Mopreme in 1994
|Birth name||Maurice Harding|
|Also known as||Mo' Komani, Wycked, Mocedes, Mopreme|
|Born||1967 (age 52–53)|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Associated acts||2Pac, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Outlawz, Thug Life, DJ King Assassin, Bishop Lamont, Big Syke, Macadoshis, Rappin' 4-Tay|
Maurice Harding (born 1967), better known by his stage name Mopreme Shakur, originally known as Wycked, is an American rapper. He was a member of the hip-hop group Thug Life and is the stepbrother of Tupac Shakur. He was also a member of the Outlawz (under the name Komani), but later dropped out because of a financial disagreement with Death Row Records.
Mopreme's first recorded appearance, under the alias Mocedes, was on Tony Toni Toné's 1990 hit single "Feels Good". His first collaboration with his brother was on the single and video "Papaz Song", from the 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. under the name 'Wycked'. In 1993 Mopreme and his brother Tupac formed the group Thug Life with friends Big Syke, Macadoshis and Rated R. On September 26, 1994, the group released their only album, Thug Life: Volume 1, which went gold. Mopreme has been credited as a writer for many significant tracks on this album. He was an original member of both his Thug Life group, as well as a premier member of Outlawz. Mopreme, as well as Big Syke dropped out of the group, but contrary to rumors, was never signed to Death Row Records.
In 2002, he was interviewed in the documentary Biggie & Tupac. In early 2007, Mopreme released the mixtape "Assassin & Mopreme Shakur Presents: Black & Brown Pride". Mopreme was featured on the soundtrack for the feature film Intoxicating, starring Kirk Harris, John Savage, and Eric Roberts.
- Thug Life: Volume 1 with Thug Life (1994)
- Black & Brown Pride with Assassin (2007)
- Evolution of a Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 1.1 (2005)
- Evolution of a Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 2 (2005)
- ""ASCAP Records of Mopreme Shakur" ASCAP". ASCAP. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "INTOXICATING". American World Pictures. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
- Mopreme Shakur Helps Produce 'American Gangster' Episode About His Father Mutulu, BallerStatus.com; accessed July 27, 2018.