirk and Big Dubez, the Sporty Thievz released their debut album, Street Cinema (Roc-A-Blok/Ruffhouse Records), in 1998. The trio gained modest notoriety with their lead single, “Cheapskate (You Ain’t Getting’ Nada).” But it was their RIAA certified gold single, “No Pigeons,” an answer to TLC’s “No Scrubs,” that propelled them into the spotlight. XXLMag.com celebrates the life of Marlon Brandon by showcasing some of the Sporty Thievz finest music and videos.

“Raw Footage” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999

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Video: “No Pigeons” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999


“Fedz” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999

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“Hitmen” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999

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Video: “Cheapskate” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999


“Angel” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999

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“Street Cinema” Street Cinema, Roc-A-Blok/Sony 1999

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