Red Rum 781
Jermaine OYG Red Rum 781 Carter (born July 22, 1972) is an American rapper from Inglewood, California. Red Rum 781, Tweedy Bird Loc and producer Ronnie Phillips organized hip hop project Bloods & Crips, a collaboration between Bloods and Crips gang members. He is a Piru gang member himself. Red Rum 781 and female emcee Nini X aka Bloody Mary were the two key players for getting the Bangin' on Wax project off the ground. He is cousin of rapper Kurupt, with whom he had a long-time beef.
Red Rum 781, was born in Bronx, New York. He resided with his mother and young brother there until the age of 5, when he relocated to Inglewood, CA, with his family. Unfamiliar with their new surroundings and because of the infestation of drug dealers and addicts, pimps and hoes, hustlers, and gang-bangers, his mother feared when he and his young sibling would try to venture outside. Eventually his younger brother was initiated into the Avenue Piru Blood Gang (APG's, in Inglewood, CA), being fearful for his little brothers safety RedRum soon found himself being initiated into the same gang in order to protect his younger brother. RedRum discovered at an early age his gift to write and rhyme, as with so many other rappers he expressed his trials, tribulations, life experiences through his music. He actively started rapping when he attended Morningside High School, winning several talent shows and contests. RedRum soon discovered that his music appealed not to just his friends but to his gang affiliates; as well his rival gang members, the Crips. His talent is appreciated and respected by many rival gang members.
Red Rum 781 has shared the booth with the late great rap legend Tupac Shakur. During 1993-1994, he joined Death Row Records, the famous label known for artists such as Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and DJ Quik. That time there gave him a great opportunity to grow in his music, making collaborations with all of them artists in the label directed by the infamous Marion Suge Knight. He has recently shared the stage with the world famous Ice-T and Dilated Peoples. Redrum has done numerous collaborations with well known West Coast artists such as Kam, N.U.N.E., Big Wy and a big roster of other rappers.