|Grand Puba Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||March 4, 1966|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Grand Puba is an American rapper, emcee, and actor who is best known as one of the members of the hip hop group Brand Nubian, alongside other artists including Lord Jamar, Sadat X, DJ Alamo, DJ Sincere, and DJ Stud Doogie. Formed in 1989, the group has released multiple albums and tracks like One for All, Everything Is Everything, In God We Trust, Foundation, Young Son, Time’s Runnin’ Out, Fire in the Hole, Who Wanna Be a Star? (It’s Brand Nu Baby!), The Return, Don’t Let it Go to Your Head, Walking on a Cloud, Let’s Dance, A Child is Born, Hold On, Love Me or Leave Me Alone, Allah U Akbar, Wake Up, Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down, and All For One. Apart from that, Grand Puba has also worked as a solo artist and has released various albums such as Understand This, 2000, Black from the Future, Reel to Reel, and Retroactive.
Grand Puba, Grand Puba Maxwell, Grand P
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, United States
Rapper, Emcee, Actor
4th & B’way Records/Island Records, Elektra Records, Arista, Koch, Babygrande Records
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Grand Puba has dated –
- Mary J. Blige – He was romantically involved with singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor Mary J. Blige in the past.
Note – He has 7 children.
Race / Ethnicity
Grand Puba Facts
- In 1984, he made his debut as “Grand Puba Maxwell” with the group called Masters of Ceremony.
- With Brand Nubian, Grand Puba released the group’s debut studio album One for All on December 4, 1990, via Elektra Records and it gained acclaim for its politically charged and socially conscious content. It peaked at #34 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #130 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- On October 20, 1992, he released his debut solo studio album titled Reel to Reel through Elektra Records and it includes songs like Check Tha Resume, Check It Out (ft. Mary J. Blige), That’s How We Move It, 360° (What Goes Around), Big Kids Don’t Play, Ya Know How It Goes, Baby What’s Your Name?, Honey Don’t Front, and Back It Up. The album peaked at #14 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #28 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- Grand Puba’s 2nd solo studio album named 2000 was released on June 20, 1995, and it consists of songs like I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are), 2000, Amazing, and A Little of This. The album peaked at #5 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #48 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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