Birth name

Darryl Hill


18 September 1969 (age 47)


Staten Island, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active



Razor Sharp (1998-2001)
Epic (1998-2001)
Code:Red Entertainment (2003)
Chambermusik (2005-2011)
Cappadonna (2007)
Fat Beats (2011)
RBC (2013)
Iron Chamber Entertainment (2013)
God Love Family Entertainment (2014-2015)

Associated acts

Theodore Unit, Wu-Tang Clan

Darryl Hill (born 18 September 1969), better known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper from Staten Island, New York. Cappadonna is a longtime close affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan, and became an official member of the group in 2007. 

Cappadonna was a member of the early stages of what to become the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s, with RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. However, he was sent to prison and replaced by Method Man. He made his recording debut as an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan on Raekwon's hit single "Ice Cream". He was a guest star, along with Raekwon, on Ghostface Killah's 1996 debut solo album Ironman. Cappadonna made his first appearances on a Wu-Tang album in 1997 on Wu-Tang Forever, including on the lead single "Triumph". Following his Forever appearances, he contributed significantly to the group's third album, The W, in 2000, at which point his appearances were no longer marked with "featuring Cappadonna", as they had been on Forever. After a falling out with RZA the following year over royalties, he did not appear on Wu-Tang's fourth album Iron Flag. He eventually reunited with the group for their concert at 2004's Rock the Bells festival, and appeared on the group's 2007 album 8 Diagrams.

Cappadonna's status as a Wu-Tang member or as a featured artist has varied throughout the years. While long referred to by both the group and fans as the "Unofficial Tenth Member", RZA cleared this up in a 2014 interview with DX Daily (HipHopDX) saying "he’s been an official member of Wu-Tang Clan since 8 Diagrams". RZA goes on to say not all members of the New York rap group were present during Wu-Tang Clan’s rise to fame. “In the early days, if you know our history, you know some of us wasn’t here, you know physically present, when this Wu-Tang thing popped off,” RZA says. "Some of us was on iron vacations, as we like to call it.”

Cappadonna released his debut solo album, The Pillage, in 1998, which remains as his most commercially successful solo album and was certified Gold in sales by the RIAA. He is a member of the collective Theodore Unit, and contributed to the group's only album 718 in 2004.


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