After a pair of albums created a buzz in the alternative rock underground (1985's We Care a Lot and 1987's Introduce Yourself), Mosley found himself at odds with his bandmates due to his unpredictable behavior both on and off the stage, which led to his ousting from the band in 1988. Faith No More
would continue on with a new singer (Mike Patton
) and score a hit straight away with their next release, The Real Thing, while Mosley attempted to work his way back into music. Early in the '90s, Mosley joined up with Washington, D.C., hardcore icons the Bad Brains
, but before anything could be recorded by the Mosley-led lineup, the singer bailed (complaining that the group wanted him to sound too much like their previous singer, H.R.
). Mosley then formed another group, Cement, a quartet that issued a pair of albums, 1993's self-titled release and 1994's Man with the Action Hair, before splitting as well.
Mosley spent the next decade on a sort of public musical hiatus, relocating to Cleveland to raise his two daughters and writing and compiling new material while working as a chef. He resurfaced in 2009 and released the album Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, which saw him teaming up with multi-platinum producer/engineer Michael Seifert. Demos for Sale, a collection of alternate mixes and demos from the Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food sessions, arrived in 2016. In November of the following year, Mosley died of a drug overdose at his Cleveland home. He was 57 years old. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi