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Flavor Unit MC Apache, born Anthony Teaks, passed away today after a protracted illness.

As an original member of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, Apache first appeared on 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit and his best known single “Gangsta bitch” peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles Chart.

Shakim Compere, CEO and Co Founder of Flavor Unit Records, remembered Apache.

“Without Apache there would have been no Queen Latifah, no Naughty By Nature, no Chill Rob G, no anything” Compere told “Apache was the string that tied all of Flavor Unit together. Without Apache none of this would be.”

Apache’s appearances included collaborations with Naughty by Nature, Fat Joe, Tupac, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Info via AllHipHop.


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