Kool G Rap
July 20, 1968 in Queens
Queens, New York, United States
Kool G Rap (born Nathaniel Wilson July 20, 1968) is an American hardcore rapper from Queens, New York, United States. He began his career with the Juice Crew in the 1980s but achieved little commercial success. G Rap 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.