Friday, May 3, 2019

Craig G

Craig Curry (born March 24, 1973), better known by his stage name Craig G, is an American rapper from Queensbridge, Queens, New York. He is perhaps best known as one of the members of hip hop producer Marley Marl's Cold Chillin' Records group the Juice Crew.

He recorded the single "Shout Rap" with Marley Marl in 1985 at 12 years old and in 1988 recorded "The Symphony (song)" with the Juice Crew, described by Allmusic as "a landmark moment in the evolution of hardcore rap". He was then signed by Atlantic Records who released two albums, in 1989 and 1991, with little promotion After his experience with Atlantic his career went quiet for much of the 1990s although later in the decade he regained popularity with underground rap fans. He released another album in 2003 on D&D Records, This Is Now!!!, featuring collaborations with Marley Marl, DJ Premier and Da Beatminerz.

Craig G was a leading freestyle battle rapper, memorably battling Supernatural on several occasions, and in the early 2000s wrote and coordinated the battle verses used by Eminem and his opponents in the film 8 Mile. The next year he wrote the character Dangerous' lyrics in 50 Cent's feature film Get Rich or Die Tryin'. His battle with fellow battle rapper Supernatural was a subject of the 2005 documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme.

In 2008, he was part of a reunited Juice Crew, performing at the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2012 he released his fourth solo album Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man. He was recording an as yet to be titled E.P. With Da Beatminerz. Craig G dropped his fifth LP titled I Rap & Go Home on June 3, 2016.


The Kingpin (1989)
Now, That's More Like It (1991)
This is Now (2003)
Climate Control (2006)
Operation Take Hip Hop Back (2008)
Ramblings of an Angry Old Man (2012)
I Rap and Go Home (2016)


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