MCJ and Cool G
|MCJ and Cool G|
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Hip hop, new jack swing|
|Associated acts||New Beginning|
|Past members||James McQuaid
MCJ and Cool G were a four-time Juno Award–nominated Canadian hip hop duo from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The duo were James McQuaid (MCJ), originally part of the Halifax hip hop group New Beginning, and Richard Gray (Cool G). MCJ was the rapper and Cool G mostly sang the choruses. Their sound was new jack swing which was popular at the time.
MCJ and Cool G grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They relocated together to Montreal in 1988 with plans to enter the music business. In 1989, they signed to Capitol Records in Canada, becoming the first Canadian rap group to be signed to a major label.
MCJ and Cool G have been nominated for four Juno Awards. In 1991, they were nominated for Best R&B/Soul Recording with So Listen, Rap Recording of the Year with So Listen, and Single of the Year with "So Listen". In 1994, they were nominated for Best R&B/Soul Recording with Love Me Right.
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