Cappadonna

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Cappadonna
Birth nameDarryl Hill
Born(1969-09-18) September 18, 1969 (age 43)
OriginStaten Island, New York City, New York
GenresHip hop
Years active1995–present
LabelsRazor Sharp/Epic/SME Records
Associated actsWu-Tang Clan, Theodore Unit
 
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Cappadonna
Birth nameDarryl Hill
Born(1969-09-18) September 18, 1969 (age 43)
OriginStaten Island, New York City, New York
GenresHip hop
Years active1995–present
LabelsRazor Sharp/Epic/SME Records
Associated actsWu-Tang Clan, Theodore Unit

Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969) best known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper and member to the hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also a member of rap group Theodore Unit with Ghostface Killah.

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Discography

Cappadonna a/k/a “Cappachino The Great” and “Donna Cappa Goines“ is a founding member of the legendary Wu Tang Clan and a prolific solo artist. Writing since the age of 15, Cappadonna first emerged in 1995, spitting serious darts on "Ice Cream" and "Ice Water" from Raekwon's classic “Only Built For Cuban Linx”. The following year he dropped the urban classic 12" - "Drastic Measures and lent sizzling verses to “High School High” and “Don’t Be a Menace” soundtracks. His contributions to Ghostface's debut “Ironman” further assured his reputation of ferocious lyricism. “On a state sponsored vacation” for the Wu Tang debut, Cappadonna made his first appearance with all of his Clan mates on 1997’s Six Time Platinum "WUTANG FOREVER" and was featured heavily on the follow up “The W” After touring extensively, Cappadonna returned to the studio for his first solo effort - 1998s “The Pillage” - which debuted at #3 on the charts and was quickly certified Gold. His follow-up - 2001s “The Ying and The Yang” - met with similar critical and commercial success. Staying vigilant in his support of The Clan, he then featured on over 25 releases including classics from RaeKwon, Method Man and Ghostface along with several of the Wu Tangs most heralded albums while finding the time to release another hit solo - 2003’s “The Struggle” -, ceaselessly grinding the mixtape scene, and performing for his fans around the world. Known for his colorful slang and dedication to staying dipped, Cappadonna was dubbed as "The Papi Wardrobe King" and has never held back from his insistence on staying true to the musical form he has helped define. While disregarding or directly attacking any business or cultural elements he felt threatened the purity of Hip-Hop, he finds time to help bring up the next generation through his work with Theodore Unit and his brother Lounge Mode, along with his management team Honor Management Group. His upcoming solo album called “The Cappatilize Project” slated to be released July 2008 and six months after that he plans to release another street banger called “Slang Prostitution”, will be unleashed in early 2009 accompanied by a DVD called “WU TANG SAGA” Since then he has released an album called “THE PILGRAMAGE” which was released in November 2011, now as of recent he is working along side of Ghostface killah, RaeKwon on the WU-BLOC album with the group D BLOC. Also coming from Cappadonna is a new mixtape in the making called Eyrth, Wynd, and Fyre soon to be released.

Albums

Album NameRelease Date
The PillageMarch 24, 1998
The Yin and the YangApril 3, 2001
The StruggleOctober 7, 2003
The Cappatilize ProjectJuly 22, 2008
Slang ProstitutionJanuary 27, 2009
The PilgrimageNovember 15, 2011[1]

Collaboration albums

Album NameRelease Date
718 (with Theodore Unit)August 3, 2004
Wu-Block (with Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block)[2]2012

Singles and EPs

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