|Birth name||Jesse B. Weaver Jr.|
|Born||June 22, 1962|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, Gangsta rap, hardcore rap|
|Occupations||Rapper, musician, composer, DJ, voice-over artist, actor|
Schoolly D teamed up with DJ Code Money in the mid-1980s. His lyrics reflected urban realism, violence, and sexual bravado, making Schoolly D an early gangsta rapper. He later embraced an Afrocentric style, bringing Afrocentric culture to hip hop along with KRS-One.
Schoolly D contributed songs and music to many Abel Ferrara films, such as "P.S.K." as well as "Saturday Night" (from Saturday Night! – The Album), as well 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. Because Led Zeppelin successfully sued due to an uncleared interpolation of its song "Kashmir" in "Signifying Rapper," the song was omitted from the soundtrack of the film and from subsequent releases of the film.
Composer Joe Delia tapped Schoolly to co-write and record "The Player" for Ferrara's film The Blackout, which Delia scored. Schoolly also wrote 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 performed the music and occasional narration for the cult animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He was a guest on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. He also created the song "Sharkian Nights" for the 12 oz. Mouse. The character Jesse B. Weaver from The Rudy and Gogo World Famous Cartoon Show was also named after him.
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 "6 in the Mornin'." 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 "6 in the Mornin'."
In the DVD extra on the King of New York, Schoolly D claims to have independently invented the sport of snowboarding by sledding down Philadelphia hills on pieces of linoleum. (Snowboarding has roots in snurfing, which was invented in 1965.)
Studio albums 
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- 1986: Schoolly D
- 1987: Saturday Night - The Album
- 1988: Smoke Some Kill
- 1989: Am I Black Enough for You?
- 1991: How a Black Man Feels
- 1994: Welcome to America
- 1995: Reservoir Dog
- 2000: Funk 'N Pussy
- 2010: International Supersport
- 1987: The Adventures of Schoolly D
- 1995: The Jive Collection, Vol. 3
- 1996: A Gangster's Story: 1984-1996
- 2000: Best on Wax (5 Years of Schoolly D)
- 2003: The Best of Schoolly D
- New York Times
- Basham, David (February 14, 2000). "KRS-One, Schoolly D, Guru Tapped For "Once In The Life"". MTV.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- Tobias, Scott (November 27, 2002). "Interview with Abel Ferrara". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
- Marrow, Tracy; Century, Douglas (2011). Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood. Random House. ISBN 978-0-345-52328-0.
- Davey D. "Ice T Speaks". Davey D's Ultimate Interview Directory. Davey D with eLine Productions. 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.' ..."
- Official website
- Schoolly D at the Internet Movie Database
- Schoolly D at Allmusic
- Schoolly D discography at Discogs
- Schoolly D's ArtistDirect entry
- Global Darkness interviews