Kool G Rap
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Birth name

Nathaniel Thomas Wilson

Also known as

G Rap Giancana


July 20, 1968 (1968-07-20) (age 52)
Queens, New York, U.S.


Corona, Queens, New York City, USA


Hip hop



Years active



Cold Chillin', Warner Bros., Epic Street, SME, Koch

Associated acts

38 Spesh, Big Daddy Kane, Capone-N-Noreaga, DJ Premier, Juice Crew, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Large Professor, Marley Marl, Necro

Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap, is an American rapper from Queens, New York City. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew. He is often cited as one of the most influential vand skilled MCs of all time as he is a pioneer of mafioso rap/street/hardcore content and multisyllabic rhyming. On his album The Giancana Story, he stated that the "G" in his name stands for "Giancana" (after the mobster Sam Giancana), but on other occasions he has stated that it stands for "Genius".

He has also been cited as a major influence on some of hip hop's most critically acclaimed figures such as The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Eminem, and Jay-Z, as well as many underground boom bap rappers.

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