Lord Jamar

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Lord Jamarh
Birth name Lorenzo Dechalus
Also known as Lord Jamar
Born (1968-09-17) September 17, 1968 (age 48)
Origin New Rochelle, New York
Genres Hip hop Concious Hip hop
Years active 1989-present
Labels Babygrande/Koch
Associated acts Brand Nubian, Grand Puba, Sadat X

Lord Jamar (born Lorenzo Dechalus, September 17, 1968) is an American rapper and actor. He is a member of the hip-hop group Brand Nubian, which formed in 1989[1] [2]

As an actor, he is best known for his role of Supreme Allah on the TV series Oz. He has appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch, and The Sopranos. He has also done production work for artists such as Dead Prez, Buckshot, Shaka Amazulu The 7th and Tom Browne. He released his debut solo album The 5% Album (an album dedicated to the Nation of Gods and Earths) on June 27, 2006. Like his onscreen character on Oz, Jamar is a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths.


Lord Jamarh garnered controversy after releasing a diss track towards Kanye West on February 4, 2013 titled "Lift Up Your Skirt," and also proceeded to state "gay has no place in hip-hop" which led to him being characterized by some in the media as homophobic.[3][4] He has disputed the characterization, tweeting "I went to a GAY WEDDING of a good friend not long ago so I doubt I'm homophobic" in response to allegations of homophobia in other tweets.[5]

On September 23, 2013, Lord Jamar garnered even more controversy when he said "White rappers are guests in hip hop" and other remarks about white rappers and homosexuality in an interview with DJ Vlad. These remarks have led him to be criticized as homophobic and a racist by some. Lord Jamar claims to receive hate about his statements in his Twitter biography.[6][7]


See also: Brand Nubian discography

Studio albums


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Morning Breath Devon Short Film
2004 L-o-v-e Melvin Short Film
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Himself Documentary
2005 Funny Valentine Tim
2006 They're Just My Friends Light
2007 Wifey Jevin 'Huss' Jones Television Film
2009 Father's Day Rammel Short Film
Buffalo Bushido Torchy
2010 Drugs 101 Chucky Short Film
The Furious Force of Rhymes Himself Documentary
2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Oz Kevin 'Supreme Allah' Ketchum 11 Episodes
100 Centre Street Episode: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
2002 Law & Order Leon Griggs Episode: "Attorney Client"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bad Ass / Javier
Episode: "Mother"
Episode: "Desperate"
2004-2005 Third Watch Raymond Morris Episode: "Forever Blue"
Episode "Broken"
2006 The Sopranos Da Lux Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2007 Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show Himself Episode 3
2011 Rescue Me D'brickshaw Episode: "Vows"
Episode: "Jeter"
2012 Elementary Raul Ramirez Episode: "You Do It to Yourself"
2013 Person of Interest Grishin Episode: "Relevance"
2016 The Night Of Tino 5 Episodes
2016 Money Power Respect Himself Recurring Role


  1. ^ "Hip-Hop's Alpha Conservative". The New Yorker. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jacob Katel (10 March 2014). "Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar on Race: "Pitbull Is Cuban, Cuban Is Black, Macklemore's White"". Crossfade. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013-02-04). "Listen: Lord Jamar Disses Kanye West on Homophobic New Song". Complex (magazine). Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  4. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya (2013-02-04). "Lord Jamar Is Mad At Kanye West's Kilt On Diss Track". MTV. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Tweet by @lordjamar". Twitter. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Lord Jamar Calls White Rappers "Guests," Slanders Hopsin On Twitter [PHOTOS]". Hip-Hop Wired. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  7. ^ HipHopDX. "Lord Jamar Says White Rappers Are Guests In Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 

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