Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage names Kool G. Rap (or simply G Rap, and originally Kool Genius of Rap) is an American rapper. He hails from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the group Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and as a member of the Juice Crew. He is often cited as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time as he is a pioneer of mafioso rap/street/hardcore content and multisyllabic rhyming.
“It’s called Return of a Don,” Kool G Rap tells host Donal Ware. “It’s featuring many dope rappers, many dope MCs and certain cats in the game who I consider more than just my peers in Hip-Hop, but actual brothers. There are names on there like Saigon, names on there like Raekwon, rest in peace to my man Sean Price, who I was fortunate to record with before he passed on to the Essence.”
Kool G Rap hasn’t been totally in the shadows of creating recent music. Less than a year ago, he teamed up with the late Sean Price to put together “The Underworld 2,” a track that also features Havoc of Mobb Deep, Kid Fade and Johnny Richter.
There isn’t an official release date for Return of a Don and Kool G Rap says that’s due to some “red tape” issues. “It’s coming soon though, baby,” he adds