Darnell Price, professionally known as OG Cuicide, is an American rapper.
Price was born and raised in Compton, California. His mother abandoned him when he was 18 months old, and he and his brother were placed into separate foster homes. He became involved in Los Angeles area gang culture as he became older. At the age of 22, Price attempted to shoot himself in front of his friends, but survived the incident.
He subsequently began to compose and sing, eventually approaching his godfather, the funk and soul singer Leon Haywood, for career guidance. Shortly after, he began recording his first batch of musical recordings in the studio. The first person Price invited to listen was Haywood, who signed him as OG Cuicide to Evejim Records.
In 1995, OG Cuicide released his debut album, Final Exit, and went on to tour overseas and launch the music magazine One West. In 2016, OG Cuicide broke the news of the unforeseen death of Haywood.
OG Cuicide's first record was recorded in the year 1987 with the late Mixmaster Spade. OG Cuicide began performing music concerts and continued recording which led to him becoming noticed in the California music scene. Nearly thereafter, OG Cuicide was featured in The Life Album by Toddy Tee, on a song entitled “United We Stand Divided We Fall”. In the year 1992, OG Cuicide continued to build his notoriety and was introduced to infamous R&B Singer Leon Haywood. Leon Haywood immediately saw the potential and signed the young OG Cuicide to his first record deal with Eve Jim Records while also becoming his music mentor and god father. In 1993, OG Cuicide was selected to become a part of music tours which led him to collaborate with Lil Flip, Lil Kano, D Red, and more. OG Cuicide would then go on to release his first maxi single entitled “Final Exit” which featured four songs “Still Flowing, “Bang Get It Over With”, “Final Exit”, and “This Shit Is Real” distributed in the year 1995. The momentum following this release allowed OG Cuicide to gain international exposure.
OG Cuicide received the opportunity to contribute to DJ Yella of N.W.A's song, "2Two Face", in 1988. Immediately following this project, OG Cuicide was introduced to Big Jess and Bigg Droop who owned Executive Entertainment. OG Cuicide signed a record deal for his second album entitled Wonder Why which was released in 1999 that featured King Tee, Big Syke whose was an artist signed to the late Tupac Shakur, BG Knock Out, and Dresta Gangsta.
In the same year, OG Cuicide was featured in the notable album “West Coast Never Dies”. This album was a collaborative project with artists such as Spice 1, B – Legit, E – 40, Too Short, WC, Mack 10, Celly Cel, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Richie Rich, and others. OG Cuicide continued to build upon this release of his second album by touring in Japan. In the year 2000, he was featured in multiple publications, including Wheels Magazine, Lowrider Magazine, and Larry Flint’s Rap Pages.
In 2002, OG Cuicide appeared in the movie Diamonds from the Bantus which also featured Joe Jackson, father and manager of the Jackson 5. In 2017, OG Cuide is being featured in a national documentary project Raised in Compton.
"Get Paid" Campaign
OG Cucide releases new material to invoke inspiration in the audience with the Get Paid campaign. In the national publication The Source Magazine, he is referenced as "Get Paid features Freddie Bubbs and is a motivational piece that delivers a refreshing vintage West Coast sound that showcases OG Cuicide’s power of positivity as he speaks on financial freedom, buying back the block, and hustling to not only put money in your pockets but create opportunities for others as well in the community." as narrated y Polo The God. He is also mentioned in the nationwide urban publication Respect Magazine "This is a tune for the real businessmen and money makers out there that the youth can educate themselves too." as quoted by Jocelyn Rivera. This is a big reason why the current Get Paid has gone viral on the internet with much anticipation for his upcoming album in 2017. OG Cucide is has been raising the narrative on financial freedom and entrepreneurship which is getting millions of people involved in his message. This includes his philanthropic and social activism initiative Neva which is a combination of motivation and story telling to help urban youth attain success.
|Final Exit (Cass, Album)||1995||Evejim Records|
|Wonder Why||1999||Mafia 4 Life Productions, Executive Entertainment|
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- pologod (2017-08-29). "Compton OG Cuicide Wants You To "Get Paid" On Latest Track". The Source. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
- "Compton's OG Cuicide Wants You To "Get Paid" On New Single | RESPECT". RESPECT. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
- IMDb entry for Darnell Price
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- "VIDEO: OG Cuicide - Neva". KraySounds. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-11-05.