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Ariyan Arslani (born December 2, 1983), better known by the stage name Action Bronson, is an American reality television star, rapper, author, and talk show host.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.
The American Mafia (commonly referred to as the Mafia or the Mob, though "the Mob" can refer to other organized crime groups) or Italian-American Mafia, is the highly organized Italian-American criminal society.
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was an American rapper.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1971), better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor.
Anthony Best (born March 20) (better known by his stage name Buckwild) is an American hip hop producer from The Bronx borough of New York City.
Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1973), is an American rapper better known by his stage name Bun B. He is best known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), a group he formed in 1987 alongside Pimp C. Aside from his work with UGK, Bun B has released four solo albums, including 2010's Trill OG, which received the rare 5 mic rating from The Source.
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies is a book by music journalist Brian Coleman that covers the making of 36 classic hip hop albums, based on interviews with the artists who created them, also providing a track-by-track breakdown for each album entirely in the words of the artists.
Chinga Chang Records is a Philadelphia-based independent hip hop label.
Click of Respect is a collaboration album by American rapper Kool G Rap and 5 Family Click group.
Cold Chillin' Records was a record label that released music during the golden age of hip hop from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
Corona is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City.
The Diggin' in the Crates Crew, also known as D.I.T.C., is an American hip hop collective formed in 1990 in New York City.
Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preemo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the emcee Guru—and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce da 5'9".
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
Entertainment One Music is an independent record label owned by Entertainment One in the United States.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Eric B. (born Louis Eric Barrier on November 8, 1963 in in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) was the producer and DJ for the golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim.
Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York.
Frank Javiel Malave (born January 16, 1971), better known by his stage name Frankie Cutlass, is an American Platinum producer, DJ, rapper, musician, writer, and remixer from Harlem, New York, United States.
G-Unit Records is an American record label.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang.
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Golden age hip hop is a name given to mainstream hip hop music created in the mid/late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly by artists and musicians originating from the New York metropolitan area.
Half a Klip is an EP by American rapper Kool G Rap, released on February 5, 2008 by Chinga Chang, Latchey and Koch Records.
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s.
Kejuan Muchita (born May 21, 1974), better known by his stage name Havoc, is an American rapper and record producer.
Heltah Skeltah was a hip hop duo which consisted of rappers Rock (Jahmal Bush) and Ruck (Sean Price).
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Horrorcore is a subgenre of hip hop music based on horror-themed and often darkly transgressive lyrical content and imagery.
How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC is a book on hip hop music and rapping by Paul Edwards.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jedi Mind Tricks (JMT) is an underground hip hop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded by two high school friends, rapper Vinnie Paz (Vincenzo Luvineri) and producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind (Kevin Baldwin).
The Juice Crew was a Hip Hop collective made up largely of Queensbridge (New York, US)–based artists in the mid–to–late 1980s.
Karrine Steffans (born August 24, 1978Steffans, Hunter (2005)) is an American author, most notably of the Vixen series of books.
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap (or simply G Rap), is an American rapper from Queens.
Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (born November 23, 1972), better known by his stage name Kurupt, is an American rapper, actor and former Executive Vice President of Death Row Records.
Live and Let Die is the third and final studio album by the American hip hop duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, which was released November 24, 1992, on Cold Chillin'.
Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982), better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is an American hip hop recording artist.
M.O.P. (short for Mash Out Posse) is an American hip hop duo.
A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music.
Michael Berrin (born May 6, 1967) is an American hip hop MC and former member of 3rd Bass best known by his stage name MC Serch.
Malik Deshawn Cox (born June 23, 1978), best known as Memphis Bleek (sometimes shorted to Bleek), is an American rapper mainly known for his tenure with Roc-A-Fella Records and CEO of his own labels Get Low Records and Warehouse.
Percy Carey (born 11 June 1970), also known by the stage names MF Grimm, Grimm Reaper, GM Grimm and originally Build and Destroy, is an American underground rapper, music producer, CEO, and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer from New York City.
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queens, New York.
In rapping and poetry, multisyllabic rhymes (also known as compoundEdwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 87.Eminem, with Sacha Jenkins, 2008, The Way I Am, Dutton Adult, p. 17.Eminem, 2004, 'Yellow Brick Road', Encore, Aftermath/Shady, Interscope. rhymes, polysyllableAnderson, Linda, 2006, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings, Taylor & Francis, p. 235.Hogg, Richard M., et al., 1998, The Cambridge History of the English Language, Cambridge University Press, p. 625. rhymes, and sometimes colloquially in hip-hop as multies) are rhymes that contain two or more syllablesYoshida, Minoru, 1952, Word-Music in English Poetry, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol.
