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Young Noble
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Birth name

Rufus Cooper III


21 March 1978 (age 37)
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States


Montclair, New Jersey, United States


Hip hop

Years active



Outlaw, Death Row, Affluent, Real Talk, Ca$hville

Associated acts

2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound, The Game, Hussein Fatal, JT the Bigga Figga, Layzie Bone, Lil' Flip, Outlawz, stic.man, Young Buck, Yukmouth, DJ King Assassin

Rufus Cooper III (born 21 March 1978), better known by his stage name Young Noble is an American rapper who is most notable for being a member of Outlawz. Noble joined Outlawz in the early summer of 1996, and was also the last member to be added to the group by its leader Tupac Shakur before his death in September 1996. Noble made his debut appearance in 1996 on Shakur's The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, appearing on the songs "Bomb First (My Second Reply)", "Hail Mary", "Life of an Outlaw" and "Just Like Daddy".

Noble has appeared on every album by Outlawz, which is currently a duo consisting of him and E.D.I.. Besides his work with the group, he has released three solo albums and several collaboration albums with artists such as Layzie Bone, stic.man and Hussein Fatal.


  • 2002: Noble Justice
  • 2002: Street Warz (with JT the Bigga Figga)
  • 2006: Against All Oddz (with E.D.I.)
  • 2006: Soldier 2 Soldier (with stic.man)
  • 2006: Thug Brothers (with Layzie Bone)
  • 2007: Thug In Thug Out (with Hussein Fatal)
  • 2012: Son of God