|Amil Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1973|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Amil is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s as a Jay-Z protégé. Her discography consists of albums and tracks such as All Money Is Legal, Amil Az Iz, I Got That (ft. Beyoncé), and 4 Da Fam (ft. Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, and Beanie Sigel).
Amil Kahala Whitehead
New York City, New York, United States
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Hip Hop
Roc-A-Fella Records, Columbia Records, D.O.E
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Amil has dated –
- Jay-Z – It is RUMORed that she had a fling with rapper, songwriter, and record executive Jay-Z in the past.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black and White)
Amil is of African-American, European, and Cherokee Native American descent.
She is a practicing Black Hebrew Israelite.
- She was active with an all-female group named Major Coins in 1997.
- Amil has appeared on songs with several artists like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Jermaine Dupri, AZ, DJ Kay Slay, LL Cool J, and Funkmaster Flex.
- On August 29, 2000, she released her debut studio album All Money Is Legal (also known as A.M.I.L.: (All Money Is Legal)) via Roc-A-Fella, Columbia, and Sony Music and it included songs like All Money Is Legal (A.M.I.L.), I Got That (ft. Beyoncé), Raw, Girlfriend, That’s Right (ft. Jay-Z), and Ya’ll Dead Wrong. The album peaked at #12 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #45 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- Soon after the release of her debut album, Amil was dropped from Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and it was rumored that her departure resulted from her personal conflict with Jay-Z as well as his disapproval of her (reported) weight gain. However, in a 2011 interview with Vibe, Amil addressed the rumors about her and Jay-Z and stated, “People think there was bad blood between us, but there never was any bad blood. Things happen and I wasn’t ready for where my career was going at that time. It was really overwhelming.”
- In 2002, she made her first theatrical film appearance as Boss’ Assassin in the crime film State Property, starring Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek, and Damon Dash.
- When asked in a 2006 interview if female MCs are forced to meet standards that male MCs are not, Amil stated, “Oh, yeah. Definitely. You have to be picture-perfect and you have to meet the standards of the perfect woman. That’s unreal to me. Real women do not have plastic-looking bodies. The average woman is not a size 0. You can do what you have to do to keep yourself looking like that or you could just be you. Me, I choose to just be me.”
- In 2008, she released her mixtape Amil Az Iz.
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