Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Marlon Brando of Sporty Thievz (1979 – 2001)

On this day, May 11, in hip-hop history... 2001: On May, 11, 2001, Marlon Brando, a member of Yonkers hip-hop group Sporty Thievz, died when he was struck by a car in the Bronx. Made up of Marlon Brando, King Kirk and Big Dubez, Sporty Thievz came onto the New York hip-hop scene in 1997 and were known for having satirical, joking personas. Sporty Thievz first big look came when they released a parody of the TLC song "No Scrubs" entitled "No Pigeons," to tell the story of the song from the male point of view. The single would become a Billboard ...

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