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Cappadonna performing live.
Background information
Birth name Darryl Hill
Born September 28, 1969 (1969-09-28) (age 40)
Origin Staten Island, New York City, New York
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Razor Sharp/Epic/SME Records
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, Theodore Unit

Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969) best known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper, a member of New York rap group Theodore Unit and is deeply affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan.



According to U-God, before the Wu-Tang days, he was a beatbox for Cappadonna before getting into rap.

He made his debut on the songs "Ice Cream" & "Ice Water" on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. In late 1996, he appeared on the track "Winter Warz" for the soundtrack to Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood[1] alongside Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, U-God, and Raekwon, and made several prominent appearances on the group's second album Wu-Tang Forever in 1997, most notably on the stand-out lead single "Triumph."

Rumors abound about his brief change in vocation: it is hypothesized that he did so in order to support himself and his family, while Cappadonna's own explanation is that "he intentionally gave up what material possessions he had amassed and walked the streets of Baltimore for 8 months, before returning to the rap game".[2] Regardless, he returned to the music industry shortly after, releasing 2003's The Struggle album. This album featured some Wu-Tang Clan members, and was released on Wu affiliate Remedy's record label.




Album Name Release Date
The Pillage March 24, 1998
The Yin and the Yang April 3, 2001
The Struggle October 7, 2003
The Cappatilize Project July 22, 2008
Slang Prostitution January 27, 2009

Singles and EPs

  • 1996 Don't Be a Menace soundtrack - track "Winter Warz"
  • 1998 "Slang Editorial"
  • 1998 "Run"
  • 1999 "Black Boy"
  • 2001 "Super Model"
  • 2007 "Don't Turn Around"
  • 2009 "Somebody's Got To Go"


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