|Kool G Rap
|Real Name/Full Name:
|Nathaniel Thomas Wilson
|55 years old
|20th July 1968
|Queens New York City, USA
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Kool G Rap Gay?:
|Net Worth in 2024:
Kool G Rap is an American rapper who hails from Queens, New York. The rapper is credited as the first rapper to introduce gangster rap, commonly known as Mafioso. When questioned about the G in his stage name, he said it stands for Giancana, a famous Mobster leader in Chicago in the late 1950s and 1960s. Today many American upcoming rappers, as well as the famous ones, credit him as their influence in gangster hip hop.
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Early Life & Biography
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, or G Rap as he is commonly known, was born in Queens, New York City, on 20th July 1968. Growing up in the streets of Corona, Queens was tough for him; it was everyone on his own. At one time, when he was interviewed by The Source Magazine, he stated it wasn’t had for him to be influenced by street life. To him, his parents couldn’t provide him because of poverty. At the age of 15, he was already into drug life with his friends, and at some point, his friends were caught or killed in drug-related crimes.
Kool G Rap was born in a poor family that getting a meal was sometimes hard. As a teenager, he got into hip hop just to make ends meet. This is when he met his former girlfriend, Karrine Steffans, who by the time was 17 years. After dating for a while, Karrine got pregnant and where boy blessed with a baby boy whom they named Naiim.
Immediately after the birth of their son, their relationship ended with Karrine claiming Kool G Rap has become unfaithful and very abusive, something Kool G vehemently denied. Later on, he married his current wife, Ma Barker, who has been involved in his music greatly.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20th July 1968, Kool G Rap is 55 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.72m tall, and his weight is 82kgs
His music career started in his late teenage years release several demos with his partner DJ Polo. In 1989, they together released their first album, followed by two more in 1990 and 1992 respectively. All three albums are still highly rated and ranked among the best classic hip hop. In 1993, he decided to go it alone and parted ways with DJ Polo.
He embarked on his solo career in 1995 when he released his first solo album 4,5,6, which till today is his most successful album commercially followed by Roots of Evil, which was released in 1998. So far, Kool G Rap has five albums to his name, the latest one being “Return of the Don” that he released in 2017.
Awards & Achievements
So far, Kool G is yet to receive an award, but his legacy as the most influential golden age rapper will forever remain. MTV once describe him as hip hop godfather as well as the most technically gifted rapper. Most of the famous rappers today regard him as the influence behind their success. These rappers include Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Eminem, Fat Joe, just to name a few. His Mafioso rap that he introduced in the late 1980s will forever be credited to him.
Net Worth & Salary of Kool G Rap in 2024
Kool G started his music in the 1980s, making music is a career and the only source of wealth. His first album ranked 24th on the US Billboard 200 and did well commercially. He also has an interest in movie scripting as well as a clothing line. Today, his net worth is estimated to $2 million as of February 2024. Besides earning from sales from his albums, he also holds music concerts earning him a fortune.
Together with his wife, the formed a group which they named five families and released an album called Click of Respect. His wife of more than ten years is also a rapper, and according to him, a mutual friend introduced them when he was searching for a female rapper.
He regards his wife as his best friend, and their relationship goes beyond man and wife relationship. When he wants to hang out, his wife is his hangout buddy, whom he loves so much. In his words, this is what has glued them together. Besides music, Kool G is a respected emcee where he mentions people like Silver Fox and Melle Mel as his influence.