Big Syke
Big Syke

Birth name

Tyruss Himes

Also known as



31 March 1968
Inglewood, California, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States


5 December 2016 (aged 48)
Hawthorne, California, United States


Hip hop



Years active



Rideonum, Rap-A-Lot, Riviera, Ghost Label

Associated acts

2Pac, Evil Mind Gangsta's, Outlawz, Thug Life,

Tyruss Himes, better known by his stage name Big Syke, was an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. His stage name was a revised version of his childhood nickname "Little Psycho". After beginning his career as a member of the group Evil Mind Gangsta's, Himes met Tupac Shakur in 1991 and the two became good friends. Himes was a member of Shakur's groups Thug Life and, later, Outlawz.

Himes embarked on a solo career with the 1996 album Be Yo' Self, and went on to release three additional albums in the 2000s, including two released through Rap-A-Lot Records.

On 5 December 2016, Himes was found dead at his home in Hawthorne. His death is believed to be of natural causes.


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