Special One, emcee of veteran East Oakland, California Rap duo The Conscious Daughters was found dead this weekend. Yahoo! Music confirmed the story that Special One was found dead in her California apartment on Saturday, December 10.
Born Karryl Smith, Special One and partner CMG released three albums, dating back to 1993’s Ear To The Street. The Scarface Records artists were distributed through Priority Records and mentored by Paris, who produced their albums. The pair also worked with famed Bay Area producers Mike Mosely and Tone Capone, who are known for hits with E-40, 2Pac and The Luniz. The Conscious Daughters remained tied to Paris in recent years, who included them in his Hard Truth Soldiers compilations.
Sources close to Special One, wishing to remain anonymous told HipHopDX that possibilities of foul play are under investigation. Meanwhile CMG released the following statement via Facebook, “I am sick over the loss of my sister. The cause of death is still unknown but I will try to share info when I get it. Pray for me and Karryls other sisters Jessica and Tonya. We are all together trying to get through this.”
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