Young Noble

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Young Noble
Big Dave, EDI and Noble.jpg
Young Noble (right) in 2008
Background information
Birth nameRufus Cooper III
Born (1978-03-21) March 21, 1978 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
OriginMontclair, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1996–present
LabelsOutlawz, 1Nation Entertainment, Death Row, Affluent, Real Talk Ent., Ca$hville
Associated actsMakaveli, Outlawz, Hussein Fatal, Storm, Tha Dogg Pound, Yukmouth, Layzie Bone,, JT the Bigga Figga, Young Buck, The Game, Lowkey, Lil' Flip, Bossolo

Rufus Cooper III (born March 21, 1978), also known by his stage name Young Noble, is an American rapper who is best known for being part of Tupac Shakur's rap group Outlawz.[1] Noble joined the Outlawz in early 1996, and was also the last member to be added to the group by Tupac himself, before the late rapper's death in September 1996.

Life and career[edit]

Noble was born in Los Angeles, California. He made his debut on Shakur's album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory on 4 songs "Bomb First (My Second Reply)", "Hail Mary", "Life of an Outlaw", and "Just Like Daddy".

On December 21, 1999, Shakur's album Still I Rise was released which consisted of material recorded with 2Pac and one solo song. Noble replaced Hussein Fatal's vocals on the songs.

Through the Outlawz and Young Noble's Twitter pages, together they announced the release of two volumes of mixtapes titled Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1 and Outlaw Nation 'Outlaw Rydaz Volume One' was released in March 2012, and Outlaw Nation on October 2012. He also said it would feature some of his mentor's Tupac Shakur's old affiliates, including Thug Life which was 2Pac's group before he created The Outlawz, Money B (who was a member of Shakur's old group Digital Underground) and B-Legit who featured on Shakur's 1996 album on Death Row Records, All Eyez on Me, on the track "Aint Hard 2 Find".


Studio albums


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Outlawz: Worldwide himself Documentary DVD
2002 Chorchyp: The Way of the Samurai himself Documentary
2013 Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw himself Documentary DVD
Bound by Blood Motion picture debut
2017 All Eyez on Me himself Motion picture debut


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Outlawz". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - 3rd Eye View by Young Noble". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-09-13.

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