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Kool G Rap Biography

Kool G Rap Biography

Nathaniel Wilson (born July 20, 1968), known by stage name Kool G Rap, is a hardcore American rapper from the Corona section of Queens, New York. He began his career in the mid 1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & Polo, and also as a member of the Juice Crew, who were involved in The Bridge Wars (widely regarded as the first notable Hip hop rivalry). Although significant commercial success has largely eluded G Rap, he has gathered a reputation as one of hip hop's grittiest, and most consistent lyricists. In particular, his multi-syllabic rhyme patterns have proven to be influential upon a slew of latter day rappers such as Eminem, and Big Pun.

Wilson began working with DJ Polo in 1986, releasing several underground hit singles including "It's a Demo"/"I'm Fly".Two other singles, "Streets of New York" and "Road to the Riches" (which borrows a sample from Billy Joel's "Stiletto"), received heavy rotation on Yo! MTV Raps and cemented his reputation as one of New York's top lyrical auteurs. His talent for telling a compelling, hard-luck story in a single song was considered second to only that of Rakim. While Wilson grew in popularity, he never crossed over like Biz Markie or Big Daddy Kane, both also members of the Juice Crew.


In 1995, he released 4,5,6, the first of his 3 solo albums. He also released Click of Respect with the 5 Family Click in 2003. His upcoming album, titled Half A Klip, will be released on the Koch Entertainment-distributed labels Chinga Chang Records and Latchkey Recordings on February 5, 2008 worldwide. Half A Klip features production by grammy winner DJ Premier. The first single by Kool G Rap is titled "Risin Up" produced by Domingo The next single "On The Rise Again" is produced by DJ Premier. The Queens-bred rapper inked a deal with Chinga Chang Records owner CEO DMAK in 2005. Kool also allegedly fathered a child with Karrine Steffans.


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