Johnny Burns, better known by his stage name Mausberg, was a burgeoning Gangsta Rap Artist from Compton, California who was discovered by Compton legendary rapper & producer DJ Quik, that he met in 1997.
Mausberg was also known as being a member of the Campanella Park Piru, an infamous blood set located in Compton, CA.
He first appeared officially on the classic G-Funk album "Rhythm-al-ism", released by DJ Quik in 1998, where he teamed up with DJ Quik, AMG & Suga Free on one of the singles of the album, "Down Down Down"
Mausberg & Suga Free released then a compilation album called "The Konnectid Project Vol.1" (2000), featuring some heavyweights like Xzibit, Playa Hamm, DJ Quik, Kam among others. He also made several guest appearances, most notably on Snoop Dogg's No Limit Top Dogg album on the track "Don't Tell" produced by DJ Quik also featuring Warren G & Nate Dogg.
On July 4, 2000, Mausberg was shot to death in a robbery attempt. He was only 21 years old.
His one & only solo album, "Non Fiction", was released later the same year on through Sheppard Lane Records.
Mausberg was one of the most talented rappers from the West Coast in the late 90's & has today some kind of legendary status...
1999 - 2005
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