History December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Francis Akhalbey December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am | History

The short life of MC Trouble, the first female rapper signed to Motown Records

Sixty-one years ago when Motown Records was created, it brought forth a unique sound that helped shape American music and history, as it launched the music careers of countless legendary artists. One of the most successful record labels of all time, it nurtured the artistic talents of singers and producers like Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, and many others, all of whom have had trailblazing lives and careers to this day.

However, some had their careers cut too short while they were on the verge of success. LaTasha Sheron Rogers, better known as MC Trouble, became Motown Record’s first female rapper around the age of 18 but she passed away too soon by a brain tumor. MC Trouble died in her sleep, suffering an epileptic seizure brought on by complications from a pre-diagnosed brain tumor, according to media reports.

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