Charles "Charizma" Hicks, age 20

Lost to gun violence on July 6, 1973 in Milpitas, California.

Three years before Peanut Butter Wolf would go on to start Stones Throw Records, he performed in a hip-hop duo alongside Cali MC Charizma. The two had a record deal with Hollywood Basic and a growing buzz, but Charizma was shot and killed in broad daylight in an apparent robbery gone wrong in December of 1993

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