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Moel Dewes, better known as Kool Mo Dee, is an American Hip Hop pioneer who was prominent in the 1980s and early ’90s. He was born in Manhattan, New York.
In the late 1970s, Kool Mo Dee joined with other rappers Special K and L.A. Sunshine as well as DJ Easy Lee to form the influential Old School hip hop group the Treacherous Three. It was with The Treacherous Three that Kool Mo Dee innovated and created the fast rapping rhyme style, that led to the group‛s first rap single “THE NEW RAP LANGUAGE”.
Mo Dee was also known as one of the first true battle emcee’s. In 1981 he performed his battle rhyme freestyle, live on stage in a rap contest against Old School party rapper Busy Bee. His winning performance is frequently cited as a pivotal moment in the development of the battle rap.
He appeared in the breakdance cult-movie Beat Street in 1984. In 1986, Kool Mo Dee went solo, releasing a self-titled album.
He is also well-known for his long-running rivalry with LL Cool J; whom he claimed stole his rapping style. The cover of Kool Moe Dee’s 1987 album How Ya Like Me Now features a red Kangol hat (LL Cool J’s trademark) being crushed under the wheel of a Jeep. The album included his biggest single to date, the Grammy nominated, platinum selling “WILD WILD WEST”. In 1989, His song “I Go to Work” from the album Knowledge Is King is considered by some to be the pinnacle of his work.
In the mid 90’s, he appeared in the films, “PANTHER”, “GANG RELATED” among others. Later he appeared in the film “THE NEW GUY”, and made a cameo appearances in both Takeshi Kitano‛s “BROTHER” and the Britney Spears movie, “CROSSROADS”.
In 2003 he authored a book titled “There’s a God on the Mic”. The book breaks down his 50 greatest MCs in terms of originality, concepts, versatility, vocabulary, substance, flow, flavor, freestyle, vocal presence, live performance, poetic value, body of work, industry impact, social impact, longevity, lyrics and battle skills.
Also in 2003, he wrote a screenplay, titled “THE PHAT PACK” scheduled for production in the fall of 2015. In 2007, Kool Mo Dee added the title, TALK SHOW HOST, to his extensive resume. He is now the host of his own show, titled “SPITFIRE”, that was aired on IAMHIPHOP.com an internet start-up. The TALK SHOW has now been re-invent to the KOOL MO DEE SHOW and is currently being developed for television and we are currently in the closing stage of our domestic distributing partnership deal with ASPIRE NETWORK..
Kool Moe Dee was the first RAP recipient of the NAACP Image award, and the first rapper nominated for a Grammy. He won the Grammy his second time out, for the critically acclaimed “BACK ON THE BLOCK” produced by QUINCY JONES, and accompanied by fellow rappers MELLE MEL, ICE T, and BIG DADDY KANE. KOOL MO DEE plans on adding an EMMY, and an OSCAR to his hardware.
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