Kool Moe Dee
Mohandas Dewese (born 8 August 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, was an American old-school rapper prominent in the late 1980s and early '90s. He is from Manhattan, New York City. In high school in the late 1970s, he met Special K and DJ Easy Lee. They formed the influential old school hip hop group the Treacherous Three. ...show more
Mohandas Dewese (born 8 August 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, was an American old-school rapper prominent in the late 1980s and early '90s. He is from Manhattan, New York City. In high school in the late 1970s, he met Special K and DJ Easy Lee. They formed the influential old school hip hop group the Treacherous Three.
It is with The Treacherous Three that Kool Moe Dee performed his freestyle, on stage roast of old school party rapper Busy Bee Starski, a performance frequently cited as a pivotal moment in the development of the battle rap. In 1986, Kool Moe Dee went solo, releasing a self-titled album. He is also well-known for his long-running feud with LL Cool J; he claims that LL Cool J 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.
His song I Go To Work from the album Knowledge Is King is considered by some the pinnacle of his work, with high speed, high energy and intricate lyrics masterfully mixed in to the stacatto sounds of a marching band. Kool Moe Dee also appeared on Will Smith's #1 pop hit "Wild Wild West" from Smith's 1999 motion picture, on which he re-performs the chorus to his 1987 single of the same name. In 2003 he authored a book called "There's a God on the Mic" (ISBN 1560255331). The book breaks down his 50 favorite 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.. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Kool Moe Dee
Playlists Containing Tracks by Kool Moe Dee
The Greatest Songs of All Time
Top 500 Alternative Rock Songs of All Time
sherrill's spotify playlist
Billboard best of 1988
100 Disco Club Hits Of The '70s, '80s
Het beste uit de jaren 80
TDK Life on Record IFA playlist
The best of HipHop
Ultimate 80s Party
Hip Hop Classics 90's / 20's
Classic Hip Hop
Hip Hop - Rap - Rock mix
B-Girl Stance: Ol' Skool Ladies
Old school RAP
Hip Hop Takeover
RAP OLD SCHOOL
The best hip-hop tracks on Spotify
80's Skate Jams
R&B Soul Funk Reggae
Hip Hop Don't Stop
Get on my skateboard and do a motherfuckin' d…
Golden Age of Hip-hop
CLASSIC HIP-HOP, SON!!!
Yo! MTV Raps (Mostly Old School Hip-Hop)
Playlists We Love
The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
The most perfect pop songs from around the world.
New Releases USA
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the US
USA TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the best-selling singles in the United States, updated regularly.
UK TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the top-selling singles in the UK, updated regularly.
New Releases UK
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the UK
Indie Feel Good
A hand picked selection of new indie music chosen to put a lift in your step & a smile on your face.
Brand New 2015
The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
Every Monday we publish a chart of the Top 100 tracks added to playlists in the previous week
Songs To Fall Asleep To
Feeling tired? This playlist is designed to help you unwind and send you to sleep.
This is the perfect playlist to unwind & relax to