Cosmic Slop Shop was a rap trio from Oakland, California that consisted of Big Lurch (born Atron Singleton on September 15, 1976 in Fort Worth, Texas), Doonie Baby (born Marvin Selmon) & Rick Rock (born Ricardo Thomas).
Their name comes from Funkadelic’s 1973 album “Cosmic Slop.” The trio met at Slop Shop Studios in the San Francisco Bay area. Music producer James Mtume signed them to his record label in the summer of 1998.
In 1998, Cosmic Slop Shop released their debut (and only) album “Da Family” which didn’t make any album charts.
The only single to chart form the album was “Sinful” which peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #66 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
By 1999, Cosmic Slop Shop disbanded. Rick Rock became a music producer, producing music for artists such as Busta Rhymes, Will Smith, E-40, Xzibit and Erick Sermon.
In 2002, Rick and Doonie Baby formed a rap group called The Federation in which they released two albums before disbanding in 2007.
Unfortunately, Big Lurch’s career took a dark turn; on April l0, 2002, he brutally murdered his girlfriend in Los Angeles, California. In November of 2003, he was sentenced to life in prison and is currently incarcerated.
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