Hip-Hop

Sir Jinx: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?

This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series where www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today we continue with Sir Jinx, a producer who went on to create the beats for some of the hardest hitting diss tracks in the history of rap. Those diss tracks were recorded by one of the guys in this photo and directed at several other guys in this photo. 

Sir Jinx

Also Known As: Anthony Wheaton

Before the Photo: If there's a golden link in the chain connecting everyone on the N.W.A. and the Posse record cover, it's Sir Jinx. The cousin of Dr. Dre, Jinx was nevertheless always more closely aligned with Ice Cube. At the time the photo was taken he was in the rap group C.I.A. (Cru' in Action!). The other two members of C.I.A. — Cube and Kid Disaster — are also in the photo. They're the two guys in white wearing Flavor Flav-style clocks around their necks, right next to Arabian Prince.

In the Photo: Sir Jinx is in the top right, wearing all black.

"All that writing on the picture? I did all that," Jinx tells me. "Eric went and bought a bunch of neon spray cans. He knew I did graffiti, so I did as much as I could... If you look at the picture, and you look at me, my name is right next to me, you see 'J-I-N.' Everybody then kinda grabbed a spray can and the neon cans and wrote on the wall behind us."


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Martin Cizmar
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