Four members, Maverick Cotton, his brother Cedrick “Swab” Cotton, and Maverick Cotton, Jay “J-Dante” Green, and Lawrence Wayne “PZ” Perry, all of whom came from Houston, Texas, made up the R&B group Ideal.
Their first song was included on the Original Gangstas soundtrack, “Inner City Blues.”
Their star did not grow until their single “Get Gone” was released in 1999, which climbed to the number 13 position on the Billboard chart and stayed for 18 weeks on the chart, Billboard noted.
With their single ‘Whatever’ that charted for 22 weeks, they followed that. According to All Music, their one and only album, Ideal, was Gold-certified.
His R&B comrades started to speak out about his death through social media after the news of Cotton’s death began to circulate. Cotton’s brother, Donnie Scantz, expressed his sorrow in a lengthy message.
He wrote on social media, “I am still working on my understanding of death, and what takeaways needed to be grasped in the inevitability of it all.”
The group’s Instagram page also posted a message about Cotton’s death. The declaration read: “It is with great sadness that the IDEAL family announces that our brother Cedrick (Swab) Cotton passed away on the morning of February 9, 2021 due to senseless violence in Southwest Houston, TX.
This unexpected attack has devastated our family, friends and support system.
Cedrick was a loving father, a good brother and an awesome friend…
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.”