|Kool Moe Dee Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 1962|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kool Moe Dee is an American rapper, writer, and actor who has published the solo studio albums Kool Moe Dee (1986), How Ya Like Me Now (1987), Knowledge Is King (1989), Funke, Funke Wisdom (1991), and Interlude (1994). The 2nd and 3rd of those albums had been certified ‘Platinum’ and ‘Gold’, respectively, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He had first come into the spotlight in the early 1980s as a member of the Treacherous Three, a pioneering American hip hop group that was formed in 1978. With that group, he had released the studio albums – The Treacherous Three (1984) and Old School Flava (1994). Kool Moe Dee is also well recognized as one of the pioneers of new jack swing, a fusion genre of the rhythms and production techniques of hip hop and dance-pop, and the urban contemporary sound of R&B.
Kool Moe Dee, Moel Dewes
Harlem, Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Kool Moe Dee had attended The Norman Thomas High School for Business and Commercial Education, a now-defunct (closed in June 2014) public school in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.
After his high school graduation, he had joined the State University of New York College at Old Westbury (SUNY at Old Westbury), a public college in New York. He had graduated from there with a degree in communications in 1985.
Rapper, Writer, Actor
- Father – William Dewese
- Mother – His mother used to work for a telephone company.
- Siblings – Gamel Dewese (Brother)
Hip Hop, Rap, New Jack Swing
- Jive Records
- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG)
- RCA Records
- Wrap Records
- Ichiban Records
- Sugar Hill Records
Kool Moe Dee’s net worth had been $500 thousand according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Stocky frame
- Always makes appearances in a hat and sunglasses
- Affable smile
- Sports a trimmed goatee
Kool Moe Dee had been featured in a rap-based TV commercial in 1989 for British Knights, an American footwear brand based in New York City.
Kool Moe Dee Facts
- Kool Moe Dee, for his hit 1988 track titled Wild Wild West, had re-used the musical score, with permission, that had originally been composed for the 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by the renowned Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpeter Ennio Morricone.
- His fast and aggressive rap style is credited for influencing several legendary rappers including Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Rakim, Tupac Shakur, Nas, and Jay-Z.
- He was ranked number 33 on American digital media company About.com‘s list of the ’50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)’.
- Kool had authored a book titled There’s a God on the Mic wherein he had listed the 50 greatest hip-hop artists of all time (in his opinion) with Tupac Shakur, Rakim, and Melle Mel taking the top 3 spots.
- He had been featured in the 2002 American teen drama road film Crossroads, as a bartender.
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