George Floyd revealed as a member of a legendary 90's rap group
29 May 2020, 11:31 | Updated: 3 June 2020, 18:33
George Floyd's legendary rap career has been uncovered by fans on social media.
George Floyd's death has touched many across the world. The 46-year-old unarmed black man was killed by a white Minnesota police officer, who knelt on his neck, on Monday (May 25th).
The devastating incident has sparked protests, people coming together to fight for justice and calls for racist police to be held accountable for their unjust actions.
There has been much talk of Floyd's death, but who was he when he was alive? What was he like? How did people remember him?
A friend of Floyd, NBA star Stephen Jackson, revealed that he moved to Minnesota "to be his best self".
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Twin couldn’t wait to tell me he moved to Minnesota to work and drive trucks. He knew he had to relocate to be his best self. His ❤️ was in the right place. Rest Easy Bro we gonna hold it down yo voice. All we talked about was growing and kids. Love to all who have love for all ✊🏿✊🏼✊🏽✊🏻✊🏾✊
He worked security at a restaurant, where he developed a reputation as someone who had your back and was there for you when you were down.
"Knowing my brother is to love my brother," Philonise Floyd, George's brother, told CNN.
"He's a gentle giant, he don't hurt anybody."
After more digging, it has been revealed that George Floyd was apart of DJ Screw's Houston legendary rap group.
A rapper known as Big Floyd, George Floyd was an extended member of the family, which included Big Moe, Lil' Flip, Big Pokey, and Fat Pat, as well as affiliates Lil' Troy and UGK.
Shortly after the news of Floyd's death, a Screw freestyle titled "Sittin on Top of the World," which featured the Floyd began circulating on social media.
Floyd, rap name 'Big Floyd', can be heard on the DJ Screw Chapter 319 two-disc mixtape, which is one of many tapes that DJ Screw released before he sadly passed away.
Check out the songs Big Floyd was rapping on above.
The death of Floyd has sparked healthy conversation and raising awareness of the struggles black people are subjected to and have to face.
Rest in peace, George Floyd. Keep his family in your thoughts.