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Lord Jamar
Lord Jamar
Lorenzo Dechalus
Lord Jamar
Born (1968-09-17) September 17, 1968 (age 50)
The Bronx, New York
OriginNew Rochelle, New York
GenresHip hop, conscious hip hop
Rapper, record producer, actor
InstrumentsVocals, sampler, keyboard, turntable
1989-present
LabelsBabygrande/Koch
Brand Nubian, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Prez

Lorenzo Dechalus (born September 17, 1968), known professionally as Lord Jamar, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. He is a member of the hip-hop group Brand Nubian, which formed in 1989.[1][2] Jamar is a frequent guest on VladTV, where he has garnered attention for his numerous controversial comments during interviews on a number of social issues, including racism, sexism and homophobia.[3][4][5][6]

Career

Lord Jamar began his career as a member of Brand Nubian, whose 1990 album One for All is regarded as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.[7][8] The group has released a total of six albums.

As an actor, he is best known for his role of Supreme Allah on the TV series Oz. He has appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch, and The Sopranos. He has also done production work for artists such as Dead Prez, whom he discovered, Buckshot, Shaka Amazulu the 7th and Tom Browne. He released his debut solo album The 5% Album (an album dedicated to the Nation of Gods and Earths) on June 27, 2006. Like his onscreen character on Oz, Jamar is a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths.

He currently co-hosts a podcast, Yanadameen Godcast, with fellow rapper Rah Digga.

Controversy

Lord Jamar garnered controversy after releasing a diss track towards Kanye West on February 4, 2013 titled "Lift Up Your Skirt," and also proceeded to state "gay has no place in hip-hop" which led to him being characterized by some in the media as homophobic.[9][10] He has disputed the characterization, tweeting "I went to a GAY WEDDING of a good friend not long ago so I doubt I'm homophobic" in response to allegations of homophobia in other tweets.[11]

On September 23, 2013, Lord Jamar garnered even more controversy when he said "White rappers are guests in hip hop" and other remarks about white rappers and homosexuality in an interview with DJ Vlad. These remarks have led him to be criticized as homophobic and a racist by some. Lord Jamar claims to receive hate about his statements in his Twitter biography.[12][13]

Discography

Studio albums

Guest appearances

List of guest appearances
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Show Business" 1991 A Tribe Called Quest, Sadat X, Diamond D The Low End Theory
"Verbal Intercourse (Non-Cross-Over Resistance Version)" Professor Griff, Killa Ranks, Sadat X, Wise Intelligent Verbal Intercourse (VLS)
"Bluesanova" 1996 Dead Prez Hip Bop
"Live Wires Connect" UGK, Keith Murray Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood: The Soundtrack
"The Lump Lump (Nubian Mix)" Grand Puba, Sadat X The Lump Lump (VLS)
"Tell Me (6 Karat Hip Hop Mix)" 1997 Groove Theory, Sadat X Check the Vibe
"Collaboration of Mics" Artifacts, Lord Finesse That's Them
"Street Parables" Shabazz the Disciple Street Parables (VLS)
"That Real Live" 2000 QNC Lean To (VLS)
"Oz Theme 2000" 2001 Kool G Rap, Talib Kweli Oz: The Soundtrack
"Fightin' Clocks Remix" Ilacoin Fightin' Clocks Remix (VLS)
"Keep It Movin" Grand Puba Understand This
"Where Ya Heart At" 2003 Killah Priest, Chuck D, Kam, Mobb Deep, RZA A Prelude to Black August
"The Classic Mix Part II" DJ Armsteady, Sadat X The Enyce Experience
"Nitty Gritty (Dog Spelled Backwards Mix)" KMD, Busta Rhymes, Sadat X Best of KMD
"Important Shit" 2005 Jus Allah, Agallah All Fates Have Changed
"Chosen Few" 2006 Sadat X Black October
"U-Riders" 2007 U-Fam The War on Hip Hop
"Angel Dust" 2008 Hasan Salaam Children of God
"Igod" Shaka Amazulu the 7th, Darkim Be Allah The Black Stone of Mecca
"Engage the Enemy Remix" 2009 Blak Madeen Sacred Defense
"Deep Space (Jay da Flex & Yoof Remix)" RZA Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, Vol. 2: Enter the Dubstep
"I See Dead People" Grand Puba, Rell Retroactive
"This Joint Right Here (Remix)" Grand Puba, Kid Capri, Sadat X
"Brand New Bein'" Sadat X, Grand Puba Brand New Bein'
"Long Years" 2010 Sadat X, Grand Puba Wild Cowboys II
"Up Against the Wall" Group Home, MC Ace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
"Apocalyptic Shit" 2011 Lord Superb Perb Made It Possible
"Every Hood's a Harlem"
"Industry RMX 2" 2015 Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, Cormega, Roc Marciano, Sadat X Re:Living
"When the Gods Sing" 2016 Sadat X, Dizhwar Never Left (Deluxe Edition)
"No One Ever Dies" School of the Gifted WuMinati III: Divine Evil
"Cut and Dry" Sadat X Agua
"Street Disciples" 2017 Heaven Razah, Block McCloud, Rasul Allah Zayin: You Only Live Twice

