|Birth name Shawn Thomas|
Genres Hip hop
Origin Sacramento, California
|Name Shawn Thomas|
Years active 1991–present
|Born January 14, 1972 (age 51) Waco, Texas (1972-01-14) |
Labels West Coast Mafia (2005-present), Cashville (2007-present)
Associated acts Killa Tay, Spice 1, Big Lurch, Young Buck, Brotha Lynch Hung, X-Raided, Yukmouth, AP.9
Movies Murder Show, Bosses in the Booth
Albums The Mobfather, Tales from the Crypt, Blocc Movement, Til My Casket Drops, Enemy of the State
Similar Yukmouth, Spice 1, Marvaless
Shawn Thomas (born January 14, 1974), better known by his stage name C-Bo, is an American rapper. From Sacramento, California, he is currently signed to West Coast Mafia Records. He was one of the first rappers to be jailed due to his lyrical content.
- C bo 14 born killaz ft mob figgaz enemy of the state 2000
- Jailing over lyrics
- Collaborative albums
- Compilation albums
- Extended plays
C bo 14 born killaz ft mob figgaz enemy of the state 2000
He was born in Sacramento Ca. raised in the Gardens area around Florin Rd and 29th St, a known Crip gang area that's known locally as the 29th St. Garden Blocc Crips, a gang from Southern Sacramento, California. C-Bo was also a member of the gang. He mentions the gang numerous times in his music. He has sold over 3.5 million albums independently since 1993. He is currently signed to West Coast Mafia Records.
Jailing over lyrics
C-BO, notoriously known for his relationship with law enforcement, was one of the first rappers to be jailed due to his lyrical content, a scathing critique of political officials and police on his track "Deadly Game", and unsuccessfully argued for appeal 3 times, while gaining nationwide attention for arguably his most successful mainstream album. He was arrested in California in 1998, under the suspicion that his violent rap lyrics violated his parole. He then in Ohio, rapped his court statement to the presiding judge, who gave C-Bo probation on the condition that he also rap in a Public Service Announcement.