LaTasha Sheron Rogers (July 30, 1970 – June 4, 1991), better known as MC Trouble, was a rap artist and the first female rapper signed to Motown Records.MC Trouble had a minor hit with the song “(I Wanna) Make You Mine” featuring the Good Girls, released May 25, 1990. “Make You Mine” peaked at number 15 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Rap Singles chart. The title track of her debut album Gotta Get a Grip was released as the second single on September 14, 1990. Gotta Get a Grip was a mix of hardcore rap and more commercial R&B.
Rogers was born with epilepsy and received daily treatment to prevent seizures; she was in production of her second album when she died in her sleep on June 4, 1991, while at a friend’s house in Los Angeles shortly after suffering an Epileptic seizure brought on from complications from a brain tumor, which resulted in heart failure. Her death impacted rappers across the country. Phife Dawg, of A Tribe Called Quest, paid tribute to MC Trouble in the single “Vibes and Stuff” from The Low End Theory. Nefertiti bemoaned the loss of MC Trouble in her song, “Trouble in Paradise.” P.E.A.C.E. of Freestyle Fellowship gave MC Trouble a shout-out in their song “Dedication” on their album, To Whom It May Concern…. Boyz II Men Dedicated the music video of their song, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” to MC Trouble.
Rogers was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in the center of the Pinecrest section. Her tombstone incorrectly lists 1992 as the year of death.
Forever Mc Trouble
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