Capone (rapper)

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Capone
Birth name Kiam Akasi Holley
Born (1976-02-08) February 8, 1976 (age 41)
Origin Queensbridge, Queens, New York, USA
Genres East Coast hip hop, mafioso rap, hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1995 – present
Labels SMC Recordings
Associated acts Capone-N-Noreaga, Mobb Deep, Tragedy Khadafi, Nas

Kiam Akasi Holley (born February 8, 1976), better known by his stage name Capone, is an American rapper. He is best known as one half of the East Coast hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N), alongside friend and fellow Queens-based rapper N.O.R.E.. He spent some time in jail after the release of C-N-N's debut album The War Report. When he was released, he and Noreaga recorded their second album The Reunion, but shortly after releasing the album, Capone was sent back to jail.[1] In 2004, he recorded the single "I Need Speed", for exclusive use in EA's video game Need for Speed Underground 2, which was featured on the game's soundtrack. In early 2005, Def Jam Recordings released Capone from his contract while retaining Noreaga, leaving the group's status in disarray. Capone released his debut album, Pain, Time & Glory, in 2005, but it received poor sales. He also appeared on the Ron Artest album My World. He is of Haitian descent.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Pain, Time & Glory (2005)
  • Menace 2 Society (2006)
  • Revenge Is a Promise (2009)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Da Streets Vol. 1 (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Capone". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Capone-N-Noreaga Take "The Oath"". YouTube. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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