Kool Moe Dee's beef
with LL Cool J
was because Moe Dee said that Cool J stole his aggressive stance and rapping style. On the cover of his 1987 album, How Ya Like Me Now, he had a Kangol
hat (LL Cool J's trademark) being crushed by a Jeep
. Kool Moe Dee was a harsh critic of other MCs. He used to issue "report card
s" in the liner notes
of his albums. When grading the Beastie Boys
, he gave them mostly C's, but gave them an A for "sticking to themes".
Kool Moe Dee was born Mohandas Dewese in 1963. He had success early in hip-hop
with The Treacherous 3
. After this group broke up, he enrolled in college
and earned a commmunications degree
. In 1989 he became the first rapper at the Grammy Awards ceremonies.
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