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Big Ed

Edward Lee Knight (1971–2001), better known as Big Ed or Big Ed the Assassin, was an American rapper who was signed to Master P's No Limit Records in the 1990's. Big Ed was an original member of the rap group, TRU, and appeared as a member of the group's first three albums, Who's Da Killer?, Understanding the Criminal Mind and True. Big Ed played basketball on scholarship for Eastern Washington University from 1992 to 1993. Big Ed left EWU to pursue his rap career in the Bay with Master P's No Limit Soldiers and the West Coast Bad Boy Clique.

Big Ed came back to EWU in 1993 an ...read more

Edward Lee Knight (1971–2001), better known as Big Ed or Big Ed the Assassin, was an American rapper who was signed to Master P's No Limit Records in the 1990's. Big Ed was an original member of the rap group, TRU, and appeared as a member of the group's first three albums, Who's Da Killer?, Understanding the Criminal Mind and True. Big Ed played basketball on scholarship for Eastern Washington University from 1992 to 1993. Big Ed left EWU to pursue his rap career in the Bay with Master P's No Limit Soldiers and the West Coast Bad Boy Clique.

Big Ed came back to EWU in 1993 and brought the rest of the West Coast Bad Boys for an intimate concert in the EWU "Pub" in the winter of 1993. Throughout the 90's, Big Ed also appeared in many of No Limit's other releases including Master P's 99 Ways to Die, Silkk the Shocker's The Shocker and Mia X's Unlady Like. Big Ed's debut album, The Assassin, was finally released on September 1, 1998 and peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Big Ed left No Limit in 2000 to start his own record label, Special Forces Records. He released his second and third albums through this label, 2000's Special Forces and 2001's Edward Lee Knight 1971-2001, both of which featured contributions from his former No Limit labelmates. Big Ed died in August 2001 due to cancer. « hide


The Assassin
1998

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