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  • Born

    18 August 1971 (age 49)

  • Born In

    Queensbridge, Queens, New York, New York, United States

Tragedy Khadafi (born Percy Chapman) is a hip-hop artist. Khadafi hails from the Queensbridge housing projects in Queens, New York which has produced other hip-hop artists such as Nas, Cormega, Mobb Deep, and Capone-N-Noreaga.

He began his career as a member of the Juice Crew alongside artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, and MC Shan. For Khadafi's debut album, he worked with Queensbridge influential producer Marley Marl and went under the alias Intelligent Hoodlum. His self-titled debut, Intelligent Hoodlum, released in 1990, was full of political commentary and heady messages in tracks such as "Arrest The President" and "Black & Proud." He returned in 1993, releasing his sophomore album, Saga Of A Hoodlum which would be his last album under the alias Intelligent Hoodlum.

Khadafi continued to record throughout the remainder of the 1990s, most notably on Capone-N-Noreaga's debut album, The War Report in which he actually appears more on the album than official group member Capone. Khadafi then severed ties with the group. Khadafi's third album, Against All Odds, was scheduled to drop in 1999, but conflict with his label stifled the release. Against All Odds was released in 2001 followed by Still Reportin'… in 2003. In 2005, he released Thug Matrix independently, and his group album with the Black Market Militia. Khadafi's latest releases, Blood Ballads and Thug Matrix 2 were both released in 2006.

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