Big Syke

Big Syke
Also known as Moozaliny
Born Tyruss Himes
March 31, 1972 (age 44)
Inglewood, California
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1990–present
Labels Treacherous/Death Row Records/RideOnUm
Associated acts 2Pac, Outlawz, Thug Life, E-40, Evil Mind Gangsta's, Alabama Ju, Jelani, DJ Quik, Nate Dogg, DJ King Assassin, Prince Ital Joe, Johnny J, Danny Boy, Tha Dogg Pound, Bossolo

Tyruss Himes, better known by his stage name Big Syke is an American rapper. His stage name is a revision of his childhood nickname, "Little Psycho".[1]

Early career

In 1990 Big Syke started a rap group called Evil Mind Gangstas with rappers Domino and Mental illness.[1] He met 2Pac in 1992,[1] and joined 2Pac's group Thug Life, after Evil Mind Gangstas only album, All Hell Breakin' Loose, was released. After Thug Life broke up, and after 2Pac was released from prison, Big Syke appeared on four tracks on 2Pac's All Eyez on Me album—"Picture Me Rollin'", "When We Ride", "All Eyez on Me" and "Check Out Time". He joined a second 2Pac group, Outlawz, adopting the name Moozaliny.[2]


Main article: Big Syke discography

Solo albums

Collaboration albums

Compilation albums


  • Thug Life: Demo Tape (with Thug Life) (1994)
  • Big Syke: Volume 1 (2007)
  • Big Syke: Reincarnated Volume 1 (2007)


  1. 1 2 3 Big Syke bio at Allmusic
  2. "For The Record: Quick News On Beyonce, Shakira, Kanye, Chris Martin, Paris, Alicia Keys, 'Idol' & More". January 22, 2007. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2010.

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