Grand Puba
Grand Puba

Birth name

Maxwell Dixon


4 March 1966 (age 51)


Hip hop

Years active



4th & B'way, Elektra, Arista, Koch, Babygrande

Associated acts

Brand Nubian, Masters of Ceremony, Sadat X

Maxwell Dixon (born 4 March 1966), better known by his stage name Grand Puba, is an American rapper, best known as a member of Brand Nubian. Dixon made his debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. Despite positive reviews, the group disbanded after the release of their 1988 album Dynamite due to a lack of sales. He later emerged as the lead emcee of Brand Nubian, but left the group after the release of their 1990 debut album One for All after disputes with the other members. He embarked on a successful solo career, but rejoined Brand Nubian sometime in 1997. He released his latest solo album, Retroactive, in 2009.


See also: Brand Nubian discography

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