Kool G Rap

Born Jul 20, 1968

Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage names Kool G Rap (or simply G Rap, and originally Kool Genius of Rap) is an American rapper. He hails from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kool G Rap.


1968 Birth Born on July 20, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old Juice Crew producer Mr. Magic and DJ Marley Marl allowed Polo and G Rap to go to their studio to record a demo, which resulted in the song "It's a Demo." The song was written and recorded in one night, and had Marley so impressed, that he instantly embraced Kool G Rap and DJ Polo as Juice Crew members/ In 1986 on Mr. Magic's Rap Attack radio show on 107.5, the duo got their first exposure which created more buzz. … Read More


1989 20 Years Old Shortly after this, Kool G Rap appeared on the Juice Crew's classic posse cut "The Symphony" before they released their debut album, Road to the Riches in 1989. … Read More
1993 24 Years Old Eventually in 1993, Kool G Rap parted ways with DJ Polo in pursuit of a solo career.
1995 26 Years Old In 1995, G Rap started his solo career with the album 4, 5, 6, which featured production from Buckwild, and guest appearances from Nas, MF Grimm and B-1. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old In 1997 G Rap was featured on Frankie Cutlass' "Politic & Bullsht" album track titled "Know Da Game" which also featured Mobb Deep.


2000 31 Years Old He was then meant to release his next album, The Giancana Story in 2000, on Rawkus Records, but due to several complications with the label, the album was pushed back several times, and eventually released in 2002. "My Life" the hit single from the album featuring Talk Box legend G-Wise reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Rap singles charts. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old In 2007 he released Half a Klip on Chinga Chang Records, featuring production from, among others, DJ Premier and Marley Marl.


2009 40 Years Old Kool G Rap provided the foreword for the 2009 book How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, also providing insight into his rhyming technique. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old A full LP was released in 2011, Riches, Royalty, Respect showcasing his true to form style and lyricism. … Read More
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