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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo


Queens-based Kool G Rap & DJ Polo still left perhaps one of the most amazing rap discographies within their wake. Though Kool G Rap’s development as an MC off their initial one in 1986 with their last record in 1992 was significant, the duo began running rather than looked back again. The pair never really had the top profile appreciated by others in Marley Marl’s expanded family members (including Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, and Roxanne Shanté), but aftershocks continue being felt through the entire East Coast, in the Notorious B.We.G. to Nas to Wu-Tang Clan towards the underground picture. When their initial one, 1986’s “I’m Take a flight”/”From the Demo,” premiered on Cool Chillin’, G Rap had been a formidable MC who could boast with the very best of them. Nevertheless, it might be narratives that he’d become most known for, furthermore to some from the raunchiest rhymes hip-hop provides ever known. Through the entire years, Marley Marl, Huge Teacher, and Sir Jinx supplied valuable creation assistance. The duo released the formative “I’m Take a flight”/”From the Demonstration” in 1986, but G Rap (blessed Nathaniel Wilson) really broke from the Juice Crew’s “The Symphony,” an organization cut of great star made by Marley Marl that also included transforms from Masta Ace, Craig G., and Big Daddy Kane. Following a great deal of expectation was constructed for the very first Kool G Rap & DJ Polo record, Road towards the Riches noticed the light of day time in 1989. Made by Marl and released on his Cool Chillin’ label, the recording included a small number of classic occasions while alluding to higher potential. That potential was satisfied with the next year’s Needed: Deceased or Alive. Marley Marl continued to be partly in charge of the duo’s audio, while Primary Source’s Large Teacher and Eric B. also pitched along with creation work. Upon this recording, G Rap became an MC of best caliber; he extended his range as an impressive storyteller on monitors like “Roads of NY” (lots three rap one) and “Wished: Deceased or Alive.” Released in 1992, Live and Allow Die arrived the duo within a bit of warm water; its cover, depicting the duo nourishing meats to rabid pet dogs before two restrained white guys, gained a good quantity of interest within the press. The controversy performed a job in capturing the record as much as the very best 20 from the R&B/hip-hop albums graph, but the interest unfortunately waned. Just like accomplished as Wished: Deceased or Alive (or even more therefore), the record highlighted the sympathetic handiwork of Sir Jinx and Trakmasterz and helped provide G Rap’s more and more profane and stunning tales to severe amounts. G Rap and Polo proceeded to go their separate methods soon after that. G Rap released three albums between your middle-’90s and early ’00s, while Polo trim an individual with Ice-T and porn superstar Ron Jeremy. Landspeed held the duo’s legacy alive by way of a low-key reissue advertising campaign; in 2000 and 2001, split releases combined the very first two albums and anthologized their whole career together.

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Full Name Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Music Songs Road to Riches, Ill Street Blues, Streets of New York, Talk Like Sex, Truly Yours, Poison, Bad to the Bone, Erase Racism, Men at Work, Two to the Head, Jive Talk, Fuck U Man, Straight Jacket, Money in the Bank, Operation CB, Kool Is Back, Butcher Shop, Rikers Island, #1 With a Bullet, Edge of Sanity, Go for Your Guns, Crime Pays, Play It Kool, Train Robbery, Rhymes I Express, Trilogy of Terror, Rhyme Time, Play It Again, Polo, It’s a Demo, Nuff Said, She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Still Wanted Dead or Alive
Albums Killer Kuts, Live and Let Die, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Best of Cold Chillin’

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1 Kool G Rap co-wrote a feature film pitch with Tommaso Rossellini entitled 'Thoughts of Intent'.
2 Was courted by several high caliber record labels, even later in his career, including G-Unit and Maybach Music.
3 Was formerly part of the Juice crew, the loose collective of mc's and producers.
4 Is credited as the true innovator of Mafioso rap, relishing in mobb-like tales, underworld references, and play on themes of gangster narratives.
5 The "G." stands for "genius", Kool Genius of Rap.



Battle of the Year 2013 writer: "Boom" - as Nathaniel Wilson
Bad Biology 2008 performer: "IT'S A RAP"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary performer: "Boom" / producer: "Boom" - as Nathaniel Wilson / writer: "Boom" - as Nathaniel Wilson
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Road To The Riches" - as Kool G Rap / writer: "Road To The Riches" - as Nathaniel Thomas Wilson
The Cookout 2004 performer: "Breaker Breaker" / writer: "Breaker Breaker" - as Nathaniel Wilson
Love the Hard Way 2001 performer: "Cold Onez" - as Cool G Rap
Music of the Heart 1999 performer: "Poison" / writer: "Poison" / writer: "Symphony Vol. 1" - as Nathaniel Wilson
CB4 1993 writer: "Talk Like Sex" - as Nathaniel Wilson
Colors 1988 performer: "BUTCHER SHOP" / writer: "BUTCHER SHOP" - as Nathaniel T. Wilson



Three Thug Mice 2008 Short Brik
Who's the Man? 1993 Guy in barbershop chair (uncredited)



Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff 2009 Video documentary Himself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary Himself
Brown Sugar 2002 Himself (as Kool G Rap)
Black Picket Fence 2002 Documentary Himself
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor 1998 Video short Himself

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1 Raspy voice, multi syllable rhymes, and vivid street stories.

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