Kokane

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Kokane
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Kokane
Background information
Birth name Jerry B. Long, Jr.
Also known as Mr. Kane, The Legendary Kokane
Born 1969 (age 44–45)
Origin Pomona, California
Genres G Funk, International, West Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Vocalist, Singer, Music Producer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1989–present
Labels Ruthless/Epic (1991–1996)
Bud E Boy ENT (2010–present)
Associated acts Eazy-E
Above the Law
N.W.A.
DJ King Assassin
Brotha Lynch Hung
Cypress Hill
Snoop Dogg
Website www.budeboyent.com

Kokane, also known as Jerry B. Long, Jr. (born 1969), is a rapper from Pomona, California best known for his co-appearances on Dr. Dre's album 2001 and the work on G-funk album Funk Upon A Rhyme and his backup work with Snoop Dogg in Tha Last Meal album, who signed him to Dogghouse Records, bringing a renewed sense of promise to Kokane's long-running career. He is the son of Motown composer "Jerry Long, Sr.". He started his career at Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, co-writing songs for N.W.A and Above the Law. He released his first solo album under the name "Who Am I?". He signed with Koch Records, forming a new group, The Hood Mob, led by him, joined by Cricet and Contraband. They released an album on July 3, 2006.

Career[edit]

His musical career began in 1989 under the name "Kokkaine". His first release, Addictive Hip Hop Muzick in 1991 was credited as "Who Am I?". "Who Am I?" was used for that album because of particular laws forbidding using his common artist name.[1] Kokane's life has always included music, though it is the old school funk of the 1970s that most influences his style. His eccentric vocal approach is half fluid rapping and half quasi G-funk-influenced singing. He began his career as a vocalist in the mid-1980s, first appearing in his native Los Angeles before eventually signing to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records label in 1991. His first solo single, "Nickel Slick Nigga", appeared on the Deep Cover soundtrack. In addition to co-writing "Appetite for Destruction" for N.W.A.'s Niggaz4life, Kokane also contributed to other West Coast gangsta rap albums such as Above The Law's Black Mafia Life. In his second album, Funk Upon a Rhyme, he completely changed his style, incorporating a great deal of singing and packin' it with G-funk.[citation needed] Two years later, Kokane was a free agent. He left Ruthless right after Eazy-E's death. He reappeared in late 1999 with a solo album on Eureka Records, They Call Me Mr. Kane, yet this album never escaped the underground to gain notoriety. Ironically, it was on the L.A. posse track found on Dr. Dre's 2001 album, "Some L.A. Niggaz," that Kokane scored big[clarification needed]; this encounter with Dre's camp led to his relationship with Snoop Dogg. Though Kokane had been involved with the West Coast rap scene since the dawn of gangsta rap, he was never able to secure any substantial success for himself until 2000 when he played a major role in the success of Snoop's Tha Last Meal. He has worked with artists such as Above The Law, N.W.A., Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tha Eastsidaz, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, E-40, Kurupt, Nipsey Hussle, among others. He continues to make music today and still contributes to the West Coast rap scene.

Works[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Notes
1991 Addictive Hip Hop Muzick Debut, released on Ruthless Records under the nickname Who Am I?
1994 Funk Upon a Rhyme First release as Kokane, also released on Ruthless Records
1999 They Call Me Mr. Kane
2002 Gangstarock with Gentry
2003 Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Kane (Unreleased)
2003 Don't Bite The Funk Vol. 1 (Bootleg)
2005 Mr. Kane, Pt. 2
2005 Pain Killer'z
2006 Back 2 tha Clap
2006 The Hood Mob with The Hood Mob
2008 Kokane & Raine N Lane with Raine N Lane
2010 Gimme All Mine 1st LP on Bud E. Boy Entertainment
2011 The Legend Continues
2012 The New Frontier with Traffik
2014 Shut da F Up & Cut da Checc

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2012 : Dr Kokastien (Hosted By DJ King Assassin)
  • 2010 : On The Back Streets (Hosted By DJ Crazy Toones)

Filmography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • Training Day (film)
  • Menace II Society
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted (film)
  • Deep Cover (film)
  • Love and a Bullet (film)
  • Undercover Brother (film)
  • True Crimes (video game)

