Grammy award winning rapper Mr. Cheeks finds himself front and center again with a hot new single entitled, ‘Havin’ Fun’ . The Stephen Marley produced track featuring Maya Azucena is the first single off Mr. Cheeks new album, And The Winner Is, which is slated for a highly anticipated release on the Marley family owned Ghetto Youths International, Inc. imprint. Before establishing himself as a solo artist in early 2001, Mr. Cheeks, made a name for himself in the early 1990’s as a member of the seminal, platinum selling rap group the Lost Boyz. Along-side band members Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou, the original dreadlocked South Jamaica, Queens rap quartet gained world-wide critical acclaim in 1996 following the release of the certified Platinum and highly acclaimed debut Legal Drug Money.
The classic hip-hop album produced five Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 singles featuring the hit song, "Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless", the gold-status single "Renee", as well as "Music Makes Me High", "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" and "Get Up". In 1997, the Lost Boyz released another certified gold album entitled Love, Peace & Nappiness, which featured another Hot 100 hit single, "Me & My Crazy World" and one of the groups’ most famous single, "Beasts From The East" which featured A+, Redman and Canibus. Deemed underground favorites, Mr. Cheeks and the Lost Boyz enjoyed success, toured the world, blessed stages overseas, and participated in countless projects.
In true Mr. Cheeks fashion, the rapper , who joins the ranks as one of the most influential hip-hop MC’s hailing from Queens , NY, promises that And The Winner Is will display the most versatile works that fans have seen in his 10 + years as a recording artist . Cheeks entertains, “I know you all are tired of that fast food rap! Get ready ‘cuz I’m gonna fill in the holes of the current hip-hop music scene, I’m about to feed you a four-course hip-hop meal.”