C-Bo, born Shawn Thomas, is a rapper from Sacramento, California. He is known for his controversial lyrics and his conflicts with law enforcement. C-Bo was raised in a single-parent home with eight siblings, and he became a member of the Garden Blocc Crips gang during his youth. He had a troubled upbringing and spent much of his life in and out of the criminal justice system, entering at the age of 14 and being arrested 40-50 times. C-Bo’s legal issues were often related to firearms and gang activity.

In addition to his legal troubles, C-Bo also faced censorship due to his lyrical content. He was one of the first rappers to be jailed for his lyrics, with his 1995 track “Deadly Game” attracting the attention of law enforcement. C-Bo argued unsuccessfully for appeal three times, but some charges were eventually dropped as it was deemed a violation of his First Amendment rights. C-Bo’s mainstream success came with his album “Tales from the Crypt,” which peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200 and number four on the R&B chart.

C-Bo’s discography includes over 20 studio albums, several collaboration albums, and numerous compilation albums and mixtapes. He has collaborated with a variety of artists, including 2Pac, E-40, Yukmouth, and Thug Lordz. C-Bo’s music often includes themes of violence, drug use, and gang activity, but he has also explored social and political issues in his lyrics.

C-Bo has continued to release music throughout his career, with his most recent album, “Animal,” released in 2019. Despite his controversies, C-Bo remains a significant figure in West Coast hip-hop and has influenced many artists in the genre.

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