Baby Huey

Soul Singer

Birthday August 17, 1944

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Indiana

DEATH DATE Oct 28, 1970 (26)

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Soul and rock singer whose 1971 album The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend became crucial to the formation of hip-hop music. The album was released posthumously, as he passed away from a drug-induced heart attack at the age of just 26.

Before Fame

He played in a band called The Vets in high school and moved to Chicago at age 19.


He suffered from weight issues throughout his life as a result of glandular disorder and weighed more than 400 pounds shortly before his death.

Family Life

His birth name is James Ramey and his mother is named Ernestine Ramey Saine.

Associated With

His song "Hard Times" is one of the most frequently-sampled songs in hip-hop, having been featured on tracks like Ice Cube's "The Birth."