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1991 "Prelude"
N.W.A Niggaz4Life
"Playin' Your Game"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Vocally Pimpin'
1993 "Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game"
(featuring Kokane & Eazy-E)
Above the Law Black Mafia Life
"Any Last Werdz"
(featuring Kokane & Cold 187um)
Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
1994 "Return of the Real Shit"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Uncle Sam's Curse
"Kalifornia"
(featuring Kokane)
"Rain Be for Rain Bo"
(featuring Kokane)
"Everything Will Be Alright"
(featuring Kokane)
"Who Ryde"
(featuring Kokane & Tone Loc)
"Gangsta Madness"
(featuring Kokane)
1995 "Last Days"
(featuring Kokane)
Spice 1 1990-Sick
"Drama"
(featuring Kokane & Above the Law)
Frost Smile Now, Die Later
1996 "4 Tha E"
(featuring Kokane)
Yella One Mo Nigga Ta Go
"Opening Doors"
(featuring Kokane)
Mac Mall Untouchable
"Nickel Slick Nigga"
(Performed by Kokane)
Dr. Dre First Round Knock Out
"Gorillapimpin'"
(featuring Kokane & Enuff)
Above the Law Time Will Reveal
"Circumstances"
(featuring Kokane, Luniz, Cold 187um, Celly Cel & T-Pup)
E-40 Tha Hall of Game
1997 "Recognize Game"
(featuring Kokane, Ice-T & Too Short)
Spice 1 The Black Bossalini
"My Soul To Keep"
(featuring Kokane)
Brotha Lynch Hung Loaded
1998 "Love Don't Love"
(featuring Kokane)
Jayo Felony Whatcha Gonna Do?
1999 "Big Figgas"
(featuring Kokane, AK & 151)
C-Bo The Final Chapter
"Fast Money"
(featuring Kokane, Warren G & Dutches)
Mac Dre Rapper Gone Bad
"Some L.A. Niggaz"
(featuring Kokane, Defari, Hittman, Xzibit, Knoc-Turn'al, Time Bomb, King T & MC Ren)
Dr. Dre 2001
2000 "Ghetto"
(featuring Kokane, Kam & Nate Dogg)
Tha Eastsidaz Tha Eastsidaz
"Pimp or Die"
(featuring Kokane & Techniec)
Mack 10 The Paper Route
"Concrete Jungle"
(featuring Kokane, Goldie Loc, Tray Deee & Snoop Dogg)
C-Murder Trapped in Crime
"Pimp Shit"
(featuring Kokane)
Too Short You Nasty
"Shut Up"
(featuring Kokane, Ice-T & Too Short)
T.W.D.Y. Lead the Way
"Like a Jungle"
(featuring Kokane & Young Mugzi)
E-40 Loyalty and Betrayal
"Keep Your Head Up"
(featuring Kokane)
Doggy's Angels Pleezbaleevit!
"Hoodtraps"
(featuring Kokane & Snoop Dogg)
"Put Your Hands Up"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, King Lou & Ruff Dogg)
"Rimz & Tirez"
(featuring Kokane, Defari & Goldie Loc)
Xzibit Restless
"Hennesey n Buddah"
(featuring Kokane)
Snoop Dogg Tha Last Meal
"True Lies"
(featuring Kokane)
"Wrong Idea"
(featuring Kokane, Bad Azz & Lil' ½ Dead)
"Go Away"
(featuring Kokane)
"Bring It On"
(featuring Kokane & Suga Free)
"Y'all Gone Miss Me"
(featuring Kokane)
2001 "Dollaz, Drank & Dank"
(featuring Kokane)
Mr. Short Khop Da Khop Shop
"Es Mi Casa"
(featuring Kokane)
"So Ignorant"
(featuring Kokane, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
Yukmouth Thug Lord: The New Testament
"Lonely"
(featuring Kokane, Mark Curry & Kain)
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family The Saga Continues...
"When You See Me"
(featuring Kokane & RBX)
Bad Azz Personal Business
"Dogghouse Ridaz"
(featuring Kokane, Suga Free, Goldie Loc & Snoop Dogg)
"Wrong Idea"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg & Lil' ½ Dead)
"Friends"
(featuring Kokane)
Tha Eastsidaz Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
"I Pledge Allegiance"
(featuring Kokane & Soopafly)
"Now Is the Time"
(featuring Kokane)
"Connected"
