From trio to duo
Their hip-hop career may have been shorter than Amber Rose’s hair, but when you hear the name Sporty Thievz, you know exactly who I’m talking about. The trio who gave us “Cheapskate” and “No Pigeons,” the hilarious parody response to TLC’s “No Scrubs,” was notorious for shutting down all the man-bashing anthems with their male counterpoints.
Even Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills” didn’t stand a chance when they dropped, “Can’t Pay Your Bills.” After the death of one of the members, Sporty Thievz tried to maintain their celebrity, but since their 90s fame, things haven’t been the same for the group.
Even though “No Pigeons” was the final single released from the group, it was the one that made the most noise. The rebuttal to TLC’s “No Scrubs” landed the #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 . Rapper Eve made a cameo in the video.
“You ain’t gettin’ nadaaaaa from us!” That’s like the most memorable line I remember from that hilarious song. This song was their first single, and while it wasn’t as popular as “No Pigeons” it still held its own popularity.
King Kirk (a.k.a. Thieven Stealburg)
For King Kirk, the music hasn’t stopped. In 2013, he released a Sporty Thievz compilation mixtape, Cinema, Beats & Brawdz. He now runs a YouTube channel called King Kirk TV and is still in the studio, working on music.