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R.I.P. The Last Mr. Bigg

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The Mobile rapper known as The Last Mr. Bigg or The Real Last Mr. Bigg, widely seen as the most influential rapper to come out of the Port City, has died, a close friend confirmed Wednesday morning.

Shocked social media reports began circulating early Wednesday that Donald Maurice Pears, who was in his early 40s, had died. Rodney Toomer, better known in the area as DJ Rodski, confirmed the death. Toomer said Pears had apparently died in his sleep at his sister's home sometime Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Toomer said that Pears had been performing actively, but that he had been losing weight and experiencing kidney problems in recent months.

While he wasn't widely known to a mainstream audience, Bigg had a thriving independent career from the '90s onward, earning respect far outside southwest Alabama. He released two albums on Warlock Records, and was featured on the hit single "Poppin' My Collar" released in 2006 by Grammy-winning Memphis group Three 6 Mafia.

Jeff Childress, longtime publisher of Real Talk Urban, a magazine focusing on Southeaster rap, said Bigg's legacy was huge, especially when it came to his home area, where he'd been supportive of younger artists. "He was a big supporter of the local scene, he made it big but he always gave back to the local community."

"I knew he had made it big when I went to Cincinnati and they were playing his music on the radio and in the clubs," he said, speaking of a trip in 2002 or 2003.

"He was known all over the Southern region," said Mobile rapper Rod Maine. "They treated him in Atlanta like he was a celebrity."

"He was a big influence," said Maine. "He was one of the originators of the local scene."

The rapper also was prominently featured in a 2010 documentary titled "Number One with a Bullet," focusing on the relationship between rap and gun violence. In the film, Pears describes a 2004 incident in which he was shot twice in the head. He survived, but lost an eye; he later took to wearing a glittering prosthetic, which gave him a second stage name: DiamondEye.

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Admirers described his stage persona as a mix of ominous imagery and feel-good energy.

"He was more of a performer, like a narrator of the 'hood," said Childress. "He's one of the best performers you'd ever see."

"His signature was performance," said rapper Afori "C-Nile" Pugh, adding that Bigg often performed wearing a mask like that of the murderous character "Jason" from a series of popular horror movies. "His signature was party music, fun music. He always had a sense of humor."

"He was an entertainer," said Toomer. "He had really good, catchy hooks on the recordings, but when you saw him live he'd do Michael Jackson skits, he'd moonwalk, he'd sing 'My Girl,' he would incorporate all these old-school influences into his shows."

"He was a legend here," said Toomer. "No matter what, he was a legend here.
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  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 45,663 Regulator
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    jono wrote: »
    This is the folly of the internet. Its become a bastion of misinformation, rumors, conspiracies and propaganda. A place where a person with no face or name can make accusations at any time with no verification or credentials and brainwash a small segment of people.
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  • TurfaholicTurfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityPosts: 20,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He had a thread on here about him not too long ago. RIP
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  • HafBaykedHafBayked Posts: 16,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mannnnn!!!!!

    Rest in Peace!!!!



    Bitches line ya ass up!!!
    aneed123
  • P. TownP. Town Posts: 27,306 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RIP
    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    All this talk about y'all mamas being 30s and 40s kinda lowkey turning me on. I want to hit somebody mama off the IC real talk. I'm a fuck around and end up one of y'all niggas stepdad sitting around in a wife beater taking my frustrations with Jay Z out on y'all with a belt.
  • Original_SkinOriginal_Skin Posts: 276 ✭✭✭
    Dat dope taste like ribs
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  • TurfaholicTurfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityPosts: 20,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    P. Town wrote: »
    RIP, but I have no idea who he is

    If you watched Rap City in the early 2000s you gotta know this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJhrtCa4JyI
    

    Chuuuuch
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    Street Knowledge
    "Kill Yaself"


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  • Cutler 26 INT's LOL!Cutler 26 INT's LOL! Posts: 7,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Starting selling dope back in 1986...

    RIP mane
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  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,737 ✭✭✭✭✭
    P. Town wrote: »
    RIP, but I have no idea who he is

    If you watched Rap City in the early 2000s you gotta know this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJhrtCa4JyI
    

    Nah, was'nt watching it back then
  • SneakDZASneakDZA damn, am I a sinner? Posts: 11,223 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RIP, but I have no idea who he is

    I came in here thinking it was about...

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    word. rip to this dude but he was clearly the second-to-last mr. bigg at best,
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,763 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn RIP. bama stand up.
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  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,763 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got bad hoes take that shit to trial and ho check was my shit. cuz had a diamond eye. How he pass?
  • Negro_CaesarNegro_Caesar Fuck Bitches Get Money Posts: 6,752 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mr biggs was 1 of if not the biggest to come out of bama. Rich boy and dirty boys and him put bama on the map
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  • P. TownP. Town Posts: 27,306 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And of course Three 6 Mafia sampled him for that Poppin My Collar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=img8w3ZlcXU
    
    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    All this talk about y'all mamas being 30s and 40s kinda lowkey turning me on. I want to hit somebody mama off the IC real talk. I'm a fuck around and end up one of y'all niggas stepdad sitting around in a wife beater taking my frustrations with Jay Z out on y'all with a belt.
    TurfaholicHafBaykeduncommonsense
  • topoftheworldtopoftheworld pay attention. Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he had them long fingernails. man RIP.
    peace in my heart. peace in my soul. wherever I'm going I'm already home.
  • goodlookinoutgoodlookinout You Bitch You Posts: 5,302 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    I got bad hoes take that shit to trial and ho check was my shit. cuz had a diamond eye. How he pass?

    Went in his sleep
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  • Rampage12Rampage12 Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • south4lifesouth4life Bama Repesenta! Posts: 9,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, dude represented Bama and we use to rock to his music R.I.P.
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  • mrrealonemrrealone Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
    P. Town wrote: »
    RIP, but I have no idea who he is

    If you watched Rap City in the early 2000s you gotta know this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJhrtCa4JyI
    




    South anthem......


    RIP to dude. He was rockin shows in ppl's backyards the last I heard from him. Even then, he still had a red bone on his side......


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