Kool Moe Dee

Kool Moe Dee

Real Name:
Mohandas Dewese
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Kool Moe Dee was born on August 8, 1962 as Mohandas Dewese. His early career began with his work with The Treacherous Three. After leaving the group he attended college in NY and received a degree in communications. He was also involved in one of the most infamous battles in history against Busy Bee. Kool Moe Dee kick started his solo career while he was still signed to Sugar Hill with T3, releasing the single "Turn It Up" and lending his writing talents the Sugar Hill Gang's single "The Down Beat" (he also recorded his own version). Both singles were released in 1985. Once he decided to reenter the hip hop scene full time on his own he enlisted the help of an unknown producer named Teddy Riley. The first single was "Go See the Doctor" and it made them both famous. By 1986 he had signed to Jive and released his first solo album. In 1987, with the release of his next album "How Ya Like Me Now" and the single of the same name, Moe Dee moved into one of the most highlighted portions of his career. He took on LL Cool J in a war of words. LL fired back with "Jack the Ripper". Moe Dee returned with "Let's Go." LL countered with "To The Break of Dawn." And Moe Dee finished up with "Death Blow". He became the first rapper to ever perform on the Grammy Awards. He also participated in The Stop The Violence Movement single "Self Destruction". In addition, he was part of the Quincy Jones project, "Back on the Block". He has continued to release albums into the 90's without much success with the exception of his greatest hits collections.
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Kool Moe Dee Discography

Albums

Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee (Album) Jive, Rooftop Records Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee How Ya Like Me Now (Album) Jive US 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Knowledge Is King (Album) Jive UK 1989 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Funke Funke Wisdom (Album) Jive Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Interlude (Album) Wrap Records US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kool Mo Dee* Turn It Up / UFO Sugar Hill Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Go See The Doctor / Monster Crack (Maxi, Single) Rooftop Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Whodini, Kool Moe Dee Whodini, Kool Moe Dee - Be Yourself/ Dumb Dick Richard (Single) Jive Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Rock Steady (Single) Jive Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Dumb Dick (Richard) Jive US 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee How Ya Like Me Now (Maxi, Single) Jive US 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Do You Know What Time It Is? / I'm Kool Moe Dee (Single) Jive US 1987 Sell This Version
SH 525 Kool Moe Dee The Down Beat(12") Sugar Hill Records SH 525 US 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee No Respect (Maxi, Single) Jive, Jive US 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Wild, Wild West (Maxi, Single) Jive Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee They Want Money (Single) Jive US 1989 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee I Go To Work (Single, Maxi) Jive Spain 1989 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee God Made Me Funke (Single) Jive US 1989 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee All Night Long (Single) Jive Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee African Pride (EP) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee How Kool Can One Blackman Be? (Single) Jive US 1991 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Death Blow (Maxi, Single) Jive US 1991 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Featuring KRS-One And Chuck D Kool Moe Dee Featuring KRS-One And Chuck D - Rise 'N' Shine (Single, Comp) Jive UK 1991 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Can U Feel It (Single) Jive US 1993 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee / A Tribe Called Quest Kool Moe Dee / A Tribe Called Quest - Old School Vs. New School Jive Electro US 1998 Sell This Version