Filed under: Biters In The City,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',The Unkut Opinion
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
So I’m throwing out the usual promotional bullshit emails that clutter the old Unkut inbox and I notice something that almost makes me spit my Oranjeboom all over the keyboard:
Artist “Kool G Mims” is looking for interviews, write-ups, bookings, etc
This better be Nathanial Wilson Jr. or we’ve got a problem here…turns out this kid is in fact the son of rap royalty…problem is, it’s not the Kool Genius of Rap:
NAME: George Mims III
ALIAS: Kool G Mims
BIRTHDATE: June 9, 1987
HOMETOWN: Harlem, N.Y.C.
George Mims III aka Kool G Mims was born and raised in Harlem, NY. As the son of Kool DJ Red Alert, his love for hip hop and rap was instilled at an early age. Even throughout his high school years when his attention was focused on basketball, Kool G Mims never lost his passion for rapping and started actively pursuing his rap career while attending St. Bonaventure College. Currently, Kool G Mims is working on his first mixtape soon to be hitting the streets and trying to become signed to a record label.
OK, so I guess George Mims III being shortened to G Mims is logical, as is adding the ‘Kool’ from dad’s nom d’ plume…but didn’t anybody bother to point out that it’s kinda out-of-line to name yourself after the greatest rapper of all-time?
Apparently there’s already a rapper called Mims out, so he couldn’t use that. How about GMIII? Nah, too much like QDIII. So is George Mims the same kid who was once called Little Red and did those hilarious drops for his dad’s show?
Oh, he was born in 1987, so scratch that theory. Nothing against this G. Mims guy personally, but if we don’t make an example of him, just imagine the kind of fuckery that may result – Big Daddy Wayne? KRS-One Hundred? Jay-P? LL Cool G? Does the rap world need to so like the NHL when they formally retired number ’99’ league-wide to honor Wayne Gretzky? Or LeBron‘s attempt to put ’23’ to rest out of respect to Jordan?
Maybe I should just give this dude a chance. Maybe he really is worthy of the Kool G handle…
Kool G Mims – ‘Harlem’
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