Friday, September 13, 2013

Apache

Apache (born Anthony Peaks on December 26, 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was a hip-hop rapper from the '90s.

He started his career in the late '80s as a frontman for hip-hop group The Flavor Unit. He was also featured on albums by artists such as 2Pac, Fat Joe  and Naughty By Nature. Apache later signed to Tommy Boy Records.
In 1992, Apache released his only album "Apache Ain't Shit" which managed to chart at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
His only hit was the single "Gangsta Bitch" which peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #49 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single "Do Fa Self" failed to make the charts at all. After that, Apache continued to make appearances on various artists' albums & singles along with songwriting as well.

Sadly on January 22, 2010, Apache passed away from undisclosed causes in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at the age of 45.

To see the music video for "Gangsta Bitch," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8IP2UnSZfE

To see the music video for "Do Fa Self," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZtQU5TzQ4o

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