Personal life Edit
Born Karnail Pitts on January 5, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, Bugz grew up without a father, his father having abandonned him and the rest of the family while Bugz was young. Bugz rapped about this with Bizarre in the song.
Death of Bugz (1999) RESPECT Edit
Before a show in Detroit, Bugz attended a picnic where an argument with a man over a water pistol escalated into a fight. The man went to his SUV and retrieved a firearm, which he fired at Bugz who was shot four times then hit by the assassin's vehicle as the suspect fled the scene. The attack, on May 21, 1999, was captured on video and aired later that day on local news.
Members of the group were shaken by the tragedy, darkening the mood within the collective. One of Bugz's final acts had been a request that Swift join the group. Following the death of Bugz, Eminem volunteered as replacement to fulfill the group's forthcoming obligations. This led to Eminem eventually rejoining the group.
At the time of his death, Bugz was working on his first solo album, Mr. Obnoxious, which was ultimately released posthumously in February 2000. D12 recorded their debut album,Devil's Night, in his memory. Eminem's third album, The Marshall Mathers LP, is also dedicated to him. The track "Good Die Young", released on D12's second album, D12 World, is about Bugz. The album also includes a song titled "Bugz '97", which is a 1997 recording originally from the song "Desperados".
- These Streets EP (1999)
- Mr. Obnoxious (LP, 2000)
- DJ Butter Presents: Bugz, One Man Mob (2004)
- The Underground EP with D12 (1996)
- Quiet As Kept Entertainment Presents…Detroit’s Best Kept Secret (1999)
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