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Grand Puba (born William Dixon March 4, 1966) is a rapper best known as a member of the group Brand Nubian. He debuted with the group Masters of Ceremony. Their album Dynamite (1988) was hailed by critics, but probably due to lack of sales the group soon disbanded, and Puba emerged as the lead rapper of Brand Nubian. After their innovative and versatile debut album One For All (1990) - covering areas from reggae-influenced rap to new jack swing - Puba left the group and embarked on a solo career. He became a member of the group again in 1998, in time for the album The Return. In 1999, Puba and groupmate Sadat X performed on the track “Once Again” on Handsome Boy Modeling School’s concept album So How’s Your Girl. . . . Following the group’s 2004 effort Fire In The Hole, a rejuvenated Puba appeared on tracks with Beanie Sigel (“Bread and Butter”, also featuring groupmate Sadat X), Missy Elliott (“My Struggles” featuring his onetime collaborator Mary J. Blige), and Ugly Duckling (“Party Goin’ Down Tonight”)


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  • Apollofury

    Was blessed to see him preform last Thursday

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tammsters

    i love Grand Puba!

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • kusechka

    Yeah I LIKE IT ))

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jimmi9ine

    Two Thousand !! What an album!! Find out where all your favourite Hiphop samples came from at

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • geebop360

    Very Special >> enough said

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Philson91

    has to be a very good one, listened to 'how long?' and it was awesome. have to check out his album...

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bujakasza

    Awesome !< AceOoooone> zgadzam się w 100% !

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Petahhhh

    What's a 5-1-6? Long Island ya dumb bitch!

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MichuZGC

    Grand Puba - I like It ;]]]

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Young-Hoodlum

    2000 (1995) iza bomb album!

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • LoadedDeck

    I love his flow on the Handsome Boy Modeling School song, Once Again (Here to Kick One for You).

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    It became top album? Come on people, do you really listen to it more than Reel To Reel and 2000?!

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • AceOoooone

    RetroActive- beautiful album, 100%chillout RetroActive- wykurwisty album jeden z najlepszych w '09 kurwa

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Gerritvanzuylen

    to gybz, mine was when i heard the song Hunny :S

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
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    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • WodkaLover

    it's always so melodramatic with Puba, you have to be in the mood to listen to his solo shit, when it comes to him collaborating with Sadat and Lord J on Brand Nubian, or hooking up with other cats, GP is always fresh... it's sort of disappointing that such a good rapper has problems maintaining the high Brand Nubian standard when he's the only one in the booth.

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    The track with Tip is the only one I really don't like. xD

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • gybz

    Mcjac : is this the head u made when u first heard the album ? :o

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • McJAC

    Actally I'm quite surprised ....the new album is really good. Nowadays I am often dissapointed by the new stuff that old school cats make like De La Soul's or Common's.

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mfjose

    New album is a let down i only like the track with q-tip on it and even that was a little bit poor. But i guess i've got high expectations given that 2000 is one of the tightest hip hop records of all time.

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
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