Lil' ½ Dead

Birth name

Donald Dewayne Smith


13 September 1974 (age 42)
Long Beach, California, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Label :

Priority Records (1994-1996)
Cycadelic Records (2012-present)
½ Tyme Records (2012-present)

Associated acts

Daz Dillinger, Goldie Loc, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Tray Deee

Donald Dewayne Smith (born 13 September 1974), better known by his stage name is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. His stage name is based on the character Half Dead of the film Penitentiary (1979). He is the cousin of Nate Dogg and was an associate of the group 213 in his early years in the rap scene. He joined Dr. Dre on the trip across America on the Chronic Tour of 1993. His solo debut album, The Dead Has Arisen, has a similar sound to Dr. Dre's g-funk and Snoop Dogg.

The song "Lil Ghetto Boy" (from the album The Chronic of Dr. Dre) has a reference to the Californian rapper, as well as "Fuck You" and "Housewife" of the 2001 album by Dre. He is currently working on a new album.