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Schoolly D
Schoolly D

Birth name

Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr.

Born

22 June 1962 (age 54)

Origin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Genre

Hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper

Years active

1984-present

Labels

Jive/BMG, Capitol/EMI, Ruffhouse/Columbia/SME

Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born 22 June 1962), better known by his stage name Schoolly D, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is often credited with creating the hip hop subgenre gangsta rap with his song "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?", a song about the Park Side Killas, a street gang with which Schoolly D was affiliated. The song is considered the first hardcore hip hop song and features incidents of graphic sex, gunplay, drug references, and one of the first uses of the word "nigga" in a hip hop song.

Schoolly D's lyrics reflect urban realism, violence and sexual bravado. He later adopted an Afrocentric style, bring Afrocentric culture to hip hop alongside rappers such as KRS-One.

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