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Charizma
Birth name Charles Hicks
Born July 6, 1973
Origin San José, California, U.S.
Died December 18, 1993 (aged 20)
Genres West Coast Hip Hop
Years active 1987–1993
Labels Hollywood Basics (1990–1993)
Stones Throw Records (1996–present) (posthumous)
Associated acts Peanut Butter Wolf

Charles Hicks (July 6, 1973 – December 18, 1993) a.k.a. Charizma was an MC from San Jose, California, United States. He is most known for his work with Peanut Butter Wolf; the two of them formed a duo together, but their music was cut short when Charizma was murdered in late 1993.

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Career

Charizma was 13 when he got his first taste for hip-hop, and he started rapping at high school talent shows. He was only 16 when he met 19-year old Chris Manak a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf in 1990. They became best friends and recorded several demos and live appearances. In 1990, they got signed to Disney-owned Hollywood Basics. Charizma & PB Wolf recorded enough tracks to release an LP. They soon got out of their deal, and the label folded. Charizma & PB Wolf were still collaborating when it was cut short as Charizma was shot dead in a mugging on December 16, 1993.[1]

Discography

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Albums

Album information
M-Town EP
  • Recorded: 1987–1989
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • RIAA Certification: n/a
  • Billboard 200 chart position: n/a
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: n/a
  • Singles:
Big Shots (with Peanut Butter Wolf)
  • Recorded: 1991–1993
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • RIAA Certification: n/a
  • Billboard 200 chart position: n/a
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: n/a
  • Singles: "My World Premiere", "Devotion", "Here's A Smirk", "Jack The Mack"
Big Shots Bonus EP (with Peanut Butter Wolf)
  • Recorded: 1991–1993
  • Released: June 2004
  • RIAA Certification: n/a
  • Billboard 200 chart position: n/a
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: n/a
  • Singles:

References

  1. ^ "Stones Throw Records (Peanut Butter Wolf Interview)". http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2004/02/charizma-peanut-butter-wolf-in-vapors. Retrieved 2007-04-29. "He died in December [1993]. Basically, he was shot and killed. It was just a violent death. I personally don't know all of the details, but from what I understand, a guy basically approached him at a stoplight in East Palo Alto, which was a pretty rough neighborhood at the time. Yeah, from what I heard, he resisted and the guy shot him. Something that no one ever would have expected, obviously."  

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