Victor Santiago, Jr. (born September 6, 1977), best known by his stage name N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga, is an American rapper.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Ron Raphael Braunstein (born June 7, 1976), better known by his stage-name Necro, is an American rapper from Brooklyn.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Omar Credle (born May 13, 1971), better known by his stage name, O.C., is an American rapper and member of the group D.I.T.C., who has been involved with several renowned underground hip hop groups: Crooklyn Dodgers '95, Luv NY, Perestroika.
Once Upon a Crime is the debut album by New York City hip hop duo The Godfathers, consisting of Kool G Rap and Necro.
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... is the solo debut album of American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, released on August 1, 1995, by Loud Records and RCA Records.
Peter Shapiro is a freelance music journalist, who has written for Spin, URB, Music Week, Uncut, Vibe, The Wire and The Times.
Troy Donald Jamerson (born October 31, 1972), better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch, is an American rapper from Queens, New York.
A posse cut is a popular form of song in hip hop music that involves successive verses by four or more rappers.
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City.
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Rashia Tashan Fisher (born December 18, 1974) is an American rapper, model and actress better known by her stage name Rah Digga.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
Rawkus Records was an American hip hop record label known for starting the careers of many rappers.
Reasonable doubt is a term used in jurisdiction of common law countries.
Riches, Royalty, Respect is the fourth solo album by American hip-hop recording artist Kool G Rap, released on May 31, 2011 by Fat Beats.
Road to the Riches is the debut album by hip hop duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, which was released in 1989 on then-prominent hip hop label Cold Chillin' Records.
Roc-A-Fella Records was an American record label founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke in 1995.
Jahmal Bush (born November 4, 1973), better known by his stage name Rock (or Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monsta), is an American rapper, famous as a member of hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik and the duo Heltah Skeltah along with Sean Price.
Roots Of Evil is the second solo album by Mafioso rap artist Kool G Rap, released in 1998 by Kool G's short lived record label, Illstreet/Downlow.
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.
Salvatore "Sam" Giancana (né Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975), was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966.
Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born January 14, 1965); better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and MC Ricky D, is a British-born American rapper.
Smif-N-Wessun (a.k.a. Cocoa Brovaz) is a hip hop duo consisting of members Tek (Tekomin Williams) and Steele (Darrell Yates).
A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics.
Steele (birth name Darrell A. Yates, Jr.) is an American rapper, famous as half of the underground rap duo Smif-N-Wessun, and as a member of Hip Hop supergroup Boot Camp Clik.
Sway & King Tech is an American hip hop duo composed of Bay Area rapper Sway and DJ King Tech.
Tajai Massey, known by the stage name, Tajai (born April 21, 1975), is an American rapper and producer.
Daniel Carrillo (born October 8, 1982), better known by his stage name Termanology, is an American rapper and record producer.
The Giancana Story is the third solo album by American rapper Kool G Rap, released by Koch Records on November 26, 2002.
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name.
The Godfathers are a hip hop duo consisting of Kool G Rap and Necro.
Robin Yvette Allen (born February 6, 1970), better known by her stage name The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper, singer and actress best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg on the seminal albums The Chronic and Doggystyle.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper.
The Roots is an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
"The Symphony" is a rap song produced by Marley Marl featuring Juice Crew members Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Craig G and Big Daddy Kane.
The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book The Untouchables (1957).
There’s a God on the Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs is a 2003 book by the old school hip hop MC Kool Moe Dee, where he ranks what he believes to be the Top 50 greatest MCs of all time, giving a breakdown of each artist.
Antonio "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 1983 film ''Scarface''.
Anthony Criss (born December 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Treach, is an American rapper and actor.
Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Twista (formerly Tung Twista), is an American rapper.
UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was an American hip hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas, formed in 1987, by Chad "Pimp C" Butler and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman.
Vincenzo Luvineri (born October 5, 1977), better known as Vinnie Paz (formerly known as Ikon the Verbal Hologram), is an Italian American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks.
Wanted: Dead or Alive is the second album by the hip hop duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
4,5,6 is the solo debut by emcee Kool G Rap, released on September 12, 1995, on Cold Chillin' Records.