Rampage (rapper)

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Rampage
Birth nameRoger McNair
Also known asThe Last Boy Scout, Rebel
Born (1974-08-01) August 1, 1974 (age 44)
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
OriginFlatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
GenresHip hop, rap
Years active1990–present
LabelsFlipmode, Gracie Productions
Associated actsBusta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad

Roger McNair, better known by his stage name Rampage, is an American rapper who is a member of the Flipmode Squad. He is a long-time collaborator with his cousin Busta Rhymes.

Early life and music career[edit]

Rampage was born Roger McNair in Brooklyn, New York City on August 1, 1974, to Katherine McNair and Roger Williams, who are from Jamaica.

In 1992, McNair was given his first recording deal with Dallas Austin on Rowdy / Arista Records and released the single "Beware of the Rampsack". In 1994, he recorded "Flava in Ya Ear (Remix") with Craig Mack, Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. In 1996, he recorded the platinum single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" with Busta Rhymes for the platinum album The Coming.

One year later, he was given a second recording deal with Elektra Records and released his gold solo LP, Scout's Honor... by Way of Blood, which included the top-40 hit "Take It to the Streets" and "Wild for da Night". In 1998, he released The Imperial with the Flipmode Squad, which gave them their first Source Award in 1999. Since then, he has recorded with Busta Rhymes on numerous platinum albums and has appeared on numerous projects including a remix of the multi-platinum single "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys.

Currently[when?] based in Phoenix, Arizona, McNair recently[when?] signed an independent record label deal for his company DeepFreeze Entertainment (DFE) with Sure Shot Records. On that label, he has released for promotional use a single of a new group signed to DFE named Total Vision. Lady Day, a rapper, is also on the roster.

Around 2005, McNair decided to relaunch his solo career and released an official mixtape called Demagraffix which was designed as a starter for his second album, Have You Seen?, released in 2006 by Sure Shot Records.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Unreleased albums[edit]

  • The Red Oktoba (1994)

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • The Imperial with Flipmode Squad (1998)

Extended plays[edit]

  • R.E.A.L - Road to Everyone Ain't Loyal (2012)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Demagraffix: Pre-Album Mixtape (2006)
  • Remington Steele (2011)
  • Remington Steele - Vibes & Culture (2014)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remington Steele - Vibes & Culture Mixtape". Djkaas.com. 2 June 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2017.

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