(featuring Kokane & Mobb Deep)
"Sticky Fingers"
(featuring Kokane & Rick Rock)
"Late Night"
(featuring Kokane)
"Everywhere I Go"
(featuring Kokane)
"Ass on Your Shoulders"
(featuring Kokane)
Busta Rhymes Genesis
"L.I.F.E."
(featuring Kokane)
Cypress Hill Stoned Raiders
"G-funk Is Here 2 Stay"
(featuring Kokane & Mista Grimm)
Warren G The Return of the Regulator
"Back It Up"
(featuring Kokane)
Ras Kass Van Gogh (unreleased)
"Root$ Of Evil"
(featuring Kokane)
2002 "Cowboy"
(featuring Kokane)
C-Bo Life as a Rider
"Thuggin'"
(featuring Kokane & Tray Deee)
Spice 1 Spiceberg Slim
"7 Much"
(featuring Kokane)
E-40 Grit & Grind
"Clap Yo Handz"
(IV Life Family & Kokane)
Tray Deee The General's List
"Bellin'"
(featuring Kokane)
WC Ghetto Heisman
"Paper'd Up"
(featuring Kokane & Traci Nelson)
Snoop Dogg Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
2003 "So What"
(featuring Kokane, Masta Ace & Pretty Ugly)
Prince Paul Politics of the Business
"Get Ready"
(featuring Kokane)
Roscoe Young Roscoe Philaphornia
"Take Yo Fade"
(featuring Kokane, Crooked I and Eastwood)
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. West Koasta Nostra
2004 "High Heels"
(featuring Kokane)
Suga Free The New Testament (The Truth)
"Gutta"
(featuring Kokane & KMG)
Cold 187um Live from the Ghetto
"Make You Wanna"
(featuring Kokane, Warren G & Johnny Chronic)
Goldie Loc Still Eastsidin'
"Gangsta Groove"
(featuring Kokane)
"Nite Locs"
(featuring Kokane & Snoop Dogg)
"Can't Help It"
(featuring Kokane, Mr. Short Khop & Tray Deee)
2005 "Gangstas Keep Bumpin They Head'"
(featuring Kokane & Lebo)
Goldie Loc Loc'd Out
"I'm So High"
(featuring Kokane)
Tony Yayo Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2006 "Suga Cane"
(featuring Kokane)
Suga Free Just Add Water
"Spittin' Pollaseeds"
(featuring Kokane & WC)
Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later
"I Betcha"
(featuring Kokane & Prodigy)
The Alchemist No Days Off
2007 "Haters"
(featuring Kokane)
Young Buck Buck the World
"Last Words" (Bonus Track)
(featuring Kokane)
Prodigy & The Alchemist Return of the Mac
"U Don't Know Who U Fuckin' Wit"
(featuring Kokane)
Kurupt Against tha Grain E.P.
"Keep It Hood"
(featuring Kokane)
Goldie Loc Eastsideridaz
2008 "Hard Liquor"
(featuring Kokane, uncredited)
The Game Compton King
"Hate on Me"
(featuring Kokane)
Kurupt & Roscoe The Frank and Jess Story
"Where Ya Gonna Go"
(featuring Kokane)
"No Time To Waste"
(featuring Kokane, Rob Quest and T-Mac)
"Paranoid"
(Bloc Boyz featuring Kokane)
Glasses Malone Monster's Ink
2009 "Life"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Sex, Money & Music
"Gutta"
(featuring Kokane)
"Wet Paint"
(featuring Kokane)
Tash Control Freek
"Shawty Wanna Thug"
(featuring Kokane)
Lil' Flip Respect Me
"Tha Liquor Store"
(featuring Kokane)
Dogg Pound That Was Then, This Is Now
"Secrets"
(featuring Kokane)
Snoop Dogg Malice n Wonderland
2010 "Mr. Untouchable"
(featuring Kokane)
Nipsey Hussle The Marathon (mixtape)
2011 "What's Good"
(featuring Kokane)
WC Revenge of the Barracuda
"Take U Home"
(featuring Kokane, Too Short & Daz Dillinger)
Snoop Dogg Doggumentary
2012 "Shut Up Nancy"
(featuring Kokane)
Too Short No Trespassing
"What You Smoking On"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound)
E-40 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
"Killas Like Me"
(featuring Kokane, Killa Tay & Lil Cyco)
C-Bo Orca

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