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Charles-Big-Boy-Temple-300x300-300x300 ( – Charles “Big Boy” Temple played a gargantuan part of New Orleans fledgling 90s Hip Hop scene, and his accomplishments should never be forgotten.

The glory days of New Orleans Hip Hop are commonly associated with the success of Cash Money and No Limit Records. Bounce pioneers like DJ Jimi and DJ Jubilee get included in that conversation too, but usually the conversation is quite narrow. In reality, New Orleans Hip Hop is filled with many contributors who deserve considerable recognition. One of those people is Charles Temple aka “Big Boy,” who passed away on Monday, September 21.

Temple, alongside producer Leroy “Precise” Edwards, founded Big Boy Records in the early 90s among a slew of fledgling Hip Hop labels popping up in New Orleans. While their run was relatively short, they made a huge mark on the scene and the careers of some of the city’s biggest artists.

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