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Kool G Rap

Nathaniel Wilson (born July 20, 1968), known by stage name Kool G Rap, is an American hardcore rapper from Queens, New York City.He is from the Corona section of Queens. He began his career with the Juice Crew in the 1980s but achieved little commercial success.
Wilson began working with DJ Polo in 1986, releasing several underground hit singles including “It’s a Demo”/”I’m Fly”. Two other singles, “Streets of New York” and “Road to the Riches”, received heavy rotation on Yo! MTV Raps and cemented his reputation as one of New York’s top lyrical auteurs. His talent for telling a compelling, hard-luck story in a single song was considered second to only that of Rakim. While Wilson grew in popularity, he never crossed over like Biz Markie or Big Daddy Kane, both also members of the Juice Crew.

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Wilson began a solo career in the mid-1990s, releasing his debut solo album 4,5,6 in 1995. This and subsequent LPs saw little attention from critics or consumers, and he began collaborating with others. Signing to Rawkus Records, Wilson released 2002’s The Giancana Story. The album was well-received, but without commercial success. In 2004, “Road to the Riches” appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on classic hip hop radio station Playback FM.


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