Birth name

Anthony Peaks


26 December 1964
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


22 January 2010 (aged 45)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States


Hip hop



Years active



Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.

Associated acts

2Pac, Fat Joe, Flavor Unit, Naughty by Nature

Anthony Peaks (26 December 1964 - 22 January 2010), better known by his stage name Apache, was an American rapper from New Jersey. Apache emerged in the late 1980s as a front man for the hip hop collective Flavor Unit. He first appeared on the Flavor Unit album, The 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit, in 1990.

Apache signed with Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records and released his debut album, Apache Ain't Shit, in 1992, which peaked at number 66 on the Billboard 200 and number 15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Also featured on the album was the A Tribe Called Quest-produced single "Gangsta Bitch", which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 11 on the Hot Rap Singles. He later made guest appearances on songs by artists such as Naughty by Nature, 2Pac and Fat Joe.

Apache died on 22 January 2010 of undisclosed causes.


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