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Birth name Andrey Vladimirovich Menshikov
Also known as Liga
Born July 30, 1977 (1977-07-30) (age 32)
Origin Moscow, Soviet Union
Genres R&B, Hip hop
Years active 1993–present
Labels Intelligentny khuligan Productions
Associated acts D.O.B Community, AERO Skwadra, Legalny Bizne$$, Bad Balance

Andrey Vladimirovich Menshikov (Russian: Андре́й Влади́мирович Ме́ньшиков, born 30 July 1977, Moscow), mostly known under his stage name Ligalize (Russian: Лигалайз), is a Russian hip hop artist and a former leader of the Legalny Bizne$$ band. Ligalize was also among D.O.B. and Bad Balance.

In 1994 Menshikov entered the Mendeleev Russian University of Chemistry and Technology, but did not finish it.[1] In 1996 Ligalize took a trip to Congo, where he maintained the hip hop activity participating in the local Francophone band AERO Skwadra.[1] When the country faced with the civil war, Ligalize returned to Moscow. Breakdance band Jam Style & Da Boogie has used his a cappellas for two its tracks.[1]


  • XL (2006)
  • Liga'MIX (2009)


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