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Kool G Rap Interview

Kool G Rap is an emcee from the Queens, NY. He is credited as the first emcee to embody the mafioso and hardcore street style into his lyrics, seen as early as 1989 in the song “Road To The Riches”. He is also known for writing complex, multisyllabic rhymes and is been cited as one of hip hop’s greatest storytellers. G Rap grew up in Corona Queens with producer Eric B., who introduced him to DJ Polo. Producer Marley Marl knew Polo and allowed the two to record a demo, which became “It’s A Demo”. Marley immediately embraced G Rap and Polo as Juice Crew members. In 1986, G Rap and Polo earned their first exposure on Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack radio show. G Rap appeared on the Juice Crew’s posse cut “The Symphony” before releasing his debut album with Polo, Road To The Riches, in 1989. They followed up in 1990 with Wanted: Dead Or Alive and in 1992 with Live & Let Die. In 1995, G Rap went solo and released the album 4,5,6, with production from Buckwild and features from Nas, MF Grimm, and B-1. He released Roots Of Evil in 1998, followed by The Giancana Story in 2002. In 2011, Riches, Royalty, Respect was released. G Rap’s latest project is a duo with producer/emcee Necro in 2013 called The Godfathers.

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