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Alkaholiks Change Name
Contributed by: Tamara Harris
Source: Manhunt
Posted on: January 30, 2001 12:46 MST
Filed under: Rap


West Coast rhymers, Tha Alkaholiks have changed their name to Tha Liks. Group members Tash, E-Swift, and J-Ro are celebrating their name change with their fourth album, X.O. due in May. Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Kurupt, King Tee, Rockwilder, and The Neptunes are on the upcoming release. J-Ro told MTV News "We didn't change our formula necessarily, but it's a new flavor, It's the best we got. We didn't hold back nothing. We're gonna reach a bigger audience with this one." Rockwilder produced the first single "Run Wild" which features Tha Liks' new wonder Shae Fiol. Dr. Dre produced the song "151" named after the Las Vegas studio where it was recorded. "Bullyfoot' features Busta Rhymes and production by DJ Scratch. J-Ro said that the name change was motivated by business reasons because they could not perform in some states because of their old name. The group made their debut in 1993 on King Tee's Tha Triflin' Album and released their own album, 21 And Over that year. Th! eir last album Likwidation came out in 1997 and debuted at # 15 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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