Cougnut (1968 - 2001) was a rap artist from the Lakeview neighborhood of San Francisco, California. His immense contributions to Bay Area hip hop include his recordings, which have appeared on countless compilation albums, the moral support he gave to his fellow Bay Area hip hop recording artists, and his historical significance in being the first Bay Area artist to achieve a hit with his song "I'm Rolling," which inspired generations of Bay Area artists and hip hop label entrepreneurs. Cougnut and his seminal crew yielded San Francisco's first major underground street hit in the late 1980s called "Scandalous." Cougar Rebel released other hit songs such as: "Don't Get It Twisted", and "Last Breath" with I.M.P. Cougnut's career with the Ill Mannered Playas tragically ended as the result of a fatal car accident in Daly City, California in 2001."