Kap G

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Kap G
Birth nameGeorge Ramirez
BornJuly 31, 1994
United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, actor
Years active2011–present
LabelsI Am Other Atlantic Records
Associated actsGunna
Lil Uzi Vert
Websitehttp://therealkapg.com/

George Ramirez (born July 31, 1994), better known by his stage name Kap G, is a Mexican-American rapper and singer[1] born and raised in College Park, Georgia, in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.[2]

Early life[edit]

George Ramirez was born on July 31, 1994, in College Park, Georgia. He is of Mexican descent.[3] He was raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, in the state of Georgia and graduated from Tri-Cities High School.[4]

Career[edit]

The young artist has collaborated with big name artists, such as Chief Keef, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy and Kirko Bangz among others. He released his debut single, titled "Tatted Like Amigos"; a collaboration with Chicago rapper Chief Keef, which garnered him mainstream attention. Since then, Kap G began remixing other artists' songs, which drew the attention of Dungeon Family A&R Representative Kawan Prather, who ultimately discovered Kap G, which landed him a signing deal with Atlantic Records. Much of his lyrical content pays homage and represents his Mexican culture and is bilingual, switching between English and the Spanish language.[citation needed] On March 6, 2014, Kap G released his critically acclaimed[by whom?] mixtape, titled Like a Mexican via DatPiff.[5] He is currently in the studio recording his first extended play (EP), with the assistance of Pharrell Williams.[6] Kap G has been featured in numerous articles for XXL magazine, and was nominated for XXL Freshman 2015.[7] On March 7, 2016 Kap G released his highly anticipated new mixtape titled "El Southside" which feature special guest appearance from Young Thug, Cash Out, YFN Lucci and more".[8] On April 14 on 2017, he released his debut album, SupaJefe, on which he collaborates with Chris Brown, Dae Dae and as previously noted, Pharrell Williams. He will be on the SupaJefe tour from July 6 to August 26 of 2017.[when?] On June 12, 2017, XXL revealed Ramirez was included in their annual freshman class, alongside artists XXXTentacion, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Ugly God, KYLE, Playboi Carti, Kamaiyah, Aminé, and MadeinTYO.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • SupaJefe (2017)
  • No Kap (2018)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Like A Mexican (2014)
  • Real Migo Shit 2 (2014)
  • Real Migo Shit 3 (2015)
  • El Southside (2016)
  • Real Migo Shit 4 (2018)

EPs[edit]

  • Mood (2017)

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
"Tatted Like Amigos"
(featuring Chief Keef)[9]
2012 Non-album singles
"Jose Got Dem Tacos"
(featuring Jeezy)[10]
2013
"La Policia"[11] 2014
"Like El Chapo"
(featuring Ca$h Out)[12]
2015 El Southside
"Girlfriend" 2016 [A] [B]
"Rings"[16] 2017 Supa Jefe
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dope Fidel[17] Cameo appearance and is featured on the soundtrack.[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Girlfriend" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number ten on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[13]
  2. ^ "Girlfriend" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[14]

"Rings" was featured in the video game, NBA Live 18.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weiss, Jeff (2014-05-15). "Gen F: Kap G". The Fader. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  2. ^ Diep, Eric (2014-04-28). "The Break Presents: Kap G - XXL". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  3. ^ Weiss, Jeff (2014-05-15). "Gen F: Kap G". The Fader. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  4. ^ Diep, Eric (2014-04-28). "The Break Presents: Kap G - XXL". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  5. ^ "Like A Mexican - Kap G on DatPiff". datpiff.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  6. ^ "Pharrell Williams Dubs Him 'The Future': Kap G Drops Knowledge On Mexican-American Roots Through Rap | Fox News Latino". latino.foxnews.com. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  7. ^ "XXL Freshmen 2015: Kap G Pitch (Video)". xxlmag.com. 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  8. ^ Tweet 650514971470790656. Twitter. October 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Tatted Like Amigos (feat. Chief Keef) - Single by Lil G (K.a.P)". itunes.apple.com. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - José Got Dem Tacos (feat. Jeezy) - Single by Kap G". itunes.apple.com. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - La Policia - Single by Kap G". itunes.apple.com. 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Like El Chapo (feat. Ca$h Out) - Single by Kap G". itunes.apple.com. 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  13. ^ "Chart Search for Kap G (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Chart Search for Kap G (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Kap G – Girlfriend". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  16. ^ "Rings - Single By Kap G on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Photos | Kap G". therealkapg.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  18. ^ Walsh, Peter (2015-06-04). "Nas, Kap G and A Tribe Called Quest are Featured on 'Dope' Soundtrack - XXL". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16.

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