Joey Purp

Name Joey Purp
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1993-08-03
Place of Birth Chicago, IL
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Birth Sign Leo

About Joey Purp

Rapper known for being a member of the groups Leather Corduroys and Savemoney. He released his first mixtape, The Purple Tape, in 2012 and followed it up with iiiDrops in 2016.

Early Life of Joey Purp

He started rapping while in high school, which he dropped out of as a senior. He then spent time working at a clothing store.

Trivia

Using social media to his advantage, he’s gained more than 30,000 followers on SoundCloud.

Family Life

His real name is Joey Davis and he grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

He’s collaborated with fellow Savemoney member Vic Mensa.

Rico Nasty

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Name Rico Nasty
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Washington, DC
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Birth Sign Taurus

About Rico Nasty

Also known as Taco Bella, she is rapper who gained fame for singles such as “Hey Arnold”, “Iggady (Remix)” and “iCarly” In 2016, she put out an EP called Life of a Rockstar.

Early Life of Rico Nasty

She grew up playing lacrosse and soccer, the latter of which she became captain of her team.

Trivia

She and Tino Loud collaborated on a 2016 project called Cuffin Season.

Family Life

She has a son named Cam.

Associated With

She and Lil Yachty performed on a remix of “Hey Arnold” together.

Russell Tyrone Jones

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Name Russell Tyrone Jones
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1968-11-15
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Age 35 yrs
Death Date 2004-11-13
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Russell Tyrone Jones

Known as Old Dirty Bastard, he was a former member of the Wu-Tang Clan. His debut solo album, 1995’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, is considered one of the great hip hop albums of the 90’s.

Early Life of Russell Tyrone Jones

He formed the band Force of the Imperial Master with his cousins.

Trivia

Despite not winning an award, he took to the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards while Shawn Colvin was accepting her award for Song of the Year.

Family Life

He had three children.

Associated With

He collaborated on a song with Busta Rhymes.

Raekwon

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Name Raekwon
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-01-12
Place of Birth Staten Island, NY
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Birth Sign Capricorn

About Raekwon

American rapper best known as a member of Wu-Tang Clan. He has also released numerous solo projects, including an album called The Wild in 2017.

Early Life of Raekwon

Born Corey Woods, he joined Wu-Tang Clan in 1992. They debuted in 1993 with the album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.

Trivia

He launched his own record label, Ice H20 Records in 2012.

Family Life

He converted to Islam in 2009. He has a son named Jabairi and a daughter named Cori Andrea.

Associated With

Busta Rhymes was featured with him on the album, Only Built for Cuban Linx…Pt. II in 2009.

GZA

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Name GZA
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1966-08-22
Place of Birth Brooklyn, NY
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Birth Sign Leo

About GZA

Born Gary Grice, he is an American rapper and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. His 1995 solo album Liquid Swords was certified gold.

Early Life of GZA

He developed an interest in hip-hop music after attending block parties in the early 1970s.

Trivia

In 2004, he appeared alongside his cousin and fellow Wu-Tang member RZA in the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes.

Family Life

During his childhood, he began rapping with his cousins RZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Associated With

He is joined by Ghostface Killah as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Inspectah Deck

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Name Inspectah Deck
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-07-06
Place of Birth The Bronx, NY
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Birth Sign Cancer

About Inspectah Deck

Born Jason Hunter, he is a rapper, producer, and member of the Wu-Tang Clan who is often praised for his intricate lyricism.

Early Life of Inspectah Deck

He grew up in the Park Hill Projects of Clifton, Staten Island, and met future Wu-Tang members Method Man and Ghostface Killah while he was in school.

Trivia

His first solo album, Uncontrolled Substances, was released in 1999 and reached the #19 position on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Family Life

His mother supported his family after his father died when he was a child.

Associated With

He is in Wu-Tang Clan with Method Man.

Cappadonna

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Name Cappadonna
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1968-09-18
Place of Birth New York City, NY
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Birth Sign Virgo

About Cappadonna

Born Darryl Hill, but more commonly known by his artist name Cappadonna, he is an official member of the collective rap group known as the Wu-Tang Clan. He also performs alongside Ghostface Killah in the rap group Theodore Unit.

Early Life of Cappadonna

His first appearance with Wu-Tang Clan came on the 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever song “Triumph.” His released a solo project in 1998 called The Pillage which was certified Gold.

Trivia

The name Cappadonna stands for, “Consider All Poor People Acceptable Don’t Oppress Nor Neglect Anyone.”

Family Life

He was born in Staten Island, New York City, New York. He married YoNasDa Lonewolf Hill, an activist, rap artist, as well as published writer. He has 8 children.

Associated With

He made his recording debut on Raekwon’s hit single “Ice Cream.”

U-God

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Name U-God
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-11-11
Place of Birth New York City, NY
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About U-God

Best known for his association with the Wu-Tang Clan, this New York rapper also released several solo albums, including Mr. Xcitement and Dopium.

Early Life of U-God

He began his career by providing beatbox vocals for the rapper Cappadonna, who became his musical mentor.

Trivia

He released his debut solo album, Golden Arms Redemption, in 1999. The recording rose to a #15 spot on the United States R&B Chart.

Family Life

Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, he was raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.

Associated With

He and fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah collaborated on a 2009 track titled “Train Trussle.”

Masta Killa

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Name Masta Killa
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Brooklyn, NY
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Birth Sign Leo

About Masta Killa

Born Jamel Arief, he is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan who released his solo debut album No Said Date in 2004.

Early Life of Masta Killa

He break danced during elementary school and would often participate in talent shows.

Trivia

He was the last member to join the Wu-Tang Clan and as a result he does not appear on the group’s debut single “Protect Ya Neck”.

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He, like several other members of the Wu-Tang Clan, is a vegetarian.

Associated With

He is joined in the Wu-Tang Clan with Robert Diggs, AKA RZA.

Ghostface Killah

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Name Ghostface Killah
Profession Rapper
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Staten Island, NY
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Birth Sign Taurus

About Ghostface Killah

Born Dennis Coles, he is a rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan whose first solo album, Ironman, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1996.

Early Life of Ghostface Killah

He was roommates with future Wu-Tang founder RZA.

Trivia

He appears in the movie Walk Hard as himself alongside Lyle Lovett, Jewel, and Jackson Browne.

Family Life

He has a son named Sun God.

Associated With

He is in Wu-Tang Clan with Robert Diggs, who is also known as RZA.