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Schoolly D
Birth name Jesse B. Weaver, Jr.
Born June 22, 1966 (1966-06-22) (age 43)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Actor, Rapper, Musician, Composer, Hip-Hop DJ, Voice Overs
Years active 1984 - present
Labels Jive Records/ PSK Records

Jesse B. Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1966), better known by the stage name Schoolly D, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Career

Musically, Schoolly D and his DJ Code Money came up with electronic beats. Later on, Schoolly embraced the afrocentric style, working together with KRS-One. He contributed songs and music to many Abel Ferrara films, such as the title track from Am I Black Enough For You?, which was played during the climactic shoot-out in Ferrara's King of New York, the title track of this movie from How a Black Man Feels and "Signifying Rapper" (from Schoolly's album Smoke Some Kill), which was used in the director's Bad Lieutenant.[1] Because Led Zeppelin successfully sued due to an uncleared interpolation of their song "Kashmir" in "Signifying Rapper," the song was omitted from the soundtrack of the film and indeed from subsequent releases of the Bad Lieutenant.[1]

Schoolly also wrote "The Player" for Ferrara's film The Blackout, as well as the score to Ferrara's 'R Xmas. In 2006, Schoolly D co-wrote the indie film soundtrack of the historical science fiction thriller Order of the Quest with Chuck Treece. The project series is produced by Benjamin Barnett, and Jay D Clark of Media Bureau. His last album, Funk 'N Pussy, features guest appearances by Public Enemy's Chuck D, Chuck Chillout, Lady B and a drum and bass remix of the classic Schoolly D track "Mr. Big Dick" (remixed by UK trip-hop crew The Sneaker Pimps).

Schoolly also does the music and occasional narration for the cult animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force on the Cartoon Network channel in its Adult Swim programming block.

Rapper Ice-T, who is often given credit for the creation of gangsta rap, credits Schoolly D as an influence on his own music:

The first record that came out along those lines was Schoolly D's "P.S.K." Then the syncopation of that rap was used by me when I made "Six In The Morning". The vocal delivery was the same: '...P.S.K. is makin' that green', '...six in the morning, police at my door'. When I heard that record I was like "Oh shit!" and call it a bite or what you will but I dug that record. My record didn't sound like "P.S.K.", but I liked the way he was flowing with it. "P.S.K." was talking about Park Side Killers but it was very vague. That was the only difference, when Schoolly did it, it was '...one by one, I'm knockin' em out'. All he did was represent a gang on his record. I took that and wrote a record about guns, beating people down, and all that with "Six In The Morning".

Ice T, PROPS magazine interview [2]

In the DVD extra on the King of New York, Schoolly D claims to have invented the sport of snowboarding by sledding down Philadelphia hills on pieces of cardboard used for breakdancing.

Discography

Studio albums

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Compilations

  • 1987: The Adventures of Schoolly D
  • 1995: The Jive Collection Volume 3
  • 1996: A Gangster's Story
  • 2000: Best on Wax

References

  1. ^ a b Tobias, Scott (November 27, 2002). "Interview with Abel Ferrara". The A.V. Club. http://www.avclub.com/content/node/22601. Retrieved 2008-07-25.  
  2. ^ Davey D. "Ice T Speaks". Davey D's Ultimate Interview Directory. Davey D with eLine Productions. http://www.daveyd.com/iceprops.html. Retrieved 2007-04-02. "Here's the exact chronological order of what really went down: The first record that came out along those lines was Schooly D's 'P.S.K.' ..."  

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