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Morning Breath Devon Short Film
2004 L-o-v-e Melvin Short Film
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Himself Documentary
2005 Funny Valentine Tim
2006 They're Just My Friends Light
2007 Wifey Jevin 'Huss' Jones Television Film
2009 Father's Day Rammel Short Film
Buffalo Bushido Torchy
2010 Drugs 101 Chucky Short Film
The Furious Force of Rhymes Himself Documentary
2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself Documentary

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Oz Kevin 'Supreme Allah' Ketchum 11 Episodes
100 Centre Street Episode: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
2002 Law & Order Leon Griggs Episode: "Attorney Client"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bad Ass / Javier
Leon
Episode: "Mother"
Episode: "Desperate"
2004-2005 Third Watch Raymond Morris Episode: "Forever Blue"
Episode "Broken"
2006 The Sopranos Da Lux Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2007 Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show Himself Episode 3
2011 Rescue Me D'brickshaw Episode: "Vows"
Episode: "Jeter"
2012 Elementary Raul Ramirez Episode: "You Do It to Yourself"
2013 Person of Interest Grishin Episode: "Relevance"
2016 The Night Of Tino 4 Episodes
2016 Money Power Respect Himself Recurring Role

References

  1. ^ "Hip-Hop's Alpha Conservative". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Jacob Katel (10 March 2014). "Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar on Race: "Pitbull Is Cuban, Cuban Is Black, Macklemore's White"". Crossfade. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013-02-04). "Listen: Lord Jamar Disses Kanye West on Homophobic New Song". Complex (magazine). Retrieved .
  4. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya (2013-02-04). "Lord Jamar Is Mad At Kanye West's Kilt On Diss Track". MTV. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Lord Jamar Calls White Rappers "Guests," Slanders Hopsin On Twitter [PHOTOS]". Hip-Hop Wired. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ HipHopDX. "Lord Jamar Says White Rappers Are Guests In Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "The Source 100 Best Rap Albums". RockList.net. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Acclaimed Music - One for All". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013-02-04). "Listen: Lord Jamar Disses Kanye West on Homophobic New Song". Complex (magazine). Retrieved .
  10. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya (2013-02-04). "Lord Jamar Is Mad At Kanye West's Kilt On Diss Track". MTV. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Tweet by @lordjamar". Twitter. 2013-02-05. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Lord Jamar Calls White Rappers "Guests," Slanders Hopsin On Twitter [PHOTOS]". Hip-Hop Wired. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ HipHopDX. "Lord Jamar Says White Rappers Are Guests In Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2014.

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