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Background information
Origin Holly Hill, South Carolina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 1993–1995
Labels Rowdy/Arista/BMG Records
Associated acts Erick Sermon, Diamond D, Lord Finesse
Former members
Jamal Phillips
Malik Edwards

Illegal was a short-lived hip hop duo composed of Jamal Phillips and Malik Edwards that was signed to Rowdy Records. The duo made its debut with the album, The Untold Truth, released in 1993, which became a minor success, peaking at #119 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Serveral tracks on the album, including its two singles, "Head or Gut" and "We Getz Busy," were diss songs directly aimed at rivals Kris Kross and Da Youngstas. The duo virtually disappeared from the public eye until 1995, when it teamed with Too Short on the song "Thangs Change," after which the group disbanded. Jamal Phillips would later release his debut solo album, Last Chance, No Breaks, in 1995 on Rowdy Records. Malik released one single for Rowdy Records titled "Malik Goes On," but his debut album was shelved. Malik worked with his cousin Snoop Dogg on Doggystyle, Warren G on Regulate...G Funk Era, and Tha Dogg Pound on Dogg Food and finally released his debut album in 2005, The Game Needs Me.


Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
1993 The Untold Truth 119 19


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