Big Ed (2)

Edward Lee Knight

Also known as Big Ed a.k.a. Assassin, Big Ed The Assassin

Discography of Big Ed (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Assassin 18 Audio 1998
2 The Assassin 18 Audio 1998
3 The Assassin 18 Audio 1998
4 Special Forces 23 Audio 2000 Special Forces Records


Edward Lee Knight (1971–2001), best known by his stage name Big Ed (or Big Ed the Assassin), was an American rapper who was signed to Master P's No Limit Records in the late 1990s.

Knight was born in Richmond, California, and attended Eastern Washington University from 1992 to 1993 on a basketball scholarship, but dropped out to pursue a career in rap music in the Bay Area with Master P's West Coast Bad Boy Clique.



Big Ed was an original member of the rap group TRU, appearing on the group's first three albums, Who's Da Killer?, Understanding the Criminal Mind and True. Throughout the 90s, Ed had guest spots on many of No Limit's other releases such as Master P's 99 Ways to Die, Silkk the Shocker's debut The Shocker and Mia X's Unlady Like. His debut album, The Assassin, was released on September 1, 1998 and peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.



In 2000, Big Ed left No Limit to start his own record label, Special Forces Records. He released his second album through this label, 2000's Special Forces, which featured contributions from his former No Limit labelmates.

Big Ed died of cancer in August 2001


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