Remembering West Coast Rapper M.C. Trouble 25 Years After Her Passing
West Coast rapper. She was the first female rapper signed by Motown Records, releasing her first album, ‘Gotta Get a Grip‘ in 1990 under the name M C Trouble. The album launched a hit single ‘I Wanna Make You Mine.’ Rogers was born with epilepsy and received daily treatment to prevent seizures; In 1992, she was in production for her second album when she died in her sleep on June 4, 1992, while at the home of a friend in Los Angeles shortly after suffering an epileptic seizure which resulted in heart failure.
A posthumous single “Big Ole Jazz” was released in 1992 and appeared on the House Party 2 soundtrack, which resulted in a second & final hit on Billboard’s rap singles chart. The song ‘Vibes and Stuff‘ by rap group A Tribe Called Quest off their album The Low End Theory was dedicated to MC Trouble. Fellow rapper, Nefertiti, also dedicated a recording, title ‘Trouble in Paradise’ to Rogers. On Sunday June 4th 2016, marked the 25th year, since the passing of MC Troublez. Her passing made a deep impact on the burgeoning hip-hop scene.