Somebody’s Brother – The Unkut Guide To Rap Nepotism
Tuesday January 18th 2011,
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There have been some talented gene pools in hip-hop, where two brothers from the same mother have both shown and proved on skill and talent alone. And then there’s these guys…who needed a weed carrier when you’re own flesh and blood could carry your stash?

K-9 Posse: When you name a song on your first record ‘Somebody’s Brother’, you may be setting a low standard for your future music career…



The A-Teem: Chubb Rock’s brother + calling yourself Hot Dog + the majority of gimmick Timbo Rap made in ’93-’94 + dumb chanting choruses = this….

The Grand Imperial Diamond Shell: When you describing the reason you became a rapper as being because you saw people chasing your brother Biz Markie around the local mall, then you may not be in it for the long haul. That being said, his album was amusing for what it was.

The Spin Masters: DJ Evil-E must have had some spare time on his hands between tours with Ice-T, so him and his brother Hen-G decided to make an album…

Bravehearts: There’s a pretty good chance that I’m going to get punched in the face by Nas’ brother Jungle at some point in my life for saying shit like this, but…can you name a single Bravehearts song that Nas isn’t on?

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That K9 Posse album sucks. Dope cover though.

Comment by End Level Boss 01.18.11 @

Illa J for the win/loss.

I guess Audio Two/MC Lyte or Twin Hype doesn’t count.

And although not brothers, BDP was taking nepotism to the next nevel with Ms. Melody and Harmony – putting your wife and sister-in-law in the game? Wow.

Comment by Frost Gamble 01.18.11 @

“But you know your little brother must insert this groove.
Drop something slick, release a rhyme with quickness
To let MCs know about my existence.
Any MC to last a minute is pure lucky,
‘Cause I’m the baddest kid that you seen since Chucky.”

Comment by Werner von Wallenrod 01.18.11 @

Hahaha Diamond Shell was the first one I thought of!
And wasnt Redrum from horrible group Flatlinerz closely related to Russell Simmons in some way? And they just so happened to sign with Def Jam..hahaha

Comment by PAS 01.18.11 @

Diamond Shell looks like a 90’s era Spike Lee with down’s syndrome

Comment by gstatty 01.18.11 @

Lil’ Daddy Shane was kinda ok, right? Smoothe da Hustla and Trigga were dope and kind of equally skilled.

Comment by The Grand 01.18.11 @

a few mo:
KRS/Kenny Parker
Latee/Apache
Milk/Giz/Lyte
Mellow Man Ace/Sen Dog
Redman/Roz
Pete Rock/Grap Luva
Twin Hype
Style (What a brother know) one of the old school cats

Comment by ABROCK33 01.18.11 @

horse shoe gang>

Comment by alex 01.18.11 @

Mo:
Melle Mel/Kid Creole
Easy Mo B/Big Ill
Steele/Top Dog
Jugganauts (al related)
Clipse
Im sure some of Wu proper and some of those C and D list Wu cats are related

Comment by ABROCK33 01.18.11 @

Sensations by Bravehearts is dope. No Nasir

Comment by TheR879 01.18.11 @

The whole Dr. Dre / Snoop Dogg / Warren G. / Daz / Lil 1/2 Dead etc. saga is nepotism heaven!!!

Comment by ?uestion Marc 01.19.11 @

@ The Grand

Trigga sounded dope only when he was with Smoothe. By himself, dude was cream corn.

Also, I heard back in the day Tame One was Redman’s cousin and Prodigy and Pharoahe Monch were cousins, though I don’t know how true that is.

Comment by oskamadison 01.19.11 @

I remember buying Grand Imperial Diamond Shell’s album back around 91 or 92. It wasn’t bad, it had some good beats and his flow was good but not great.

The reason I bought it was because he was Biz’s brother. Having said that, the song “Grand Imperial Diamond Shell” was hot!

Comment by 5 grand 01.19.11 @

also
rza, gza, and dirty are cousins so theres that

Comment by alex 01.19.11 @

necro and ill bill

Comment by bengl 01.19.11 @

Yo some of the d-list Wu Tang extended family must’ve been carrying weed in their baby shoes. Shit’s rediculous.

Comment by silent minority 01.19.11 @

Cash Flow and I Will by the Bravehearts were okay songs. That being said Nas and Nashawn are cousins and Lord Digga and Sha Stimuli are brothers.

Comment by Brooklyn 'Lo 01.20.11 @

KP POSSE!
thats edie murphys youngest brother(vernon)
and executuve producer was CHARLIE MURPHY!
i love that dude ,…….GUSTO!

Comment by marlon 01.21.11 @

OOPS I MEANT K-9 POSSE!

hehe

Comment by marlon 01.21.11 @

MR.WALT/EVIL D
OHNO/MADLIB
PETE ROCK/GRAP LOVA
BIG DADDY KANE/LITTLE DADDY SHANE
DA YOUNGSTAS(QURAN&TAJI TARIK WAS THEIR COUSIN)
NECRO/ILL BILL
TWIN HYPE
KANE&ABEL
DEL/ICE CUBE(COUSINS)
KRS/KENNY PARKER
HEAVY D/PETE ROCK (COUSINS)
SIR SCRATCH/K-CUT (MAIN SOURCE)
MASTER P/SILK THE SHOCKER/C-MURDER
RUN/RUSSEL SIMMIONS(ALSO REDRUM FROM FLATLINERS IS THEIR COUSIN FROM THEIR OLDEST BROTHER DANNY,BY THE WAY FLATLINERS WAS DOPE TO ME)
HOORORCORE IS A WAY TO UNDERATED STYLE RATHER HEAR THAT THAN ALL THIS GUN RAP,STREET SHIT THAT’S OUT NOW.

Comment by derrick 01.21.11 @

Consequence / Q-Tip
Obie Trice / Proof
Hood Surgeon / Dr. Dre
Eric B. / Ant Live
Ice Cube / Del the Funkee Homosapien
2Pac / Mopreme Shakur

Comment by lordgruff 01.23.11 @

I think the original post was referring to dudes who were related and in the same group, but if you extend that to just plain nepotism in hip hop, you also have to mention all the second generation rappers, from Lil Romeo to Cory Gunz.

Comment by digglahhh 01.23.11 @

Didn’t e40 put a bunch of his sisters and cousins on his early records?

K9 posse was wack but they had a few (1-2) decent beats underneath them.

What they really needed was more Rick James IMO.

Comment by robthom 01.25.11 @



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