Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known as Kool G Rap (stage name), is a popular American, Queens-native rapper. Further, he states that the word G in his name stands for ‘Giancana’ in his album ‘The Giancana Story’. And also sometimes he says it would mean ‘Genius’. G started his career in the mid-1980s as a member of the ‘Juice Crew’ and jointly with the DJ Polo.
Furthermore, he often has quoted one of the ‘Most Influential’ and skilled MCs of all time. His raps have got a pioneer of mafioso rap/street/hardcore content with a multisyllabic rhyming. Meanwhile, he has also been in the headlines for his abused relationship with ex-wife Karrine Steffans. Do you want to know his personal life, career-beginning, and net worth? Then stay tuned.
Caption: The American rapper, Kool G Rap, and DJ Polo
Kool G Rap: Bio, Early Life, & Career
The rapper was born on 20 July 1968 which makes his age 51-year-old as of 2020. He was born in Queens, New York City, New York, the US to unknown parents. There is no information on his childhood or siblings. However, in an interview, he has revealed that he grew up in the poverty-ridden streets of Corona, Queens, along with legendary producer Eric B.
Further, he stated that niggas that time was easily influenced by street life. At the age of fifteen, he had only a little money in his pocket began to sell drugs for a certain period. And he along with his friends who acted wild that time met DJ Polo, looking for MC to collaborate with him. That’s how they began collaborated and started duo to work together.
The duo first recorded their song ‘It’s a Demo’ after being allowed by Mr. Magic and DJ Marley Marl in their studio to record a demo. Following that, they released the other two single and appeared on Juice Crew’s debut album ‘Road to the Riches’. Further, they appeared on two other albums ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’ in 1990 and ‘Live and Let Die’ in 1992. In 1993, he parted with DJ Polo to build his solo career in rapping.
In 1995, G started his solo career releasing the album ‘4,5,6’ with the guest appearances of Nas, B-1, and MF Grimm. The album reached #24 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. Next, he recorded the second solo album ‘Roots of Evil’ in 1998 before appearing on Frankie Cutlass’ ‘Political & Bullshit’.
Then, he came out with his third album ‘The Giancana Story’ with the hip-hop label Rawkus Records planning to release in 2000. But after many complications with the label, the album hit out in 2002. The single ‘My Life’ from the album reached #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Rap singles Charts. In 2018, he came out with the album ‘Son of G Rap’ along with based rapper 38 Spesh. Additionally, he is regarded as one of the most influential golden age rappers. The artists like Ice Cube, Lloyd Banks, Nas, and Rakim have put his name on their favorite list.
Kool G Rap: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, he currently is married to Ma Barker whose information is not much available. However, she sometimes accompanied her husband or spotted in events or shows. Also, he has been secretive when it comes to sharing information on his personal life and dating history. Further, he prefers not to speak much about his personal life in the media.
Previously, he was married to Karrine Steffans former stripper, entrepreneur, and author but they were not officially married. Moreover, they met in a party where Steffans came to dance, as a result, their relationship changes to married status. They together lived for four years and bore a child, son Niam Wilson. Later their relationship didn’t last long because Steffans revealed that she ended her relationship with Wilson to protect her son after landed in the hospital due to physical abuse.
Caption: Kool G Rap and wife Ma Barker featuring in his song Unreleased freestyle.
From his side, he didn’t give any statement in his defense but told that he is always there for his son. And he also revealed that he has not met his son for a while, during his interview around 2013.
Kool G Rap: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about the earning of the popular rapper, the American artist has made a considerable amount from his rapping career. But the exact income or salary is not available in the media. However, according to different sources, his net worth has an estimation of around $1.5 million.
The rapper also connects with his audience through different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has a personal and verified account on these social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an account @kgrfilms with 67.9k followers. He has a Twitter account @TheRealKoolGRap with 156.9k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the handle @TheRealKoolGRap with more than 203.7k followers.
Kool G Rap: Body Measurements
The 51-year-old age rapper has a sort of heavy body type that stands to an average height of around 5 feet 10 inches or 1.70 meters. Other than this, there is no information on his body weight or measurements. He has black eye color with short hair or bald.