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Big Moe Dies, But Is Smiling Down on the Rockies

On the very day we lost this great voice, we nevertheless witnessed the bittersweet justice of a team with Big Moe's trademark color claiming glory.


Big Moe, who rapped and sang, was a member of the late DJ Screw's rap collective the Screwed Up Click. DJ Screw died of a heart attack in 2000 after a reported overdose of codeine-laced cough syrup.

Big Moe often rapped about the drug and the titles of his first two albums made reference to it. His first album was called "City of Syrup" and his most successful offering was 2002's "Purple World," for the color most often associated with the drug.

Big Moe also released a song called "Purple Stuff". The Colorado Rockies, the only MLB team to feature purple as a team color, now represent the National League in the World Series.

Welcome to the purple world, it go down
Candy coated streets of crime, we grind
S Coup with the ceiling recline, we shine
Represent it till the end of time, cause it's mine

-from "Purple World"