Jackson Frills, a.k.a Verbally Murderous was a fictional active hip-hop artist from the years 1990 to 1995. He was born on January 5, 1990 and died from gunshot wounds to the face on September 13, 1995. He was an American rapper and songwriter. Frills sold over 30 million records worldwide, making him a role model for rappers that came after his time. He became known for his hit single “The Blind Stares of a Million Pairs of Eyes” off his platinum selling album, “You Can’t See Me.” He has been recognized by MTV as “most influential songwriter” of the early 1990’s.

Frills began his career in New York as a backup singer for local artists in the city. He gained attention by his community through the “open mic” nights held at a local venue near his home. His career took rapid pace when Rap Mogul and successful artist Reggie Jones signed him in 1990. Frills had exceptional talent in delivering powerful lyrics on the spot, with little to no preparation. Although those in his family and friends recognized him for his profound talent, artists in rival music groups were hoping to take him out of the game.

On September 13, 1995, Frills was in attendance at an album release party for his longtime childhood friend, Johnny Blaze. Frills was shot by a rival music group and died on the spot. Blood forced trauma to the brain left him senseless in the matter of a few seconds within gunfire. He was buried at Oak Central on September 15, 1995.

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