AKA James Thomas Ramey
Birthplace: Richmond, IN
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hard Times
350 lb. Chicago soul singer who died within a month of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Though his recorded output was very slim (one album), his song "Hard Times" has been sampled many, many times by later rap musicians, including Eric B & Rakim ("Follow the Leader"), Public Enemy ("Revolutionary Generation"), Biz Markie ("The Dragon"), Naughty by Nature ("Connections"), Ice Cube ("The Birth"), Ghostface Killah ("Buck 50"), The Chemical Brothers ("Playground for a Wedgeless Firm"), and A Tribe Called Quest ("Can I Kick It?").
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Risk Factors: Obesity, Depression
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